Blackbelt 3D Printer

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JonRaymond
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Blackbelt 3D Printer

Post by JonRaymond » Wed May 24, 2017 11:40 pm

I've been following the development of the Blackbelt 3D Printer

It's not entirely a new concept but word is they are pursuing a patent for it or a subsystem of it.

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They just release their tentative Kickstarter video today

Interesting stuff I've noticed
  • They are based out of the same building or are next to ColorFabb (same address)
  • Currently they are using Simplify 3d to slice
  • The printer in the demo video is using a version of Marlin
  • Tentative Kickstarter pricing is €9,500 ≈ $10.7K US
  • Bed seems to be a belt of carbon fiber "cloth" with no evident means of leveling or probing it
It will be interesting to see how the Kickstarter plays out. IMO the proposed price point will really limit the audience.

I wonder who will be the first to replicate it by tilt a CR-10 at 45 degrees and added a conveyer bed beneath it?

Anyone else have thoughts on this printer?

LKM
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Re: Blackbelt 3D Printer

Post by LKM » Thu May 25, 2017 12:08 am

JonRaymond wrote:
Wed May 24, 2017 11:40 pm
Currently they are using Simplify 3d to slice
I wonder how that works. The belt is basically their z-axis, but it's tilted 45 degrees relative to the x-y gantry. Do you tilt your model 45 degrees in S3D to get the layers to line up correctly?
Bed seems to be a belt of carbon fiber "cloth" with no evident means of leveling or probing it
They probably don't need to probe it. There's only one horizontal line where the nozzle actually touches the "bed".

Zechy
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Re: Blackbelt 3D Printer

Post by Zechy » Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:03 pm

You don't have to home Z. I built one using a hypercube. I only home X and Y.

https://youtu.be/ynCYqWbT4t0

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