ULIO 3D Brix Allows You to Piece Together Your Own 3D Printer Out of Plastic Bricks

The ULIO 3D Brix can produce high-quality prints at a resolution ranging from 50 to 300 microns.

Cabe Atwell
a month agoRobotics / 3D Printing

You can now build a fully functional 3D printer made entirely out of plastic bricks! ULIO 3D recently unveiled ULTIO 3D Brix, a brick set that anyone can snap together, brick by brick. The user just needs to follow the instructions packaged with the project. Anyone interested in purchasing this innovative do-it-yourself kit can back the project through the Kickstarter page. Prices and shipping dates vary, depending on the chosen early bird option. Overall, each package features a multicolored brick set, 3D preassembled printer parts, a guide, and a sample filament roll.

The set includes more than 850 pieces of varying sizes and shapes, compatible with any major brand. Even more, the user doesn’t need to worry about dealing with heavy work like assembling the 3D printer’s mechanical parts. Instead, they need to snap everything together. Not only that, but it doesn’t require any soldering whatsoever since everything is pre-wired. Measuring 10” x 10” x 16” and weighing approximately 9 lbs, it only requires you to plug in seven terminals once the assembly process is complete.

The team behind this project also integrated Trinamic stepper drivers into the printer, ensuring a noise-free printing experience. Plus, the prints are high-quality, with the layer resolution reaching as low as 50 microns and as high as 300 microns. It even runs on Marlin firmware, uses fused filament fabrication (FFF) printing technology, and supports STL and OBJ file types.

The 3D printer is equipped with built-in safeguards, such as thermal runaway protection, a steel baseplate printbed, a heat shield on the hotend, an enclosed rack and pinion, and fan guards. Users can also load and unload the printer with a non-proprietary 1.75mm PLA filament.

They might want to consider a brick based enclosure for this printer. Nothing sucks more than open-air 3D printers.

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