eMAKER Huxley

Welcome to the home of the eMAKER Huxley RepRap 3D printer.

For a quick start guide, click here.

eMAKER Huxley 3D printer

The Machine

The eMAKER Huxley 3D printer is a Replicating Rapid prototyping machine, or RepRap for short. It is derived from the open source RepRap project which was started at Bath University, UK, about 6 years ago. The machine uses a process known a Fused Filament Fabrication, which it uses to build 3 dimensional objects in a range of plastics and in a variety of colours.
This process enables the user to create almost any shape which can be modelled on a computer, including some which could not be produced by traditional subtractive manufacturing techniques. Many examples of the objects people have made with similar machines can be found on thingiverse.

The eMAKER Huxley is one of the smallest 3D printers available at the moment in terms of footprint but not in terms of build volume. Its primary design goals were to offer a printer which was small enough to be portable, fast to replicate, and fast to assemble and commission. Since its inception at the end of 2010, the eMAKER Huxley has undergone brisk development and heavy testing. Two prototype machines have been built, although neither now looks the way it started life. The great thing about these machines being self replicating is that they can print upgrades and replacement parts for themselves.

You can see the eMAKER Huxley in action on our youtube channel here.

We also have an active development plan for the eMAKER Huxley 3D printer, so users will also have access to software updates and designs for upgraded parts which they can print themselves. With over 300 potential contributors to this development, we hope the machine will surpass even our own expectations.

Machine specifications:
- Build volume: 140x140x110mm
- Overall size: 260x280x280mm
- Printing materials: ABS, PLA, 1.75mm diameter thermoplastic.
- Build surface: Heated to ensure parts do not warp.
- Resolution: 0.0125mm
- Speed: 12000mm/min
- Deposition rate: 33cm3 / hr
- Motion: Linear bearings on X and Y axes, Igus low friction bushings on Z axis.

Build instructions

Before you get started

Frame assembly

Y axis assembly

X axis assembly

Z axis assembly

Heatbed assembly

Hot end assembly

Extruder drive assembly

Assembling the electronics

Wiring

Commissioning

Print

Troubleshooting

Design files

These can be found on the eMAKER Huxley repository on github here.

How to get one

We are now selling full RepRap Huxley 3D printer kits through our joint venture with RepRap Ltd, RepRapPro.com, through a new indiegogo campaign. Get your RepRapPro Huxley 3D printer kit in time for Christmas here.