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New at Octave! Printrbot Simple 3D Printer

Printrbot Assembled Metal Simple 3D Printer, Black, PLA Filament, 1.75mm Ubis Hot End, 6″ x 6″ x 6″ Build Volume

Printrbot’s first all-metal 3D Printer. The metal construction combined with a GT2 belt pulley system produces a 3D print that rivals those of other manufacturers which cost thousands more!

The Printrbot Simple fully assembled 3D printer has a black powder-coated all metal construction with open platform for fabricating parts up to 6″ x 6″ x 6″ using 1.75mm PLA thermoplastic filament (sold separately). The frame is made of steel and aluminum for durability. The printer head moves on the Y and Z axis while the print bed moves on the x axis. The steel and aluminum print bed is warp resistant and includes an auto-leveling probe that works with the user-chosen computer software to provide a level print surface. The hot end has a maximum resolution of 100 microns and includes a fan to help solidify the molten filament as it is extruded onto the print bed. The printer uses open source software (Cura v15.4 recommended) and connects to the computer using the included mini USB cable. Using and SD Card (sold separately), the printer can be disconnected from the computer after initialization for untethered printing during long print jobs.


Getting Started with your Printrbot Simple

All Support and Warranty Provided by the Manufacturer. Octave does not provide support for this product. Printrbot Tech Support

Add comment August 27th, 2015

Standalone Duplicators Offer Better Protection Against Computer Viruses

Computer viruses are becoming far more prevalent and those developing these viruses are finding more unique and clever ways to infect computers and even mobile devices through flash devices. You could receive a flash device, such as a USB pen drive or SD card, from a trade show or as a promotional item and unbeknownst to you or the person that gave it to you, there’s a virus hidden within. These viruses could infect your computer or mobile device immediately upon inserting that flash item into your device. So what can you do to prevent this?

The best thing to do is perform a full erase function using a standalone Vinpower flash duplicator. The reason our standalone flash duplicators are safe to operate even though the flash media might contain a virus is because the controller card for our devices are not based on a Microsoft or Apple operating system, but a more protected proprietary technology developed by Vinpower. That way the virus is flushed away before it has a chance to infect its intended target, your computer, tablet, or phone. Using the Vinpower Flash Duplicator(s) to completely delete all previous material, wipes out any existing content, including the virus, and limits the exposure that could put your computer or other device(s) at risk through the simple act of merely plugging in a flash device.

Avoid the hassles and potential devastating loses by ordering a Vinpower standalone flash duplicator today. Visit for more details.


Add comment August 7th, 2015

Coming Soon! Afinia H800 3D Printer

New 3D Printer from Afinia
$1,899 – Shipping August 2015

The new Afinia H800 has a build area 5x larger (10 x 8 x 8 inches) than the H480, and has many additional enhancements:

  • HEPA filtration system
  • Fully-automated platform leveling and height sensing
  • 30% faster
  • Ultra-fine 100-micron print resolution
  • One button filament color changing
  • Smart support material technology
  • Easy filament spool loading
  • Fully-enclosed system

Award-Winning Innovation

The Afinia H800 3D printer won the RAPID 2015 Exhibitor Innovation Award, which recognizes the most innovative new products or services exhibited at RAPID that are judged to have the greatest potential impact on the industry. Afinia 3D was selected as the recipient by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers’ (SME) Rapid Technologies & Additive Manufacturing (RTAM) Committee.

TechZone 360 also chose the Afinia H800 3D Printer for their 2015 3D Printing Excellence Award, citing Afinia 3D as a leader within the 3D printing industry. The TechZone 360 3D Printing Excellence Award identifies products, services, and applications that are driving the growth and evolution of 3D Printing from niche market hype to mainstream reality.

See the Product Video

View the Afinia H800 Product Brochure

Add comment August 4th, 2015


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