Discov3ry was designed to be widely compatible with most filament 3D printers. Printers that use a RAMPS/Arduino control system will very likely work well. Other systems that may be more proprietary might require further investigation to determine compatibility.
The following is a list of the most common printers, and their compatibility with the Discov3ry. If you don't see your printer listed, let us know and we'll find out what we can.
Easily compatible printers, using a RAMPS/Arduino control board:
- Type A machines
- Deezmaker Bukobot/Bukito
- Boots Industries
- Creatorbot 3D
- Pirate3D Buccaneer**
*5th Generation and beyond are not compatible with the Discov3ry. The process will be slightly different for the Replicator 2 and Replicator 2x, we will provide precise guidance for these specific models. Full compatibility with MakerBots is still somewhat experimental.
**The Buccaneer is compatible, but will require slightly more modification due to the design of its frame.See the FAQs for more on the Replicator 2 and Buccaneer.
Printers using more proprietary hardware
- New Matter MOD-t
We are confident that integration is possible with this second group of printers, but it will require more patience and technical consideration. We will continue to investigate these printers, and if possible, develop guidance around the installation processes required for each one.
If you don't see your printer in either of these lists, let us know and we'll look into it, or you can reach out to the manufacturer with these questions:
1) Are your electronics based off the RAMPs architecture? Are they accessible?
2) Does your printer work with open-sourced software?
3) Is the extruder motor a NEMA17 stepper motor?
4) Is the nozzle chassis easy to access in order add or change extruder tips?