The first Prusa i3 was designed by Josef Průša in 2012, and was released as a commercial kit product in 2015. The latest model (MK3S+, as of November 2020) is available in both kit and factory assembled versions.
How old is Prusa?
Prusa Research was founded as a one-man startup in 2012 by Josef Prusa, a Czech hobbyist, maker and inventor – and now one of the most famous names in the 3D printing industry. Josef found his passion for 3D printers as a student of University of Economics in Prague. That was in 2009.
When did Prusa MK3S come out?
Prusa i3 MK3S and MK3S+ – In February 2019, Prusa i3 MK3S was released, along with the Multi Material Upgrade 2S (MMU2S), which allows selecting any of 5 different materials for printing together automatically.
How long will a Prusa last?
What is the life expectancy of the printer? According to our testing, the average maintenance-interval of our printers is around 800 print-hours. When it needs to be serviced, most frequently, it’s the nozzle that needs to be changed, and then it can continue printing for many hundreds of hours more.
When did Prusa MK3 come out?
In February 2019, Prusa i3 MK3S was released, along with the Multi Material Upgrade 2S (MMU2S), which allows selecting any of 5 different materials for printing together automatically. MK3S changes include a simplified mechanical filament sensor, improved print cooling, and easier access to service the extruder.
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