“MISUMI is a premium cooperation partner that clearly stands out from the competition. The customer has a major role to play here. So it's no surprise that MISUMI works with customer feedback to ensure ultimate customer satisfaction. We are impressed by MISUMI’s quality and service and that’s why we used MISUMI components in our DIY projects.”

Raul Cantemir,

3D printing is becoming increasingly popular. It is now becoming increasingly common to buy 3D DIY sets and to assemble them. As the quality of the components in the sets often leaves a lot to be desired, parts in the sets are replaced and a modified and customised set is assembled. It is still difficult and extremely time-consuming to gather information on retrofitting 3D printers from a large number of Internet sources. The online magazine PCPointer has therefore committed itself to being a reliable source that provides exactly this information: All relevant information on this subject must be consolidated in detailed articles.

PCPointer practical projects

Two projects that were executed with MISUMI parts are the Prusa i3 MK3S and a 3D printer enclosure/rack which offers space for up to two Prusa i3 MK3S 3D printers and 20 filament coils. We present these projects below.

Prusa i3 MK3S

PCPointer has retrofitted the Prusa i3 MK3S 3D printer with MISUMI parts. Our linear bushings, linear shafts and aluminium extrusions, etc. were used for this model. “Inferior parts or instability result in a frustrating 3D printing experience. The high-precision MISUMI components offer maximum stability. These are high-quality parts manufactured with high precision. MISUMI provides the basis for the construction of a 3D printer with aluminium extrusions, shafts and bearings,” explains Raul Cantemir,

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Prusa i3 MK3S detailed view

3D printer enclosure/rack

With its DIY product range for 3D printing, has continued the cooperation with MISUMI and made a 3D printer enclosure in the form of a rack which offers space for up to two Prusa i3 MK3S 3D printers and 20 filament coils. The basic structure is based on MISUMI high-quality components including black anodised aluminium extrusions 4040, highly durable and smooth-running casters, variable panel support brackets, heavy angle brackets and stable door hinges. The 3D printer market already offers several ready-made solutions, but these are “completely overpriced” and not designed for all 3D printer types, says Raul Cantemir, The low-cost 3D printer enclosures, on the other hand, are either based on wood structures or are of low quality. The high-quality MISUMI components allow you to implement your own ideas for a 3D printer enclosure quickly and easily and to adapt them flexibly to your requirements.

Here you can find a detailed list of parts.

3D printer enclosure/rack detailed view

The 3D printer enclosure not only reduces loud and disturbing noises, but also ensures that dangerous particles are filtered. Another advantage is the temperature control in the interior that minimises warping and achieves better printing results. The enclosure is highly flexible and can be extended and improved according to your requirements.

“MISUMI was chosen again even before the planning phase for the 3D printer enclosure. The components were delivered safely packaged as usual and leave no wish unfulfilled when it comes to quality and craftsmanship. However, it is also worth highlighting the quick and easy contact and service of MISUMI, especially when there are unexpected design changes and a tight schedule. Casters and door hinges were used in our design for the first time. The quality of these components is also unsurpassed.

We look forward to continuing our cooperation and would like to thank MISUMI for the excellent working relationship.”

Raul Cantemir,

Contact PCPointer

You can find more information on our customer PCPointer on their website.