Questions about 3D printers:

Q: What is a 3D printer?

A: A 3D printer is a machine that creates a three dimensional object. We use an additive printer that extrudes plastic in layers.

Q: What is ABS?

A: ABS is a type of plastic that is strong and durable. It is the same material that is used in Legos.

Q: What is a .stl file?

A: An .stl file is the starting point to print a model. These models are made out of triangles. The smaller the triangles, the finer the print.

Q: What is a hot-end?

A: A hot-end is what you attach to the bottom of the assembled plastic extruder parts to melt the plastic.

Q: Where can I find instructions for building a Prusa?

A: Check out Gary Hodgson's Visual Instructions.Questions about Ordering:

Q: How do I place an order?

A: You can fill out the Custom Part Request, email Lindsay directly, or select Buy Now for a Prusa.

Q: Can I see my parts before you ship them?

A: Yes. We will email you a picture of the parts to make sure that you are happy with the result.

Q: How do I pay?

A: We will send you an invoice when the parts are finished. (we accept PayPal).

Q: Do you sell hardware and electronics?

A: No. We only sell plastic printed parts.

Q: What torque motor should I use with the Wades Geared Extruder?

A: We use a high torque motor. See this site for more info.

Q: Where Can I get More Information?

A: The best place to go for 3D printer info is the RepRap Wiki or the Forums

Q: Where can I buy a hot-end?

A: We recommend either MakerGear or LulzBot

Q: Where can I get hardware and electronics?

A: Ultimachine is a good source for both hardware and electronics.

Q: Is the Prusa 2 Metric? What about the bearings?

A: Yes, it is Metric. The Prusa 2 uses LM8UU bearings that need a metric smoothed rod to work.

Note: The Q&A section is a work in progress. If you have a question please email Lindsay. Thanks!

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