One of the coolest things about Portabee is the ability to replicate its own parts. Here are some snaps from a Portabee owner who went ahead and re-printed his machine in fabulous natural PLA.
Portabee in Action
Why Portabee?Affordable, refined and capable, the Portabee builds on nearly a decade of RepRap heritage. The Portabee is a simple and effective 3D printer that can bring your imagination to life without breaking the budget.
Heated platform (printbed) included as standard -
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3D printing architecture at scale has presented itself as a significant goal in 3D printing in recent months. The challenges involved in 3D printed architecture at scale are not obvious, and there is some open space concerning the methods through which this can be achieved. We look forward to the upcoming ideas and innovations in [...]
We would like to cordially welcome you for a quick tour of the Portabee factory. This is where the magic happens, where our humble Portabee are printed, built, packed and shipped to our wonderful customers.
Pluis9 from Japan has had a successful Portabee build, and his first print was a great choice. We present, the Octocat: Cute, and scary, at the same time. Nice work Pluis9, we like it.
February has been a busy month at Portabee. Interest in 3D printing and our Portabee has been overwhelming this year, we are printing and shipping Portabee as fast as we can. To expand production and keep up with the fantastic customer response we are seeing, we are printing more printers (to print ever more printers) [...]
In some recent 3D printing news, Austin Wilson and Neil Underwood have come up with an ingenious method of vapour treating your ABS parts with acetone. The method involves a glass jar, some acetone liquid, and some type of heated surface (heated printbed works fine). This results in a smoothing of the exterior of your ABS parts and [...]
It’s been a great few months for the team at Portabee and a solid beginning to 2013 which we believe will be a big year for 3D printing. As always, we’ve been keeping an eye on the latest at thingiverse.com/newest/ and we have collected a few favourites. We would love to see some of these [...]
We have had a number of requests for video showing the achievable speed of the Portabee. Here is a video of a marvellous christmas snowflake being printed at 450mm/s (ie: fast).