MiniMax Printer Details and Features

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Maker’s Tool Works is excited to introduce the new MiniMax 3d Printer. The MiniMax takes the best elements of our MendelMax 3 and strips it down to the core functionality. You keep all the important parts– for example the all metal structure, the E3D V6 Hot end, and the Borosilicate glass print bed with a bed heater– but you get it at a substantially lower cost.

Sample prints from the MiniMax


  • Why the MiniMax?

    With the MiniMax, we set out to raise the standard for entry level printers. We wanted low cost printer with none of the compromises that many printers in this class make.

    Many similarly priced printers…

    …have a wood or plastic structure. All the structural components of the MiniMax are aluminum or steel.

    …use low quality or clone hot ends. The MiniMax includes a genuine E3D V6 all metal hot end. The hot end is the single most important component on the printer, so skimping here is just asking for problems.

    …come with a low-quality print surface or require you to provide your own. The MiniMax comes with a high quality, super durable borosilicate glass print bed.

    …do not come with a heated bed or it is a very expensive option. The MiniMax ships with a 220W heated bed for super-fast bed heat times.

    …do not come with a power supply. The PSU is included on the MiniMax.

    …cut corners such as using cheap rubber tubing and hose clamps as shaft couplers. The MiniMax uses all high-quality components such as true helical couplers.

    …use cheap threaded rod instead as leadscrews. The MiniMax uses real trapezoidal lead screws and delrin lead nuts.

    …use low cost, underpowered stepper motors. The MiniMax uses high-quality, high-torque steppers guaranteeing reliable performance and no missed steps.

    …supply Chinese clones of less reliable control electronics. The MiniMax electronics uses the rock-solid Mini Rambo, made in America by Ultimachine.

    …have no or little support. The MiniMax full kit comes with the same support Maker’s Tool Works is respected for (The Motion Platform Kit comes with limited support– please read the product description carefully).