We have further upgraded the MK3S with a brand new SuperPINDA sensor for improved first layer calibration, added high-quality Misumi bearings and various useful design tweaks to make the printer easier to assemble and maintain. The MK3S+ includes all the proven features of the previous models, including the MK52 heatbed with removable PEI spring steel print sheets, numerous sensors, power loss recovery (power panic) and safety features. And it is still as silent as ever!
The functionality of the MK3S can be further expended with our unique Multi-Material Upgrade 2S addon for printing with up to 5 materials simultaneously.
Original Prusa MINI+ is our new compact 3D printer with all the bells and whistles you would expect from the creators of the award-winning Original Prusa i3 MK2 and MK3S+!
The MINI+ is a big printer in a compact body. We did our best to squeeze as many features into the lowest possible price as possible.
The MINI+ is great for beginners, companies looking to build a printing farm and 3D printing enthusiasts worldwide.
In 2018, Prusa Research has acquired another Czech company called Futur3d with the intention to bring a brand new open-source SLA 3D printer to the masses. With more than 5 years of experience in the field, the 'SLA team' has continued working on the Original Prusa SL1 in Prusa Research HQ for almost a year.
SLA industry was always focused more on professionals and corporations. With plenty of smart functions, safety features, connectivity options and an affordable price, the SL1 is designed to change that and bring this technology to makers and hobbyists worldwide.
Prusament is our own in-house made filament. The advanced manufacturing process allows for higher level of quality control, more efficient testing and a guaranteed manufacturing precision of less than 0.02 mm (the industry standard is generally higher).
Each spool of the filament have a perfect winding and it's meticulously tested. The complete manufacturing reports are available online, enabling customers to see detailed properties of every spool they have purchased. Prusa Research is the only company providing its customers with this unique option.
Opened in June 2018, PrusaLab is a maker's dream come true. A fully equipped makerspace/hackerspace (creative open space) stretches over an area of 350 m² and it is available to everyone for a low monthly membership fee.
3D printers, CNC Vertical Mill Haas VF2SS, CNC Toolroom Lathe Haas TL-1, Narran Laser cutter, saws, drills, pliers, hammers, electro-workshop items... no matter how complex your project is, we've got you covered! Plus, you can take part in various workshops, lectures or listen to industry-related talks.
This Czech Company Guides Global 3-D Printing Pandemic Response
'In three days, Founder Josef Prusa and his team at Prusa Research designed, prototyped, verified, and began mass production of medical-appropriate face shields.'
Unboxing Josef Prusa: Meet the Living Legend
'Who is this Mr. Prusa and how did he manage to create one of the biggest 3D printer brands in the world?'
Virtual Maker Faire Prague 2020 exceeded expectations with interest
'Finally, the online version offered two more than three-hour blocks that combined live streams from workshops, pre-recorded macro videos, and even several live broadcasts from both the open PrusaLab workshop and the Bratronic missile base'
How Czech startup Prusa Research hit 17,122% revenue growth
'3D printer manufacturer Prusa Research’s rapid expansion highlights the importance of engaging with your community'
Josef Prusa on makers, breaking records and avoiding hype
'What do you get when you combine a 3D printer farm, 16 tonnes of Haribo Bears, and the ethos of the Rep Rap project?'
Prusa has democratised the technology by price and ease of use.
'We meet six young innovators who are leading the way in using their skills and talent to shape the future of technology.'
Prusa featured in the Computer and Electronics Hardware category
'[Josef Prusa's] simplification of the design of traditional 3D printers has democratised the technology so that anyone can use it.'
Seizing the moment of a personalized digital revolution
Josef Prusa has been featured as one of the '30 under 30' - most influental people in the field of technology.
PRUSA Growing Faster than 497 Firms in the EMEA Region
Three Questions for Josef Průša, Father of 3D Printing (Not Only) in the Czech Republic
Interview with CEO and founder of Prusa Research, Josef Prusa
'Josef explained me that the company managed to grow without any sales team. Word of mouth has been enough to bring the sales to 500 units per month in May 2016.'
Prusa's 3D printer is the best in the world
'Another world-class success for Prusa Research (...) the company's 3D printers are now the best in the world according to the prestigious Make: magazine.'
New Prusa Research facility and interview with Josef
After taking a full-fledged tour of Prusa Research’s new home, All3DP talked to the 3D printing kingpin Josef Prusa about the growing success of his company, their new facility, the future of FDM 3D printing, and more.
