January 25, 2013 AT 11:00 am

Clean and elegant DeltaMaker personal 3D printer

DeltaBot

For those who haven’t seen the various Rostock / Delta Robot projects that have been popping up in the 3D printing world lately, here are some gorgeous photos from the DeltaMaker project.

From 3ders.org.

DeltaMaker is a clean looking personal 3D printer built on a delta robot platform. It has a rigid aluminum extrusion construction. The delta robot was invented by a team led by Reymond Clavel in the early 1980’s. Because of the speed and precision with which delta robots can operate, the technology proved a significant success, powering industrial machines of all kinds.

The delta robot design, with three sets of parallel arms connected to a central platform, enables printing of objects at high resolution without the speed limitations imposed by traditional 3D printer designs. Unlike a traditional X, Y, Z axis control system, no motor is specifically tied to a single axis.

DeltaMaker prototype uses MakerSlide open source linear bearing system and QU-BD hot end. A custom high-performance filament drive system and a Bowden tube are added for delivering the filament to the extrusion head.

Read more.

DeltaBot2


Check out all the Circuit Playground Episodes! Our new kid’s show and subscribe!

Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Learn resistor values with Mho’s Resistance or get the best electronics calculator for engineers “Circuit Playground”Adafruit’s Apps!



1 Comment

  1. It would have been a lot better if they had credited the Deltabot development group (https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups=#!topic/deltabot/vvvLFaBtChE) or Johann – whose firmware I’m sure they are running, without being prompted. More importantly, as John O of SeeMeCNC pointed out, they have not answered the question of when and where they will be publishing the designs – it is after all built on a LOT of Open Sourced projects.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.