Earlier this week a batch of four printer kits has been shipped. All of these kits have now been received. At the moment I am limited at what... Read more
It has been a while since the last update. In my current day job I have been rather busy up to a couple of weeks ago, generally working silly hours... Read more
A quick update on the manufacture of the straightening brackets. At the moment all the steel for over hundred brackets has been cut to length, de-burred, folded, and drilled. A welding... Read more
Wax or filament.
It was the objective to achieve a rate of shipping at least two kits each week. At the moment two kits are being finished, proving difficulty with this objective. In... Read more
Plasticine & Play-Doh.
The final version of the printer kit has been put together by a local backer, using only the instructions on Instructables. This confirmed the kit can be assembled within 4... Read more
Progress, jigs & calibration.
Over the last few weeks a lot of progress has been made. Whereas before a few printers have effectively been made as one offs, the parts and sub assemblies for... Read more
Diamond for the DT.
Several DT backers have also pledged for the Diamond Hot End: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wr3d/the-diamond-hotend-single-nozzle-multi-color-3d-pr After working on during a few lunch breaks, the initial design for fitting the Diamond Hot End to... Read more
Sharing is caring!
There are now several DeltaTrix 3D Printers in the hands of backers, who have been doing all sorts of things with them. Based on the feedback several improvements have been... Read more
Door panels vacuum formed.
All the door panels to go out with the kit rewards have been successfully vacuum formed. The production run yielded sufficient panels, for all backers who ordered up a set... Read more
Plenty of new rods have been assembled using our new rod ends and they have been tested thoroughly. See the pictures for some of the resulting prints.
We are extremely... Read more
Back on track.
We finally received the new rod ends. Initially they looked a little bit different from what we expected, but the first signs are very good. We made up a few... Read more
Our supplier informed us of delays with the rod end manufacture, assuring us a latest delivery date of the 13th of April. Whilst waiting, we decided to add a DTI... Read more
Almost two weeks ago we placed an order for the new high-quality rod end bearings. The supplier expected to have over 500 bearings in stock, but the actual quantity in... Read more
Vacuum forming setup completed
We have completed our vacuum forming setup and we are now able to form our own door panels. Since the last update we made up a heater for pre-heating the... Read more
Packaging, Instructable, Vac forming and more...
The first kit has been delivered, put together using the updated Instructable, and it printed its first part. The packaging did a pretty good job, although it needs some slight... Read more
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year! Best wishes to all of you and your families!
Over the last few days of the year one of the local guys joined us to help finishing... Read more
The latest batch of rod ends we received is better than previous batches, but the majority of bearings is still not good enough. We are in the middle of sorting... Read more
Third time lucky...
We did have another setback. The second batch of rod end bearings initially seemed to be better than the first batch, but after more thorough testing they were also not... Read more
Rods & firmware.
We have evaluated the new rod ends and they are a lot better than the previous ones. All the new rod end bearings we used so far have performed as... Read more
We just received the new rod end bearings. The first few have been bonded into carbon fibre rods, in order to test them on an actual printer. Provided they perform... Read more
Rod ends & vacuum forming.
The new rod ends have been ordered and we have been told they could be with us by the weekend. Provided they arrive on time and prove to be ok,... Read more
On top of things & new filament samples.
It has been a little while since our last update, when we announced the plan to send the first kit out. We have not done so yet as we experienced... Read more
Exhibiting at the TCT Show.
We have been exhibiting at the TCT show for the last two days and we have one more day to go. Some of you came over to visit and did... Read more
Battery up and running.
A lot has happened since the last update, so here are the main items in bullet form:
- A printer battery of seven DeltaTrix 3D Printers has been producing plastic components... Read more
Panels & Software.
Today we picked up the production batch of frame panels from our supplier. The initial (smaller) batch we received did need some manual adjustments (read: a lot of sanding...) to... Read more
With the aluminium plates collected from our laser-cutting supplier, all the heated bed parts finally arrived. Sometimes it can be difficult to remove a print from the bed surface. In... Read more
Heated bed, CF rods, and DT towers.
Our first round heated bed consisted out of a piece of mirror glass with a heating pad stuck straight to the back. Initially it performed well after many cycles at... Read more
There are no problems, only solutions.
We came up with a few solutions over the last few days, so here is an update showing these.
First of all there was an issue with the new electronics.... Read more
Measure twice, cut once...
Last week we finalised the design for the door panel, which we fed into our own CNC milling machine. The result is a polystyrene pattern, which in now being coated... Read more
Weekly updates from now on!
We are getting closer to the kit rewards being shipped, so we will be posting weekly updates from now on!
As many of you are already aware, we are building... Read more
DeltaTrix now on steroids!!!
Initially we planned to use 8 bit AVR electronics, running at a clock frequency of 16MHz (RUMBA). In order to prepare for the future we also have been evaluating next... Read more
Over the last few weeks we have been obtaining quotes, and we have been placing orders for the parts to go into the kit rewards. Some of the parts already... Read more
Today we received the filament for printing all of the plastic components for the Kickstarter rewards. The shipment arrived later than we would have liked, but we are still on... Read more
It has been just over two weeks since the end of the fundraising stage of this project, but the funds still have not arrived in our business account. Apparently, they... Read more
Last minute update!
We just wanted to put up a last update before the funding stage of our project finishes, as we never showed any recent pictures of the underside of the machine.... Read more
Last 24 hours of the campaign being live...
With less than 24 hours to go, we would like to show the latest progress on our project. To begin with, we designed a 3D printed peg for the spool... Read more
New materials tested and Fun with a Gun...
We recently ordered up some new materials to try on the DeltaTrix 3D Printer. We also wanted to show off a multi-coloured print. See the picture for the results:
- The... Read more
New rewards & optional Door Panel Set added!
We have added two new rewards. First of all there is the Plastic Panel Set. This will be useful for makers wanting to build a DeltaTrix 3D Printer from scratch,... Read more
Testing our latest build.
We have been testing our latest build, which has 0.9 degree steppers and drivers with up to 1/32 microstepping. It also features a round print bed with a custom-made heater... Read more
Presenting our latest build!
We finished building our latest prototype, which is now ready for testing our most recent improvements. This is the fifth machine we have built and it acts as our pre-production... Read more