UP! Mini 3D Desktop Printer, 100-240V AC, 50-60Hz, 200W

The UP! Mini 3D desktop printer has an all-metal enclosure and fabricates objects using 1.75 mm ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) or PLA (polylactic acid) thermoplastic filament (sold separately), with a vertical resolution from 200 to 400 microns (0.20 to 0.40 mm). The printer can build objects to maximum dimensions of 4.75 x 4.75 x 4.75 inches/120 x 120 x 120 mm (H x W x D). The included printer management software runs on a Windows or Mac OS X computer, reads Standard Tessellation Language (STL) files generated by computer-aided design (CAD) software (sold separately) and commands the printer through the provided USB cable.

The enclosure guards against room drafts to help minimize temperature fluctuation, and helps reduce operational noise and odor. A build platform heats to 51.4 degrees C to help provide thermal stability. A perforated cell board is held to the platform by full-side mounting channels for a secure fabrication base. Solid metal guide rails and precision slide bearings help ensure precise movement. The belt-driven stepper motors meet the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) standard ICS 16-2001.

Specifications

Printing materialABS or PLA
Vertical (Z-axis) resolution200, 250, 300, 350, 400 microns (0.20, 0.25, 0.30, 0.35, 0.40 mm)
Build speed10-100 cm3/h
Build volume4.75 x 4.75 x 4.75 inches/120 x 120 x 120 mm (H x W x D)
Printer weight5 kg (11 lb)
Printer size14 x 9.5 x 13.25 inches/350 x 240 x 350 mm (H x W x D)
Power requirements100-240VAC, 50-60Hz, 200W
Input formatSTL
Operating systems supportedWindows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS X

*H is height, the vertical distance from the lowest to highest point; W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right; D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back.

3D printers fabricate physical objects directly from computer-aided-design (CAD) data sources. Objects created by additive manufacturing are built by dispensing successive thin layers of molten material onto a moving platform base from a robotic extruder nozzle. The material is most commonly a thermoplastic or HDPE (high-density polyethylene) filament.

PP3DP manufactures UP! brand portable 3D printers and accessories. The company, founded in 2010, is headquartered in Beijing, China.

What’s in the Box?
  • UP! Mini 3D Printer
  • Extrude head
  • ABS spool
  • USB Cable
  • Power Adapter (20 V)
  • Filament Tube
  • Screws
  • Perforated cell board
  • Tool kit: pen knives (2); tweezers; hex wrench; hand shovel; pliers; gloves; nozzle wrench

Product Features

  • Fabricates objects from STL files using ABS or PLA thermoplastic filament (sold separately)
  • All-metal enclosure helps reduce temperature fluctuation, noise, and odor
  • Builds objects to maximum dimensions of 4.75 x 4.75 x 4.75 inches/120 x 120 x 120 mm (H x W x D)
  • Vertical (Z-axis) resolution from 200 to 400 microns (0.20 to 0.40 mm)
  • Build platform heats to 51.4 degrees C to help provide thermal stability

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3 thoughts on “UP! Mini 3D Desktop Printer, 100-240V AC, 50-60Hz, 200W”

  1. The support through x-object makes all the difference! Good Value! First, a few things about me. I am an industrial designer and have been using 3d printers for over 5 years at my job. I have been watching the prices come down slowly on Filament based printers for personal use and finally found this one to be the best value in a preassembled unit. I have been pleased with the print quality and the software. I couldn’t give the printer 5 stars because I am having an issue with the filament randomly not feeding during a print but I’m not worried about this because the support that I have received in the past has been great. A couple weeks after I got the printer and had already printed several objects, I found that I needed to move the printer to my house from work. I started my first print job at home and I went to check on the progress and the static spark from my fingers must have fried one of the computer components because the unit shut off suddenly. I was distraught but after logging into the x-object support help desk on their website and asking for help, they sent me out a new unit! I just put the old one in the replacement’s shipping box and printed the shipping label they emailed me and dropped it off at the UPS store. The new one hasn’t had the same problem with static electricity and I have been printing successfully ever since. I will be resolving the current issue soon and I will comment on this review once that it is fixed.A note: 3d printers seem to always have some sort of glitch here and there because they are complex systems. We have a Stratasys Fortus 400mc at work which cost easily 100k and we have to have a maintenance contract on it to keep it running. The tech guys have to come out yearly and sometimes more because of how many things can go wrong with these units. I am glad that x-object has been there to provide the much needed service part of the printer. I don’t know how the rest of the industry is with their service but this has been my experience. I would have rated this much lower without the x-object services.

  2. What a splendid, wondrous machine! I had some trouble understanding how to get this setup to print, typical of many foreign-made items. For example, I could see thatthere were LEDs to light the work surface, but they did not light. A call to the US based support group yielded a phone call with the information that turning the lights on required a simple “click-click” on the lighted button, on the front of the machine! In certain cases, the instruction manual said to go to the “Print” section of the software controls, to set the nozzle-to-platform distance, but when I tried that, I found the “Print” word greyed out, so I couldn’t use it. This was because you first have to have loadeda .stl file into the UP program. Once I got that straight, the UP! Mini 3D Desktop Printer has not stopped churning out beautiful, strong,intricate parts! It is now on the last of 5 parts of a 3D scanner, (Laser base, laser mount, camera base, camera mount, & enclosure),and they are printed flawlessly. Total time was about 15 hours. What’s not to love?

  3. UP! Mini 1st week review Giving my feedback after my first week using the UP! Mini…Firstly, you should have a basic understanding of 3D Printing principles before you buy this product, that isn’t to say you need to be an engineer. I had heard about 3d printing, got very interested, did some online reading, and today I am making parts! You should be technically oriented and have patience for tinkering when things go awry.Some people have complained about the clarity in the directions… I would be forced to agree, however I feel like it’s mostly attributed to it being a poorly translated Chinese manual. The information is there if you have the mind to decrypt it a bit.Down to business… I get almost all perfect prints, the issues I see when printing on the UP! Mini are not unique to the UP! Mini… ABS edge warping (level your platform!!!), and derailment (i.e. when your printer forgets where it is for xyz)… All things that can be both user error and printer issues are present on EVERY PRINTER. That aside, this printer requires calibration, but supports both ABS and PLA as oppose to the behemoth printers which ONLY support PLA. This printer only prints 4.7in squared, but for how user friendly it usually is it’s a GREAT DEAL!I should mention that it is bigger than its supposedly older brothers the Afinia, and UP! 2 Plus. Like, a good deal bigger. Don’t let “Mini” fool you.

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