Printrbot Play 1505 3D Printer Review Results
Today, we review the Printrbot Play 1505 Assembled 3D Printer. Printrbot was launched on Kickstarter on November 18, 2011. The Printrbot project is primarily aimed at providing easily assembled 3D printers. Both assembled as well DIY 3D Printer kits are available from Printrbot.
Printrbot Play 1505 Assembled 3D Printer Basics
The Printrbot Play 1505 Printer weights about 17 lbs (7 kg), and has an overall exterior footprint of 14 x 11 x 12 inches (356 x 279 x 305 mm).
The Printrbot Play 1505 prints using ABS and PLA filaments. The extruder of the Printrbot can support other exotic filaments from Printrbot as well. It has a printing resolution of 50 microns. The Printrbot Play 1505, has a print area of 4 x 4 x 5 inches (100 x 100 x 130 mm), and a total build volume of 80 cubic inches (1.31 L).
Printrbot Play 1505 Assembled 3D Printer Pros
The Printrbot Play 1505 3D Printer’s frame is made of cut, folded powder coated steel. All the moving parts have been made of aluminum sheet metal. The hot end is an all metal Ubis hot end. The print bed is leveled automatically using software and an Auto-leveling probe. The overall build quality is excellent and sturdy compared to other models.
Good Print Quality
Printrbot Play has a print resolution of 50 microns. It’s able to print details that some other printer may not. With the aid of automatic leveling and a high resolution, Printrbot Play‘s print quality rivals the quality of some high end, costlier models.
Printrbot Play 1505 Assembled 3D Printer Cons
Lower Build volume
Printrbot Play has a build volume of little over a liter. A liter is just about sufficient but some users may require a larger build volume. Given the overall external foot print of the printer of 30 L, the print area does appear to be on the low.
Absence of Heated Bed
Objects printed using ABS filament have a tendency to warp due to rapid cooling and hence a heated bed is a highly sought after feature when printing with ABS filament. The Print Bed can be converted to a heated bed. The Printer already caters for a heated bed installation in terms of electronics and pins. However a higher power supply is required to adjust for the additional energy required to heat the build platform.
Printrbot Play 105 Assembled 3D Printer Review Verdict
The Printrbot Play 3D Printer is an entry level, high quality printer from Printrbot. The Printrbot Play is a great option for those looking to explore 3D printing. If you are looking for an affordable 3D printer to experince 3D printing and at the same time print high quality models, the Printrbot Play 1505 Assembled 3D Printer could be right for you.