DeltaTrix Plywood 3D Printer Heads To Kickstarter

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Earlier this month we showed you Richard Tegelbeckers’ DeltaTrix 3D printer made from plywood, now it has launched on Kickstarter.  Richard wanted to turn the DeltaTrix into an actual product and decided that Kickstarter was the place for him to launch it.

The design for the DeltaTrix has already been published on Instructables and it should be sufficient information to build your own one. If you want a kit instead of finding the parts yourself, Richard’s Kickstarter page is the place to go. Eventually fully assembled models will be available and Richard is setting up his own website. Richard encourages users to mod and improve on his design.

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Total build volume is 200x200x280mm (8″x8″x11″), although a larger build volume is possible if you take into account the DeltaTrix’s 280mm (11 inch) theoretical build volume.

The printer uses off the shelf RAMPS electronics so that parts can be replaced easily and includes an LCD display in conjunction with an SD card slot. DeltaTrix accepts 1.75mm PLA or ABS filament and extruders it through a single Reprappro Hot End, with a nozzle size of 0.3 or 0.5mm. The print head can be easily removed for a quick changeover or replacement.

Future improvements could include automatic leveling using electronics in conjunction with a mirror bed, dual extruders for printing two different colours/materials and WIFI connectivity. The printer is open source so community modifications could be added as well.

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Richard said “I really like my DeltaTrix 3D printer. I think it is awesome! Since building it I have been able to print improvements to my own printer and I have been able to print some designs I never would have seen become reality otherwise.”

Prices start at £150 for a lightweight panel kit that includes a set of CNC machined panels but no electronics and go up to £890 for a Black Edition kit that includes everything you need to get going. Head over to Kickstarter to find out more.

Warning; 3D printers should never be left unattended. They can pose a firesafety hazard.