SpiderBot Delta 3D Printer

3D Printing... A revolution ?

Written by Ph. Boichut on Monday, 08 June 2015

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All analysts forecast an increase in the market of 3D printing with increases of 2 or even 3 digits numbers for the coming years. I think they are right, but it will not be the way it has often been presented : Every home will not have a 3D printer for at least several years (decades?) to come.

Many articles or TV shows have somewhat 'inflated' the technology...

SpiderBot V2.1 What's new?

Written by Ph. Boichut on Monday, 18 May 2015

We are proud to reveal the V2.1 of SpiderBot.

Ordering and availibility

The SpiderBot V2.1 are in stock, current lead time is 3-5 days.

Design a part for 3D printing, some advises...

Written by Ph. Boichut on Thursday, 30 April 2015
The FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication) 3D printing technology used in SpiderBot is a great tool for design offices and engineering companies
- it accelerates the design process
- it improves product quality by enabling a more iterative design and more thorough design evaluations (We designed part in just a few days that would have otherwise taken weeks, if we didn't have a SpiderBot)
- it helps reduce design costs
 
But the technology is far from magical and not everything can be printed, at least without a slight adaptation of parts...

PEI Print Bed, if the part stick too well on it...

Written by Ph. Boichut on Tuesday, 07 April 2015

Objects sticking too well to your print bed? We have just the trick to help you out. Sometimes, when the printer is not well calibrated (happens mainly if the Z_Max_Length is slightly too long or the KISSlicer parameter "Bed Roughness" to high ) or when the printed part has a very large area in direct contact with the print bed, it can be diffcult to take off the part. 

RapidPro 2015, why do we print in ABS ?

Written by Ph. Boichut on Friday, 06 March 2015

We are back from RapidPro 2015...

I am impressed by the number of people we have seen and that have shown a great interest in our 3D Printer, the SpiderBot. On a personal note, I would like to thank the hundreds of visitors who stopped at our booth, to talk, ask question and express their interest.
SpiderBot Booth at RapidPro 2015

 
One of the things that surprised me was that a lot of visitors were wondering why we were printing in ABS !
It would seem that not many people are aware that PLA can not be used beyond 55/60°C and the parts soften and deform from this temperature onward.
For this reason, I would like to share some more of the technical reason behind this choice...