- It’s big. The machine has a huge exterior size compared to typical RepRap machines, with a reasonably-sized build platform
- The build platform, and in fact the entire machine is enclosed in a well-lit, sealed chamber, which is heated to +70C for warp-free 3D printing in nylon or ABS for objects over 20cm in size
- It might seem that the build chamber could be larger, but it isn’t to permit heated air flow to circulate through the chamber
- Very heavy-duty internal components are used throughout
- High-capacity filament spools (up to 2.3kg each) can be mounted on the rear panel of the machine
- A “filament out” detector pauses prints to permit you to replace a spool
- An embedded computer spools incoming print jobs into a queue. While it doesn’t yet remove prints from the bed automatically, once you do the next job is ready to go
This week’s selection is the “3D Printer Troubleshooting Handbook” by Johannes Wild.