3D Printing

Build plate stack feeds 3D printer for continuous printing possibilities

Build plate stack feeds 3D pri...
The BS210 fused filament printer from Opencreators can operate without supervision for up to 24 hours
The BS210 fused filament printer from Opencreators can operate without supervision for up to 24 hours
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Design prototype of the BS210 fused filament printer from Opencreators
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Design prototype of the BS210 fused filament printer from Opencreators
As each object is printed by the BS210 fused filament printer, a new build plate is fed into the print area from a stack at the back
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As each object is printed by the BS210 fused filament printer, a new build plate is fed into the print area from a stack at the back
The BS210 fused filament printer from Opencreators can operate without supervision for up to 24 hours
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The BS210 fused filament printer from Opencreators can operate without supervision for up to 24 hours
Functional prototype of the BS210 fused filament printer from Opencreators
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Functional prototype of the BS210 fused filament printer from Opencreators
Supports for complex structures can be printed in a soluble material, for example, and then dissolved away when immersed in water
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Supports for complex structures can be printed in a soluble material, for example, and then dissolved away when immersed in water
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Just last week, Stephan Schürmann launched the BlackBelt on Kickstarter, a 3D printer that catered for continuous printing thanks to a carbon fiber conveyor belt instead of the usual print bed. Now Korea's Opencreators has also kicked off a crowdfunding campaign for a 3D printing system that feeds in new build platforms for each object from a stack to, again, allow for continuous production.

The Opencreators BS210 fused filament printer's standout feature is its ABC Module, which houses a stack of tempered glass build plates that are fed into the printer one at a time for each new print. This allows for small, continuous production runs, with the unit reported capable of operating for 24 hours straight without supervision.

A sturdy metal frame and the use of low vibration, low noise motors are said to keep "wobble" in check, for improved print accuracy and precision. And a proprietary 360 SLP sensor module keeps an eye on the surface of the active build plate and the nozzle to help maintain an even gap, which is said to reduce the risk of print failures.

Design prototype of the BS210 fused filament printer from Opencreators
Design prototype of the BS210 fused filament printer from Opencreators

The printer includes something called the Slide Parking Head, where two material extrusion heads can produce objects in different materials. Supports for complex structures can be printed in a soluble material, for example, and then dissolved away when immersed in water.

Nozzle sizes range from 0.25 to 0.8 mm, layer resolution is given as 50 to 1,000 microns and a print speed of 10 to 150 mm per second within the confines of a 210 x 210 x 250 mm (8.26 x 8.26 x 9.8 in) build volume.

The BS210 is currently seeking production funds on Kickstarter, where pledges start at US$2,899 for a printer, five glass build plates, five print bed sheets, a kilogram PLA print spool and another spool of water soluble material. If all goes to plan, shipping is estimated to start in September. The campaign pitch video can be seen below.

Sources: Opencreators, Kickstarter

OPENCREATORS BS210, 3D printer with Auto build plate Changer

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Dan Lewis
The background music is a little too high. Someone dropped the ball. Music should never get in the way of what the narrator is saying.