Proton - Open Source 3D Printer

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Proton - Open Source 3D Printer by layerone Mar 7, 2017
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Proton is one of two open source 3D printers designed by Layer One, the creator of Atom 3D Printers (Link to Neutron: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2149660)

While the RepRap project produced some functional printers, it was clear that nobody had intended to produce something for the desktop of the discerning designer. That’s where Layer One’s Proton and Neutron come in. If you're an open-source advocate, a tinkerer, and a designer with an eye for aesthetics, you’ll want one of these on your desk.

All the printed parts of the printer is right here. Proton was built in OnShape. Log in to remix your own version of Proton, it's free as long as you share what you have made. Visit our website for the BOM, CAD files, assembly guide and everything else.

Proton website: http://www.atom3dp.com/mini
BOM: http://www.atom3dp.com/mini/#proton

Atom Website : https://www.atom3dp.com
Fanpage : https://www.facebook.com/atom3D
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/atom3dp
Group : https://www.facebook.com/groups/atom3dp
Video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEyhrgiaoCs

Print Settings


Atom 2.5 EX






0.2mm Layer Height


3 Loops, 15% Infill Minimum

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What's is the approximate cost for making the entire printer without a heated bed

Why did you run the extruder through a rotating linear shaft? That unbalances the weight on the gantry, adds inertia to the extruder, doesn't save any moving mass or flex wiring, and decreases the stiffness of the mechanism.

Mar 15, 2017 - Modified Mar 15, 2017

Congrats on your work on this one ! Have you an idea of the plastic needed for both your printer ?

The extruder pieces would need to be abs, if your not planning on having a heated bed you could use PLA for the rest of the parts with a minimum of 30% infill i would say.

Your answer made me realize i was not very clear in my question... I was more asking for the total quantity (weight) of plastic needed...

Mar 15, 2017 - Modified Mar 15, 2017
Tomsull - in reply to Archiclem

Lol, okay, it uses 673.43grams of filament for the proton, if printed at a 0.2mm layer height with 30% infill for all the stl's

Was printrbot your inspiration?