BigBox: THE Open Source Hi-Spec Desktop 3D Printer!

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Simplify3D is available as an optional upgrade for all versions of the E3D BigBox. Check the Options & Upgrades section further down for details.

 

If you need a 3D printer but are not sure which BigBox is right for you - choose this one. It's also available factory assembled (see below). The Pro edition is the BigBox suitable for 90% of applications. It features a heated bed and an E3D-v6 HotEnd, capable of tempreatures up to 300°C. This opens up a world of materials allowing you to print almost any 3D printing filament available on the market.

The Factory edition is the BigBox Pro - but assembled and tested by us. Shipped to you ready to print. On this version the OctoPi comes as standard, making the 3D printing experience as easy as possible.  

The Lite edition is the BigBox in its most basic form, stripped down to just the bare essentials, no heated bed, and the extrusion system is the E3D Lite6 instead of the E3D-v6. A perfect machine for those new to the world of 3D printing. The BigBox Lite still prints perfectly in PLA and some flexible materials. The lower specified print speed comes from the Lite6 being unable to melt plastic quite as quickly as it's big brother, the E3D-v6. Note that at low layer heights you won't notice a speed difference.

Using dual extruders you can print in two colours or two totally different materials at the same time. This opens up a lot of interesting ways to experiment at the cutting edge of 3D printing. If you've got a bit of printing experience, or don't mind getting your hands dirty then you can double up on extruders. Dual extrusion requires some learning about the 3D printing software toolchain.

Meet the Team!
Here we are, grinning awkwardly, for the seemingly mandatory cliché kickstarter team photo.
Here we are, grinning awkwardly, for the seemingly mandatory cliché kickstarter team photo.

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Lillies printed in PLA at 0.2mm layer height with a standard 0.4mm nozzle.
Lillies printed in PLA at 0.2mm layer height with a standard 0.4mm nozzle.
Stretch Goals!

STRETCH GOAL ONE MET!

40 Metres of filament, in four of our favourite colours. More than enough to get you going!

Greatly enhance the capabilities of your printer by getting an extra nozzle completely free! We'll ask you in the backer survey which size you want.

Stretch Goal 3!!!

Sensors galore at £200k (approx 310,000 USD)

We'll have enough capital at 200k to go a little sensor crazy, with not only an IR sensor upgrade for bed levelling, but also a PT100 temperature sensor upgrade for your heater block, meaning you can reach higher temperatures but also be far more exact with temperature settings.

 + £99 | Upgrade your Plywood Laser-Cut parts to Cast Acrylic and choose from a range of colours.

To upgrade your Laser-Cut frame from Birch plywood to cast acrylic simply add £99 to your pledge total and let us know your selection in the backer survey.

The 5-MegaPixel Camera is mounted to a movable arm on the side of the BigBox.
The 5-MegaPixel Camera is mounted to a movable arm on the side of the BigBox.

 + £75 | Add the option of a Raspberry Pi running the OctoPrint Server to your E3D BigBox. Included in this upgrade is a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B & 8gb MicroSD Card, a 2.5A 5V DC DC Converter to power the Raspberry Pi, a 5-MegaPixel Camera, a few extra 3D printed parts and all the cables, screws and nuts you'll need to add the upgrade to your BigBox.

This upgrade makes 3D printing more accessible and means you can print from any computer anywhere. Highly recommended.

To take up the OctoPi Print Server option simply add £75 to your pledge total and let us know your choices in the backer survey.

+ £95 | There are slicers, and then there is Simplify3D. Simplify3D is the software package that is perfectly matched to the BigBox's top-notch capabilities.

Why upgrade to Simplify3D:

  • Better print quality.
  • Higher dimensional accuracy.
  • All-In-One Software Suite.    
  • Unrivalled slicing performance.    
  • Interactive preview animation. 
  • Optimized multi-part printing.    
  • Customize the placement, size, and angle of support material. 
  • Snap off supports easily without damaging your part. 

 

SUPPORT THEIR CAMPAIGN: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/e3dbigbox/the-e3d-bigbox-3d-printer

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