3D PotterBot 7 Pro
3D PotterBot 7 Pro
The 3D Potterbot 7 PRO is the upgraded version of the Potterbot 7. The overall size is the same, but the similarities end there. The 7 PRO utilizes a larger hybrid closed loop stepper motor on the extruder and on the Z axis for better strength and accuracy.
3D Potterbot 7 Pro
7 PRO is capable of extruding clay at a faster rate than the standard 7 with its standard 2000 ml extruder. Now we are able to use large diameter nozzles and extrude at much faster rates and volume.
By using a more powerful hybrid closed-loop stepper motor on the Z axis and extruder the 7 Pro has quite a few advantages. We can run at much higher feed rates, which translates into quicker times per object. Although we don't recommend heavier clays the 2000 ml PRO extruder will extrude slightly thicker materials, as long as you use the larger nozzles. And yes, the PRO extruder has the higher flow rates to match the capacity of the larger nozzles. This makes it practical to extrude much wider wall thicknesses up to 10+mm.
3D Potterbot 7 Pro is our professional dedicated ceramic and paste 3D printer. Built rugged and ready for production environment, universities and ceramic institutes.
The 3DP 7 Pro is designed to improve speed and acceleration. The design uses high-precision linear rails from IGUS, an 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.
The 7 Pro uses our 2000 ml PRO 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.
1. 3D PotterBot 7 PRO
2. Closed loop stepper on X, Y, 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
W-29” L-32” H-34”
Operation space needed: W-47” L-36” H-78”
Bat diameter (printer bed): 15” (381mm)
Height to the top of the extruder fully extended is 78” (1981mm)
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 ~3 amps, ~70 Watt
Main controller board running Smoothieware with Arm Processor Cortex M3 100 - 120 Mhz