3D printing company Deltabots has just released their latest device, the 3D Potterbot V4.5 ceramics 3D printer, equipped with a 5500 ml high volume extruder.
Capable of printing up to 9.4 kg (20.8 lb) of clay in one run, the 3D Potterbot can build ceramic objects up to a hight of 914 mm (36 inch). Deltabots has used robust and high quality components for their latest device. The direct nozzle extruder uses DC servo motors with a closed loop system and does not need any hoses or other systems such as air compressors. Users can choose from various nozzles sizes of up to 16 mm in diameter.
The devices works with a travelling print bed (X and Y axis) and a stationary extruder (Z axis). The X axis is supported by an innovative mechanism at the end of each rail. This allows for it to travel freely on top of any flat surface it is positioned on.
According to Deltabots the design and construction of the 3D printer is similar to a CNC milling machine, for example the team uses high precision lead screws with robust aluminium C channel to which give the machine the superior rigidity for carrying heavy loads.
With version 4.5, the company did not only expand the build volume but has also upgraded the electronics for higher performance and speed.
- Max. build volume: 660 x 457 x 558 mm (26 x 18 x 22 inches)
- Printer size: 1448 x 787 x 940 mm (57 x 31 x 37 inches)
- Printer height with extruder: 2388 mm (94 inches)
- Weight: 6.8 kg (15 lbs)
- Extruder: 5500 ml, 3.75 inch diameter poly-carbonat/carbon reinforced tube, anodized aluminium nozzles
- Extruder drive motor: DC servo with integrated drivers
- Power requirements: 75 V and 24 V, input 110/220 Volts, 60/50 Hertz (no plug for 220 V customers)
- Average printer speed: 55 mm/s
- Included nozzles: 5, 6.4, 8.3 and 10
The 3D PotterBot V 4.5 is available for $ 7,800 through Deltabot’s website.