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We are launching a truly disruptive 3D printer. A new 3D technology, allowing series production of specific shapes and geometries.
We are launching a truly disruptive 3D printer. A new 3D technology, allowing series production of specific shapes and geometries.
We are launching a truly disruptive 3D printer. A new 3D technology, allowing series production of specific shapes and geometries.
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    1. Zuber Bunglawala on December 21

      Just arrived. Something to do over the holidays :)

    2. Zuber Bunglawala on December 18

      Still waiting on mine. Should be any day now :)

    3. Jorge García on November 28

      It's great that the machine is coming. WE would like to know if you have material that we can use, as we plan to do a presentation in the local Fablab with maker and industry companies. Any recommendation is welcome :)

    4. Jon Raymond on August 14, 2017

      Any further updates?

    5. Stephan Schürmann / CEO BlackBelt 3D BV Creator on August 7, 2017

      Hi James,
      Maybe there's a T-Shirt coming with your machine ;)
      Stephan

    6. James Low on July 26, 2017

      Happy with the updates! Say, Stephan where can us desktop backers get your awesome T-shirt? Would love to buy one!

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      Matthias Melcher on July 5, 2017

      Congratulations! Looking forward to owning this great machine!

    8. STACKER, LLC on July 1, 2017

      Congratulation team BlackBelt! Keep up the great work.

    9. Stephan Schürmann / CEO BlackBelt 3D BV Creator on June 26, 2017

      @ Markus: High-Five, buddy!

      @ William: Thanks, good input!

    10. Markus Kruse on June 24, 2017

      What an exellent design for an FDM printer! *high-five* I guess it is the belt design that is patented?

    11. G A U on June 23, 2017

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    12. G A U on June 23, 2017

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    13. William Steele on June 23, 2017

      Hi Stephan, in your last message, you talked about slicing software. We (Polar3D.com) have already developed a cloud based solution and slicing engine for printers like yours. I'd love to chat with you about it. (I developed a concept printer using a conveyor belt as well, which we showed off at Rapid 2016 in Orlando, Florida last year and earlier this year at MRRF2017 in Goshin, Indiana. You can see video of it running here: https://www.youtube.com/watch….) The software would need no modifications to work with your machine and supports multiple users. (You can learn about our cloud here: http://cloud.polar3d.com.)

      Bill

    14. Stephan Schürmann / CEO BlackBelt 3D BV Creator on June 22, 2017

      Dear Mahavir,

      Thanks for backing our project!

      Sure, I can give you an update:

      The T-Shirts will be produced here in the Netherlands by a big company that can deliver by July.
      The first printers are going to be shipped October this year.
      Once the Kickstarter Campaign has ended, we can order the right amount of parts and start with the first production batch.
      Right now, we are preparing everything to set this up. We’re in touch with several suppliers of individual parts and assemblies and working on a CE/UL certification.
      We're also in touch with several software companies, that can build our slicing engine. No official agreement yet.
      Also, we’re doing a lot of printing projects. Mostly for customers, so we can't be too detailed about those.

      Sorry for being so silence about the updates.

      Best regards,
      Team BLACKBELT

    15. Stephan Schürmann / CEO BlackBelt 3D BV Creator on June 22, 2017

      Dear Mahavir,

      Thanks for backing our project!

      Sure, I can give you an update:

      The T-Shirts will be produced here in the Netherlands by a big company that can deliver by July.
      The first printers are going to be shipped October this year.
      Once the Kickstarter Campaign has ended, we can order the right amount of parts and start with the first production batch.
      Right now, we are preparing everything to set this up. We’re in touch with several suppliers of individual parts and assemblies and working on a CE/UL certification.
      We're also in touch with several software companies, that can build our slicing engine. No official agreement yet.
      Also, we’re doing a lot of printing projects. Mostly for customers, so we can't be too detailed about those.

      Sorry for being so silence about the updates.

