The Leapfrog Creatr dual-extruder fully assembled 3D fused-filament-fabrication printer has a partially open frame for fabricating parts up to 200 x 270 x 230 mm (H x W x D) using 1.75-mm ABS, laybrick, nylon, PLA, and PVA filament (sold separately). The dual extruder enables printing in two colors or materials, including water-soluble PLA for temporary support structures in a printed part. The hot end has a maximum resolution of 0.05 mm. The printer uses open source software and connects to the computer using the included USB cable. The printer head moves in the X (left and right) and Y (backward and forward) axes, while the print table moves in the Z (up and down) axis.
The frame is made of laser-cut aluminum to resist temperature fluctuations and maintain long-term accuracy, and it is closed on three sides to dampen print noise. Blue LEDs within the frame light up to enable viewing during a print job. The 6-mm thick tempered-glass build plate resists warping during temperature changes and can be heated up to 80 degrees C (176 degrees F) to prevent uneven cooling and warping of the printed part. The included print stickers adhere to the smooth print bed to improve the bond between the printed part and the print bed.
|Specifications Met||CE certified|
|Compatible filament materials||Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), laybrick, nylon, polylactic acid (PLA), polyvinyl alcohol (PVA)|
|Filament size||1.75 mm|
|Maximum hot-end temperature||250 to 300 degrees C (392 to 572 degrees F)|
|Maximum resolution||0.05 mm|
|Maximum build volume||12.4 liters|
|Maximum build dimensions||200 x 270 x 230 mm (H x W x D)*|
|Heated or ambient bed||Heated up to 80 degrees C (176 degrees F)|
|Connection||USB (cable included)|
|Supported operating system(s)||Mac, Windows, Linux|
|Software||Open Source. Leapfrog 3D-specific Repetier-Host software recommended.|
|Input format||Stl, G-code|
|Nozzle diameter||0.35 mm|
|Power requirements||100-240 VAC|
|Overall dimensions||500 x 600 x 500 mm (H x W x D)*|
*H is height, the vertical distance from the lowest to highest point; W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right; D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back.
Fused filament fabrication printers build prototypes and parts directly from computer-aided-design (CAD) data sources by stacking layers upon layers of molten material. The print material is provided in filament or wire form and is fed through an extruder within the print head, similar to how ink is used in a standard printer. A printer with a single extruder can print using one filament at a time; a printer with dual extruders can print with two different materials or colors at the same time. The thickness of the printed layers can be customized for each print, but the thinnest layer that a printer can lay is called its maximum resolution. Choosing to print using very thin layers will create parts with more detail, but will typically take longer to print. To lay the material in the correct way, the print head and bed typically move in a combination of X-axis (left and right), Y-axis (forward and backward), and Z-axis (up and down) movement.
Leapfrog manufactures 3D printers and accessories for commercial and educational use. Founded in 2012, the company is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands.
What’s in the Box?
- Leapfrog Creatr double-extruder 3D printer (assembled)
- Power cord
- USB cable
- Print stickers
- Fabricates parts up to 200 x 270 x 230 mm (H x W x D) in size or 12.4 liters in volume
- Prints layers up to a maximum resolution of 0.05 mm
- Fabricates parts using 1.75-mm ABS, laybrick, nylon, PLA, or PVA filament (sold separately)
- Dual extruders can simultaneously print two colors or materials
- Heated print bed prevents uneven cooling and warping of printed parts