A Special 3D Printer?

 

Open Source projects are terrific because they often "fork" spin-offs that develop ideas further and in different directions. We've just learned of one based on the famous Fab@Home 3D printer design. This printer is being built by fabCom and control software is being created by EU Edge, from whom we learned about the project. The printer appears destined for use by automation king Festo.

 

The interesting feature of this printer is its tripod-based design, as you can see in the photo. The original Fab@Home design was a conventional X-Y squarish device. We can certainly understand the need for sophisticated control and calibration software for an approach like this. But why a tripod? We can't speculate - do you have any ideas?

Via EU Edge

General Fabb

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has been writing Fabbaloo posts since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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