April 15, 2013

Bart Dring (aka Bdring) wanted to make a delta printer to keep the cost down, which would be even smaller than a Tantalus or Up Mini.

Besides using Makerslide, Bdring's earlier project of a linear bearing system for home built CNC equipment which successfully raised its funding goal in Jun. 2011, Bdring wanted also to keep a clean look and simple wiring and to use as few parts as possible.

Different from other delta printer design, Bdring got a bit "more sense idea" for this small delta: the bed would move and the extruder would be stationary. At the Chicago Hackerspace, Pumping Station One, a group of makers worked together to build it as a fun group project. The build area is about 100mm diameter and about 50mm tall.

When everyone kept saying the printer looked upside down, they tried flipping the printer upside down while it printed. It finished the print without any problems. There is a little line in the layering where they flipped it but both sides of the line looked really good.

The source files are on Thingiverse and the STEP file is available here.

Watch the video below showing the first two prints from the Quantum Delta 3D Printer.

 

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