3D PotterBot Mini 7

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3D PotterBot Mini 7


The 3D Potterbot Mini 7 is the compact version of our normal 7 model with all the benefits of hybrid closed loop steppers in a very compact package.

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New for 2017 - 3D Potterbot 7, our most popular ceramic 3D printer updated.

The Mini 7 is a compact version of our 3D Potterbot 7. It retains the same structure and all of the same characteristics as the 7, in a smaller envelope.
This is an ideal machine for cramped spaces or traveling if you are going to transport it from one location to another on regular basis. We have tried to maintain the most common print envelope size.  3D Potterbot Mini 7 is our professional dedicated ceramic and paste 3D printer. Built rugged and ready for production environment, universities, and ceramic institutes.

The 3DP Mini 7 is completely redesigned to improve speed and acceleration. The design uses high-precision linear rails from IGUS, a completely new X and Y axis drive system with precision timing belt, and integrated closed loop hybrid motors. This eliminates any need for machine adjustment and reduces maintenance. Our design utilizes traveling X & Y axis with stationary Z axis. The X-axis is allowed to travel freely on top of any flat surface. The Z axis and extruder use a reduction gearbox for faster and smoother prints.

The hard anodized linear rail with advanced plastic car bushings will give extended service life, even in harsh environments. By using timing belts we have decreased printing  time by as much as 75% for small items. The closed-loop motors have on board circuitry to eliminate any missteps or inaccuracy, while increasing the precision substantially and most importantly increasing the acceleration speed.

Mini 7 uses our 2000 ml direct nozzle extruder. Because the extruder is stationary, the clay comes directly out of the nozzle without any hoses, complicated air compressors, or augers. In addition, we are able to print superior quality prints with less air bubbles, in less time, and at larger scales.

Extruder tubes can be easily loaded from any standard pug mill. You can load 5 tubes in less than 10 minutes, that is 60 pounds of clay! The tubes can also be loaded manually with clay purchased from your local ceramic supplier. Clean up is easy and can be accomplished between loading tubes in less than a couple of minutes.


This is our new touch screen Control Center. It's packed with features and options that make the stand-alone operation of our 3D Potterbot effortless. A simple SD card is inserted with the G code to run your prints. You have complete control over the printer & extruder by being able to adjust the speeds and flows easily through the touch screen. This touch screen is an integral part of our Arm core processor main controller board. (It's not an aftermarket add on). It also has network compatible (optional upgrade). This means no more USB cable, just log on to the network and you are in full control. Some of our customers are requesting standalone operation to run just the extruder. The same touch screen along with the main board can be utilized to run our extruder completely autonomous of any other device. 

What's included:

1. 3D PotterBot Mini

2. Closed loop stepper on X, Y; stepper on Z, extruder

3. 2000ml extruder, 2 tubes

4. 4 nozzles (standard sizes: 3.5, 4.13, 5, and 6.4mm)

5. Parts Box: Alan key set, grease, Acme driver tool, tie wraps, extra screws

6. Power Supply, USB cable


Printing Envelope:
X-13” (330mm)
Y-13” (330mm)
Z-15” (381mm)

Printer size:
W-26” L-28” H-27”
Operation space needed: W-40” L-31” H-72”
Bat diameter (printer bed): 15” (381mm)
Height to the top of the extruder fully extended is 72” (1829mm)

Average speed: 2.2’’ to 5.1’’/s (55 to 130 mm/s)
Power Supply: Output - 24V 5-6 amps, Input: 110-220V, 50-60 Hertz (No 220V power plug supplied for customers outside of USA).
Power consumption: 24V ~2 amps, ~50 Watt
Main controller board running Smoothieware with Arm Processor Cortex M3 100 - 120 Mhz

Touchscreen included - full control Standalone function, input either SD card with G-code or USB cable for direct control of printer. Recommended slicing programs Simplify3D, Cura, or Repetier.