Dec.13, 2013

2PrintBeta is a German startup that started with webshop selling parts and 3D printer kits. Their latest creation is the "Printupy" fully assembled desktop 3D printer that is compact, light and is available with one or two printing heads.

It comes with a belt for the z-axis instead of a threaded rod. The y-axis is light and uses a very short timing belt. All 3 axes are imdependently conrolled by stepper motor driven T2.5 belts. The dual extrusion version (coming soon) uses two x-carriages so you can park the second extruder besides the printing area for avoiding scratching on the freshly printed layer of the object.

The whole chassis as well as the x-ends is lasercut in acrylic glass and POM. The frame is made of light and stable aluminium. All axes are running on screwable linear bearings. The printer is also equipped with a cool display and a SD-card reader so you can print independently from the PC. All cables are in a cable chain or wrapped inside a flexible tube.

Technical specs for Printupy with single extruder:

  • Build envelope: 200 x 200 x 220 mm
  • Integrated heated printbed
  • Printhead: J-Head with in-house modifications
  • Filament: 3mm ABS, PLA, Laywood-D3
  • Maximal print speed: 100 mm/s
  • Minimal layer thickness: 50um
  • Nozzle diameter: 0.5mm, 0.35mm and 0.25mm
  • Weight: 12 kg
  • Printer size: 420 x 420 x 700 mm

The price for Printupy 3D printer single is 1,200 EUR including 19 % VAT.

Below is a short video of the early prototype of this mobile printer.


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Steven wrote at 12/15/2013 8:13:54 PM:

Because Deltas work only with no real weight on the axis, put a wade extruder on them and the delta will not work in good quality. Here we have the same, why u think industrial standard is BALL SCREW? If belts would be enough they could safe millions of money.... :) Its just a option for cheap production, not for high quality...

dude wrote at 12/14/2013 1:17:21 PM:

@Steven: why? it's what most delta bots do...

Steven wrote at 12/13/2013 3:43:42 PM:

Belt driven Z? Fail...

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