Printrbelt 3D: Now You Can Print with ‘Infinite Z’

By on July 8, 2017
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The California-based 3D printer company Printrbot has introduced its latest offering, the Printrbelt 3D printer.

The Printrbelt 3D printer, which is already available to order through the Printrbot website, is a desktop additive manufacturing system which integrates a moving platform. This distinct feature, along with a novel angled printhead, makes for a 3D printer that can print continuously, as printed parts are automatically moved along the Z-axis on the print belt until they come off at the end.

The 3D printer was developed in partnership with Polar3D, which developed the cloud software for processing prints. Access to this cloud service will be included in the 3D printer purchase. (Printrbot has explicitly not guaranteed compatibility with other third-party software or operating systems.)

Technical Specifications:

  • Model: 1706
  • Build Volume (X-Y-Z):
  • Print Resolution: .2mm layer height recommended
  • Print Speed: 30-60mm/sec depending on material. Results may vary
  • Filament: 1.75mm PLA (sample included)
  • Extruder: Gear Head v2 Alu Extruder
  • Hot End: Ubis 13HF
  • Rails: Linear Rail and carriages for X & Y
  • Belt: Stainless steel covered in Kapton
  • Belt Drive Pulleys: 20 tooth, dual flange GT2 aluminum
  • Electronics: Printrboard Rev F6, Raspberry Pi 3
  • Software: Polar3D will provide the cloud software. WIFI or ethernet is required
  • Power Requirements: Standard 110V outlet
  • Motors: Nema17 for X, Y and Extruder. Geared stepper for Z belt
  • Overall Footprint*:  20.25″ x 13″ x 14″

Printrbot’s new 3D printer is listed on its website for the price of $1,499.00, making it not only a uniquely built 3D printer, but also a surprisingly affordable one.

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