by Nelujones, published

CUBETRIX diy corexy 3D PRINTER by Nelujones Jun 7, 2017


A part of these Groups

View All

Liked By

View All

Give a Shout Out

If you print this Thing and display it in public proudly give attribution by printing and displaying this tag.

Print Thing Tag

Thing Statistics

17903Views 2897Downloads Found in 3D Printers


3D Printing is an additive manufacturing process that creates a physical object from a digital design. There are different 3D printing technologies and materials you can print with, but all are based on the same principle: a digital model is turned into a solid three-dimensional physical object by adding material layer by layer.

Every 3D print starts as a digital 3D design file – like a blueprint – for a physical object. Trying to print without a design file is like trying to print a document on a sheet of paper without a text file.This design file is sliced into thin layers which is then sent to the 3D printer.  Chuck Hull invented the first 3D printing process called ‘stereolithography’ in 1983 and from this priciple, he built the foundation of what we now know today as additive manufacturing (AM) – or 3D printing.  In the same way ( almost ) I did it myself from a dream turned into design to create my own 3d printer with the name CUBETRIX.   

Thanks to open source we can program our printer to create almost any object.   As many of you have at home a prusa i3 clone with which I have spent more money than it should be spent: that if you have to modify the structure, that if you have to change the extruder and the list goes on and on and I decided to get down to work and create something much, much better at a price of a prusa clone.

CUBETRIX has 330x330x300 printing area, 32bits processor,32 steps per motor, 3.2 inches tft touchscreen, wlan and wifi conecion,10 times superior velocity compare to a i3 prusa clone,6 points autolevel ( depends of your config.) , very stable structure no more rare movements, leds on the extruder to better view of the prints, etc…….. But you can add any board/lcd you like: duet,ramps,etc… on this printer.  Without more ado I present my project:

With the files you will get the pdf on how to build/view the structure and the BOM (bill of materials )pdf file.

(Note: The mesurements are for 330x330x300 build volume If you intend to make a larger/smaller print area, then increase/decrese the length of the 20x20 extrusions and rods for each axis by the difference )

BILL OF MATERIALS here:https://www.dropbox.com/s/vcf8cn4iw92hkyd/CUBETRIX%20DYI%203D%20PRINTER%20BOM%20%28%20bill%20of%20materials%20%29.pdf?dl=0
Any components for 3d printers here: https://www.banggood.com/Wholesale-3D-Printer-and-Supplies-c-3533.html?p=T5241491383602017022

Everyone is going to say: Yes we have the files, but how are we going to build the printer, so comrades I have created videotutorials on how to build the CUBETRIX. Here there are: 


Time Laps prints: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJV8Q4s8TA7ERRsbzOHb0hlG5tFO2GyxP

Alsow we have a facebook group dedicated to this printer and for 3d makers alsow. fill free to come in: 


To configure the motherboard more easier I attached the firmware to the files.

Happy building/printing guys.

More from 3D Printers

view more

File Name



All Apps

Upgrade this Thing with Thingiverse Apps

Tools and Utilities

Repair, slice, or enhance this Thing

Auto-magically prepare your 3D models for 3D printing. A cloud based 3D models Preparing and Healing solution for 3D Printing, MakePrintable provides features for model repairing, wall thickness...

App Info Launch App

Kiri:Moto is an integrated cloud-based slicer and tool-path generator for 3D Printing, CAM / CNC and Laser cutting. *** 3D printing mode provides model slicing and GCode output using built-in...

App Info Launch App
KiriMoto Thing App

Quickly Scale, Mirror or Cut your 3D Models

App Info Launch App

What sizes are the rods and bearings?

How much is it? for buil one like this

Between 300-450 depends on mainboard and LCD screen.

do you have a little smaller version? 210 x 210 x 300 for example?

trying to find a simple Bracket mount for my RepRap Discount Full Graphics Smart Controler....Sugestions?

Is the holder for the conduit and PTFE tube a 3d printed part ??
if so do you have a File for it. thanks

Great printer BTW

this is an H bot style, look at the ultimaker thats a Core XY

ultimakers aren't actually core xy. If you take a look a the hypercube build, that is a true core xy machine

Holly god, why is this so hard to get through people's skulls.

+1 on Ultimakers not being CoreXY, just look at their motion setup more carefully and you will see immediately. Simple sign: There is no belt going to the extruder.

But ultimakers aren't core xy, they are a style all on their own. Your information isn't right just because you get angry and defensive when people correct you, trust me, I've been 3d printing for years and am extremely experienced with all the different styles of printers out there. Ultimakers are NOT core xy

I did not know that this h-bot printer exist. Hehehehe. I just see it a moment ago and looks grate. But like a lot of Corexy design has a single z axis or dual motor for z axis. CUBETRIX it's different. Has a lot of good improvements from other Corexy designs.

i see what you have done with the Z axis, very smart but the X and Y axis is what makes it an H bot. If you brig the hotted to the very middle of the printer ad look straight down on it you can see an H in the printer hence why it is called an H bot. not trying to start a fight just thought you might want to know if you didn't know.

To say it is H-bot style is awful imo.. this is like you call a chevrolet a tesla, because they have got 4 wheels...

Ok i understand but "looks like" it "doesn't make it" the same. There Corexy kinetics designs looks like a H on almost 99% of printers. But are not the same.

I might be looking in the wrong place, but the BOM says 6 x 500mm smooth rods, bus as far as i can tell i will need 8, 4Z + 2X + 2Y. Or am i wrong?

I just modified the BOM with the mesurements.

Thanks to you to pointing that out.

No will need only 6 smooth rods: 2 for X, 2 for Y and 2 for Z and other 2 rods are tethered rods. I will modifie the PDF to be more clearly.

Thanks. My question is about those other two rods, they don't seem to be on the BOM but maybe I'm overlooking something. These ones. https://www.dropbox.com/s/25nrshf5zvtyzut/Untitled%209.jpeg?dl=0

Nice printer by the way, I'm looking forward to building it!

There are in the boom are 8 smooth rods: 6x460mm and 2x 500mm .

In the files you have a PDF for structure build/view and you will have all the measurements.

It shows the length of 6 rods, seems like two are missing (X axis). The extruder mount view shows the two rods but I cannot find the measurement and they seem to be missing from the BOM. Thanks in advance.

I just modified the BOM with the mesurements.

I will modifie the Pdf with more clearly measurements. Thanks for pointing that out.

is this 2020 or 3030?

is 20x20 aluminium extrusions