Velleman K8200 , 3D printer

Did you ever dream of creating your own products?
Do you want your 3D digital creations to become real objects?
This is your chance with the Velleman K8200.

It’s a build it yourself 3D printer kit to print objects of maximum 20 x 20 x 20 cm using PLA or ABS filament (3 mm plastic wire). It is an extremely fast, reliable and precise printer even when printing at higher speeds. The K8200 is compatible with all free RepRap software and firmware. It is made out of aluminium profiles and is easy to assemble, it leaves room to the user to freely alter the machine and modify it to their liking. The print bed is heated.

What’s the K8200 3D printer?

It’s a build it yourself 3D printer kit for everyone. It’s super easy to use, and helps you turn your ideas into real stuff you can hold, like toys and mugs.

What can I make?

As long as the piece fits into the K8200 print area, you’re limited only by your imagination! We’ve seen people make robots, planes, mugs, doorknobs, dog toys, dog tags, real shoes, phone cases, floating bath toys, napkin rings, androids, linked bracelets, chess pieces, cathedrals (very small ones though), gnomes…. and much much more! Any piece will start as a 3D model, which is then printed by the K8200.

K8200 - 3D Printer

How does it do that?

It builds up material to create a real object. It melts plastic filament, then draws with it in a very fine layer. It then builds another fine layer of plastic on top of this one, and then another, and another, building your idea in slices from the bottom up until you have a plastic object ready to hold and use.

What colours can I use?

The cartridges that work with the K8200 come in different colours: red, blue, green, … You can use one colour at a time while printing. If you want your creation to be multi-coloured, you can print it in separate pieces and attach them together later. You cannot swap the cartridge in the middle of a print.

How long does it take to print?

The print time is proportional to the size and complexity of the creation. An average smartphone case will take about 30 minutes to print.