Aus3D Mark2 Launch

We’ve been working for the better part of a year now to bring about the next iteration of our 3D printer kits. We’ve tried and tested a lot of ideas along the way – some successfully, some not – and now we’re finally ready to unveil the finished product.

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We had to decide early on what sort of business we want to be – and we decided that quality is our key goal in these printer kits. We’ve had working prototypes for six months now – prototypes that outdid our older printer models. But we’ve waited, tweaking, tuning, and improving – so that every printer we sell represents the best possible quality for your money.
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We’ve taken every step we can to ensure a high-quality printing experience. We’ve upgraded our frames to extra thick 10mm material, reducing vibration and wobble. We’ve partnered with E3D-Online to bring their premium quality HotEnds to each and every printer kit. We’ve upgraded our extruders for reliability and ease-of-use.
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Quality alone is not enough – we needed a printer capable of exceeding peoples expectations, capable of going beyond what most kit printers are capable of. We’ve included several new capabilities over our previous model printers – here are a few we’re particularly excited about.
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One of the most annoying parts of building and operating a 3D printer – particularly for first-timers – is getting the print bed level. It sounds like an easy thing to do, but when you’re talking tenths of a millimetre things get a little tricky.
We’ve developed an infra-red probe, capable of measuring the height of the bed at different points. Using this probe, the printer’s firmware automatically determines and corrects for any inclination in the print bed – so you can get started printing with less hassle.
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Printing in one colour is nice and all, but it’s kind of old hat by now. The Mark2 3D printers can be fitted with an optional dual-extruder. Enjoy printing in multiple colours, or with water-solubleĀ support material. Combine flexible and rigid materials to create unique mechanical assemblies, or build power distribution into your parts with conductive filament. A dual-extrusion system really opens the door for new, novel and powerful printed creations.
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If you’re looking at doing a lot of printing, you’ll want a way to keep your filament nearby and tangle-free. Our previous printer kits could hold one spool of filament – something that a lot of kits couldn’t do out of the box.The Mark2 can hold a minimum of three 1kg filament spools, all fitted and ready for printing. Depending on how the printer is configured, up to five spools can be held at any one time – so you don’t have to worry about finding a place to store your print material.
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Want to print without a nearby computer? The optional LCD controller upgrade allows for stand-alone printing, using an integrated display and files stored on an SD card. Real-time status is available at a glance, and control is easy through the on-screen menu system.
A good printer is useless without documentation – so we’ve set up the Aus3D Wiki to provide a central location forĀ all relevant information.

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