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Published on December 30th, 2013 | by Derek Markham

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Faster, $685 3D Printer Could Be A Game Changer

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December 30th, 2013 by  

Originally published on Ecopreneurist.

This fast, efficient, and affordable 3D printer could be a gamechangerWhen a group of college students couldn’t get access to an affordable 3D printer at their schools, they didn’t let that get in their way, but instead built their own, and the resulting version ended up being faster, more efficient, and a fraction of the cost of other 3D printing options.

The 3D printing device developed by Shai Schechter, Andrey Kovalev, Yasick Nemenov, and Eugene Sokolov, dubbed Deltaprintr, could be a major gamechanger in prototyping and quick fabrication, and based the success of its current Kickstarter campaign, is well on its way to blockbuster status with makers of all stripes.

We engineered the Deltaprintr to be simple, efficient, and affordable. We want as many people as possible to be able to get their hands on this exciting new technology without having to sacrifice quality or user-friendliness.

Why Deltaprintr?

Simple – Using a 3D Printer shouldn’t be a hassle. We designed our printer so that it requires minimal set-up, and so that there’s effectively no long-term maintenance. We’ll be shipping every printer with a construction manual (pictures!) to get you up and running in no time.

Efficient – The polar coordinate system allows for faster movements (than those of traditional Cartesians printers) while achieving a 100 micron resolution.

Affordable – Because a Deltaprintr design doesn’t need as many parts as other 3D printers, we can pass the savings on to you.

According to Deltaprintr, aside from being much more affordable than alternatives ($685 fully assembled, vs about $2000 for a new MakerBot 3D printer), it has a number of other benefits:

  • Faster speeds
  • 100 micron resolution
  • Automatic calibration – no more manual calibration
  • Ease of use and assembly
  • Easy & expandable print volume
  • PLA plastic – biodegradable and food safe
  • LCD and SD card included
  • Compact power supply

The Deltaprintr frame is expandable to accommodate larger jobs, uses 65lb Spectra fishing line instead expensive belts (which can occasionally skip while printing), and is not only made of fewer parts than other 3D printers, but those parts are also more universally available, making it easy to customize.

If you’d like to be one of the first to own one of these affordable 3D printers, check out the Kickstarter campaign page, or get more information at Deltaprintr.

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lives in southwestern New Mexico and digs bicycles, simple living, organic gardening, sustainable lifestyle design, slacklining, bouldering, and permaculture. He loves good food, with fresh roasted chiles at the top of his list of favorites. Catch up with Derek on Twitter, RebelMouse, Google+, or at his natural parenting site, Natural Papa!



  • Nobody

    Errrmmm… This stuff has been around for years. I admire what these guys are doing to make it cheaper to buy, but this isn’t that revolutionary. Johanne (can’t remember his last name) has designed several delta printers, each open source, and under 600$.

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