Meet the 3D Printers at Reality3DP
Prusa i3 MK3
Custom Delta 3D Printer
Delta 3D Printers
Most of the 3D printers on the market are cartesian like the Prusa i3 MK3 above, meaning each of the axis are independent and a command to move a single axis only requires the movement of one motor.
This setup makes the control algorithm pretty simple, but has a few negatives that a delta printer addresses. The biggest negative of the traditional cartesian prints is the large amount of mass that has to be moved to print the part. The delta configuration makes the printed part stationary and isolates the movement to just the print head and lightweight nozzle. It also opens up the ease of expanding vertically and allows for rapid and precise printer head movements.
The printer is capable of printing 16" diameter and 14" tall. That calculates out to a massive 2800 cubic inches.
How does this compare to other 3D printers?
- MakerBot Replicator Mini+: 4” x 5” x 5” 100 cu.in
- MakerBot Replicator 2X: 9.6" x 6.0" x 6.1in 350 cu.in
- MakerBot Replicator+: 11.6” x 7.6” x 6.3” 550 cu.in
- Prusa i3 MK3: 9.8" x 8.3" x 8.3" 675 cu.in
- Reality3DP Delta: 16" D x 12" H 2800 cu.in