A Special 3D Printer?

By on July 31st, 2008 in blog



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

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo 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!

1 comment

  1. Ah, it’s a tripod because it is a delta-bot design. Very fast and precise platform with only three servomotors to control to get X,Y,Z positioning. Look for delta bot videos on YouTube…some are frighteningly fast.

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