PolyPrinter 229 (discontinued but supported)

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Print Area:
229mm x 229mm x 229 mm

NOTE: This model has been replaced by the 229N. Please contact us if that is a problem due to purchasing restrictions or product catalog restrictions.

(There is NO CHANGE in our support for existing 229 printers at all. The new 229N has most all parts in common.)

ON-SITE SERVICE: A service for clients located within Dallas Fort Worth. Clients outside DFW can email sales@polyprinter.com for a distant onsite service quote. Onsite service covers travel costs for trips made by our technicians to service your printer. This effectively turns the carry-in warranty into an on-site warranty. We highly recommend this for educational systems and businesses. 

NOTE: This printer requires a USB connection to a nearby computer to operate. A Windows 10 computer is best (Mac is usable but not as straightforward.)

Printer Specifications

Print Volume

X:  229mm (9”)

Y:  229mm (9”)

Z:  229mm (9”)

Printing Speed

  Draft Mode - Normal Quality:

  • Perimeter: 250 mm/sec

  • Solid Infill: 250 mm/sec

  • Sparse Infill: 140 mm/sec


  High Quality Setting:

  • Perimeter: 40 mm/sec

  • Solid Infill: 80 mm/sec

  • Sparse Infill: 80 mm/sec

Physical Size

Depth: 635 mm (25")

Width: 406 mm (16")

Height: 457 mm (18")








The nominal resolution per axis.


0.0125 mm per microstep (12.5 microns)


0.05 mm per full step (50 microns)

A.C. Power Required

Normally set to 120v, selectable to 230v Max 5.0 A (fused)

Average current while printing: Approximately 1.0 Amps at 120V AC.


The fully assembled PolyPrinter 229 includes:

  • Power Cord
  • USB Cord
  • Webcam and Camera Light
  • 12 month standard warranty covering printer and extruder
Product Features:
  • Fast, Accurate, Reliable 3D printer
  • Filament switch that pauses the printer when filament runs out or gets tangled 
  • Heated bed
  • Webcam installed so you can watch your prints on the web
  • Fully enclosed cabinet makes large parts more successful by enclosing the workspace, helps contain smells, reduces sound level.
  • Hardened linear rods and linear bearings for smooth motion.
  • Metal pulleys for accurate motion control.
  • USB connection - does not need a serial port.
  • Camera Mount point Light Mount point
  • Max Nozzle Temperature: 300C
  • Max Bed Temp: 125C
  • Bed Surface (base) Aluminum
  • Bed Surface for ABS: Polyester (PET) tape
  • Typical Layer Resolution Range: .05mm to .25 mm (about 70% of nozzle diameter is a useful maximum). Layers thinner than .05 can be created but will not result in noticeably better prints.
  • Nozzle Size: .35mm

Other Items that may be needed

If this is your first PolyPrinter, you will need to also purchase an Owner's Kit which contains necessary tools and some very handy accessories.

It's a good idea to have a single power bar that supplies the computer and the printer together (for best USB connectivity). Most power bars have surge protection inside. A UPS is also recommended (750 VA for 229s, 1000 for 508s - they also have built-in surge protection.)


The PolyPrinter has a 12-Month “carry-in” warranty.

The warranty covers:
- failures due to defects in manufacturing
- design problems preventing functionality promised at the time of purchase
- two-way shipping of replacement parts
- labor at a designated repair facility
- forum, email, and live telephone support for diagnosis and repair
- breakage or wearing out of vital things that are not nominally wear items:

  • bearings
  • rods
  • belts
  • heaters
  • electronics
  • printed bits
  • wiring
  • fans

It does not cover:

- travel to the printer location
- Obsolescence
- Mistreatment
- Consumables or wear items. (e.g. bed tape, nozzles.)
- Shipping the entire printer
- Cosmetics
- Damage

The PolyPrinter has a (renewable) 12-Month “carry-in” warranty.

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  • 5
    Prints like a dream!

    Posted by Isaac on 1st Feb 2018

    I've had my printer for close to a year and I haven't had to do a single bit of maintenance besides replacing the tape and brushing off the print-head every now and then. I haven't had to re-calibrate it, or level the bed, or any of the other things I hear are regular bothers/chores with other printers. It just works. And I appreciate that a lot. I haven't had any printing screw-ups, my prints always stick well to the bed, edges and details are as clean as I have ever needed, and I was able to get a friction fit between components on my first try (0.5mm offset). I print only ABS and from what I've heard that's superposed to be difficult? I've heard these aren't usual things to say from my friends, but I've only owned a PolyPrinter. Thanks for your exceptional product. Definitely money well spent.