re:3D launches Gigabot 4, Terabot 4, GigabotX 2, and TerabotX 2
All of which include UltiMachine's ArchiMajor 32bit control board and transition to Klipper firmware
re:3D has recently included UltiMachine’s ArchiMajor 32bit control board and transition to Klipper firmware with the launch of Gigabot 4, Terabot 4, GigabotX 2, and TerabotX 2.
re:3D was born out of Engineers Without Borders, at the NASA Johnson Space Center, in 2013. It is a social enterprise pioneering innovations to remove the cost and scale barriers to 3D printing in order to create jobs and enable problem-solvers around the world to independently address local needs. re:3D has customers in more than 50 countries, and claims to offer the world’s largest industrial FFF 3D printer under $9K.
UltiMachine is a US-based 3D printer component manufacturer that specializes in electronics and consumables. The company services 3D printing manufacturers, researchers, hobbyists, and hackers, and collaborates on the RepRap Open Source 3D printer project – working with manufacturers, and developers to help 3D printing live up to its potential.
The advanced board features eight integrated stepper motor drivers, three heater outputs, five thermocouple inputs, four controllable fans, and eight endstops. The PCB and Raspberry Pi touchscreen controller are housed inside a 16″ electrical enclosure which, when combined, control an agile software stack with web capabilities. This board increases Gigabot and Terabot processing power, as well as supports better control of re:3D’s supply chain and electronics quality with a strong US manufacturing partner.
“As a US-based company, UltiMachine enjoys designing custom solutions to enable open-source US 3D printer OEMs to enhance their offerings and scale,” said Johnny Russell, CEO of UltiMachine.
“Installing the UltiMachine ArchiMajor 32bit PCB was a critical evolution in the Gigabot and Gigabot X portfolio,” said Samantha Snabes, Co-founder and Catalyst of re:3d. “Not only does the board offer increased performance, it has been critical in our transition to Klipper firmware, a front-mounted touchscreen, and wifi connectivity while providing the customer with increased capability for open source modifications. Our relationship with UltiMachine has been critical in ensuring supply chain resiliency.”