Our largest model for 3D ceramic and paste printing is the 3D Potterbot Scara V4. It is capable of printing multiple large objects at the same time. It can even be used in conjunction with a Continuous Flow hopper to print structures and walls.
Note: Complete control via a web interface enabled, with no apps or software to install. There are non-WiFi versions available; please contact us if you require this type of connection (Ethernet connection).
Main Features of the 3d PotterBot Scara V4
The Scara V4 is the world's first large-scale ceramic 3D printer that uses real clay. The advanced design and sturdy construction can withstand on-board loads such as the 3D Potter 3600 ml clay extruder or a hose assembly.
But when combined with our new large capacity continuous high pressure hose extrusion system, it really shines. We can now deliver clay loads ranging from 85 to 250 lb via continuous extrusion.
User Interface (WiFi)
Duet Web Control is a fully developed Scara user interface. When you open it in a web browser, you can use it on your laptop, tablet, phone, or any other WiFi-capable device.
When a print is started, it displays information about the model that is being printed. Layer times, estimated time remaining, file information, and other details are displayed. It also allows for real-time adjustment of print and extrusion speeds.
The G-Code Files page allows you to upload, edit, and download g-code files for printing. A summary of the file is provided, including its size, layer height, and the program that generated it.
There are none! The only thing needed is a web browser interface.
The Scara V4 ceramic printer is similar to the rest of the 3D Potter line in terms of object generation. It works in the same way as any other 3D printer, requiring an STL file to be sliced by a third-party programme.
We recommend using Simplify3D and then loading the file to the printer's SD card, which can be done over WiFi.
The 45 in Z height is represented by the build envelope diagrams. Custom Z heights of up to 9 feet and diameters of up to 8.5 feet are possible.
The Scara V4 build envelope is unique in that it can print 360 degrees with continuous rotation. This means you can build a large vessel with the printer initially residing inside it. This opens up a whole new avenue for printing small habitat structures (houses). For this potential habitat project, larger printers are available.
Another one-of-a-kind feature is the ability to print multiple objects sequentially within the specified envelope. For example, you could print a specific vessel beginning on the far left side and continuing to print these vessels until there is no more space available.
Noise and Speed
The Scara V4 is capable of extreme speeds, but when it comes to ceramic 3D printing, speed is relative. In reality, you probably don't want to go faster than 130 mm/s. Many factors influence speed, including nozzle size, layer height, and achieving good adhesion on the clay's interlayer.
The Scara V4 is extremely quiet, allowing it to be used in any location without disturbing the surrounding environment.
Design and Construction
Only through meticulous design and robust construction techniques were we able to achieve high precision and accuracy with this large Scara arm robot. For maximum strength and rigidity, the majority of this structure is made of heavy aircraft grade 6061 aluminium with CNC and welded components.
The main rail components are made by IGUS*, a leading German manufacturer of precision guide rails. The drive motors are high-tech hybrid closed-loop stepper motors. These have on-board computers with telemetry that constantly update their position in order to achieve zero error positioning.
This is not a modified 3D printer; rather, it is a dedicated heavy-duty purpose-built robot. The primary drives are advanced harmonic drive units. These are the same drives that are used on large industrial robots like the ones that are now found in the majority of large manufacturing facilities.
These drives are extremely powerful, with precision movement down to fractions of a second of a degree. This means that prints will be very precise, with no backlash or jittery movements at realistic speeds. These drives are engineered for maximum rigidity and precision.
Space Required for Setup
The real benefit is that this machine can be placed on a substantial table top and begin printing immediately within a limited envelope area. You can also give it its own dedicated space for either a partial or full envelope.
The space required is primarily determined by the end-user and how much of the print envelope is used. The Scara V4 will require direct mounting for maximum stability, whether on the table top or on the floor.
This is accomplished by using multiple screws to secure the printer to the surface it is resting on. If you choose to use a tabletop, it must be of substantial construction, with a minimum thickness of 1.5 inches "construction made of thick, heavy plywood or wood If an insufficient table is used, the printer's output will be reduced depending on the build envelope and speed at which the prints are created.
What’s in the Box of 3D PotterBot Scara V4
- Scara V4-409
- Closed loop stepper on X, Y, Z, extruder
- 3600ml extruder, 2 tubes
- 5 anodized aluminum nozzles (standard sizes: 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8mm)
- Parts Box: Alan key set, grease, Acme driver tool, tie wraps, extra screws
- Power Supply, USB cable
Warranty of 3D Potter Printers
3D Potter offers a 1-year warranty on parts excluding consumables, ACME screw, and tubes.
We don't cover damage from: electrical surges or USB port surges, lack of cleaning and/or lubrication, the touch screen caused either by excessive force or corruption of the firmware or damage from disassembling the extruder before unloading the pressure off of the clay.
Technical Specifications of 3D PotterBot Scara V4
- X/Y- 72" Diameter Circle (1829mm)
- Z- 45” (1143mm)
3D Printer size
W-34” L-18” H-44”
Normal operational space needed
W-32” L-40” H-78”
Maximum operational space needed
W-88” L-88” H-~84”
Height to the top of the extruder
fully extended is H~84” (2134mm)
Weight with extruder
46 lbs. (20kg)
1.2’’ to 3.9’’/s (30 to 100 mm/s)
Output - 24V ~15 amps, Input - 110-220V, 50-60 Hertz.
24V ~10 amps, ~240 Watt
Main controller board running Duet3D with Atmel SAM4E8E
120MHz ARM Cortex-M4
|Warranty||1-year on parts|
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We try to make the delivery process as simple as possible, and we can send your order either to your home or workplace. Unfortunately, we do not offer deliveries to PO boxes or parcel motels
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We would accept returns if you notify us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org within 15 days after your package had been delivered (according to the tracking information provided). If 15 days had gone by after your package was delivered, unfortunately, we would not be able to offer you a refund or exchange.
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Refunds (if applicable)
Once your return is received and inspected, we will notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.
If approved, your refund would be processed, and a credit would be automatically applied to your credit card or original method of payment, you can expect a refund within 1-3 business days.
Alternatively, the credit can be applied via the form of an electronic gift card of equivalent value.
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Replacements (if applicable)
We only replace defective or damaged items. If you need to exchange it for the same item, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you discover a fault, please contact us immediately including the picture of the packaging of your order with the faulty item & your order confirmation #? (within 3 days of receiving your parcel)
- You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund.
- All returns and exchanges must be in brand new, restocking condition and contain all original packaging and accessories to be accepted.
- Items that have been in contact with any food product cannot be returned.
- Product damaged through customer abuse or improper handling will not be accepted.
- Original Shipping charges and Return Delivery charges will not be refunded.
- Special Orders cannot be returned.
Once we have received and inspected the returned merchandise, you will be notified via email concerning your refund. If approved, you can expect a refund within 1-3 business days.
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- Improper usage, storage, or handling of the item
- Using the item in a way that it was not designed for
- Damage caused by impact, shock, sand/dust/dirt, dampness, leaking batteries, fire, theft, attempted theft, vandalism, corrosion, frost, flooding, earthquakes, lightning, or other adverse weather conditions
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