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-Awaiting Committee Sanity Check+Purchased
  
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 The Original Prusa MK3 is the latest design based on the concept of the Reprap we currently have at the hackspace. It is much easier to use once set up, as it features an improved print surface, automatic mesh bed "levelling", filament run-out sensor, a reliable extruder, market-leading hot end, reliable electronics design, power-loss detection and print recovery. It has a print volume considerably larger than the current Reprap, especially in the Z-axis at 210 x 210 x 250 mm. The assembly manual is awesome, regularly updated and has on [[https://manual.prusa3d.com/c/Original_Prusa_i3_MK3_kit_assembly|online version]]. Customer support is [[https://www.prusa3d.com/new-user-mk3/|readily available]] and thorough, there is also plenty of community support for this printer. Prusa Research are continually working on upgrades for their printers, making upgrade kits available whenever major changes are made. In addition, there is a [[https://shop.prusa3d.com/en/printer-upgrades/183-original-prusa-i3-mk3-multi-material-upgrade-kit.html|multi-material upgrade kit]] if the membership wants this capability in the future. Many third-parties offer upgrade packages for the Prusa MK3. Prusa have also produced their own [[https://www.prusa3d.com/drivers/|version of Slic3r]], which many people in the 3D printing community prefer over the standard version. The Original Prusa MK3 is the latest design based on the concept of the Reprap we currently have at the hackspace. It is much easier to use once set up, as it features an improved print surface, automatic mesh bed "levelling", filament run-out sensor, a reliable extruder, market-leading hot end, reliable electronics design, power-loss detection and print recovery. It has a print volume considerably larger than the current Reprap, especially in the Z-axis at 210 x 210 x 250 mm. The assembly manual is awesome, regularly updated and has on [[https://manual.prusa3d.com/c/Original_Prusa_i3_MK3_kit_assembly|online version]]. Customer support is [[https://www.prusa3d.com/new-user-mk3/|readily available]] and thorough, there is also plenty of community support for this printer. Prusa Research are continually working on upgrades for their printers, making upgrade kits available whenever major changes are made. In addition, there is a [[https://shop.prusa3d.com/en/printer-upgrades/183-original-prusa-i3-mk3-multi-material-upgrade-kit.html|multi-material upgrade kit]] if the membership wants this capability in the future. Many third-parties offer upgrade packages for the Prusa MK3. Prusa have also produced their own [[https://www.prusa3d.com/drivers/|version of Slic3r]], which many people in the 3D printing community prefer over the standard version.
  
-I have suggested a kit here in order to save £200.01, I have experience in constructing both Repraps and 3D printer kits and with the assembly manual I am more than happy to assemble the kit myself once it arrives. Assembly/installation/commissioning should take less than a day. I have considered the induction process and propose to prepare a self-certification form for those already inducted on the old Reprap as well as offering inductions on the new printer myself. I will produce an induction manual to allow other members to carry out inductions, although I would request anyone wanting to offer inductions on the new printer meet with me before doing so. Inductions for the new printer will cover relevant health and safety, basic use of Slic3r and actually printing. Some basic maintenance (bed levelling, cleaning the bed, changing filament) will also be included. Members inducted on the new printer will not be inducted on the old printer.+I have suggested a kit here in order to save £200.01, I have experience in constructing both Repraps and 3D printer kits and with the assembly manual I am more than happy to assemble the kit myself once it arrives. Assembly/installation/commissioning should take less than a day. I have considered the induction process and propose to offer inductions on the new printer myself. I will produce an induction manual to allow other members to carry out inductions, although I would request anyone wanting to offer inductions on the new printer meet with me before doing so. Inductions for the new printer will cover relevant health and safety, basic use of Slic3r and actually printing. Some basic maintenance (bed levelling, cleaning the bed, changing filament) will also be included. Inductions for the new printer will not act as inductions for the old printer, a separate induction would be necessary.
  
