July 22, 2014

SeeMeCNC is an early player in the 3D printer industry. They have built affordable Rostok 3D printer kits and ORION series of 3D printers based on delta system. As a result, it is not suprising that SeeMeCNC has come up another large delta 3D printer, the SeeMeCNC Partdaddy.

Image credit: SeeMeCNC

The build table of the SeeMeCNC Partdaddy is 1.2m (about 4 feet) in diameter and build height is 3.4 meters (or almost 11 feet)! According to an early note from SeeMeCNC, the Partdaddy is designed to use plastic pellets instead of filament. "Plastic pellets will be transferred to the extruder using compressed air or vacuum. The extruder mounts directly to the platform and will be a custom designed." SeeMeCNC notes.

The general construction is similar to the standard size t-slot design for the Rostock MAX. Its main parts CNC machined aluminum. 3D printing with plastic pellets offers important benefits to the users, and it significantly lowers the cost. For the nozzle, it has a swappable 6.35 or 7.25mm nozzle. The Partdaddy will not be as accurate as commercial 3D printer and is more suited for making complex and larger objects.

The SeeMeCNC Partdaddy delta 3D printer will be unveiled at Maker Faire Detroit on Saturday and Sunday, July 26th and 27th. Watch the video below the Partdaddy 15 foot tall delta printer gets elevated in SeeMeCNC shop.

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steve wrote at 4/14/2015 8:45:18 PM:

almost big enough to build a small boat .like the rotomolded windrider tri maran. would be neat to redesign a boat for expirementation as the molds for rotomolding are quite expensive. but this larger 3d printer could build a scaled down modified version of the boat a lot cheaper.also when you get bigger you can be less accurate

Richard Stuart wrote at 4/1/2015 2:37:17 PM:

Actually, another market is for RC Planes. 4ft x 1ft would be great for LiPo powered planes and then larger/taller on for Large Lipo/and Gas powered - say 6-7ft x 1.3-1.5ft. I would love such a kit. Richard Stuart President: FlyFreeState.com rcguy1938@gmail.com Yes, I am retired and 78 years old. 410-336-3505

David wrote at 10/16/2014 3:54:54 PM:

The build height will be much lower than 15 feet, more like 6-8 feet. If you use the proportions of their Rostock Max v2, the printer is 42 inches tall but prints under 15 inches tall. So 15 feet * (15/42) is only 5.5-foot-tall prints on this thing. Motors and pellet-feed system will scale also, so even if those parts are proportionally not quite as large, this thing is not going to print over about 8 feet, due to limitations of the delta geometry. But it will still be cool :)

Maddog wrote at 9/24/2014 1:21:11 AM:

Why not just 2 meters high? That will build anything useful and still be able to move it about. How how does if work with pellets? I want pellets on the $999 model.

lassi wrote at 7/23/2014 10:55:21 AM:

nozzle is in the article "it has a swappable 6.35 or 7.25mm nozzle" pellet driven so pretty cheap..and per volume a lot faster.. but not so accurate. think furniture, printer hulls etc.

Pressive wrote at 7/23/2014 10:00:44 AM:

I guess they wanted something to draw the attention of potential customers at the maker faire to buy theyr smaller product in the end, and for drawing attention, you probably have to go big. Now, lets start printing out that full size iron man suit found on thingiverse in one go just for the fun of it... I guess it will look ugly tho with a 6.3mm nozzle. I really hope they had some impressive and real application/ideas when they designed that beast.

Andy Cohen wrote at 7/22/2014 10:03:48 PM:

So... What size hot end nozzle?????

TK wrote at 7/22/2014 8:05:30 PM:

Life size sad keanu takes one year to print? I would think 15 ft tall is way too much... So what compelling item did they plan to print that needed 15 ft? Bonus question - why couldn't they print it in two or more pieces? At 6 ft high they could maybe print a dog house or fancy doll house say... Good luck hauling around very heavy globs of plastic if indeed they are hallow as even 15 ft by 4 ft dia. would be a lot of plastic.

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