WorkHorse Printer

The Workhorse Printer is a large format, open source 3d printer released by 3D Distributed in 2018. The printer is a modular machine platform that uses lead screw driven motion with a fixed bed / moving gantry. 

  • Fixed Bed / Moving Gantry
  • X and Y-Axis Lead Screw

Most 3d printers use belt driven motion in the x and y axis to increase print speed but loses quality when more weight is applied to the gantry or carriage. The lead screw used on the Workhorse has a high helix pitch with multiple threads to allow increased print speeds while maintaining the quality provided from lead screw and ball screw motion.The robust and rigid system is particularly useful in applications that add more weight to the gantry or carriage. Materials such as clay, chocolate, plastic pellet extrusion or other foods can increase weight that is moved around which results decreased quality or print speeds. Workhorse Printer’s are available to purchase in Machined Component Kit, Hardware Kit or Complete Kit.

Workhorse 3D Printer MRRF 2019
  • OPEN SOURCE
  • LARGE BUILD VOLUME
  • ADVANCED LEAD SCREW MOTION
  • MODULAR MACHINE DESIGN
  • CUSTOM MODS
  • CUSTOM BUILDS
  • ENCLOSURE
  • HEATED BED

Carriage

Large 3D Printer Kit

The Workhorse Printer’s C-Carriage design is a robust solution for lead screw driven motion that uses linear rails and 20×40 or 20×20 aluminum extrusions. 

WorkHorse Carriage

The Workhorse 3d printer is available with custom mods and upgrades. We’ve several custom designed machines for many of our customers. If there is a specific size or requirement you just give us a shout. 

New Heated Bed
WorkHorse Printer Updates

Download Files

WorkHorse Printer CAD

Thingiverse Files

BOM

Lead ScrewDiscriptionPart Number
762mm Long (X Axis)Igus High Helix 10mm w/50mm LeadDST-LS-10×50-R 
485mm Long (Y Axis)Igus High Helix 10mm w/50mm LeadDST-LS-10×50-R 
Lead Screw NutsIgus Lead Screw NutsDST-JFRM009 
12mm T12x2 Trapezoidal ACME Lead Screw w/ Brass Nut (Z Axis)500mm LongHW-SC-T12x2-P
Linear Rails (ZYLtech)DiscriptionDiscription
450mm Long w Y axis (1pc)MGN12H 20mm x 20mm Hole PatternMGN12H 20mm x 20mm Hole Pattern
700mm Long X Axis (2pc)MGN12H 20mm x 20mm Hole PatternMGN12H 20mm x 20mm Hole Pattern
500mm Long Z Axis (4pc)MGN12H 20mm x 20mm Hole PatternMGN12H 20mm x 20mm Hole Pattern
WorkHorse 3D Printer BOM

3D Distributed Parts

WorkHorse 3D Printer Parts
WorkHorse 3D Printer Gantry Plates
Machined HardwarePrice $Source
4″ plate kit 2pcs w/bearings3DD
X- Axis C- Carriages 2pcs3DD
Y-Axis C- Carriage 1pc3DD
Y-Axis Motor Mount 1pc3DD
Y-Axis Idler Mount 1pc3DD
Hotend Mount3DD
Z-Axis Motor Mounts 2pcs3DD
Aluminum Bed
WorkHorse BOM

Duet3D Firmware Files

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Electronics

We now recommend the Duet 3 Mainboard 6HC electronics by Duet3D.

Build Instructions

Here