      Best regards,
      Team BLACKBELT

    16. Mahavir Singh on June 22, 2017

      Another query.
      Can you post updates and pictures of the machine working live. A live session will be helpful. Assembly videos or procurement of parts/ design collaborations or industry production collabs you are worknig on to make this possible- any info?
      Just 9 days left and i strongly urge you as a backer to update regularly to prevent last minute pullouts from backers due to less info that could short live the campaign. such investments require fiercer campaigning

    17. Mahavir Singh on June 22, 2017

      Could you please share how will you manage to deliver in the month of JULY,17 to super early birds? Do you already gave a production batch ready? If so can you lease post pictures of them to reassure us of timely delivery. From all updates and information you post, I somehow feel the timelines are highly unlikely

      Are there any refunds offered if the project goes astray by a big margin of say 6 months more than the given deadlines? this is a huge investment being asked on kickstarter

      There needs to be some kind of assurance unlike other products on kickstarter

    18. Stephan Schürmann / CEO BlackBelt 3D BV Creator on June 20, 2017

      Dear Zuber,

      Good question, Thanks!

      The BLACKBELT 3D Printer is a modular design, meaning, it is possible to upgrade the printer with different components.

      A dual extruder is definitely something to look at in the future.
      We're planning to do first tests end of this year!

      Check out our YouTube channel to see how we print stuff:
      https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChCnvbm9vPp6jFo7pBShKGg

      Stay tuned about updates via Twitter:
      https://twitter.com/blackbelt3d

      The Output is highly dependent on quality and material chioce.
      However, it is faster in series production than regular FFF technology, due to no machine down time in between prints.

      Kind regards,
      Stephan

    19. Stephan Schürmann / CEO BlackBelt 3D BV Creator on June 20, 2017

      Dear Zuber,

      Good question, Thanks!

      The BLACKBELT 3D Printer is a modular design, meaning, it is possible to upgrade the printer with different components.

      A dual extruder is definitely something to look at in the future.
      We're planning to do first tests end of this year!

      Check out our YouTube channel to see how we print stuff:
      https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChCnvbm9vPp6jFo7pBShKGg

      Stay tuned about updates via Twitter:
      https://twitter.com/blackbelt3d

      The Output is highly dependent on quality and material chioce.
      However, it is faster in series production than regular FFF technology, due to no machine down time in between prints.

      Kind regards,
      Stephan

    20. Zuber Bunglawala on June 17, 2017

      Apologies for the poor word corrections...

    21. Zuber Bunglawala on June 17, 2017

      Hi Stephan,
      It's interesting that you can manage some overhangs. But I would still see advantage in working with duel heads.
      It looks like the design could accommodate she'll heads relatively easily, is it something you have considered?

      Also, could you post some times to produce for the examples posted ? In curious hire the throughput compared to conventional smaller devices when looking at 'series' production.

    22. Opencreators on June 15, 2017

      Hi! Stephan,
      This is Junhwan Paul with Opencreators that developed 3D printer with auto build plate changer. Even though My team is also doing the campaign on Kickstarter,
      I'm glad for us to see the same direction and just pledged to Your campaign.
      Let's talk later in the same way.

    23. Stephan Schürmann / CEO BlackBelt 3D BV Creator on June 14, 2017

      Hi Jon Raymond,

      Thanks for your questions.

      Control Board : UltiMachine RAMBO 1.3
      Interfaces : SD / USB
      Stepper Driver : on board
      Voltage : 110 / 220 V
      Max. current draw : 1,5A / 3,5A (110 / 220V)
      CE / UL Certificate : To be established after campaign
      Firmware : Marlin
      Max Speed : X = 220 mm/s Y 150 mm/s Z (belt) : 50 mm/s
      Warranty : To be determined

    24. Stephan Schürmann / CEO BlackBelt 3D BV Creator on June 14, 2017

      Dear Zuber,

      Thanks for you question. If you are VAT registred in EU, most likely no VAT is applicable.

    25. Jon Raymond on June 12, 2017

      Any further technical specifications available? What control board does this printer use? What interfaces are available, SD, USB, Ethernet, Wifi? Which stepper drivers does it use? What voltage does the system run on? What is the maximum current draw at 120v/220v? Is the printer CE/UL certified? What control firmware does it use? What is the maximum speed this printer can run for reliable 0.2mm layer height prints? What warranty does the printer have?

