Original Prusa MK4 - Kit
Available Mid-July 2023
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Original Prusa MK4 Australia - Kit
Please note - this is a kit and requires approx 6-8 hours of assembly.
Introducing the MK4, a high-performance 3D printer offering unparalleled speed and dependability, synonymous with the renowned Original Prusa brand. Building upon the widely acclaimed Original Prusa MK3, this open-source 3D printing powerhouse delivers effortless maintenance and advanced safety measures, while incorporating a plethora of additional features.
The Original Prusa MK4, the successor to the award-winning Original Prusa MK3 3D printing workhorse. This state-of-the-art printer incorporates a 32-bit connected architecture and our cutting-edge (Next-Generation Extruder) Nextruder for flawless first layers every time - no Live Adjust Z required. With support for high-speed printing using Input Shaper and Pressure Advance, the MK4 boasts enhanced safety features and a wealth of useful capabilities.
Experience whisper-quiet, lightning-fast 3D printing with the MK4, as demonstrated in the sub-20 minute Benchy video. The fully automatic first layer calibration is made possible by the innovative Load Cell sensor. The Nextruder features a custom breakout board and intelligent functions, while advanced safety measures like filament sensors and power panic keep your prints secure.
Enjoy easy maintenance with quick-swap nozzles and removable print sheets, as well as compatibility with a diverse range of materials including PLA, PETG, Flex, Nylon, ASA, PVA, PC, PP, composites, and more. The color LCD screen provides a user-friendly interface and instant access to crucial functions.
Stay connected with Ethernet and Wi-Fi capabilities. Manufactured in the EU, the MK4 offers hassle-free warranty. Embrace the open-source revolution with the Original Prusa MK4.
Experience seamless printing with the included Smooth PEI print sheet.
Effortless Highspeed Printing
Experience effortless high-speed printing with the MK4, incorporating our proprietary Input Shaper and Pressure Advance technologies in its firmware. By eliminating resonance and predicting filament flow, the MK4 significantly reduces print times by up to 70% compared to the MK3. Impressively, this remarkable speed is achieved while maintaining exceptional quietness during operation.
Impeccable First Layers Right Out of the Box
With the precision of the Loadcell sensor, the MK4 is capable of automatically creating a seamlessly smooth and even first layer without any user intervention. As the print begins, the printer probes the sheet using the nozzle in a grid formation, measures the distance, and calculates the necessary offsets. This leads to an impeccable first layer on all surfaces, eliminating the need for manual fine-tuning.
Introducing the Nextruder with Breakout Board
The extruder serves as the core of every 3D printer, and the Nextruder is truly exceptional. In contrast to most contemporary 3D printers where replacing extruder components can be complex, the Nextruder features a convenient connector break-out board. Components such as fans, heaters, thermistors, and more are directly connected to this board, simplifying the process of swapping parts down to just a minute. Experience hassle-free maintenance with the innovative Nextruder.
32-bit xBuddy Mainboard
Introducing the xBuddy board, a cutting-edge 32-bit STM32-powered mainboard packed with exceptional features. Boasting unique hardware-based safety protection systems, communication capabilities with four thermistors, and essential ports (Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and compatibility with USB-A flash drives), this mainboard delivers top-notch performance. Designed, manufactured, and tested in-house, the xBuddy board is an integral component of the MK4 3D printer, ensuring optimal operation and reliability.
Unparalleled Print Quality
The MK4 3D printer features an array of enhancements, including redesigned, sturdier plastic parts and new precision 0.9° stepper motors (0.9°/step; low inductance) on the X and Y axes, effectively eliminating Vertical Fine Artifacts on prints. Additionally, it boasts thicker 10mm rods on the Z-axis. These improvements not only ensure superior print quality but also make printing with "challenging" filaments, such as Flex, a breeze. Experience exceptional results and ease of use with the MK4 3D printer.
Colour LCD Screen and Simple User Interface (UI)
The MK4's display enhances user experience with support for G-code thumbnails, QR codes, and other elements that simplify printer operation. The redesigned menus and customizable footer panel further contribute to a seamless user interface. An RGB status bar located directly beneath the LCD communicates the printer's current status, while a conveniently positioned USB-A port accommodates standard USB flash drives. Experience unparalleled ease of use with the feature-rich MK4 3D printer.
