Prusa i3 MK3S+ – How Large Can You Print?

First announced in 2020, the Prusa i3 MK3S+ is a popular FDM printer from Prusa Research. At a higher price entry-point higher than the Ender series, buyers want to know that they are getting enough printing area along with the quality. So will the Prusa i3 MK3S+ be large enough for your print projects?

What is the usable printing size?

The Prusa i3 MK3S+ print area / build volume is advertised as 250 x 210 x 210 mm or 9.84 x 8.3 x 8.3 in

The Prusa i3 MK3S+ Overview

The Prusa i3 MK3S+ is an upgraded version of the Prusa i3 MK3 by Prusa Research (a Czech company known for its high-quality, open-source 3D printers). It has gained a strong reputation within the 3D printing community for its reliability any ease of use.

  1. Build Volume: With the aforementioned build volume of 250 x 210 x 210 mm, you can create objects with dimensions close to these maximum limits, offering flexibility in the size and complexity of your 3D prints.
  2. Layer Resolution: Like all FDM printers, the Prusa i3 MK3S+ provides the option to print with fine detail or faster speeds, depending on your specific project requirements. With a layer resolution ranging from 0.05 to 0.35 mm
  3. Extruder: The Prusa i3 MK3S+ features a direct drive extruder, which helps in achieving better print quality and is more versatile when using different types of filaments.
  4. Heated Bed: The printer comes equipped with a heated bed that can reach temperatures up to 120°C, allowing for better adhesion and compatibility with various filament materials.

Considering other options?

See how it compares to the printing size of the Ender 3 here.