"RepRapPro announces today a new RepRap self-replicating 3D printer kit called Ormerod, after the entomologist Eleanor Ormerod. The Ormerod is claimed to be one of the most versatile 3D printers available: it is easy to expand in functionality, fast to replicate and can be assembled within 2 hours.
- Full open-source self-replicating RepRap
- New 32-bit Arduino-compatible Duet electronics enable control via a web-browser
- Wiring loom for simple plug-in connection – no soldering
- IR probing for self-aligned printing – no bed adjustment required
- Build volume: 210x190x140mm
- Overall size: 500x460x410mm
- Printing materials: ABS, PLA, 1.75mm diameter thermoplastic
- 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 head mounts; one head supplied
- Standard nozzle size: 0.5mm
- 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
- Enhancements to the printed parts to improve the ease of assembly of the X and Y axes
Like all RepRap machines, RepRapPro Ormerod is fully open-source. It is licensed under the GPL.
The RepRapPro Ormerod is shipped as kit of parts containing all the components required to get you printing. A limited edition of the first 500 new RepRap Ormerods, complete with certificate of authenticity numbered one to 500 signed by RepRap creator Adrian Bowyer, is being exclusively distributed by the renowned RS Components in conjunction with their free DesignSpark Mechanical 3D design software.
The price for the New RS Ormerod full 3D printer kit is £499 (USD817, EUR602).
RepRapPro will be selling Ormerods directly in the new year.
Latest Documentation/build notes can be found here.”