In April 2021, Josef was voted Czech Enterpreneur Of The Year by EY (former Ernst&Young).
Photo: Petr Topič, MAFRA
In March 2021, our company joined the 3MF consortium with the aim to further improve the 3MF file format, upgrade its software interoperability and boost it with new features.
Improved versions of the MK3S and MINI started shipping. Both 3D printers feature a brand new SuperPINDA sensor for improved first layer calibration consistency. The MK3S comes with Misumi bearings and number of smaller design changes. The new Satin print sheet is an ideal choice for those who often print PLA and PETG. Read all the details in our Blog article!
We have recently launched our brand new Knowledge Base. Featuring a streamlined interface, powerful search system and frequently updated articles, the new database will help you solve your printer-related issues in no time! 3D printer maintenance, common 3D printing issues, print quality troubleshooting - it's all there!
Also, the Knowledge base has been recently expanded with an extensive Material Guide. A well-arranged table covers all usual and many unusual materials and a number of detailed articles covers specific filaments in great detail. Everything perfectly organized and in one place.
We have launched a new program for schools and educational institutions called "Prusa pro skoly" (Prusa for schools). The aim of this program is to provide various institutions with discounted Original Prusa 3D printers, filaments, resources for teachers, pre-made exercises and specific ideas on what to do with a 3D printer in school.
"Our goal doesn't end with simply selling a 3D printer to a school. There's so much more. I believe that most teachers are open to modern technologies, but with their daily workload it may be difficult to learn everything on their own. The equipment is often bought just so it can collect dust on a shelf. That is why we want to create a platform that will allow teachers to share their projects with each other, consult problems and solve them," says Josef Průša, CEO of Prusa Research.
PRUSA PRO Face shield is the final version of our face shield (successor to the Prusa Face Shield RC3).
This shield provides complete protection of the entire face (flying drops, sprayed liquids) and has passed the official certification procedure according to the standards. It provides not only frontal protection (like the RC3 version), but protection on the sides as well. The Prusa PRO Face Shield meets the standard of EN 166:2001 for protection against drops and sprays (protection class 3).
Customers from EU countries can order certified version of this shield in our eshop. Or you can print PRUSA PRO Face shield yourself.
With the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for personal protecive equipment (PPE) skyrocketed. We joined the worldwide fight and shared our open-source protective shield design so anyone can download it for free and manufacture face shields using a 3D printer. We have also started producing the face shields and donated over 200.000 in-house produced shields to doctors, firefighters and other frontline staff. We have also summarized our findings, precautions and safety measures in blog posts to inspire other companies or individuals and to help them in difficult times.
On August 16th, 2019, Prusa Research set a new world record for Most 3D printers operating simultaneously. We brought over 1.000 of our 3D printers into a single hall and kept them printing simultaneously. The resulting 1.096 successful prints set a new world record.
Read more here
We have released a documentary that cover the entire history of Prusa Research along with Josef Prusa's beginnings with 3D printers. In fact, by this point, Prusa Research sold more than 130,000 3D printers, while gaining a significant 10% market share in 2018.
The first batch of Original Prusa SL1 and CW1 machines were sent to the first customers. The SL1 delivers extremely precise prints thanks to a high-resolution print display, premium materials, and plenty of advanced software and hardware features. More in our blog post.
The sheer number of new features, improvements and bugfixes added into the latest Slic3r PE was one of the reasons for opening a new chapter in the development. Slic3r PE has been renamed to more recognizable PrusaSlicer 2.0 with a revamped UI, support for MSLA printing and many other features. Learn more in our blog post.
PrusaPrinters.org has been relaunched as a brand new community hub with online model library, world map of users, community activities, ready-to-print G-Codes and much more.
A new printer upgrade has been introduced and started shipping. The Original Prusa i3 MK3S / MK2.5S 3D printers feature a reworked extruder with a new filament sensor and improved cooling. The MK3S / MK2.5S has all the improvements that were implemented over the life cycle of MK3/MK2.5. Printer upgrades for existing customers are now also available.
New version of the Multi Material Upgrade, now with improved reliability, new extruder and filament sensor. MMU2S comes with a filament buffer box that prevents filament tangling. MK3S/MK2.5S upgrade is included in the MMU2S package. All current owners of MMU2.0 receive the MMU2S upgrade for free.
