Delta-Pi Reprap 3D Printer
by MikeP-NZ, published
It is still in prototype phase but feel free to follow along and build your own.
**This design is still experimental. Build at your own risk**
Official web page: reprap.org/wiki/Delta-Pi
[Source files and Bill of Materials](https://github.com/Makershop/DeltaPi)
[Flickr Photo Set](http://www.flickr.com/photos/86621828@N05/sets/72157632623446146/)
Recent Commentsview all
Development is stalled a bit on the prototype due to lack of any free time. I hope to have a big push over the Christmas break.
I've got bed probing working on the protoype. But haven't had time to post updates. There are a few others who have successfully built and are printing with theirs.
Whats the status of your kits? I was going to buy linear rod for a Rostock from your site, but now that I've seen your design, I'll go with this.
8 months have passed since I decided to build this model and I still couldn't print all the plastic parts (motor mounts and carriages left). All other parts have been lying on the ground for the last 6 months.
I reckon you still use your printer. How is it performing? Can you provide some more print videos?
Also out of curiosity, how fast can it print?
Liked Byview all
Give a Shout Out
The PDF's show the assembly details.
The "edrw" files can be viewed with a free viewer available [here](http://www.edrawingsviewer.com)
The towers use 19mm(3/4") or 20mm square tube 670mm long. 180 grit polished stainless tube is recommended. Choose the 19 or 20mm version of parts as appropriate.
Each tower needs 10 pieces of 623ZZ Deep groove ball bearings. There are 8 pieces in each carriage and 2 for each idler pulley so 30 pieces in total.
The arms use carbon fibre tube with 6mm OD. The tube I used had 5mm ID and was pulltruded tube. Use some 2 part epoxy to glue them together. All 6 arms need to be the same length (250mm) as close as possible so make a jig and "set" the length as you glue them. The carbon tube length is 206mm
Nothing in the design should be difficult to obtain locally. If you get stuck makershop.co.nz is my website and we will ship internationally. All the parts except fasteners and printed parts are listed there but no kitset options - yet.
**Update 11 March 2013**
Added STLs for use with 20mm tube. Some countries 20mm is easier to get than 3/4 inch (19mm).
**Update 15 March 2013**
The Delta-Pi successfully printed its first parts. After ironing out a construction defect in the hot-end we printed an Octocat. Print quality wasn't too bad. I need to add a cooling fan and there were a few cobwebs to clean off but it was a success.
**Update 5 April 2013**
Added revised top and bottom boards and hot end mounting parts.
**Update 3 November 2013**
Added a new hub design including a touch probe for automated bed levelling.
You must be logged in to post a comment.