With two quick-release thumbscrews on the side of the Nextruder's body, the MK4 3D printer makes nozzle swapping easier than ever before. Utilizing unique nozzles featuring an all-metal filament guide and eliminating the need for PTFE tubes, the MK4 enhances overall printer reliability, ensuring consistently high performance and user satisfaction.
Slice with PrusaSlicer
Experience seamless slicing with our in-house developed multiplatform slicer, complete with fully tested profiles for all our 3D printers and an extensive range of filaments. Equipped with built-in tools like organic supports, cutting, automated object distribution, ironing, and more, this versatile slicer transforms your 3D models into ready-to-print files with remarkable speed and efficiency!
Support for a Wide Range of Materials
The MK4 3D printer offers full compatibility with an extensive array of material types. From fun projects using PLA and flexible materials to durable prototypes crafted from PETG, ASA, Polycarbonate, and Polypropylene, the MK4 effortlessly handles a diverse range of printing applications. Embrace the versatility and unleash your creativity with the reliable and adaptable MK4 3D printer.
Prusa Connect and Connectivity Options
The MK4, along with our other 3D printers, is fully supported by Prusa Connect, enabling you to control the printer through the internet. Effortlessly drag-and-drop G-Codes into the browser window to upload print files to the cloud (each user receives 2 GB of free storage), then transfer them to the printer's USB storage and initiate printing remotely. Rest assured that all communication is encrypted, ensuring a secure and convenient 3D printing experience.
With the MK4, the possibilities are virtually endless! Discover inspiration and free 3D models for various applications, such as kitchen accessories, living room decorations, home decor, and garden ornaments, by visiting Printables.com. Unleash your creativity and bring your ideas to life with the versatile and reliable MK4 3D printer.
The MK4 3D printer caters to a diverse range of interests and passions, including makers, cosplayers, pop-culture enthusiasts, gamers, modelers, and board-game players. Unlock new creative possibilities and elevate your projects to new heights with the versatile and dependable MK4.
Original Prusa 3D printers have earned a global reputation as efficient, user-friendly, and dependable 3D printing workhorses. Utilized across various industries worldwide, these printers consistently deliver high-quality results, making them a popular choice for professionals and enthusiasts alike.
Become part of the ever-growing community of schools, universities, and educational institutions around the world embracing 3D printing technology. Dive into the immense potential of this cutting-edge tool and discover how it can transform learning experiences and unlock new opportunities for innovation and creativity.
Architecture & Design
Utilize 3D printers as a fast and cost-effective solution for producing intricately detailed models, allowing your skilled designers to focus on other tasks. Embrace the efficiency and precision of 3D printing technology to streamline your workflow and enhance overall productivity.
|Layer height||0.05 - 0.30 mm|
|Nozzle||0.4mm default, wide range of other diameters/nozzles supported|
|Filament diameter||1.75 mm|
|Print Surface||Magnetic heatbed with removable PEI spring steel sheets|
|Max nozzle temperature||300 °C / 572 °F|
|Max heatbed temperature||120 °C / 248 °F|
|Extruder||Nextruder, Direct Drive, E3D V6 compatible (with adapter)|
|Supported Materials||PLA, PETG, ABS, ASA, Flex, HIPS, PA, PVA, PC, PP, CPE, PVB, NGEN, composites and more|
|Mainboard||Custom 32-bit xBuddy electronics with STM32|
|Stepper Drivers||Trinamic 2130|
|Stepper Motors||Precise 0.9° X,Y stepper motors (prevents VFA)|
|Extruder Electronics||Custom breakout board for connecting fans, thermistors and other parts.|
|Filament Path||Aluminum heatsink, all-metal hotend, no PTFE tube|
|Drive System||Nextruder Planetary Gear System, 10:1 gearbox ratio|
|Nozzle Diameter||0.4mm (default) / other nozzle diameters supported|
|LCD Screen||3.5″ graphic 65k colour screen|
|Connectivity||LAN, Optional ESP Wi-Fi module (delivered with the printer)|
|Print Medium||USB drive / LAN / internet via Prusa Connect|
|Advanced Sensors||Filament sensor, Loadcell sensor, Power panic, 4 high-precision thermistors (genuine Semitec) + fan motors RPM monitoring|
|Printer dimensions (without spool)||7 kg, 500×550×400 mm; 19.6×21.6×15.7 in (X×Y×Z)|
|PSU||240W, custom made by Delta with Power Panic HW|
*Please note that consumable parts, including print sheets (smooth, textured, etc.), are not covered under warranty, as their coatings are expected to wear over time. Exceptions are made for failures resulting from defects in materials or workmanship. Cosmetic damage, such as scratches, dents, cracks, or other aesthetic imperfections, is not covered. Warranty coverage is applicable only to sheets found to be defective upon delivery.
