Getting Started With Your Printrbot Simple Metal

Model 1403

Assembled Printrbot Simple Metal

Thank you for purchasing the Printrbot Simple Metal 3D printer.  Please follow the steps below to get started using your printer.  If you run into any issues during the process, please visit Support for help and assistance if needed.

Printrbot Simple Metal Kit

Thank you for purchasing the Printrbot Simple Metal Kit.  To get you printing as soon as possible, please follow the steps on our instruction site to assemble your printer.

Files and Downloads

Quick links to resources for software, drivers, firmware, and 3D model files.


  • Download Cura – A free software for communicating with your printer through your computer.
  • Google SketchUp – The easiest way to draw in 3D… and it’s free!


Click here to download firmware for Rev F Printrboard.  However, please note that your Printrbot Simple has already been flashed with firmware for the sensor.  If you need to re-flash for some reason, here are instructions for reflashing your board.

Click here to download firmware for Rev D Printrboard.  Rev D users will need to define Build Dimensions and Steps/mm after flashing.  Click here for more info.

Your First Print

Your Second Print


Windows 8.1 has recently dropped signed drivers to recognize your Printrbot.  For other versions of Windows, download the required USB driver from, right click on it and “Run as Administrator” to install the INF file. It should create a new COM port that you can then use in Repetier to connect.  Click here for a helpful user created guide.  Windows 8 users – if you are still having trouble, see this guide.


Helpful videos for unboxing, calibrating, and other printing related activites










Get To Know the Community

Connect with others via this community owned forum.

Connect With Others

Learn More About Our Printers

Printrbot’s Official Q&A site.

Explore Topics
Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from the Printrbot team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!