Scara Elite Roadrunner Test


Scara Elite Printer combined with our Roadrunner track. It adds another axis of control, allowing you to make even larger creations, such as full-size structures and walls. Include a pump and you are ready to start printing.

The Scara Elite Roadrunner is designed to work with a pumping system, such as our Small 50 Pump:

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Scara Elite Roadrunner

The Scara Elite Roadrunner is our next-generation large-scale cement 3D printer. The Elite Roadrunner prints with cement and has a much larger build volume than the Scara v4 and expands on the Elite V2’s build area with the Roadrunner track system. Where the Roadrunner really shines is when it’s coupled with a large capacity continuous high-pressure hose extrusion system which can deliver cement loads between 85 – 250 lbs of continuous extrusion.

Speed and Noise

The Scara Elite Roadrunner is capable of extreme speeds however speed is relative when it comes to cementuous 3D printing. Realistically you won’t want to exceed 150 mm/s. Many factors determine the speed like nozzle size, layer height, and achieving a good adhesion on the interlayer of the clay. Even with a fast printing speed the printer maintains low noise, which allows operation in any area without disturbing the surrounding environment.

Construction and Design

The SCARA Elite Roadrunner is capable of achieving high precision and accuracy through diligent design and robust construction techniques. The majority of this printer is crafted out of heavy Industrial grade cast aluminum utilizing CNC-manufactured components for maximum strength accuracy and rigidity. The main rail components are from IGUS* which is one of the leading German manufacturers of precision guide rails. The drive motors are Clearpath closed-loop servo motors (Not Stepper Motors). These have onboard computers with telemetry that continually update their position for zero error positioning. In addition to high-powered servo motors, the Scara Elite Roadrunner Utilizes sophisticated harmonic drive units. These are the same drives used on large industrial robots similar to the ones that are now in many large manufacturing facilities. These drives are extremely heavy-duty and capable of precision movement down to fractions of a degree. This means very precise prints with no backlash or jittery movements at realistic speeds. These drives are designed for maximum rigidity with extreme accuracy.


What’s included:

1. Scara Elite V2 And Roadrunner rail system

2. Pump Arm with Hose Adaptor

3. Additional Parts included: Gearbox Cover, Allen key set, Lithium grease syringe, Floor Screws, Z Rail Adjuster

4. Power Supply

Power Requirements

Just like your laptop charger, the Scara Elite uses a single 110-220V, 50-60 Hertz connection depending on your county’s power. (Pump Equipment has separate requirements)

Software requirements

None! The only requirement for machine control is a web browser interface.

For object generation, the Scara Elite Roadrunner is similar to the rest of the 3D Potter line ceramic printers. Like any other 3D printer it requires an STL file to be sliced by a third-party program. We recommend using Simplify3D. Then transfer the file onto the printer’s SD card via WiFi.

Space requirements

In most cases, the SCARA elite roadrunner requires 6-12 inches of space Outside the Print area listed below. However, with careful machine operation and setup this machine can be placed in constricted spaces.

Print Area

The Print Area is unique due to its 360-degree capability. This means you can create a huge vessel with the printer initially residing inside the vessel or structure. This opens up the possibility to print small habitats and structures (houses).

Another unique ability is printing multiple objects within the specified envelope in a sequential mode. For instance, you could print a particular vessel starting on the far left side and continue to print these vessels until there is no more space left.

User interface (WiFi)

Duet Web Control is a fully developed UI for the Scara. Opened in a web browser, it can be used on your laptop, tablet, phone, or other WiFi-capable device.

Print Status

Once a print is started, it shows information about the model being printed. Layer times, estimated time remaining, file information, and more are available for viewing. It also allows for print and extrusion speed control to be adjusted in real time.

G-Code Files

The G-Code Files page allows G-code files for printing to be uploaded, edited, or downloaded. A summary of the file is given such as size, layer height, and what the file was generated by.

Additional information

Machine size

1980mm Z, Distal 890mm (Standard, +$0), 2440mm Z, Distal 1070mm (Extended Length, +$4900)

Track Length:

4000mm (Standard, +$0), 6000mm (Extended, +$2000)

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