New hanging 3D printer does not depend on a box, frame or rails opening up new possibilities

There are parallel cable-driven robots and other cable-driven 3D printers, but the HangPrinter is unique in that all the parts except the energy source are mounted on the mobile device, and that it can use existing structures – in this case the... The printer can be put together for around EUR 200, a fraction of the cost of other large format printers. The Tower of Babel already measures almost three-and-a-half metres – not only the tallest object made by the Hangprinter so far, but much taller than the scope of any commercially available large format printer. “With a 3D printer unconstrained by a set frame or box, prints can become as tall as whatever it can be suspended from, while the horizontal print area is unconstrained by a set.

Source: Innovation Toronto