I am pretty happy with the hardware design of the printer. I have reached a point where there are no major issues and everything fits and functions properly. The front frame panel now goes top to bottom and the door is inset into this panel. This increases the rigidity of the printer. Additionally, I have opted for an all-black design in this iteration, as black printed parts are easier to produce without cosmetic defects I decided that I want the acrylic to match the printed parts, so a matte black acrylic will be used.Read More
The new tool head is the most compact and simplest version I've designed yet. In addition, to being much quicker and easier to print, it also features a much simpler magnetic couple between the tool head gantry and the hotend. It was challenging to devise a belt clamping mechanism in this new quite confined space, but I've got something that has been working well so far.Read More
Hydra Research invites you to come by our office for a behind the scenes look at what we do. We will have free drinks, snacks, and more! Bring your friends and family and explore the magic of 3D Printing and open source design.
We are honored to be featured on LulzBot's website! We love LulzBot 3D printers and could not be happier that they reached out to us to showcase how we use their printers on their website. Long live open source :)Read More
We here at Hydra Research are always looking for ways to streamline the efficiency and quality of the 3D printing experience. When we expanded our printer profile in late 2016 we had some frustration because our printers used different sized filaments 1.75mm and 2.85mm.Read More