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All-In-One 3D Copy machine

Post by aiorobotics » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:20 am

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Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:20 am

We are the startup AIO Robotics and developed a new 3D Copy machine. We would like to create a 3D printer with an integrated 3D scanner. The idea is to have an all-in-one 3D printer that is capable of 3D scanning, 3D printing, 3D copying, and 3D faxing. The machine has a 7-inch color touchscreen with an on-board computer (ARM based) so the printer can totally work by itself without connection to a desktop computer. The on-board computer also handles 3D scanning data (HD camera pictures from a swiping laser) and uploads the data to the cloud for final 3D reconstruction.

All linear components are made by CNC-machined aluminum (xyz-carrier, turntable) to ensure super rigid structure without any deforming and heat soaking. In addition, we also created an auto-bed leveling feature by integrating a Z-probe mechanism onto the extruder. This way, users don't need to calibrate the bed height at all. We will include a full API-package for developers to fully control all sensor and motors.

We developed a working prototype (ZEUS 3D Printer from AIO Robotics, Inc.) and would like to hear any suggestions or feedback before launching.

Thanks
We are the startup AIO Robotics and developed a new 3D Copy machine. We would like to create a 3D printer with an integrated 3D scanner. The idea is to have an all-in-one 3D printer that is capable of 3D scanning, 3D printing, 3D copying, and 3D faxing. The machine has a 7-inch color touchscreen with an on-board computer (ARM based) so the printer can totally work by itself without connection to a desktop computer. The on-board computer also handles 3D scanning data (HD camera pictures from a swiping laser) and uploads the data to the cloud for final 3D reconstruction.

All linear components are made by CNC-machined aluminum (xyz-carrier, turntable) to ensure super rigid structure without any deforming and heat soaking. In addition, we also created an auto-bed leveling feature by integrating a Z-probe mechanism onto the extruder. This way, users don't need to calibrate the bed height at all. We will include a full API-package for developers to fully control all sensor and motors.

We developed a working prototype (ZEUS 3D Printer from AIO Robotics, Inc.) and would like to hear any suggestions or feedback before launching.

Thanks
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Post by limor » Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:57 pm

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Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:57 pm

These ideas have been in the 3d printing hobby community for a while. If you have managed to put together an integrated system like that, it will definitely stand out. Scanning and sending to the cloud for 3d recon is nice especially if the touchscreen android tablet running ubuntu rather than android. Controlling the motion of the printer using the same tablet via an arduino is pretty cool and gives a nice potential to run a nice GUI on the tablet for control and scheduling. Beyond the novelty of integrating the features, the machine will be judged by the parameters of the mechanical motion, extrusion, cooling, the usual small details that make the huge differences when it comes to FFF 3d printing.
These ideas have been in the 3d printing hobby community for a while. If you have managed to put together an integrated system like that, it will definitely stand out. Scanning and sending to the cloud for 3d recon is nice especially if the touchscreen android tablet running ubuntu rather than android. Controlling the motion of the printer using the same tablet via an arduino is pretty cool and gives a nice potential to run a nice GUI on the tablet for control and scheduling. Beyond the novelty of integrating the features, the machine will be judged by the parameters of the mechanical motion, extrusion, cooling, the usual small details that make the huge differences when it comes to FFF 3d printing.
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Post by mantrid » Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:45 pm

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Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:45 pm

I would never buy a product that required connection to the internet to function.
I would never buy a product that required connection to the internet to function.
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Post by Gort » Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:34 pm

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Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:34 pm

Cool, the more people and groups trying to develop a all in one 3d scanner and printer the better!!!

What could stand your project out from the competition is your price?
Cool, the more people and groups trying to develop a all in one 3d scanner and printer the better!!!

What could stand your project out from the competition is your price?
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