    26. Zuber Bunglawala on June 12, 2017

      Hi,

      I've just pledged, but wanted to know how you are handling the VAT. I'm in the process of registering for VAT and am told that if you are VAT registered, you should be able to ship to another EU coutry without charging the VAT ?

      Thanks,

      Zuber

    27. Stephan Schürmann / CEO BlackBelt 3D BV Creator on June 9, 2017

      Dear Florian,

      Thanks for your questions!

      We work hard to file our supply chain and find the best partners for hardware and software right now. We're making good progress here!

      The nozzle temperature is limited to 295C due to the temperature sensor. This works for most plastic types, however, if you require a customized print head for even higher temperatures, please send us a request to info@blacbelt-3d.com.

      We are constantly developing new features for different applications. An enclosure is definitely something to look at during the next year.

      The current slicing procedure is based on Simplify 3D right now. In order, to print a geometry properly, it is necessary do warp the geometry before slicing. However, we don't want to stick with this method, but rather develop our own software with more functionality and better UI.
      We'll keep you updated about the Progress here!

      Any other questions?

      Best,
      Stephan

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      Florian Gschwend on June 9, 2017

      Please give us an update and more technical details. Still couldn't find any information about the nozzle temperature. Can you please show us the slicing process in more details? Is it possible to build a closed and heated build chamber around it? Any plans to offer that as an optional kit?

    29. Jon Raymond on June 2, 2017

      Interesting. An operating cost of €500 - €1,000 a year in "consumable" and proprietary belts is something to be aware of. Glad to hear there is a method of heating the belt.

    30. Stephan Schürmann / CEO BlackBelt 3D BV Creator on June 2, 2017

      To Jon : Also wondering about heating the cf belt. What is the life expectancy of the cf belt and how much is it to replace?

      Life expentancy is being tested. Depending on print hours and material being printed, we see a very good durability of the composite belt. At least 3-6 months. Belt materials are typically not very expensive. Depending on quantity we see these selling under 250 euro / piece. Under development and continuous improvement.

    31. Stephan Schürmann / CEO BlackBelt 3D BV Creator on June 2, 2017

      To Robotic Industries LLC : Thanks for the questions : Yes; the belt is heated on the printing area, to as much as 180C. The hotend is standard E3D technology / modified nozzle and heater block.

    32. William Steele on June 2, 2017

      @Robotic Industries LLC, their previous tweets about it indicate it is a heated bed, had replaceable nozzles (there is a holder in the side of it for them) and uses standard parts.

    33. Robotic Industries LLC on June 1, 2017

      Awesome idea! I'd also love to hear about whether the belt is heated and the hotend temperature - also does the hotend use any standardized parts (nozzles, etc) and is it changeable to something like an E3D hotend?

    34. William Steele on June 1, 2017

      It's a really beautiful design!

    35. CeKWg
      Superbacker
      on June 1, 2017

      Hope you guys patent this, I thought this tech was patent by Makerbot where belong to stratasys 3d.

    36. Sander Strijbos on June 1, 2017

      Funded in record time! Good luck with the rest of the campaign, Stephan!

    37. STACKER, LLC on June 1, 2017

      Great job team BLACKBELT!

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      Jos Deelen on June 1, 2017

      Good luck with the campaign! It's a great start.

    39. Jon Raymond on June 1, 2017

      Also wondering about heating the cf belt. What is the life expectancy of the cf belt and how much is it to replace?

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      DIGITALLI
      Superbacker
      on June 1, 2017

      Congratulation! You have reached your coals in just 12 minutes!

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      Florian Gschwend on June 1, 2017

      Congratulation! Very innovative concept. What is the max. nozzle temperature? How long does the carbon belt last? Is it possible to heat the belt as heated bed? Please give us some more technical information.

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      DIGITALLI
      Superbacker
      on June 1, 2017

      Great i'am backer one.