SpiderBot is no stranger to the 3D printing scene. The company’s Delta 3D Printer series has been around for a while, and has seen some considerable success.
However, the French company has officially announced something new that should blow its past successes out of the water. What is it?
It’s nothing less than a new SpiderBot Delta 3D Printer featuring a dual extrusion head with some advanced capabilities. What should you know?
Digging Deeper into the New Printer
A lot of SpiderBot’s success was due to the company’s TSS extrusion system. That alone was enough to convince a significant number of buyers that the printer was worth their money.
It represented several advancements that weren’t available from competitors, including the fact that there were only three attachments for their extruders (in comparison to the six used with most other printers). That offered outstanding alignment for the print head (and it looked great, too).
Don’t worry – the new SpiderBot printer still relies on the same TSS system, but there have been some important changes that you should know about with the new model. The most important takeaway here is that the company has introduced a new titling mechanism, which allows the dual heads to maximize extrusion capabilities and create more refined prints.
According to the company, “The existing limitations are only due to the FFF technology itself.” This was in reference to existing desktop 3D printer designs.
The new tilting mechanism (patent pending) gets around this issue handily.
There are several other important upgrades with the new SpiderBot model as well. For instance, there are improved airflow features aboard that ensure the enclosure is vented very well, aiding in maintaining the ideal temperature.
“We completely took over the analysis of airflow inside the enclosure and we made several simulations. The idea was to create a hot airflow in the enclosure, which helps maintain the temperature of the part, but also avoids having an area which would be too warm due to the large mass of the material.”
The new system is augmented by thermal insulation around the print bed. This was designed to protect the delicate internal workings of the printer from the heat created in the enclosure, extending the printer’s use life and helping users maximize their investment.
It’s always nice when a company takes the long view, rather than engineering products with a short lifespan in an attempt to pad profits.
Other than these changes, the new SpiderBot is very similar to the previous versions. After all, why fix something if it’s not broken?
The original design is still innovative and forward thinking. If you’re interested in the specs, you’ll find them below:
- Up to 0.0056 mm resolution on the Z axis, and 0.011 mm on XY
- 100 mm x 200 mm printing area with a single extruder
- 157 mm x 200 mm for dual extruders
- Up to 120 degrees Celsius in the build platform
- Capable of using PLA, HIPS and ABS (1.75 mm filament)
If you’re ready to buy, you can do so right from SpiderBot.