Jan.24, 2013

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.

Features:

  • Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) using 1.75 mm filament
  • layer resolution: 100 micron
  • 9" (229mm) diameter x 11" (279mm) tall build envelope (approximate)
  • Utilizes open source software tool chain
  • Printed object viewable from 360 degrees
  • Heated build platform (optional)

The Orlando, Florida based DeltaMaker team is comprised of four individuals: Craig Rettew, electrical engineer, Zack Monninger, Mechanical engineer, Robin Lopez, aerospace engineer and Bob Houston, software engineer. They have big dream: to bring 3D printer from industrial spaces back to home and school.

DeltaMaker 3D printer is launched today and the best deal and second best deal of a fully assembled DeltaMaker were immediately sold out. Another limited tier to reward early supporters are $1099 for a fully assembled DeltaMaker. The estimated delivery time is Jun - Aug 2013. Check it out here on Kickstarter.

Below are some 3D prints made on a DeltaMaker 3D printer.

(Images credit: DeltaMaker)

 


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Zachary O. wrote at 2/20/2013 5:02:05 PM:

Yeah I'd love to sponsor this thing, but I can't put down a grand extra just because I saw this kickstarter a bit too late. I feel the tiers and prizes should have been thought out better.

Tony wrote at 1/27/2013 1:44:55 PM:

Hi guys Im also in the market for a 3D printer and wanted to know (besides basic specs and price) what's the difference between a Delta Maker and Rockstock Max. Thanks...

denbo wrote at 1/26/2013 12:50:21 AM:

I sort of agree with Wes on this. I'm in the market for a 3D printer but I don't sit and troll the internet all day waiting for a great buy. That said I wish them luck.

Wes wrote at 1/25/2013 5:17:44 AM:

Looks like a cool printer, but hate the tier levels I'm sorry, but first 5 @ $500 next 10 @ $800 (+$300) next 15 @ $1100 (+300) Then next 50 @ $1400 (+300) So, I am personally not going to pay an extra $600 for not being one of the first hour people who elected to sponsor. Mostly when the level they want is $107,000 Maybe I am being stingy, but rubs me the wrong way for needing to pay double or more for not seeing the campaign right away.



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