Mar.5, 2014

Plastic Scribbler announces today a new model, Asterid 1100 3D printer, which features a Smart Controller, a 12V 40W heater cartridge, a heated build platform with a borosilicate glass build surface. It has the same features as the 1000S model such as an 8" x 8" x 8" build volume, acme threaded rod for z-axis motion and geared extruder for more dependable extrusion.

The smart controller is a LCD display with a SD card reader, allowing for computer free 3D printing. The Smart Controller gives constant feedback on extruder and bed temperature, so the user can instantly monitor the status of their 3D prints. The included slicer software would be used to generate the g-code used for printing.

The Asterid 1100 3D printer also includes a heater cartridge to heat hot end. With a higher power density, the heater cartridge can restore heat loss more quickly which allows for more consistent extrusion and better 3D prints.

The Asterid model 1100 supports printing in ABS or PLA. It includes the heated bed that keeps the first couple of layers of the 3D model warm, to help prevent warping due to uneven part cooling. The build surface is a 10.5" x 9" x 1/8" thick piece of borosilicate glass that has a very low coefficient of thermal expansion, which allows the glass to be safely heated and cooled without worrying about breakage.

In addition to the new product offering, Plastic Scribbler has strengthened the z-axis motor mounts and redesigned and upgraded the y-axis guide plate bearing support, making the printer more robust.


  • Build volume 8" x 8" x 8" (203 x 203 x 203 mm)
  • Uses 1.75mm plastic filament
  • Strong extruded aluminum and wood frame with built-in filament spool holder
  • Fully assembled & tested
  • 240W power supply
  • X and Y-axis utilize GT2 timing belts for high efficiency and low backlash
  • Spring loaded geared extruder with .4mm nozzle
  • All metal hot-end
  • Layer Height: 3 layer height settings: .3mm, .2mm, .1mm (other layer heights possible)

The price of the Asterid model 1100 is US$689. Visit Plastic Scribbler's website to check out more details.


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Dr. Grandoon Lavoon wrote at 6/8/2014 12:49:11 PM:

It does not matter what it looks like if it works well. I would much rather see the production costs spent on sound mechanics rather than on a pretty case. I recently bought a sleek looking Cubex Duo. Even after careful tuning, it produced hideously crude objects and broke down after only four prints. A big waste of $3000. I have placed the dead yet strangely beautiful Cubex on a high shelf in my library as a monument to my own stupidity.

Craig wrote at 3/5/2014 6:02:36 PM:

Yeah like ours.

3dbleh wrote at 3/5/2014 4:46:09 AM:

WTF is this printer in a box? Not needed. Less is more.

jd90 wrote at 3/5/2014 4:17:06 AM:

I'd think you'd want to make that chassis look better than that. Granted, $689 isn't a lot of money, but small & thin angle, a bunch of rivets, hole cutouts to speaker & e-stop button, and bare aluminum don't represent well.

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