Say that 5 times fast . . .
Every once in a while someone does a project that raises the bar for the rest of us. This is one of those projects. Webca from Thingiverse 3D printed the CUBE 3D printer piece by piece over 8+ months, using over 15 lbs of ABS plastic in the process. Oh, did I mention he printed it on a 3D printed Makerbot he made before? It’s not the fastest or cheapest way to make a 3D printer ($3000), but that doesn’t mean it’s not awesome.
Each section was printed individually before being attached together with little screws. One advantage of this construction is that the height can be easily increased if you want to print taller objects by printing more pieces and adding them to the construction. For more information watch the video of the printer in action and see the detailed stats on the Thingiverse page.