A brief 10 steps guide on how to a build a 3D Printer from scratch.

A 3D printer is used to create and print objects. The 3D technology has been incorporated in the printing technology and it has revolutionized the world with its great features. A 3D printer can be found in homes and offices nowadays due to its availability.

Building a 3D Printer

The 3D printers add a great value to the society as they can be used to create and produce many objects. Now many people are switching over to this industry and are trying to involve them into their own business sectors so as to increase their productivity. The 3D printers also help to reduce pollution as they work in an environmentally friendly manner. One can readily build a 3D printer of its own due to its simple infrastructure. The printer can print on the basis of the design created by the user on the CAD software and also on the choice of the material to be used for the printing purpose. The 3D printers have aroused excitement among the people all over the world from the time of its advent. The 3D printers are available in the market in its various forms, marketed by various companies.

Build a 3D Printer

Another gadget which is used for the purpose of 3D printing is the 3D printing pen. The first 3D printing pen is the 3D Doodler. It is also used all over the world for this purpose. The material chosen is filled into the pen and the material is heated up to a very high temperature and is made to come out of the nozzle of the pen. The 3D printers are not as fast as the traditional 2D printers but they are quite fast than walmart 3d pen, some of which can print hundreds of pages within a very short span of time. Here we are going to discuss some of the steps involved in building a 3D printer from the beginning.

3D Printer parts

Make a List

At first, we have to make a list of the various items required to make the printer. Since it will be made right from scratch, we have to select each and every material very carefully.


We have to buy the materials as per the requirements. The parts must be chosen keeping in mind about the cost. It is always advisable to buy cheaper items, without compromising the quality of the products.

Getting materials

We can avail some materials right from our own homes such as we can extract resources from our CD/DVD drives or we can convert them into a usable form for us. We can also manage board and mount boards for our work of creating the homemade 3D printer.

Soldering pairs and other Parts

Soldering of vital parts has to be done in order to produce desired results after its working. The parts extracted from various gadgets need to be joined together to serve their purpose.

3D Printer Framework

The basic framework or the chassis of the 3D printer has to be made on a platform so as to build the machine on a solid base. Every machine needs a base to make the parts and join them to make it work.

Power Supply

Various wires and others have to be connected together in a network to form the power supply for the 3D printer. It needs a base where the basic power to be supplied to the printer. It also needs space to create the objects and read the CAD designs built in any CAD or any other equivalent software.

Connection of Arduino

The Arduino has to be connected in the perfect place to complete the network.


One must also concentrate about the drawback that the 3D printer may possess. It may involve some problems which need to be curbed or avoided during the operation.

One must also build a 3D printer keeping in mind about the results which the printer will produce. The user must pay a vital attention to the specifications of the printer to meet the desired results or to satisfy the customers as per the requirements.

Final Step: Inspection

One must inspect the whole machine after its creation since any loose fitting or any loose connection may affect the performance of the 3D printer. The producer of the 3D printer may also upload videos to the social networking platforms to increase the popularity of the printers and also add the missing information which the printers should possess.

In conclusion, we can only say that making or building a 3D printer is very easy. The biggest advantage of running a 3D printer is that the user does not need to know the working of the printer. One may choose to print 3D objects by just allowing the designs to get printed on their own.

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Another aspect or perk of the 3D print files is that they can be faxed and lets the scientists work on the same project without having any difficulties due to the staying at different places.