Dec 27, 2013

DeltaTrix 3d printer with detailed build instructions

DeltaTrix is open source delta configuration 3d printer project by Richard Tegelbeckers. It has very detailed Instructables building guide and features sturdy cnc cut wood frame with Airtripper Bowden Extruder, RepRapPro Tricolour hot end and RAMPS electronics. He will also Kickstarter it soon.

Detailed construction manual and all the files needed:

DeltaTrix has sturdy CNC cut full wood frame construction

DeltaTrix print results

There are some similar detailed build guides for Delta printers like this one if you are interested in building different model:


It is on Kickstarter now:

Technical specifications described in Kickstarter campaign:
The theoretical printing area is 280mm (11 inch) in diameter. As a square this works out as (almost) 200x200mm (8"x8"), which suits the used 'MK2A' heated bed. As it is also useful to be able to remove items, the gap between the uprights is just over 295mm. The maximum build height is around 280mm (11").
Main features:
  • Linear delta robot layout provides a mechanically simple motion platform for moving the print head only, not the workpiece.
  • Off the shelf RAMPS electronics allow for easy replacement in case things go wrong.
  • Using a LCD display and SD memory card (supplied in our kits), the DeltaTrix 3D Printer can operate on it's own. It does not need to be attached to a computer.
  • There are several (Open Source) options in terms of software. At the moment we are using Repetier on the PC, a modified version of Marlin as the firmware on the RAMPS electronics, and the standard Arduino IDE for tweaking the firmware.
  • A heated bed with glass print surface, allows for PLA and ABS to be used as filament.
  • In terms of filament, the DeltaTrix 3D Printer is designed to accept 1.75mm PLA and ABS on a variety of 1kg reels, as long as it is of good quality.
  • Igus linear slides with pretension are used, providing a robust and durable bearing solution from a highly reputable manufacturer. The strengthening ribs on the uprights keep the rails straight and sturdy.
  • The current design print head assembly uses a single Reprappro Hot End, with a nozzle size of 0.3 or 0.5mm. The assembly also has a fan and integrated duct for cooling the top of a print.
  • Quick changeover print head assembly. Useful for swapping between two print head assemblies, eg. one for ABS and one for PLA. The prototypes use connection blocks, but the kit will have proper connectors. Please, note: the standard kit only contains parts for one off print head assembly.