3D Printing: From Scratch to Your Own 3D Printer


Are you one of those 3D Printing enthusiasts who want to know or discover new things
about 3D printers? Have you already collected enough knowledge and decided to build
your very own 3D printer? If so, here are some tips on how you can start from scratch to
your own customized 3D printer.

Today, there are so many available 3D printers in the Internet that are already made and ready to print anytime. You just need to purchase a filament for it, unpack your printer from the box and there you have it!

But as we all know it, not people are the same. There are those who find happiness in creating things with their own hands. It seems more interesting for them. In fact, there
are communities for people who do it themselves. So just like in 3D printers, there are some if not most who would love to produce their own from scratch. There are a lot of
websites who provide free examples on how to do it. However, here’s additional information and essential steps in making your own 3D printer from scratch.

Scratch Built 3D Printer 

This 3d printer DIY kit is perfect for those who prefer to build thing from scratch, or in
other words go to DIY RepRap route. It can save you some money and since you build
it from scratch you will know every nut and bolt in it by the time you can use it and
successfully print your first object. However, it will literally take a lot of time to deal with
all these hundreds of bolts, wires, belts and much other stuff. In the end you still need to
select and purchase or build a controller board, but it depends on your skills level.

Kit Built 3D Printer

This type of kit is good if you want to save some money and at the same time not to
deal with all challenges described in the 1st kit type. Many manufactures sell such kits
with “easy-to-assemble” instructions included. But be vigilant in buying. Some of such
kits contain not all parts and you may need to buy something in addition.
Then it is necessary to have the design of your 3D printer. Most prefer simple design as
it is not very important in the process. Once you already have your chosen DIY kit, you
can go ahead and start your passion, the fascination in building it that usually consumes
a lot of time, depending on your speed. Are you ready to have those sleepless nights?

Upon finishing the hardware part, you also need to incorporate a software component in
your 3D printer. This will enable you to view and modify 3D graphical materials and lets
you convert 3D images into commands that your 3D printer can. When the hardware part of the 3d printer is ready you also need to add a software component to it. It basically does the following things: allows you to view and alter 3d graphical objects, as well as converts the 3d images into instructions that 3d printer can recognize.