Spark+

An easy-to-use, and community-driven 3D printer for designers, makers, and builders.

Built by designers, for designers

As a 20-year-old product design and development firm, we know how much you can learn by getting your designs off the computer and onto the table. We think 3D printing isn't just a visual tool. It's an essential part of the design process – a way to cheaply, quickly, and confidently test your ideas, so you can build products that work in the real world. We designed Spark with a simple goal: to build a tool to aid your design process.

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Experience

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Community

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Technology

Experience

Designed with you in mind

We use 3D printers every day to build functional prototypes for clients in industries from consumer electronics to sporting goods. We understand the power of a tangible functioning prototype of a design. The power if a 3D printer is not just to print downloadable trinket but to also CAD up and test a design.

Experience

Guided setup

Spark ships fully assembled. After you plug it in and download Cura, the multi-touch interface will help you start printing over WiFi or USB in minutes.

Experience

Removable build platform

Spark's durable ABS print bed magnetically snaps into place and helps your parts adhere during the critical first layer of printing. Flex the platform to pop them off when they're done.

Experience

Built in storage

Keep your workspace organized with space for 3D printing tools and accessories.

Tech

Powered by robust technology

Spark is designed to build more than trinkets. It's for designers and engineers who want to flush out ideas and move you design process to the next stage.

Tech

Variable print quality

Cura lets you select a build quality thats right for moment. Faster builds get the part in you hand after to test where fine builds might be what you want for presentation. You have choices.

Tech

Bed leveling system

Its all about the first layer. Bed leveling is critical and we designed a probe that deploy and stow and reads the bead accurately. The amount of points it reads is customizable.

Tech

Eco-friendly filament

We chose to make PLA our filament of choice. We believe the earth doesn't need more harmful material in landfill and we made a conscience effort to select a more sustainable material.

Tech

Recyclable materials

Cradle to cradle is a design mantra and we chose to make almost every part in Spark recyclable. Ech part is marked with its recycling number so at the end of Sparks life it can be recycled and not ind up in a landfill.

- Community

Built for nonstop improvement

Spark is designed to be built even after its parts leave the factory floor. The printer's software and firmware can be refined and customized by anyone, anywhere.

Community

Industry leading software

Jump from digital to tangible in a few clicks with Ultimaker's Cura, the world's most popular 3D printing software, designed for interns and experts alike.

Community

Customizable firmware

Write and download Arduino's Marlin code to tweak Spark's settings to fit your needs, from temperature and build volume to bed leveling and nozzle offset.

How it works

Step 01

Plan

Export your part from 3D modeling software (SolidWorks, OnShape, Fusion360) to Cura as a .STEP or .STL file.

Step 01

Design

Export your part from 3D modeling software (SolidWorks, OnShape, Fusion360) to Cura as a .STEP or .STL file.

Step 02

Process

Use Cura's default or robust custom settings to prepare your part for printing. (3 lines)

Step 03

Build

Send your Cura file to Spark over WiFi or via USB. (3 lines)

Step 04

Validate

Get your prints into the real world to see if they work as designed.

Tech specs

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Print Technology

Fused Deposition
Modeling (FDM)

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Build Volume

94.8 cm x 82.3 cm x 12 cm
(37 in x 32.4 in x 4.72 in)

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Max Build Rate

??? cm/hr
(? in/hr)

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Materials

PLA
ABS