There are a lot of great entry level 3D printers available for schools. Those 3D printers often come with ready to go curriculum, access to basic projects and features designed for younger students.
What many educators, schools and districts are faced with now, are students that learned 3D printing in the second grade. By the time they get to high School or even middle school, they’re ready to move on to bigger and better and start creating more.
Add to that, the fact that most school’s wood shop class or industrial arts classes have been replaced by maker spaces, 3D print shop or other more creative future focused technologies.
Those classes and those students need a more professional 3D printer designed for higher output, bigger yields and more intricate design.
The DeltaMaker is a clean and elegant desktop 3D printer built on a Delta robot platform.
“DeltaMaker re-envisioned the 3D printer with a tall, open design, all metal construction, and full wireless control.” The company says on their website.
The result is a printer designed for more professional applications, larger projects and faster throughput.
Their DeltaMaker 2 desktop printer comes in three sizes with the largest optimized to print objects up to 22 inches tall. It’s one of the only printers that can print larger format objects in a desktop frame.
In addition to printing larger objects, the DeltaMaker 2 is designed to print objects faster and more accurately. It also has the ability to add a webcam so you can capture the printer on your class’s projector so everyone can see. This makes it ideal for capturing time lapse creation.
Here are the DeltaMaker 2 specs:
• Built-in Raspberry Pi 3 quad-core processor
• Optional USB WebCam for video monitoring and time-lapse movie creation
• Built-in Wi-Fi access point and ethernet connectivity (user selectable)
• On-board slicing to allow digital designs (STL files) to be sent directly to the printer
• Massive build volume with up to 22 inch build height (1680 cubic inches)
When it’s time for your school to look beyond introductory 3D printers, it’s time for DeltaMaker. Find out more at FETC 2018 in Orlando Florida, January 23-26th, booth #1212 and online at deltamaker.com
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