BFP475 - Carbon Fiber Kit
6-15-17 Update - Thank you to everyone who has supported us! The BFP475 has received an overwhelmingly positive response. At this point in time our current batch is sold out, but our next batch will be shipping the second week of July! You can order yours now to reserve it. If you have emailed us about one please continue to email us as we have yours reserved for an earlier delivery date. Thank you for supporting small business and the open source community!
Welcome to an open-source, large scale 3D Printer design from a truly, open-source company! We have been developing the BFP475 for three years now and have put it through extensive R&D. Scaling a 3D Printer is one thing, but scaling a 3D Printer and doing it right is another. The BFP475 has a print area of 18"x16"x27 (475x425x700mm, to be exact). Plus, the extruder and hotend can handle anything up to 300C out of the box! PLA, ABS, Nylon, PETG, TPU, etc is not a problem for this setup. If you require a heated bed then we have that as an upgrade for this kit.
To be sure everyone has access to this printer at a fair price point, we are offering two versions of this kit: the Maker Kit and the Carbon Fiber Kit. Let's take a look at the chart below to see where the difference are.
|Part Description||Carbon Fiber Kit|
|Massive 18"x16"x27" Print Area||Yes|
|BL-Touch Bed Leveling Sensor||Yes|
|BullDog XL Extruder||Yes|
|Prometheus V2 Hotend (300C Max Temp)||Yes|
|Custom 15mm Wide GT Belts||Yes|
|Custom 24T Pulleys||Yes|
|Aluminum 20x60 and 20x20 Extrusions||Yes|
|MGNC12 Rails and Bearings||Yes|
|Nuts, Bolts, Washers, etc||Yes|
|Realistic Print Speed||=< 75 mm/s|
|Theoretical X/Y Accuracy||0.012mm|
|Theoretical Z Accuracy||0.004mm|
|Minimum Layer Height||100 microns (0.1mm)|
|Whiteboard Corner Braces||Yes|
|NEMA 17s for X and Z Axis||Yes|
|Special Hybrid NEMA 23 for Y Axis||Yes|
|Electrically Shielded NEMA Wires||Yes|
|LCD Screen (2004 Model)||Yes|
|MKS Gen 1.4 Board and A4988 Drivers||Yes|
|24V DC Power||Yes|
|SD Card (Pre-Loaded Cura Profile and Marlin Software)||2GB|
|Upgrade - Heated Bed Kit||Upgrade|
|Support Help Located in Bethlehem, PA||Yes|
|Certain Brackets and Braces||Yes - Carbon Fiber|
|Bearing Plate and Print Plate||Yes - Carbon Fiber|
|Wiring Harness (Wires are Supplied)||Pre-Assembled|
|Certain Components (Extruder Assembly, etc)||Pre-Assembled|
Carbon Fiber Kit:
Our Carbon Fiber kit is designed for those who want premium parts, ease of assembly, and worry free 3D Printing. We utilize 3mm and 5mm solid, blue 2x2 weave, Carbon Fiber in this kit. This allows for a perfectly flat print bed, super-light carriage movement for the Y axis, and an aesthetic appeal like none other. With our Carbon Fiber kit, you are not only getting Carbon Fiber accessories, but other bonuses to make assembly a snap! You will also receive pre-assembled components for simple installation and a complete plug and play wiring harness. Can you handle twisting and tuning a few bolts to connect the large pieces? Then you can build this kit!
Carbon Fiber Kit Advantages
- Carbon Fiber brackets, print plate, bearing plate, etc.
- Primary components come pre-assembled so there is less time building.
- Wiring harness is pre-assembled and ready to be plugged in.
- Heated Bed compatible
- If you can use an Allen Key, you can assemble this 3D Printer!
Key Carbon Kit Responsibilities of the Buyer:
- Buyer needs to have basic tools (Metric Allen key set, pliers, wire strippers, etc)
- Cosmetics - Wire loom, zip ties, etc.
- Multimeter (not needed, but a basic tool everyone should have).
- Print the BFP475 Accessories on your BFP475 once it is built, or print them ahead of time if you have access to another 3D Printer.
Upgrades and Accessories
Looking for that heated bed add on? Or maybe interested in worry free adhesion using a custom PRINTinZ bed skin? Then head on over to our BFP475 Accessories and Upgrades page and check them out!
Shipping and Logistics
We house all the parts for the kits in house and prep the parts on a per order basis. We ask for seven-ten business days for us to prepare and do a final inspection on your kit before it ships. All BFP475 kits ship FedEX or UPS Ground to the 48 United States at a flat rate of $139.99 per printer kit. We need to use a lot of packing supplies to ensure it gets to you safely. This, and the aluminum, add a considerable amount of weight. If you need it faster please email us. If you are an international customer or not in the continental USA, have no fear, just email us and we will take care of you.
General and Legal Disclaimer
We have been developing the BFP475 for three years now, and are fully confident in it's design and the parts we have chosen to include so you have the best possible 3D Printing experience. As a business that sells 3D Printer Kits, we would never put our name on anything that we were not fully confident with. If you are unsure about if you can handle the assembly then you can see our constantly evolving Assembly Manual by clicking the link. While this is boring, we need to state this, we are not legally liable for any mistakes or issues that may arise during the build or use of the 3D Printer - however we are here to help you get your machine running in anyway we can. We are selling you a 3D Printer Kit, and therefore the end user is responsible for the final inspection of the parts, assembly, and build quality. Please take your time and assemble your BFP475 with care as this will give you the best print quality possible! Plus, assembling a 3D Printer is fun and allows you to really know how the machine works.
As a general rule of operating a 3D Printer, never leave your 3D Printer alone while it is running!