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Prusa i3 Achatz Edition Reprap 3D Printer - Full DIY Kit

Pricing starts from €449*

The Prusa i3 Achatz Edition Complete Kit incorporates the latest improvements and developments that the Reprap 3D Printing world has to offer. The components of this Kit are carefully selected to give you one of the best Reprap 3D Printing experiences on the planet.

Increased printing speed & build volume

The Prusa i3 Achatz Edition has a higher build volume than its predecessor, the Prusa Mendel i2 3D printer. The build volume of the Prusa i3 Achatz Edition equals 200x200x170 mm and is perfectly suitable for mid-sized objects. The lightweight Trespa (HPL) frame solution allows smoother operation and increased printing speeds.

Future proof 3D printer

The Prusa i3 Achatz Edition is a Reprap open-source 3D printer that really brings to life the true beauty and value of the Reprap movement. As the 3D printing industry is evolving at an ever increasing pace, the Prusa i3 Achatz Edition gives you the flexibility to anticipate on these developments as literally every single part is replaceable. When a new great HotEnd comes along, you can simply upgrade your machine instead of buying a whole new 3D printer. Furthermore the printer can reproduce its own plastic parts. We recommend printing a set of spare parts once you have the printer operational. The STL files can be viewed and downloaded here.

Quality components & service

ReprapUniverse has carefully selected the components that form part of this Kit. All Prusa i3 Achatz Edition printed parts where printed on low speeds on our machines to guarantee the highest possible quality of these parts. If a part breaks during the assembly of the printer we are happy to send you a free replacement part. We have added some parts that have a beneficial impact on the overall printing quality of the Prusa i3 Achatz Edition 3D Printer like Aluminium Z Motor Couplers and a Trespa Y Carriage Plate.

Enhanced Frame Rigidity -
High Quality Trespa (HPL)

The Frame that holds together the Prusa i3 Achatz Edition is made of a specially selected high quality type Trespa high-pressure laminate (HPL). The Frame consists of the Main Frame plate and a Carriage plate for mounting the heated bed. The filament spool holder is functionally integrated into the Frame design itself and can be equipped with 1 and 2KG spools of filament.

Every Piece Matters -
0.25 mm ABS Prusa i3 Printed Parts

The Printed Parts that form the heart of the Prusa i3 Achatz Edition 3D Printer comprise all the latest advancements of the Prusa i3. All Parts are printed in ABS which make them very durable, resistant and suitable for heavy duty usage. The Printed Parts have a layer height of 0.25 mm and were printed on low speeds to guarantee the highest possible quality. Printed Parts are availabe in the following color options: Yellow, Black, White, Orange & Pink.

Options & upgrades

The Prusa i3 Achatz Edition Reprap 3D printer - Full DIY Kit is highly configurable. Select your preferable components or add parts of your own.

HotEnd - E3D v6 All Metal HotEnd vs. J-Head

E3D's brand new E3D V6 All Metal HotEnd sets the standard within the Reprap 3D printing industry. E3D greatly improved the printing quality and precision of its latest HotEnd. E3D's v6 All Metal HotEnd can be heated up to over 400°C and allows printing any of the exciting new filaments. The E3D v6 is very easy in maintenance as clogged nozzles can easily be replaced within seconds. For more information on the E3D v6 please click here.

The J-Head HotEnd is mainly suitable for printing PLA and ABS. The maximum operating temperature is 247°C as PEEK will soften at 248°C. Due to many variables, affecting the accuracy of the temperature readings and settings, caution is recommended when extruding at temperatures approaching this limit. Clogging of the J-Head HotEnd often requires partial extruder dissasembly.

Please note that the choice of HotEnd defines which filament diameter you can print. Choosing a 3 mm HotEnd allows only printing of 3 mm filament.

