A New Industrial RepRap Emerges
Kyle Maxey posted on February 22, 2013 |
reprap, abs, printer, heated chamber, open-source
Designed by brothers Jonas and Simon Kühling, the Kühling&Kühling Industrial 3D printer is a true RepRap. Incorporating many features of previous RepRap incarnations, the Kühling&Kühling advances the state of the art by adding a suite of new features that can help create better prints.

Among these new features are:

  • A heated chamber capable of 65-70°C recirculating air temperature
  • Heated PCB print bed
  • Water cooled hot-ends and extruder steppers to ensure reliable extrusion in high ambient air temperature
  • Dual extruders
  • 200x200x200mm build volume
  • Specifically aimed at printing ABS with zero warping

Adding a heated chamber and base to the RepRap will most likely allow the machine to produce prints with greater fidelity, and including a second extruder head could be used to print support material. These features alone make the Kühling&Kühling stand out from other RepRap printers.

In the coming months, the brothers will be improving their design and upcoming developments include a frame revision, adding magnetic door locks and incorporating a Raspberry Pi with a 10″ capacitive touch interface for ethernet enabled standalone operation.

Simon expects that the Kühling&Kühling Industrial 3D printer will be released sometime next week, and you can be sure that when the plans are released I’ll be building one.

Watch a Video of the Kühling&Kühling Industrial 3D printer in Action:

Images Courtesy of Kühling&Kühling

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