When I wanted to build my own first printer, I of course went with the Prusa I3 design. I joined a Makerspace so I could print the components to make it.
Turns out, Makerspace 3D printers are fickle and down an awful lot. So instead of printing a 3D printer I decided to Laser cut my first printer. In effect I’m using the laminate printer method to create an FDM printer.
Based on Prusa I3 design
Dimensions: 510mmx450mmx370mm (x/y/z)
Build plate: 220×220
Build volume: 175x175x135 (x/y/z)
Heated Bed MK2b
Controller: Ramps 1.4
This printer has no fancy features but does it’s job very well. What makes it unique is the fact that it has no 3D printer parts. All non-mechanic parts are made up of layers of 1/8″ Acrylic.
You can find the full build instructions on Instrucables.com: https://www.instructables.com/id/Laminated-Prusa-I3-from-Laser-Cut-Parts-Only/
You can download the entire model at GrabCad.com: https://grabcad.com/library/laminated-prusa-i3-printer-1