Sep.9, 2013

The Tobeca is an open source printer developed and manufactured in France. It is a compact and foldable mobile RepRap 3D printer.

This is an easy to use device. Its pre configured print profiles enable users to print models with just some clicks. The 3D printed parts are printed with layer thickness of 0.25mm, using PLA from Faberdashery.

Its integrated case and rugged design allow users to transport the Tobeca without needing to recalibrate, and it fits easily on a desktop.


  • 200x200x220 mm build envelope
  • USB connection
  • Integrated Repetier Host software
  • Aluminium heated bed for printing various materials
  • Foldable in its plywood case
  • LED for lighting the working area
  • Quick and easy installation
  • Available assembly kit or assembled and tested, with or without 1 year warranty

Technical Specifications


  • Technology: FDM
  • Filament diameter: 3mm
  • Printhead: 0.5mm
  • Layer thickness: 0.10mm to 0.30mm
  • Print speed: 50mm / s to 120mm / s (depending on the quality selected)
  • Supported Materials: PLA, ABS, hybrid wood / plastic, nylon, flexible PLA

Dimensions and case

  • Material of the case: birch plywood 9mm to 7 folds + dark plastic coated on both sides
  • Closed Dimensions: 440x414x175mm
  • Open Dimensions: 440x414x430mm
  • Printer open coil + PLA: 440x450x460mm
  • Weight: 10 Kg

Mechanics and electronics

  • Engine: Stepper NEMA14 (Z axis) and NEMA17 high torque (15 Nm and 44)
  • Power supply: 220V AC to 12V DC 120W, 82% yield
  • Cooling: Active with 40mm fan
  • Heating plate: 3mm aluminum plate (grade 2017A), with 6 10W 2.2 ohm resistors in aluminum housing and NTC 100Kohms


  • Firmware: Marlin
  • Printer software: Repetier Host
  • Formats: .STL GCODE.
  • Supported OS: Windows XP, 7, 8 (x86 and x64), Linux Ubuntu and Debian (x86 and x64), Mac OS

The pre-assembled Tobeca basic kit is priced at € 699, and Tobeca assembled and tested, folded and delivered in the briefcase will cost you € 899. The delivery time is 2 to 4 weeks.

All sources are available here on GitHub.



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Konrad wrote at 9/10/2013 12:13:18 AM:

Those sprained X and Y-axis belts decrease accuracy.

clemclem / wrote at 9/9/2013 3:46:59 PM:

not so as good as the FoldaRap, from France, and emanuel gilloz, at (more successfull than the makerbot herself !)

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