RepRap Buyers' Guide

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The RepRap II: Mendel is open source hardware and so there is not a single place to buy it but rather many options. This competition is encouraged so that prices become lower over time. Below is a list of places to find Mendel parts and/or kits.

For a spreadsheet containing the complete Mendel parts list together with listings of suppliers, see this page.

Note: it is not necessary to purchase a kit, many RepStraps are available either to buy or to build that can be easily assembled with tools you may already own.

For Sale Forum

We run a For Sale/Wanted Forum where people who have sets of RepRap parts for sale can advertise the fact and others can post requests to buy. Caveat emptor - we try to keep complete rogues and con artists off this forum, but it is open to the entire planet. Don't send money unless you're confident that you know what you're doing.

Fully Assembled Mendel Kits

  • No mendel kits are for sale yet but when they become available please list them here.

In Alphabetical Order

Mendel Parts Kits

Full Kits

  • No truly reprapped mendel kits are for sale yet but when they become available please list them here.

Laser-Cut Kits

  • BotMill - they sell a Laser-Cut Mendel-alike ( This is kinda like the RapMan laser-cut Darwin was to the true Darwin, a very,very close relative)
  • techzonecom - they sell a Laser-Cut Mendel-alike and other parts and electronics ( see: LaserCut_Mendel
  • flemingcnc - they sell a Mendel-alike called "Isaac" that is optimised to be produced commercially on a CNC machine.

Electrical and mechanical kits and parts

  • Mendel-Parts.com - Full Hardware kits, bearings, belts, aluminum and plastic Thick/Thin sheets, Kapton tape&film, extruder parts, stepper motors, SLS printed parts, reprapped plastics on pre-order.
  • RepRap Central - Dedicated RepRap Retailer - Mendel M4 Parts Supplier - Great deal on NEMA 17 Stepper Motors
  • RepRap Kit - seller of plastic filament, bearings, etc. (UK)
  • ProfoundDevices - seller of a complete parts kit for the Mendel Variations/Catalyst -- electronics, plastics (polyurethane), threaded rod, screws, etc. (Oregon)
  • Makerbot - seller of fully assembled/parts kits/pcb-only kits for RepRap Generation 3 electronics and plastruder parts. (NYC)
  • Bits from Bytes - seller of plastic filament and alternative (non RepRap standard) electronics.
  • RepRap Source - seller of plastic filament, older generation PCBs, and mechanical parts.
  • iPrint3D - seller of RepRap Generation 3 electronics
  • German RepRap Foundation (GRRF) - seller of fully assembled kits for RepRap Generation 3 electronics, plastruder parts, stepper motors, plastics (ABS), mechanics kits and RepStrap kits.
  • KD85.com - Suppliers of RepRap parts and materials in Europe.
  • RepRap Parts Lister - generates shopping lists for a couple different stores. Currently limited to the Gen 3 electronics.
  • 3dp-tools - Seller of plastic filament, components and complete printers with alternative electronics
  • Pololu - Provider of a alternative stepper driver, for more information visit http://reprap.org/wiki/Pololu_Electronics
  • UltiMachine - seller of electronics, mechanical parts, and printing materials.
  • RepRap Stores - Multiple vendors and RepRappers selling kits, parts and materials
  • MakerGear - Plastruders, Parts, Filament, Surfaces, Platforms, Printed Parts and More

Reprapped Parts Kits

  • Reprapped Parts Kits and other components, some are on eBay.

Non-kit Mendel Parts Suppliers

Stepper Motors

Electrical

Mechanical

  • McMaster-Carr - ships to US addresses only (online) - one stop supplier for all the non-RR mechanical parts of Mendel.
  • Fastenal - Canada and US (stores/online) - supplies all non-RR mechanical parts except for the drive belts.
  • SDP/SI - Canada (online) - supplies non-RR mechanical parts including drive belts (unknown if they supply all non-RR parts or not).
  • MSC Industrial - US, Canada, Mexico (online) - good for nuts, bolts, threaded rod and washers, not much else
  • Small Parts - US, Canada, Mexico (online) - good for materials like PEEK and PTFE in small quantities

Printing Materials Suppliers

For ABS/PLA/Etc. suppliers see Printing Material Suppliers

For-Sale Forum