This video shows the results of our initial testing of the Halo ToolChanger on a DeltaMaker Motion System. The system uses a kinematic coupling in the tool mount to achieve better than .001" precision in locating the tool head with each tool-change.
We’ve developed an innovative tool-changing system for delta 3D printers, and we very much enjoyed presenting it at VERRF 2020. We call this project the DeltaMaker Halo, and it just might be the coolest toolchanger announcement this year. The DeltaMaker Halo is built on our DeltaMaker 3D Printer, which we think has one of the best and most robust delta motion systems ever used on a desktop 3D printer.
As we complete the DeltaMaker Halo project’s R&D phase and begin transitioning into the manufacturing phase, we want to get your comments and figure-out which configurations you guys would like to get your hands on. Sign up on our information list, share your insights, and be one of the first to hear about the DeltaMaker Halo System pre-order special.
There are two distinct parts to the DeltaMaker Halo System: the Halo toolchanger and the DeltaMaker motion system. The two go hand in hand; the precision DeltaMaker motion system is a fundamental part of what makes the Halo toolchanger work, and the Halo toolchanger opens up immense possibilities for the DeltaMaker motion system.
Why a Delta?
The DeltaMaker Halo project was designed with several goals in mind: High speed motion, great positional accuracy, rugged construction, and a scalable design for custom-size work volumes. Delta robots excel in all of these areas, and have been used for decades in industrial automation applications. In addition to their high speeds and precise motion, delta robots are easily scaled to produce smaller or larger motion systems.
Why Interchangeable Tool Heads?
In addition to the obvious ability to print multi-color objects, a toolchanger gives a 3D printer...
PLA Filament in Orlando
Polylactic acid or polyactide (PLA) is a biodegradable and bioactive polyester made out of lactic acid building blocks. PLA was discovered in 1932 by Wallace Carothers when he heated lactic acid under vacuum and removed the condensed water. The characteristics of PLA make it a great material for 3D Printing.
DeltaMaker carries a wide color assortment of PLA Filament for your 3D Printing needs, right here in Orlando, Florida. No need to wait for a shipment to come in or worry about the quality of PLA you may be ordering.
Our PLA is a premium 3D printer filament made in the United States to our very own exacting specifications. DeltaMaker PLA comes from the highest grade resins available and demonstrates incredible consistency from spool-to-spool and color-to-color.
- Environmentally friendly, bio-degradable thermoplastic
- 1.75mm +/-0.05 diameter
- Extrudes at 230 degrees C
- Available in many colors
- Manufactured in U.S.A
- Works great in any 1.75mm 3D printer capable of high-temperature extrusion
- 0.35mm to 0.50mm nozzle diameter
It's December already? Where did 2016 go?
Oh well, time must go on.
The Holiday's are here and it's the perfect time to make things! With everyone thinking of gifts to give to their loved ones and friends, what better gift to give than one that you made?
With a DeltaMaker 3D Printer, you can make almost anything your family and friends would want! Just look at all these amazing things, and these are just a few of the possibilities!
In order to make these amazing things on your DeltaMaker 3D Printer, you should have professional grade filament. Well, guess what? We have that too! Even better, it's on sale for the Holiday Season! If you purchase our Premium Professional Grade PLA Filament now through December 19th 2016, you'll receive 25% off your purchase! Just use code Holiday2016 at checkout to apply the discount! You can find our wide variety of colors here.
Don't have a DeltaMaker yet? Order one here! We have two sizes available for you to choose from!
If you have any questions, please e-mail us at Support@DeltaMaker.com.
Happy Holiday's from your DeltaMaker Family!
A lot has happened since our last blog update, and we've been busy! Here's a quick recap of everything that's happened since the last blog post;
While our last space was good, we needed more room to make our amazing 3D Printers. Business has been booming and we wanted to have the most space possible for production. This new space is conveniently located in the heart of Orlando near Sand Lake and Kirkman Blvd. Be sure to come by and see the DeltaMaker Factory and all the new things we're working on! Our new address is 7121 Grand National Drive, Orlando FL, 32819.
Maker Faire Orlando 2016
Maker Faire Orlando 2016 just passed on October 22nd and 23rd, and we were excited and happy to exhibit and sponsor during the event. With a lot of amazing 3D printers near us, we were surrounded by amazing people trying to do wonderful things with the printers and others who wanted to learn more on how to get involved in the 3D printing community. We were happy to be near all of these amazing people, and look forward to seeing them again throughout the year!
Our 3D Printers
We have two printers available for purchase! The DeltaMaker 2 3D Printer, and the DeltaMaker 2T 3D Printer. With different size printers, you have a variety of size options for your printing needs. All All production happens at the DeltaMaker Factory, mentioned above.
We've been putting together instructional videos to help show the best way to work with your new DeltaMaker 3D Printer. Be sure to keep up to date on our website and blog posts for new videos coming soon. You can view the videos and help links we already have by visiting...
What do you do when you need a custom mold and can't swing the outrageous fees to have one made? Do it yourself!
Recently, Kathryn from Sappho Chocolates in Ormond Beach, Florida reached out to us for help with her project for Maker Faire Orlando 2015. Kathryn wanted to build a mold to cast chocolate Maker Faire Robots. Due to the custom robot that Kathryn wanted, having a food safe mold created was cost prohibitive.
So how do you make a custom mold?
Step 1: First, collect your supplies
Here's what we used.
Step 2: Print your object
Step 3: Smooth The Print
Paint object with XCT-3D coating. We used 2 coats on our Makey. This step helps to smooth out your object and will reduce or entirely eliminate the appearances of ridges. By smoothing out the printed object, you also smooth the mold and the casting. Smoothing out the model also help the molding agent to release easily once it's cured.
Step 4: Wait to Dry
Or use a blow dryer to speed up the process.
The next steps are to prepare and pour the mold. Step by step instructions coming soon!