Tag Archives: Kossel
DIY Kossel XL RepRap 3D Printer Build

Kossel XL 2020 RepRap

I used my first RepRap Mendel Prusa 2 to print my Kossel Mini. The Kossel Mini has been a wonderful printer but I wanted something a tad bigger so I embarked on a journey to build a big Kossel RepRap 3D printer. As of writing this post there is a significant lack of affordable kits for large Kossel printers out there so I found some inspiration online and started building my own Kossel XL 3D printer. I am very proud of the results, its gorgeous and prints great!

If you don’t know already, RepRap printers are open source, no one owns them, you do! The community has a lot of information on building your own self replicating 3D printer, http://reprap.org/wiki/RepRap

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Kossel 3D Printer Filament Spool Holder

imageHere is a nice looking filament spool holder to go with my Kossel Mini 3D printer.  It uses printed parts and 15x15mm Mitsumi extruded aluminum. The rod is 8mm or 5/16 diameter. You can make this holder as large as you want. Read More…

3D Printer Hot End Review

It is a bit of a chore to research all the different types of hot ends and attempt to figure out which one to sink your cash into. I have had over six different types of hot ends, by far the J-Heads have been the best.

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Kossel Mini 3D Printer Vertical Movement Tutorial

Vertical Rail Options

kossel movementThere are several options available for the vertical movement carriage of the Kossel Mini.  The thing is some options cost a LOT more money. I will show some options along with prices as of 1/1/2014.

 

 

$(KGrHqMOKooFIM4k2M6PBSJpoi,Gwg~~60_31. Use MR12 MGN12C HIWIN rail and truck currently about $140.00 after shipping…

 

 

 

 

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2. Use an additional printed carriage with Dual 623 V rollers currently around $80.00 after shipping… Read More…

How to Build a Kossel Mini Tutorial, Frame

Why I am building a Kossel Mini

My first 3D printer was a Prusa Mendel V2 Reprap, after seeing the speed and precision of my bosse’s Rostock Max and drooling over his Kossel mini I decided it was time to make another printer. (You can find my Prusa Mendel V2 Reprap post here) I have found that half the fun of 3D printing is building the machine… especially if you are the type that enjoys tinkering and fiddling with gadgets. I have also found that 3D printing is absolutely a hobby, though, I am to cheap to try some of the more out of the box printers that are developing nowadays. I am not sure if the urge to build things or my cut-rate pocket-book drive my DIY printing hobby more… Read More…