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“RepRapPro launches open-source Tricolour Mendel 3D printer

After the beta release of multi-material and multi-colour enhancement kit, RepRapPro announces today the release of Tricolour Mendel - an open-source RepRap Mendel 3D printer designed to work with three colours or three different plastics at the same time.


  • Build volume: 210x190x140mm
  • Overall size: 500x460x410mm
  • Printing materials: ABS, PLA, 1.75mm diameter
  • Build surface: PCB-heated bed to reduce complexity of assembly and to ensure parts do not warp.
  • Computer interface: USB
  • X-carriage: Three Z-adjustable deposition heads
  • Accuracy: 0.1mm
  • Resolution: 0.0125mm
  • Building speed: 1,800 mm/min
  • Moving speed: 12,000 mm/min
  • Deposition rate: 33 cm3 / hr
  • Motion: Linear ball bearings on X and Y axes, Igus low friction bushings on Z axis.
  • Pre-soldered electronics with built-in microSD card slot for standalone printing.

The complete kit includes:

  • All hardware (threaded and smooth rods, screws, nuts, washers, belts, bearings etc)
  • Pre-soldered and programmed electronics
  • MicroSD card + adapter
  • Heated PCB build surface (requires eight soldered joints)
  • Motors
  • Nozzle assembly and extruder drive mechanism
  • 100m of 1.75mm diameter white PLA filament (approx 300g) for printing with
  • 2 x 10m coloured filament for printing in multi-colours
  • Universal power supply for all mains voltages between 110V and 250V
  • All the 3D-printed Tricolour Mendel parts

A Complete RepRapPro Tricolour Mendel Kit, which includes everything you need to get printing in three colours or materials, costs £746.80 / €938.80 / $1088.80 (including shipping), lead time is 30 working days.

You can also order a complete RepRapPro Tricolour Mendel Hardware Set without the 3D-printed parts, for £671 / €848 / $988 (including shipping).” ~ 3ders.org

(In case any of you are interested in taking up a new exciting hobby…)

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