The RepRapPro Mono Mendel 3D printer is a Replicating Rapid-prototyping machine, or RepRap for short. It is an open-source derivative of the equally open-source RepRap Project which was started at Bath University, UK, in 2004. The machine uses a process known a Fused Filament Fabrication, which it employs 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 manufacturing techniques at all. Many examples of the objects people have made with Mendel and similar machines can be found in the online repositories listed here.
This RepRapPro Mendels is configured to work with one type of plastic at a time. But RepRapPro Mono Mendel was designed from the start to work with three deposition heads. This means that you can upgrade this machine to have three colours, or to build single objects with multiple materials. Click here for the multi-colour/multi-material enhancement. Alternatively, you can buy the RepRapPro Tricolour Mendel as a complete kit here.
The RepRapPro Mono Mendel is one of the most versatile 3D printers available. Its primary design goals were to offer a printer which is easy to expand in functionality, which is fast to replicate, and which is fast to assemble and to commission. Since its inception at the start of 2012, the RepRapPro Mono Mendel has undergone brisk development and heavy testing.
You can see the RepRapPro Mono Mendel in action on Vimeo here.
RepRapPro Mono Mendel specifications
The specifications of the Complete RepRapPro Mendel Kit and the RepRapPro Mendel Hardware Set are identical.
What’s in the Complete Kit and in the Hardware Set?
The Complete RepRapPro Mono Mendel Kit includes all components required to get you printing. The RepRapPro Mono Mendel Hardware Set has everything in the Complete Kit except the 3D-printed parts of the Mono Mendel machine.
To 3D-print a full set of Mendel parts to go with the RepRapPro Mono Mendel Hardware Set the files are in our Github Repository.
Software to run the machine is also provided with both, including the firmware for the electronics.
Contents of the Complete RepRapPro Mono Mendel Kit and the RepRapPro Mono Mendel Hardware Set both include:
The above contents are subject to improvement without notice. Complete Kits will always be provided with all components required to get you printing. Hardware Sets will always be provided with all components required to get you printing except the 3D-printed parts. The colour of the supplied filament will not always match that illustrated.
How to build RepRapPro Mono Mendel
You can find detailed instructions for building your RepRapPro Mendel here. There is also information there on how to get support.
The design files to allow you to print one for yourself, along with all the software and electronics, are here on Github.
We sell spare parts for RepRapPro Mendel. See the Components page for items we have available.
Current lead times are listed in our FAQs