Today we’re going to tell you about our decision for our 3D printer system. The printer built by the Michigan University used a delta system, quite a well-known system for polymer 3D printers. We however, argue that a Cartesian system would be much better suited for our metal printing application. The reason for this is that the main advantages of a delta system, less materials required and a lower weight, implicate a major disadvantage for any MIG welder based metal 3D printer.
Hello dear followers,
We’ve started a 3D metal printer project, and we hope you will be as enthusiastic as we are! In the upcoming 5 weeks we will guide you through the process of designing, building and developing an open source metal 3D printer. We aim for a printer that is accessible to a wide amount of people, while still producing good prints. The project started out by analysing our source of inspiration, the Open-source metal 3-D printer by the Michigan Technological University. Throughout the project we will publish our results wrapping things up with a post on recommendations to guide others.