Basic package includes:
- Original Prusa MK4 kit 3D printer
- Double-sided Smooth PEI Print Sheet
- 1kg of Filaform PLA Black
- 3D Printing Handbook
- USB drive with sample prints (G-codes)
- Toolset: Uni-wrench, 13-16 wrench, Philips screwdriver, Nose pliers, Allen and torx keys
- Alcohol-saturated wipes, acupuncture needle
- Spare parts package
- Prusa lubricant for bearings
- A pack of Haribo gummy bears
- Manufacturing protocol
Fully Prepared for Multi-Colour Printing with MMU3
Elevate your MK4 3D printer with an optional add-on that enables printing with up to 5 colors (materials) simultaneously. The MMU3 (Multi-Material Upgrade 3) features five filament insertion points, allowing you to load your chosen colors, slice the object using the MMU3 profile in PrusaSlicer, and initiate printing. The system automatically selects and loads the filament into the Nextruder, and the MK4 commences printing. Color or material changes occur automatically as needed.
The MMU3 represents the latest iteration of Prusa Research's Multi-Material printing device. With a completely rewritten firmware, redesigned plastic parts, more robust metal components, upgraded electronics, and an improved filament buffer, the MMU3 offers unprecedented reliability and user comfort, setting a new standard in multi-material 3D printing.
The MK4 3D printer is fully compatible with the Original Prusa Enclosure, which proves particularly useful when printing advanced technical materials. The Enclosure stabilizes the printer environment, eliminates drafts and odors, and further reduces noise levels.
Available with a variety of handy add-ons, the Enclosure can be tailored to your specific needs. Options include a filtration system, locking mechanism, and more, enhancing your MK4 3D printing experience and ensuring optimal results for every project.
6 reasons to buy the MK4
1. Exceptional User Support
We provide 24/7 tech support through live chat and email in seven languages, ensuring you receive assistance whenever needed. Our printers include detailed instructions and guides for effortless assembly and maintenance.
2. Fun to Assemble
The MK4 assembly kit serves as a perfect introduction to 3D printing. By assembling your printer, you'll gain an in-depth understanding of its inner workings and components. The assembly process is simple, requiring no soldering, and all cables are pre-cut and ready to plug in. With easy-to-follow instructions, the kit is user-friendly and suitable for younger builders as well. Delve into the fascinating world of 3D printing and discover a rewarding, hands-on experience with the MK4 assembly kit.
3. Built-in Safety Features
Original Prusa 3D printers have earned a reputation for their reliability and safe operation. Each component undergoes thorough in-house testing to ensure the highest quality. The MK4 features four thermistors and a custom-built, high-quality Delta power supply. With its ability to detect heating issues and halt operation to prevent damage, the MK4 ensures a secure and dependable 3D printing experience, maintaining the outstanding performance you expect from Original Prusa printers.
4. Open-source and Community Friendly
All components of our 3D printer are open-source, meaning we make all source codes and blueprints publicly available online. Our products have cultivated a vast and passionate community, with overwhelmingly positive feedback. Don't just take our word for it – explore Facebook groups and YouTube videos to see for yourself! Owning a 3D printer opens up a world of possibilities, and purchasing one is merely the start of your exciting journey into the realm of 3D printing!
5. Quality Guaranteed by 3D Printer Gear
3DPrinterGear, a 3D printing company headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, was established in 2012 by Jeremy Kaddis and Michael Galea. At 3D Printer Gear, we take pride in developing our own hardware and software, constantly innovating, refining, experimenting, and pushing the boundaries of what's possible in the world of 3D printing.
A standout feature of the Original Prusa concept is its upgradability. When you purchase our 3D printer, you can update it to a newer version in the future, eliminating the need to buy a completely new model every couple of years, as is often the case with phones or laptops. Additionally, we continually support our 3D printers with regular firmware updates, introducing new features and enhancements to ensure that your investment remains cutting-edge and future-proof.
Outstanding ProductBy: Jason Tassell on 4 December 2023Not only was the MK4 kit enjoyable to construct but its performance since is incredible
Outstanding ProductBy: Jason Tassell on 4 December 2023Not only was the MK4 kit enjoyable to construct but its performance since is incredible