HICTOP Prusa i3
|This page is mainly for HICTOP Prusa i3 configuration and troubleshooting|
For more variants, guides, and information, please visit the Prusa i3 page.
About the Models
The HICTOP Prusa i3 is a Prusa i3 variant by HIC Technology, a Chinese 3D printer fabrication company. There are two variants from HICTOP, the Acrylic High Accuracy Aurora and the Aluminum Frame, with the only difference being the frame material and a slightly taller printing area for the former. They both come in fully assembled and encased or complete DIY kits. The acrylic version will be used for reference and specifications.
- Structure: Acrylic (or Aluminum)
- Extruder quantity: 1
- Board: Arduino Mega 2560 with Ramps 1.4
- Printing size: 270*200*170(190)mm
- Layer thickness: 0.1-0.4mm
- LCD screen: RepRapDiscount Smart Controller
- Printing speed: max 120mm/s | recommended 40mm/s
- Standard extruder diameter: 0.4mm
- Extruder temperature: 250
- Hot bed temperature: 110*
- Hot bed parts material: Acrylic, aluminum, PCB
- XY axis positioning accuracy: 0.011mm
- Z axis positioning accuracy: 0.004mm
- Printing material support: ABS, PLA
- Printing material diameter: 1.75mm
- Software language: English
- Date import format: STL, G-Code
- Device dimension: 430*505*380mm
- Device weight: 8kg
- Packing dimension: 470*470*330mm
- Packing weight: 11KG
- Power supply: 12V
- Working condition Temp: 10-30 degree, Humidity:20-50%
*spec states 110 degrees C is possible, but realistic temperature is around 80-90 degrees max without enclosure.
HICTOP ships some of the printers with incorrect firmware. The below firmware marks the z-step for 394 steps/mm when it should be 2560 steps/mm. The downloads section has the fixed aftermarket firmware.
IF YOUR PRINTER WORKS FINE DO NOT INSTALL THIS FIRMWARE. IT IS ONLY AN ISSUE ON SOME.
| The installation CD is available for sharing upon request. Contact the page creator for access.|