3D Printer Controller - Sanguinololu 1.3a vs. RAMPS 1.4

Both the Sanguinololu 1.3a and the RAMPS 1.4 are great all-in-one electronics solutions for operating a Reprap 3D Printer. The Sanguinolu 1.3a board can drive 4 Stepper Motors: 3 for the X, Y, Z Axis + 1 for the Extruder. We offer a low-cost DIY Sanguinololu 1.3a kit with all through-hole components (the FTDI chip is already pre-soldered) for easy DIY soldering.

RAMPS 1.4 interfaces with an Arduino compatible Mega 2560 board and and has an extra slot for a 5th stepper motor driver. If you intend on upgrading your machine with an extra extruder in the future you should opt for the RAMPS 1.4 3D printer controller.

Stepper Motor Drivers - A4988 vs. Ice-blue

The A4988 Stepper Motor Drivers are a complete microstepping motor driver solution with built-in translators for easy operation. The stepper motor drivers are designed to drive bipolar stepper motors in full-, half-, quarter-, eighth-, and sixteenth-step modes, with an output drive capacity of up to 35 V and ±2 A. The A4988 stepper motor drivers include a fixed off-time current regulator which can operate in slow or mixed decay modes.

The Ice-Blue Stepper Motor Drivers is using the A4982 IC rather than the A4988. The advantage is the chip comes in a bigger package, so it regulates better heat transfer and dissipation.

Display Upgrade

It is possible to upgrade your full kit with a LCD Display Controller for standalone printing (printing without a pc connected). We highly recommend operating the printer with an LCD Display Controller as your pc can have a negatively influence on the print job. The Display Controller has a SD card reader & fan control. The case for the LCD display can be printed from Thingiverse. Please make sure you select the correct Display based on your 3D printer controller selection.

Fan Upgrade

You can upgrade your Prusa i3 Achatz Edition - Full DIY Kit with a fan and mount that is attached directly to the extruder. This fan is highly recommended, especially for printing PLA, as it will cool the extruded filament. The fan will improve bridging and overhang performance. Adding a fan also means that you don't need to insert a minimum layer time in your slicing profile.

Tech Specs:

Technology: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
Build Area: 200 x 200 mm
Build Height: 170 mm
Max. Printing Temperature: >400 °C (achievable only with E3D's v6 All Metal HotEnd)
Layer Height: 50 - 350 Micron (depends on nozzle size)
Optimal Print Speed: 60 mm/s
Maximum Print Speed: 100 - 200 mm/s
Supported Filament: 1.75 mm or 3 mm Diameter Filament (depending on HotEnd selection)
Heated Bed: MK2B Heated Bed 214 x 214 mm + Borosilicate Glass Plate 200 x 200 mm
USB Interface
LC-Display (optional)

Physical dimensions
Length: ~40 cm
Width: ~43 cm
Height: ~40 cm
Weight: ~8,5 kg

What is in the box:

- Prusa i3 Achatz Edition Printed Parts (high quality ABS, printed on low speeds)
- All Smooth & Threaded Rods for X, Y & Z Axis
- Trespa (HPL) Frame - Trespa (HPL) Y-Carriage - Aluminium Groove Mount Plate
- Greg's wade v5 extruder + Hobbed bolt
- Spool holder
- NEMA17 Stepper motors 1.8 degrees step / 4.8 kg/cm
- Mechanical Endstop Switches
- Mk2B Heated Bed 214 x 214 mm
- Fireproof Borosilicate Glass Plate 200 x 200 x 3 mm
- PC Power Supply
- USB Printer Cable
- T2.5 Timing Belt
- T2.5 Machined Aluminium Pulleys
- Aluminium Z Motor Couplers
- All screws, bolts, nuts, bearings, gliders, wiring and miscellaneous
- Compression Springs
- Bulldog clips
- Kapton tape
- UHU Stick

*Please note that you will get to a full kit after selecting values for the options on HotEnd, 3D Printer Controller & Stepper Motor Drivers. An external Display is not necessary for operating the Prusa i3 Achatz Edition 3D Printer but strongly recommended.

The kit ships unassembled


Available Options:

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Printer Controller:

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Upgrade Display:

Upgrade Fan:


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