In our video and pictures, the spool is off camera on a simple holder. We are planning to offer two options for holding the filament -- The spool can be mounted on the rear vertical tower, next to the filament drive, or, the spool can be held externally, allowing it to be hidden from view.
The prototype is using the Azteeg X3 controller, which includes USB, a card reader, and is compatible with the Viki LCD panel. The controller also supports dual extruders for potential upgrades. The board is housed below the build plate, along with the motors.
Heated build platforms supporting ABS construction are operated at a temperature of 120 C (250 F). With our open design this poses safety concerns, especially with children nearby. Backers will be able to specify either a heated build platform or a stylish acrylic build platform at no additional cost. All of the sample prints to date were done without a heated build platform using PLA filament.
The production version of the DeltaMaker will be able to print using both ABS and PLA. For printing in ABS, the optional heated bed is required. All of the sample prints to date were done without a heated build platform using PLA filament.
We want to be as fair as possible to our international backers. We intend to pass on actual shipping charges after applying a credit that is equivalent to our average domestic shipping expense. Once we have final shipping weights and dimensions, we will update our backers with anticipated shipping costs to various international destinations.
Many variables have an effect on build time. For example, hollow models build much faster, but have less structural integrity. Two objects that look identical in size and quality, may have vastly different build times dependent on the internal structure. As we further optimize the system, we will establish and share benchmarks.
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