"3DPrintMi combines the minimalistic, open frame style of the Printrbot/Wallace with the fixed Y Gantry system of the Mendel. The printed parts are designed to be produced rapidly, efficiently and assembled easily. A primary goal for this printer was to incorporate the maximum number of printed parts, thus enabling self replication. Built from the ground up, this RepRap requires very little tooling and does not need specially made parts (e.g. lasercut pieces) for it to function."