Another fine product from Tiertime UP! line of products. The Mini is a totally enclosed , very stylish and practical 3D unit. It shares its extruder design with the Plus2 machine which you can read about on our review pages. It has a limited size compared to the Plus 2 and other 3D printers we have reviewed, but the enclosure is a big advantage and will shield your work from varying temperatures and keep the odours from ABS printing suppressed.
- Fabricates objects from STL files using ABS or PLA filament
- Completely enclosed build platform
- Max dimensions of build 4.75 x 4.75 x 4.75 inches
- /120 x 120 x 120 mm (H x W x D)
- Max build volume is 107 Cu Inches
- Vertical (Z) axis resolution 200 to 400 micron
- Build platform is heated ( fixed temp 51.4 deg C)
- Platform is a perforated cell board
- USB printer control
- Tool Kit provided 2 knives, tweezers, hex wrench, scraper, pliers heat gloves and nozzle wrench
Who Is UP!
UP! 3D Printers are made by Tiertime in Beijing. The TierTime Technology Company started up in 2003 and since then has grown to be a leader of the Rapid Prototyping and 3D printing industry in China.
This extruder will fit several of the UP printers
The provided software can import standard STL files from the majority of design programs. It is available for Windows XP/Vista/7 and Mac OS X. Once the STL file is sent to the printer, the computer link can be disconnected.
What the real buyers said….
The help system, and those who run it, were helpful and competent and understandable to an English speaker. Despite the initial out of the box flaw, I am happy with the purchase
this little unit provides out of the box printing. Needless to say, I have been having a blast printing various items.
Great product, I had it for about 4 months and work almost all day all the days, I already printed over 500 pieces and it is ok.
If you are looking for a quick way to get into 3d printing and want as I mentioned a small footprint, fully enclosed and easy to setup printer, this is a good choice.
Showing the reel of PLA on the back of the unit feeding into the machine
German, French and Dutch Manuals are available for the UP Mini
Multi Temperature Switch
Overcome the limitation of temperature settings on the Plus2 and Mini 3D printers , with the Octave plug in temperature setter. Some of the buyers mentioned this convenient unit to extend the UP Mini capabilities