April 11, 2013

iRapid - A 3D printer built with "rack and pinion" concept is launched on Indiegogo with a special price: EUR 749 instead of EUR 999 original price.

iRapid is a complete assembled 3D printer, one of the first fully assembled 3D printers in Germany. iRapid is built with a unique "rack and pinion" concept that uses no belts and thread rod and this design is already patented in Europe.

Technical specifications:

Building envelope: 100 x 100 x 100 mm

Minimum thickness: 0.25 mm

Nozzle diameter: 0.35 mm

Electronics: Ramps V1.4, Ardunio Mega 2560, 1/16 steps stepper motors

Material: PLA, 1.75 mm

Printer size approx: 230 x 230 x 420 mm

Weight: 7 kg

More information (in German) can be found here on indiegogo.

(Images: iRapid)


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JD90 wrote at 4/15/2013 11:14:34 PM:

Rack and pinion machines aren't new. I don't know what's preferable about having them over belts or threaded rod. The quality doesn't appear to hold up, which is a known issue for rack and pinion drives.

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