Built to last, and better than ever. The Series 1 3D printer from Type A Machines offers durability, modularity and one of the largest build volumes in its class.

Featuring a streamlined aluminum and acrylic body, a glass build surface and a precision laser cut CNC folded metal chassis, the Series 1 pushes the envelope in desktop 3D printing by matching a class leading one cubic foot of build volume with further improvements to the easy bed-leveling system and revolutionary interface for network 3D printing.

Thanks to the modular platform design, future users can look forward to easy in-the-field upgrades within the pipeline,including the introduction of embedded wifi connectivity, a heated glass bed, and an improved extruder with multi-material support.

The all new all-aluminum extruder is a game changer. The single piece melt path reduces clogging, allows for better temperature and print control, and works with a wider variety of printing materials, including PLA, High Carbon PLA and PET. It's easy to clean and easy to replace, so you're printing more and troubleshooting less.

The Series 1 is also ready to connect to a home network right out of the box. Using the free Meshmixer application you can print with just one-click.


  • Open source hardware.
  • Network and Wi-Fi Ready
  • Friendly Warranty - Can be extensively customized and upgraded.
  • Designed to handle the range of needs for the broadest range of printing materials, including experimental materials.
  • Designed to survive for the longhaul. Streamlined aluminum and acrylic body, a glass build surface, and a precision laser cut CNC folded metal chassis. 
  • Designed for use with open source software. Can use a variety of control software run on a broad range of operating systems.


  • More expensive than many of the other open hardware options.
  • Heavy, large footprint.

Who is this machine for?

  • Inventors/Innovators/Entrepreneurs
  • Universities/Fab Labs
  • Architects/Engineers/Industrial Designers
  • Medical practices
  • Manufacturers

Bottom Line

Durability, modularity and one of the largest build volumes in its class. Type A Machines Series 1 3D Printer features a sleek metal design, large build volume, and a new high-durability all-metal extruder for added reliability and the ability to print with a wider range of materials.

This guide was first published on Jul 31, 2014. It was last updated on Jul 31, 2014.

This page (Type A Machines Series 1) was last updated on Mar 02, 2015.

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