Velleman Vertex 3D Printer Kit K8400

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New for November 2014


Constructional Kit: Professional


After a big success of the first 3D printer K8200, we are introducing the next generation Velleman 3D printer kit – Vertex (K8400). Easy, accurate, affordable & open source –  are the main advantages of this new 3D printer.

The next generation of 3D printer. Following the K8200 the "Most hackable 3D printer", Velleman now introduce the new K8400 3D printer with the capability of printing with TWO filaments via TWO 0.35mm Nozzles. Supplied in a similar robust construction featuring transparent wall protection and integrated SD card reader & controller (also controllable via USB interface). The Vertex is the next generation of Easy, Accurate, affordable and Open Source 3D printer self assembly kit. Removable build plate & second extruder nozzle available as optional extras.

There are plenty of new features that make this printer extraordinary:

  • No soldering required
  • Modern housing
  • Prints PLA, ABS – open filament policy
  • PLA 1,75mm – ensures finer layers of printed object
  • Nozzle 0,35 mm - possibility to use second nozzle (optional)
  • 3D Discount Voucher
  • Printing
  • Print technology: Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF)
  • Layer resolution: standard: 0.1 mm (maximum: 0.2 mm - minimum: 0.05 mm)
  • Build volume: 180 x 200 x 190 mm (Deep x Wide x High)
  • Print speed: 30 mm/s - 120 mm/s
  • Travel speed: 30 mm/s - 300 mm/s
  • Build plate surface: 215 x 240mm Removable layer of BuildTak™ (consumable; 1 Sheet supplied, also sold separately)
  • Filament diameter: 1.75 mm (accepts all filament spools with a mounting hole > 53 mm). Open filament policy.
  • Prints: PLA, ABS, Testing with other materials in progress.
  • Nozzle 1 & 2 diameter: 0.35mm (One nozzle supplied. Second nozzle optional.)
  • Distance between nozzles: 23.7 mm
  • Maximum nozzle operating temperature: 270 °C
  • Software
  • Firmware: Modified Open Source Marlin 3D Printer Firmware - user upgradable
  • Software: Repetier - CuraEngine - Slic3r (RepRap compatible)
  • Physical
  • Dimensions: X Y Z 360 x 380 x 395 mm (without filament spools)
  • Frame: Polycarbonate panels and fibre reinforced ABS parts
  • Electrical
  • Communication: USB 2.0 or SD card
  • Controller board: AVR ATmega2560 based (Dual head and heated bed capable)
  • Display: 4 x 20 ch. blue LCD with white backlight
  • AC input: 100 - 240 VAC 50-60Hz 150W max.

    Note: At the factory, your Vertex K8400 3D printer controller board has been loaded with the DUAL extruder firmware. If you are using the Vertex printer as a single extruder printer, you will need to upload the single extruder firmware, see link below.

     Click to open  Datasheet
    Click to Download Software
     Click to View  Video - Dual Head Demo
    Click to View Video - Single Head Demo

  • Dimensions:

    360 x 380 x 395mm

    Power Supply:

    100-240Vac, 50W