Overview of the Ord Bot Hadron 3D Printer from Punchtec
3D printing has been a passion of mine for the better half of the last decade. Over that time, I have had the opportunity to build and use just about every design of 3D printer that has been released, but the Ord Bot Hadron design is one that has eluded me...until now.
A couple of months back, I decided that the time was right to start writing 3D printer reviews, and the Ord Bot Hadron has the honor of being the first review of its type here at TweakTown. I would like to thank Punchtec for sending in its Ord Bot Hadron in for review as it has completely changed my mind about certain aspects of 3D printing.
The Ord Bot Hadron design is based on a 3-axis design that utilizes MakerSlide structural components for strength, rigidity, and a smooth, uniform surface to guide the axis on. The Punchtec Ord Bot Hadron was designed by Panchy Rivas, an electrical engineer, whose passion for robotics inspired him to create one of the best desktop 3D printers ever made.
The Ord Bot Hadron's design makes it ideal for quick access to multiple colors of PLA filament, and its "Free Floating" platform allows for easy object removal. A build envelope of 8" x 8" x 6" puts it into the same class as a Mendel Max 1.5, Makerbot Replicator 2, or any of the other 200mm-class desktop 3D printers.
One of the key points of the Ord Bot Hadron is the fact that the entire printer is fully open source, something that is very important to me when choosing a 3D printer. Being open source means that the design is ever evolving; the firmware, electronics, and control software are also being updated by the community regularly. It also means that the consumer has access to the source code and can freely modify it to fit their needs without worry of a lawsuit, or breaking any expensive warranties either. However, modifying the Ord Bot without approved changes will most likely break its warranty.
- 3D printing out of the box in minutes. It took me just 15 minutes to setup and get my first print going.
- Easy to install software with preconfigured profiles for PLA and ABS. Windows, Mac, and Linux version available for free download.
- Very fast because of its rigid MakerSlide frame, max print speed: 400mm/sec, which is the fastest 3D printer I have ever used.
- Build area 190mm x 190mm x 150mm (8in x 8in x 6in) in a very small footprint.
- Dimensions of printer: 18? x 19? x 15 3/4? (WxDxH) without spool holders, Weight: 5.89kg (13lbs). Very light and can be carried by a single handle on the top of the printer.
- Filament Sizes: standard 1.75mm
- Power Requirements: 110-220 VAC. Can be used with any power in the world. (you may need a plug adapter)
- Fully open source, meaning that you will be on the leading edge of technology through software updates on the site and have the capability to make your contributions to the open source community.
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- Page 1 [Overview and Hardware Specifications]
- Page 2 [Unboxing and Photos]
- Page 3 [Setup and Use]
- Page 4 [Testing Methodology]
- Page 5 [Testing: Small Part Stress Test]
- Page 6 [Testing: Overhangs and Bridging]
- Page 7 [Testing: Sphere and Complex Surface Quality]
- Page 8 [Testing: Circle Accuracy]
- Page 9 [Testing: Complex Objects and Time]
- Page 10 [Heating Performance]
- Page 11 [Final Thoughts]
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