Dec 19, 2013

Printupy 3d printer by 2PrintBeta

From the Printupy product page:

This 3D printer is the quintessence of the state-of-the-art technology - a professional looking desktop accessory:
  • All 3 axes are independently controlled by stepper motor driven T2.5 belts which guarantees highest printing precision
  • Rigid aluminium frame
  • Screw-on linear bearings for extra precision
  • Core: A autonomous Echinus Board with SD-card-slot and an elegant Echinus Vision contoller
  • A precisely manufactured 3D printhead type J-Head (with in-house modifications)
  • Integrated heated printbed
  • Integrated power supply
  • Lasercut acrylic glass housing
  • CNC made gears
  • 3 optical endstops for highest calibration accuracy of the printing origin
  • All wires disappear inside the smooth acrylic housing
  • USB stick with clearly presented manual and pre-configured software

Technical data:
  • LxWxH: 420mm x 420mm x 700mm
  • huge printing dimensions: 200mm x 200mm x 220mm (X,Y,Z)
  • Filament diameter: 3mm
  • Materials: PLA, soft-PLA, ABS, Laywoo-D3
  • Maximal print speed: 100 mm/s
  • Minimal layer thickness: 50 ┬Ám
  • Nozzle orifices: 0.5mm, 0.35mm and 0.25mm
  • Weight: 12kg
  • Powersupply: AC 230V, 50-60 Hz
  • Supported file format: STL (stereo lithography)
  • Input: direktly via USB or independent from the PC with a SD-card
  • Price: 1200 euro for single extruder version, 1500 euro for dual extruder version

Advantages of a timing belt driven Z-axis:
Most 3D printer systems use a lead screw or a threaded rod as drive for the Z-axis. Backlash and imbalance cause errors in X- and Y-direction when moving the Z-axis. These errors are visible as vertical pattern on the printed object.
When using two timing belts as attachment for the Z-axis these errors can cleverly be avoided. Consequently the Z-axis is nearly error free, thus the layers of a printed object lie perfectly on top of each other.

There will be single and dual extruder versions, currently they are on pre-order: First delivery in February 2014.

Video of the early beta prototype:

Here is a new video of Printupy production model in action: