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      This is my 1st submission to openbuilds.com and my 1st venture into building a 3D Printer.

      This build will chronicle my experience with the Phoenix 3D Printer kit from Ez3D.


      The Phonenix 3D printer is 20" wide by 20" deep and 19" tall with a build area is 250 mm wide, 215 mm deep and 200 mm tall (9.8" wide x 8.5" deep x 7.9" tall) with a heated build platform and a print resolution of 0.1 mm.

      The Phoenix 3D printer uses a RAMBo controller board with a timing belt/gear system with what looks to be NEMA 17 stepper motors for the linear motion.

      I do not have the kit yet because currently there is a 10 to 12 week back-log of orders. I placed a down payment on April 15th so as of today (June 24th) it has been exactly 10 weeks so I am hoping that my kit will be ready sometime soon.

      The structure looks to be made up of metal rods and custom plastic connection pieces with a moving heated build bed on angled bearings. The Phoenix kit can be bought and setup with either a single or dual extruders (I opted for the single extruder for now, a 2nd extruder can be added later) and has a really cool integrated spool holder on top.

      The software provided with the Phoenix looks really unique to me and was one of the main reasons I choose this kit. Ez3D uses a modified version of the open source Marlin firmware (since the printer is Arduino based it can be re-flashed with most any other firmware). Ez3D's software is available for Windows (XP, 7 & 8), Mac OSX and Linux.


      Built into the provided software is a "Parts Library" that can group .STL files into "assemblies" and "projects" that allows the tracking of what needs to printed. There is also a "Print Recovery Mode" that I do not see listed in many other software packages that can "rewind" a print in the case of any errors like tangles or calibration/print errors.

      The software also supports a mobile app that allow the monitoring of print progress and estimated time remaining from a iOS devices. An Android version is in the works. I have Android devices and won't be able to take advantage of this option as of yet. There is also a set of integrated diagnostic tools that can "exercise" each axis, print test patterns, calibrate the Z-axis, nozzle flush, etc.

      The Phoenix 3D printer is available as a kit for $374 or fully assembled for a mere $25 more plus shipping (looks like shipping will a little less that $100 for me). An 2nd extruder is available for an additional $100 and Ex3D sells some filament rolls (PLA, ABS & HIPS 1 kilogram/2.2 pounds rolls) for $29.99 plus $5.01 shipping.

      Here is the spot on my desk reserved for my Phoenix 3D printer.


      The laptop will be relocated once the build begins.

      Updates will be posted as often as I can once my kit arrives.

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      1. Special Notes

        In case you missed it; orders for Phoenix 3D Printer kit is back-logged for 10 to 12 weeks.
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    Reason for this Build

    I am building this 3d printer to create parts for other build projects, prototypes, etc.

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    I am inspired by many other builds on this and other sites.
  • Parts list

    Qty Part Name Part Link Comments
    1 Ez3D Phoenix 3D Printer Kit, Single Extruder https://www.phoenix3dprinter.com/buy-a-phoenix.html Link I am not associated with this company or site I just want to provide all relevant information.