We have increased manufacturing capacity of our printing farm to 500 3D printers running 24/7.
Original Prusa i3 MK3 is the best 3D Printer in the 2019 Ultimate
Guide to Digital Fabrication by MAKE: Magazine with the score of
46points! Our MK2/S is the second and it stays on the top of the
charts for three years in a row. And the third place goes to Original
Prusa i3 MK3 with Multi-Material Upgrade 2.0!
We have reached 1000 shipped packages per day. It's not only printers but also upgrades, filaments, and replacements.
Prusa Research is no. 1 fastest growing tech company in Central Europe
Read more: Deloitte Fast 50
The very first Prague Maker Faire featured 180 maker exhibits and attracted over 10500 visitors from both Czech Republic and other countries. Prusa Research was the main partner and co-organizer.
See video: The first Prague Maker Faire recap!
PrusaLab, a fully-equiped community makerspace/hackerspace has been opened for public in Prusa Research (Prague, Czech Republic).
Read more: PrusaLab website
Original Prusa i3 MK3 gets the "Best Personal 3D Printer of the Year" award. The award was presented by Dr. Adrian Bowyer, founder of the RepRap project.
Read more: 3D Printing Industry Awards
Prusa Research keeps growing steadily. We have shipped more than 6000 printers in a month.
The printing farm was expanded again and Prusa Research acquired another Czech company, Futur3D, specialized in SLA 3D printing.
See video: Three hundred 3D printers in one room
Original Prusa i3 MK2S is the best 3D printer in 2018 3D Printer Shootout by MAKE: Magazine.
See video: MK2S review in MAKE: Magazine
Another great achievement for MK2S - it became the best 3D printer kit according to All3DP.com.
Prusa Research has become the 3rd fastest growing tech company in Central Europe.
Learn more (PDF) here
The successor to the award-winning MK2 3D printer announced. Original Prusa i3 MK3 brings dozens of important upgrades and new features, expanding and improving nearly every aspect of the MK2. Owners of MK2 can buy an upgrade package to MK3 or a cheaper MK2.5 upgrade.
The Original Prusa i3 MK2/S is became the best desktop 3D printer according to 3Dhubs.com Trends. MK2/S has been on the top of the list for more than a year!
Prusa Researched moved to a bigger factory, keeping development, production and all other activities under one roof. Prusacontrol, a streamlined slicing tool, has been released.
The MK2 3D printer has received an upgrade resulting in higher reliability. The number of shipped printers increased to 3000 per month.
Read more: Original Prusa i3 MK2S release
Slic3r Prusa Edition - our own slicing software - has been released. Slic3r PE is a fork of the original Slic3r, it is still open-source and completely free for users. As time went on, we have added a lot of unique and innovative features like the Smooth Variable Layer Height or Soluble interface supports.
Original Prusa MK2S on the cover of MAKE: Magazine as the highest-rated 3D printer in 2017 3D Printer Shootout.
Read more: Makezine.com
Original Prusa i3 1.75mm has been released, improving the precision and printing quality of the previous Original Prusa i3 (3mm). The original "Prusa Nozzle" has been replaced by a new E3D nozzle.
A major step forward in terms of performance, reliability, functionality and design. Built around a rigid aluminium frame, the i3 focused on ease of construction and use. Original Prusa i3 was shipped with a 3mm Prusa Nozzle.
This is Buddy. Josef's dog which became one of the symbols of the company. Buddy's 3D model is one of the sample objects bundled with our 3D printers and we even have cute Buddy stickers! 🙂
Meet Hanka, the first Prusa Research's employee!
See video: 5 Prusa i3 printing!
Third iteration of the more and more popular Prusa Mendel design. It was a complete redesign that brought a new frame, dozens of upgrades, streamlined construction (for easier assembly) and a special Prusa nozzle. It evolved into what we know as the Original Prusa i3 (below).
Read more: RepRap Wiki
Second iteration of the more and more popular Prusa Mendel design
Read more: RepRap Wiki
Where it all started. Prusa Mendel can be considered a "Ford Model T" of the 3D printing industry. Easy to assemble, repair and modify. It opened the world of 3D printing to a wide audience.
Read more: RepRap Wiki
Josef Prusa developed his own heated bed for 3D printing - a crucial part of all modern 3D printers. The heat helps to improve adhesion of the first layer.
Everything started here. Josef was college student back then and he was looking for the improvements of his DJ set.
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