pre-order update 5

Pre-Order Update #5 – We’ve Started Packing!

Activities have been ramping up at Powerbelt3D – out of research and part-sourcing and into fulfillment! All of the components for the pre-ordered kits have been delivered to us, counted, and checked for quality. Our Development Printer has been outfitted with the sample versions of the production components, and we have been testing around the …

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Pre-Order Update #4 – Slow and Steady Progress

We hope you are all staying safe and healthy! We have kept busy organizing our humble office, and coordinating with suppliers. Recently, our full order of aluminum v-slot profiles as arrived and been inspected. We have continued researching the best material for the conveyor belt, and have reached 17 different material combinations. While we were …

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3 Essential Tips to 3D Print Flexible TPU

3D Printing TPU (thermoplastic urethane) and other flexible materials is notoriously difficult. Flexible materials are difficult for an extruder to push through the hotend. In order to be successful, you need the right extruder setup and the right print settings. Proper Extruder Setup A fully constrained filament path from the extruder drive gear to the …

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3D Print the Gayer Anderson Cat with no Support Material

Recently we 3D printed the Gayer Anderson cat from MyMiniFactory’s Scan the World Initiative. On a traditional 3D printer, this model requires support material under the chin of the cat. However, on a conveyor belt 3D printer, the rules for support material are much different. For more information on how to orient 3D models for …

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10+ Common Questions About the ‘Zero’ Conveyor Belt 3D Printer

After (almost) four full weeks of offering pre-order Powerbelt kits, we have received a ton of questions and feedback. We thought the world could benefit from a post that answers a lot of the common questions we’ve received. 1. Why/how is it so cheap? The short answer is simple: smart design. We designed the Powerbelt3D …

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