Feb 17, 2014

FoldaRap folding open source 3d printer




Technical Specifications
  • Printed Parts: 21
  • Non-Printed Parts: 285 (including every bolts/nuts/washers/ferules/etc.)
  • Material Cost: ?
  • Cost: 600 €
  • Printing Size: 140mm x 140mm x 155mm (or 5.5"x5.5"x6.1")
  • Resolution : XY = 0.0125 mm ; Z = 0,00025 mm
  • Accuracy : 0.1mm (100 microns is the lowest layer height tested yet)
  • Speed: 75-500 mm/s (print-travel, max speed tested yet)
Special Features
  • Foldable !
  • Based on standard/cheap 20x20mm aluminium extrusion (with 6mm slot)
  • Easy to build, with few tools (the printed parts are based on a 20mm grid (for overall aesthetic and mostly to ease the design), are generally 3-4mm thick, and fit the beams in a way you have nothing to measure during the assembly
  • 1.75mm Direct Driven Bowden Extruder ; fixed on the x-axis for less hysteresis and higher z-print
  • Peltier Heatbed (fast heat-up) or cold-bed ala Ultimaker
  • Low energy consumption (40-110W)
  • Big Blue Power Switch (my favorite detail ^^)
  • Print volume 140 x 140 x ~150 mm (or ~3000 cm^3)
  • Footprint : 208 x 348 mm / Total volume : 335 x 348 x 318 mm (+21mm with the handle) / Folded and slided : about 335 x 376 (+21mm with the handle) x 98 mm / 3-4kg

http://reprap.org/wiki/FoldaRap

https://github.com/EmmanuelG/Foldarap

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:15877




























For a different type of foldable 3d printer made from plywood, look at Mowi:

http://diy3dprinting.blogspot.com/2014/01/mowi-foldable-open-source-3d-printer.html

Foldarap 2 is under development:

FoldaRap 2 prototype