FAQ: TRINUS - The Affordable All-Metal 3D Printer

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SHIPPING: Do you ship worldwide?

Yes, Trinus will be available globally. Shipping cost differs according to your location.

SHIPPING: When will you deliver Trinus?

As of August 2016, we estimate shipping to start at some point in September / October 2016. Delivery time will vary depending on your destination.

SHIPPING: How much does shipping cost?

Once you choose your pledge, Backerkit will adjust the shipping cost automatically based on your location. Note that, depending on your location, you may be charged import duty by your local border authority when receiving your order.

PAYMENT METHODS: How can I pay for Trinus? We accept most credit and debit cards through Stripe, and we can also use PayPal.

ASSEMBLY: How long does it take to assemble Trinus?

We gave our set to someone with no technical experience and she assembled it in 30 minutes. The printer comes in 11 major units and all you need to do is screw them in place.

ASSEMBLY: How often should I calibrate the system?

We avoided using belts and low-quality parts in order to give Trinus a high degree of precision and reliability. It is designed to only need calibration the first time you use it.

ASSEMBLY: How long does it takes to replace the 3D Printer head with the Laser Engraver?

It takes just a minute and four screws to add on the Laser Engraver head. Protection glasses are mandatory while using the active laser.

FILAMENT: What is filament size that comes with Trinus?

Trinus uses 1.75mm filament.

FILAMENT: What filament can I use with Trinus 3D Printer?

Trinus has been tested and works flawlessly with PLA, ABS, wood, aluminum, bronze, PC, flex and many other filaments.

FILAMENT: Do I get any filament with my order to test the printer?

We will ship a 45g Polymaker filament pack with every order. You can order additional filament at a discount from our pledges.

FILAMENT: Do I have to exclusively use Polymaker filament with Trinus?

We tested all of the filament brands available to us, and you are free to use any filament brand on the market. We equipped Trinus with a high-quality extruder that can handle a wide range of filaments.

FILAMENT: What filament colors I can chose from?

Trinus Deluxe pledge comes with 1kg filament spool and we will update backers on color we will ship. Color for 750g filament add on will be concluded in survey near the end of campaign by backers. Color for 45g filament which comes with every pledge we will confirm in update to backers.

SOFTWARE: Can I use other software for slicing and printing?

Yes, Trinus is compatible with all available slicing codes (gCode).

SOFTWARE: Does the Pango software work on Win and OSX platform?

Yes, and you will be able to download it at trinus3d.com.

ORDERING: Will Trinus be available for preorder after the Kickstarter campaign?

We will continue taking preorders after our campaign. Please follow our official page at trinus3d.com as well as our updates on Kickstarter. However, Trinus will be more expensive after the campaign ends, as we are offering a special deal for our Kickstarter backers.

SAMPLES: I am product reviewer/tester, can I receive a free unit?

We are currently testing and pushing the limits of all of the prototypes we have, so we are not able to send any to testers at the moment.

PARTS: What’s the maximum temperature of the hotend?

The hotend reaches 255 degrees Celsius.

PARTS: What are the sizes of the nozzle and thread?

The nozzle has a diameter of 0.4 mm and the thread is M6x1.0.

PARTS: Will I get standard bed by purchasing Heated Bed Platform?

Yes, standard platform is part of package with or without Heated Bed Platform purchase.

PARTS: Will Trinus come with country specific plugs?

Yes, every Trinus will come with either a UK, US, AU or EU plug head.

PARTS: Will I be to purchase accessories for Trinus after Kickstarter campaign?

Yes, accessories available in Kickstarter campaign and other we offer later on will be available for purchase on our web site.

PARTS: Do you plan to offer in the future CNC head for Trinus?

Yes, we are developing several new heads for Trinus and CNC is one of them. We expect to offer it in near future.

LASER: Can I use Laser Engraver to cut materials?

Laser head on Trinus is not powerful enough to cut materials but engrave on wood, leather or other similar materials.

PRINT VOLUME: What is Trinus print volume?

120 x 125 x 125mm (4.9 x 4.7 x 4.9in)

RESOLUTION: I wonder what is XY resolution of Trinus?

XYZ axis resolution are identically 2.5um

Do you offer any warranty?

Yes we will offer 1 year limited warranty.

Shipping Updates No shipping updates are provided.
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