SpiderBot 4.0

The most versatile machine for your design and engineering department.

The most versatile machine for your design and methods department

The all-new SpiderBot V4.0 benefits from the experience gained with the SpiderBot HT and ABSolute.
Few people are informed, but we were the first in 2013 to produce an open source machine with a dual drive extruder, since then many manufacturers have followed us, as well as for the PEI bed, the closed chamber, the heated chamber, the double swivel head…
This V4.0 is the most advanced SpiderBot we have ever produced, with unique features for a machine in this price range.

Print head

The print head is the heart of a 3D printer. The V4.0 is completely new, ultra compact and lightweight, this head combines the advantages of both worlds: Direct Drive and Bowden extruder heads, for example:

  • Possibility to print Flexible material
  • Flexibility and tolerance of the drive in case of problems (avoid “machining” the filament if something goes wrong)
  • Possibility of operating in a heated enclosure (the extruder motor is remote in a ventilated area and the head is liquid cooled)
  • Excellent printing quality: only 25mm between the drive rollers and the hot zone guarantee perfect filament control.

Without having any of the disadvantages.

We could call this head “R3D“: Remote Dual Direct Drive, it is the first head of its kind on the market.

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Liquid cooled head

The brand new head is cooled by liquid. The main advantage is that the cold zone is kept at a very low temperature, in our case below 40°C by the cooling liquid.
For example, on the SpiderBot 4.0 when the hot zone is 320°C, the cold zone is about 40°C, which means that the material goes from 40°C to 320°C over a few millimeters, guaranteeing excellent control of the deposited material and a reduction in the risk of clogging the cold zone.a

Power transmission by semi-rigid cable

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The extruder motor is located outside the head in the cooled electronic zone, reducing the onboard mass. The power is transmitted to the head by a cable sheathed in a metal spiral. The head is one of the lightest on the market. A brass worm screw with a 30:1 ratio giving the necessary torque to drive the rollers.

  • Standard E3D nozzles.
  • Bronze heating block (370°C)
  • Optional stainless steel or titanium thermal bridge break
  • Liquid cooling integrated in the head
  • 24V cartridges and 500°C HT probe
  • Easy adjustment of extruder pressure by knurled knob
  • Interchangeable pressure springs for double drive
  • Unlocking/changing the filament with a simple lever
  • Disassembly of the “active” part by a single screw (access for cleaning or lubricating gears) – Complete disassembly of the head in less than 3 minutes
  • Bed leveling sensor integrated in the headboard (Bed leveling)
  • Optimized design with a minimum number of parts

Dual drive

We were the first in 2012 to offer a 3D printer with a dual drive extruder. The two drive rollers prevent marking, twisting or damaging the filament, the power transmission surface is doubled compared to a traditional extruder.

PolyetherImide printing bed

The printing bed is made of a 1mm PEI sheet glued on a 2mm aluminium sheet with a high temperature glue (150°C continuously)

  • A material used in aeronautics and medicine, PEI ensures perfect adhesion of the part during the printing phase and allows easy take-off at room temperature. No more welded parts on the printing bed, nor parts that come off the bed.
  • The printing bed is removable, simply fixed with 3 screws.
  • As an option, we can supply other types of printing beds: Perforated glass fibre, borosilicate glass, thermoplastic glass, PEEK, solid PEI, printing bed for glass filled materials….
  • STEP or DXF CAD files of the printing bed are available on request.
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Delta Architecture

With Delta technology, all three axes move simultaneously, combining engine torque and complementing each other.

The three motors simultaneously provide torque for movement on a single axis.

This means less mass in motion. Z-axis movements are almost 30 times faster than a conventional XYZ architecture.

Thanks to Delta technology, we can achieve speeds on the Z axis similar to those of the other X and Y axes.

The SpiderBot’s frame is entirely made of metal, offering perfect stability and rigidity.

All elements entering the hot zone are resistant to high temperatures.

The heated printing bed and the part itself remain fixed, only the print head is movable.

The Electronic part is located in the lower part and ventilated, which guarantees its thermal protection and a good life span.

Chassis de la SpiderBot 4.0

And also,   everything that has made the SpiderBot successful since 2011 :

CarbonArm
  • Extrusion head with all-metal active part, carbon fibre arm Ø14.00mm with magnetic hinges and exclusive 3-ball system, for a perfect positioning of the head
  • Geometry given by the precision of laser cutting and not by an assembly of components
  • Semi-automatic bed self-calibration (with 3D bed mapping)
  • Printing chamber heated and regulated up to 80°C
  • Surveillance camera Video and thermal camera optional
  • Overall internal ventilation of the chamber

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Technical Specifications

General information

  • Z resolution: better than 0.01mm
  • XY resolution: better than 0.01mm
  • Recommended printing resolution: layer thickness Z from 0.10 to 0.45 mm (depending on nozzle diameter)
  • Temperature Printhead 370 °c max, liquid cooled
  • Printing Chamber temperature : Max 80 °c
  • Print Bed temperature : max 150° C
  • Temperature of coolant: max 45°C
  • Temperature Electronic zone: max 40°C
  • Autocalibration of the print bed with 21-point 3D mapping
  • Filament diameter : 1.75 mm, 1 kg spool (diameter 220 mm x 90 mm), flexible filament supported.
  • Nozzle diameter : 0.3 to 0.8 mm.

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Equipment

  • Robust aluminium / stainless steel structure
  • Polycarbonate cover
  • Door with locking lock
  • Linear guides with recirculating ball bearings
  • Rigid carbon fiber arms Ø14.00mm.
  • Three-sphere print head with magnetic hinges 2.7Kg.
  • Single head or optional double swivel head
  • Direct extruder with double drive, remote motor in a cooled area, power transmission by semi-rigid cable
  • Heated PEI printing bed (temperature up to 150°C) and easily removable.
  • End of filament detection
  • 32-bit Ultratronics motherboard + 1/128e step drivers
As an option:
  • Single head or optional double swivel head
  • Video control camera
  • Thermal camera IR 19200 measuring points

Physical dimensions

  • Max printing volume: 220mm diameter x 180mm height
  • Machine dimensions: Diameter 450mm x 807mm high (without coil holder)
    • Weight: 22kg
    • Storage temperature: 5 to 40°C
    • Operating temperature: 18 to 26°C

Connectivity

  • USB: 32-bit Ultratronics motherboard + 1/128e step drivers
  • Ethernet: via Repetier Server with video control camera, on Raspberry Pi3 microcomputer, 10 GB of integrated storage
  • Software: KISSlicer Pro, Cura, Repetier OEM Server included – Windows 64bits 7, 8, 8, 8, 8.1, 10 (Simplify 3D possible)

All specifications are subject to change without notice

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