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Printrbot Jr. Getting A Makeover?

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Update: I just got news that the new Jr. Will have a 6×6 bed and also come with a heated bed option. I also found out that the z axis will be upgraded to ACME precision rods. I posted a link to and early picture of the jr. V2 and Brook at printrbot said he had an epiphany today on the design. Impressive Printrbot, impressive!

Update: August 17th 2013 6:54pm – The new Printrbot jr. V2 has officially been released for purchase. This news comes with information that Printrbot is re-structuring their line-up and focus to more plug and play appliance like printer.

Update: August 4th 5:30pm – New news on the Printrbot Jr. It will have aluminum blocks on all bearings and the printrboard will mount from the bottem. It’s being said that it will have ultra regid construction. We will update as we fimd out anymore information, so check back or sign up for email notification!

RepRap Squad has speculated for some time that the Printrbot Jr. will be receiving a makeover. Until now it has just been speculation.  We now have conformation that Printrbot will soon be releasing the Jr. V2. A lot of different upgrades will be had for sure leaving the Jr. better than ever. We think that ACME Z-axis rods may be one of those upgrades and no matter what we know that this long standing platform will quickly become a favorite of newcomers and enthusiasts alike.
The Jr. V1 will be retiring anyday now to make way for the new and improved V2. You can expect all of the great innovations built into the original Jr. with a combination of all the new techniques and design Printrbot has mastered over the past couple of years. We would assume that a price increase would follow as the new V2 will most definitely have a lot of upgraded parts.

The Jr. Platform is one that RepRap Squad has never built but, definitely seen in action with promising results. Plans for RepRap Squad are in the works to eventually adapt V2 Jr. Files to be cut via CNC as Brook-the creator of Printrbot has a good habit of releasing his files into the wild for such experimentation. No word yet if Printrbot will release a builders kit as they did with the Simple but hey, we can all wish cant we? RepRap Squad will be closely following the Jr’s growth from V1 to the new and improved V2. So check back for all the latest updates and the best Printrbot news!


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Printrbot Tweet – Podcasts?

Printrbot (@printrbot) tweeted at 4:22 PM on Sat, Aug 03, 2013:
@ei8htohms yes, we are planning a weekly video podcast/hangout to cover some if these issues for newbies. We are probably two weeks out.

I have noticed that Printrbot is spending a lot of time lately on getting everything streamlined for new customers and people that may not be savvy in the 3D printer feild. Recently they have released a new, “Getting started guide.” They have also put a lot of effort into releasing new exploded view diagrams for there bots. This new news posted on Twitter shows the dedication that they have reserved for helping people find their way into 3D printing as well as helping customers asymboly,  build and modify their bots with ease. Future plans that I forsee for Printrbot are looking good and I imagine that they will take their already impressive customer service to the next level.

You can find all the good diagrams,  exploded views and other Printrbot related information within this blog as well as on

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