Smart compact open-source 3D printer by Josef Prusa
PRINT FARM WORKHORSE
While a large print platform has its advantages, you can produce a higher number of parts when you utilize parallel printing!
With its small footprint, the MINI fits pretty much everywhere. Run the print job on 2+ 3D printers to maximize your production!
The MINI was designed to be a true 3D printing workhorse and it offers the same level of reliability and quality as the rest of the Original Prusa family.
Featuring a 7"×7"×7" (18×18×18 cm) build volume, the MINI is a fully-equipped 3D printer. With sensorless homing, automatic Mesh Bed Calibration, replaceable nozzles, network connectivity, USB and LAN printing and a full-color LCD screen, the MINI is a big printer in a small body.
Removing a print has never been easier! With the magnetic heatbed and removable spring steel sheets, you can remove a printed object merely by bending the steel sheet. The surface is easy to maintain and comes in two variants: smooth and textured.
Automatic Mesh Bed Leveling, self-diagnostics, ethernet over-the-air firmware updates... the Mini is packed with smart tech making the 3D printing process a breeze. Insert a USB drive and confirm the selection, the printer will do the rest for you!
More power, more options. Our brand new custom-made 32-bit Buddy motherboard with Trinamic 2209 silent drivers brings more bang for your bucks. The printer also features three thermistors and a number of safety features for trouble-free printing.
The MINI is fully supported in our own open-source slicing software, PrusaSlicer. This feature-rich, frequently updated tool contains everything you need to export perfect print files. We provide fine-tuned profiles for all supported materials.
We are always working hard to help you start printing as soon as possible. Our printers come with detailed assembly instructions and a 3D printing handbook. We offer 24/7 tech support via live chat and e-mail in 7 languages. You can also use our community forum and knowledge base.
"I think the MINI is a great machine, especially for the price. You won't find a more complete package of solid hardware, usable firmware, good documentation and great software under 400 bucks.”
"This small and sturdy machine uses an excellent slicer, comes with a magnificent metal bed and, overall, gives you excellent print quality. It’s difficult to see how anyone could be disappointed with it.”
"Right out of the box, this thing is so impressive (...) You can get yourself pretty much what I consider to be a top-of-the-line performance printer for 350 USD.”
"When we weigh up the price, performance, reliability and overall product, it is highly recommended for most people to purchase because it does things so well.”
"If you are in the market for a smaller 3D printer that prints really great things and is pretty easy to use, this is a great option for you (...) the print quality on this is so damn nice!”
"Prusa have done all they can to pack the features of their best selling 3D printers into a smaller and cheaper package. The Mini may be small but it’s reliable, built to last and delivers excellent print quality just like it’s bigger siblings.”
Watch these videos to learn more about the Original Prusa MINI!
3D Printing Nerd's interview with Josef Prusa
Thomas Sanladerer discusses the MINI with Jo Prusa
3D Maker Noob's first impressions of the new MINI
|Printer||Original Prusa MINI||Original Prusa i3 MK3S|
|Build volume||18×18×18 cm (7"×7"×7")||25×21×21 cm (9.84"×8.3"×8.3")|
|Layer height||0.05-0.35 mm||0.05 - 0.35 mm|
|Max travel speed||200+ mm/s||200+ mm/s|
|Max temperatures||280 °C / 100 °C (536 °F / 212 °F)||300 °C / 120 °C (572 °F / 248 °F)|
|Controller||Custom 32-bit Buddy motherboard with STM32 and latest Trinamic 2209 silent stepper drivers||Einsy RAMBo 8-bit board with Trinamic 2130 drivers co-developed with Ultimatchine|
|Extruder||Bowden system with 3:1 gearing ratio||Direct Drive|
|LCD screen||2.8" graphic 65k color screen||Monochromatic LCD|
|Print surface||Magnetic heatbed with removable PEI spring steel sheets||Magnetic heatbed with removable PEI spring steel sheets|
|Filament diameter||1.75 mm||1.75 mm|
|Supported materials||PLA, PETG, ASA, ABS, Flex||Any thermoplastic, including Nylon and Polycarbonate|
|Filament sensor||Optional upgrade||Built-in|
|Power panic||Future software upgrade, single layer accuracy||Hardware-based, single G-code line accuracy|
|Ethernet connection||Built-in||Via Raspberry Pi|
|Wi-Fi connection||Separate upgrade (ESP Wi-Fi module)||Via Raspberry Pi|
|Advanced sensors||3 thermistors, fan sensor||4 thermistors, fan sensor|
|Calibration||Automatic, Mesh Bed Leveling||Automatic, Mesh Bed Leveling|
|Print medium||USB, LAN||SD Card|
|Firmware update interface||USB, LAN||USB cable (via PC)|
|PSU||160W, external adapter (Mean Well or Delta - depending on region)||240W custom-made Delta PSU with hardware-based power panic|
We designed the MINI to be a true 3D printing workhorse. Thanks to its compact dimensions, you can build an entire print farm to produce mechanical parts at a rapid pace. And the affordable price makes the MINI a great first 3D printer for everyone.
All parts of our printer are open-source. The community around our products is huge and the feedback is overwhelmingly positive - don't believe us? Check out Facebook groups and YouTube videos! There's so much to do with your 3D printer - buying it is just the beginning!
We offer 24/7 tech support via live chat and e-mail in seven languages. Our printers come with high-quality instructions and guides. Plus, there's our knowledge base, community forum, Facebook groups...
Every part we use is thoroughly tested in-house. This is why our 3D printers are highly reliable and safe to use. The MINI is equipped with three thermistors and comes with a high-quality power supply (Delta or Meanwell - depending on region) for safe and reliable operation.
Original Prusa MINI is fully supported in our own open-source slicing software, PrusaSlicer. It is a feature-rich, frequently updated tool that contains everything you need to export perfect print files. We provide fine-tuned profiles for all supported materials.
The Original Prusa MINI features a streamlined design, while retaining the same level of reliability as the rest of the Original Prusa family. The printer comes separated into 3 parts - attach them together, run the calibration and you're ready to print in less than 30 minutes!
International warranty and 60-day hasslefree returns
Prusa Research is a 3D printing manufacturer located in Prague, Czech Republic. The company was founded by Josef Prusa, one of the core members of the open-source RepRap community, in 2012.
Prusa Research develops and produces 3D printers exclusively in its Prague's HQ. Since 2012, more than 150.000 Original Prusa 3D printers has been sold worldwide, receiving praise from both the media and 3D printing enthusiasts.
The company also develops its own open-source slicing software PrusaSlicer and produces high-quality in-house-made filament called Prusament.
Prusa Research's products are covered by international warranty. The company offers 60-day hassle-free returns (conditions apply)
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