Rostock Mini is a delta 3D Printer originally designed by Bwevans, with smaller build volume compared to a Rostock or Kossel, but much more compact, portable, and desktop friendly. This is a complete kit that contains everything (including tools) to build a Rosotck Mini Pro. The mechanical part can be finished between 3-6 hours depending on your experience with RepRap machines.
Rosotck Mini Pro Technical Details:
Build Volume: 170mm x 170mm x 180mcm cylinder
Electronics: RAMPS 1.4
Heatbed: No (PLA is the recommended filament).
extruder: Bowden extruder set up with planetary gearbox coupled Nema 17 motor
Included in the Rostock Mini Pro Kit:
8mm hardened precision rod (49cm) x 6
GT-2 belt and 36-teeth pulleys x 3
pneufit push-in fittings for bowden extrusion x 2
3K carbon fibre hollow tubes x 6
Traxxas 5349 u-joints x 12
Assembled RAMPS 1.4 w/ 4 Pololu steppers
12V 10A laptop power charger
Nema 17 motors with 0.55 N*m torque x 3
Nema 17 motor coupled with a planetary gearbox
J-head MKIV hotend (0.4mm orifice, 1.75mm filament opening)
1. What are the advantages of having a Delta styled RepRap ?
Delta RepRap such as Rostock Mini can print very fast due to the unique mechanical structure. It’s easier to assemble and more professional-looking than traditional Cartesian RepRaps. It’s also very fun to watch the Rostock Mini Pro print.
2. What about the Software?
You can use standard open-source software such as Repetier-host to control the Rostock Mini Pro.
3.What are Traxxas 5347 u-joints?
Traxxas 5347 u-joints are mostly used in airplane models to give smooth movements. These are ball-socket joints that create very little friction when your Rostock Mini Pro’s arms move.