Dec 13, 2016 | By Benedict

3D printer manufacturer Titan Robotics has unveiled the latest version of its large-format Hyperion FDM 3D printer. The new 3D printer has a larger 24 x 24 x 24 inch (61 x 61 x 61 cm) build volume, a heavy-duty welded steel frame, and an improved heated build chamber.

Titan Robotics, a 3D printer manufacturer based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is known for its pair of large-format Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D printers: the 3-axis Atlas, which has a massive build volume starting at 30 x 30 x 45 inches (76 x 76 x 114 cm), and the Core XY Hyperion, whose build volume now stands at 24 x 24 x 24 inches following a recent hardware revamp.

While the Hyperion is the smaller and cheaper of the two FDM 3D printers, it is still a massive and high-quality machine, while a host of new improvements implemented by Titan Robotics have made the Atlas’s little brother even more powerful.

“The upgrades we implemented on the Hyperion make this a top of the line 3D printer of its size,” said Titan Robotics CEO Clay Guillory. “We believe the Hyperion is an affordable, yet industrial machine that is ideal for businesses of all sizes to improve their manufacturing processes.”

In addition to a larger build volume, the new Hyperion 3D printer from Titan Robotics comes with a number of overall structural improvements, including a heavy-duty welded steel frame that is precision milled on a CNC machine.

Dual extrusion on the Titan Robotics Hyperion 3D printer

The 3D printer’s heated build chamber also gets a revamp, with a custom sheet metal enclosure and high-grade insulation foam introduced to improve temperature consistency. With this heated build chamber, the Hyperion can purportedly print with high-temperature 3D printing filaments like ABS, PC+PBT, HIPS, and Nylon, as well as low-temperature materials like PLA and PETG.

Users can additionally use a vacuum plenum for the polycarbonate sheet on the heated aluminum bed plate, which is also machined on Titan's in-house CNC mill.

Those who found success with the original Hyperion FDM 3D printer will be pleased to hear that the machine’s overhead gantry and core XY design has remained more-or-less the same, but with the addition of stronger 15mm GT3 belts.

The heated build chamber of the Titan Robotics Hyperion 3D printer

Another constant is the 3D printer’s Z axis, which is still driven by 16mm direct drive ballscrews, though the large-scale additive manufacturing system comes with the option to upgrade to Yaskawa closed-loop servo motors. (This is a standard feature for all Titan Robotics 3D printers.)

Other upgrades made to the Hyperion include a lift/wipe system for dual-extrusion 3D printing and the use of either E3D V6 or E3D Volcano hot ends, as well as an automatic bed leveling system.

With all upgrades and improvements taken into account, Titan Robotics has recorded rapid travel speeds of up to 1,500mm/second on the Hyperion.

Printer Type

FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication)

Standard Build Space

24x24x24 inches(45x45x61 inch footprint)

Heated sheet metal enclosure

Max temperature 85°C

Design

Overhead gantry, CORE XY design

Frame

Precision machined steel frame (flat tolerance .001”)

Components

X and Y axis driven by core XY belt configuration

15mm GT3 belts

Z axis driven by 16mm direct drive ballscrew configuration

Yaskawa closed loop AC servos (optional upgrade)

Controller

Smoothieboard firmware with Reprap Discount Graphic LCD

Software

Simplify 3D (Software settings included)

Speed

Rapid travel up to 1,500 mm/second

Bed

Heated up to 175°C

Machined aluminum build plate

Vacuum plenum (optional)

Bed Surface

Polycarbonate or Borosilicate Glass

Materials

Most FFF style materials – open source

ABS, PC+PBT, HIPS, PLA, PETG, Nylon, TPE Ninja Flex, and more

3mm diameter or 1.75mm diameter filaments

Extruder Options

Bulldog XL extruder

E3D V6 or E3D Volcano hot end

Dual or single head

Max temperature 350°C

Nozzle Diameter

Swappable, ranging from 0.4mm – 1.2mm

Power Input

220V 30 amp required with enclosure and servo option

 

 

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