 I propose no usage costs and to reduce the current induction fee from £10 to £5. These induction fees will cover filament purchases. There will be no induction fee for self-certification. I propose no usage costs and to reduce the current induction fee from £10 to £5. These induction fees will cover filament purchases. There will be no induction fee for self-certification.
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 To allow the current Hackspace computer to be used with the Prusa MK3, I reccommend using an SD card reader. If there isn't already one at the hackspace or one isn't donated [[https://www.amazon.co.uk/Anker%C2%AE-Reader-RS-MMC-Support-Warranty/dp/B00LFIXC8I/ref=sr_1_5?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1543504695&sr=1-5&keywords=sd+card+reader|here]] is one we can buy. To allow the current Hackspace computer to be used with the Prusa MK3, I reccommend using an SD card reader. If there isn't already one at the hackspace or one isn't donated [[https://www.amazon.co.uk/Anker%C2%AE-Reader-RS-MMC-Support-Warranty/dp/B00LFIXC8I/ref=sr_1_5?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1543504695&sr=1-5&keywords=sd+card+reader|here]] is one we can buy.
  
-Filament will be supplied by the hackspace. This will be under a separate medium purchase proposal so it can be added to the consumables list. I propose that the hackspace only supplies PLA. Although the Prusa MK3 can print ABS and ASA, I propose that we limit the use of these materials as they produce unpleasant fumes during printing. Other materials (e.g. PETG, TPU, "PLA plus" and similar, "Flexible PLA", PMMA, HIPS, Nylon) should be supported, but not supplied by the hackspace. Materials with abrasive components (including, but not limited to, metal-fill, carbon fibre strengthened and glow in the dark filaments) should not be used with the new hackspace printer, although if the membership requires in the future, [[https://e3d-online.com/hardened-steel-nozzles-v6|hardened nozzles]] are available to allow these materials to be printed.+PLA filament will be supplied by the hackspace. This will be under a separate medium purchase proposal so it can be added to the consumables list. I propose that the hackspace only supplies PLA. Although the Prusa MK3 can print ABS (and ASA, HIPS etc.) I propose that we limit the use of these materials as they produce unpleasant fumes during printing. Other materials (e.g. PETG, TPU, "PLA plus" and similar, "Flexible PLA", PMMA, Nylon) should be supported, but not supplied by the hackspace. Materials with abrasive components (including, but not limited to, metal-fill, carbon fibre strengthened and glow in the dark filaments) should not be used with the new hackspace printer, although if the membership requires in the future, [[https://e3d-online.com/hardened-steel-nozzles-v6|hardened nozzles]] are available to allow these materials to be printed.
  
 ====Proposed Purchase: ==== ====Proposed Purchase: ====
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 ====Proposed Installation: ==== ====Proposed Installation: ====
-This printer will replace the old Reprap.+This printer will replace the old Reprap. To allow inducted members to use a 3D printer before they can arrange an induction on the Prusa MK3, the old Reprap will be kept operational and left in place with the new 3D printer placed alongside it. Once most users of the old Reprap are inducted on the Prusa MK3, the old Reprap can be decommissioned. I would like to keep the old Reprap somewhere in the hackspace, possibly on the museum shelves.
  
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 ====Supporters==== ====Supporters====
 ===Committee Sanity Check:=== ===Committee Sanity Check:===
-A majority committee vote is needed for all proposals. A [[large_proposal_process|large purchase proposal]] needs to be passed by the committee before members can vote on it.+[[botlab:meeting_20181211|Passed at committee meeting on 12/12/18.]]
  
 ===Member:=== ===Member:===
 A large purchase proposal needs a majority vote at a quorate meeting (see [[large_proposal_process|large purchase props]] for more info). Proxy votes are included. A large purchase proposal needs a majority vote at a quorate meeting (see [[large_proposal_process|large purchase props]] for more info). Proxy votes are included.
  
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