Four friends from New York with backgrounds in mechanical engineering, design, business and electrical engineering have developed and launched the Deltaprintr on Kickstarter. Billed as simple, efficient and affordable, initial fund-raising is going well, having exceeded 25% of their lofty $195,000 goal in the first 24 hours.
An FFF delta bot design, the Deltaprintr uses 1.75 mm PLA filament. ABS support may be available after the Kickstarter campaign, which would require a larger power supply and heated bed. Expansion packs are also planned for after the campaign, to make the printer taller or wider.
The Deltaprintr prints at a 100 micron resolution in a build area of 10 inches diameter by 12 inches high. An automated bed calibration Z probe will be included, based on Johann Rocholl's concept. The unit also has an LCD display and SD card for independent operation.
Early bird kit pledges are sold out, but early bird fully assembled printers are still available at $625. Standard kits start at $475. An LED to light up the acrylic bed can be added for $10. Kit backers will have access to a detailed assembly manual, prior to receiving their kits. Delivery is expected during the summer of 2014.