Short for SecondSavr (as in, saving seconds of time), this specific SecSavr's humble beginnings started from a now-archived printer called the SecSavr Space. That printer, designed to be built in a 800x800mm server cabinet, had 4 printer "bays" where the Z height of a bay was adjustable, depending on what needed to be printed (e.g. compressing bays to print a one-off 700mm print, and then adjusting the bays back to 200mm each for general prints). I took inspiration from the MPCNC for the Z axis so that I could use cheaper 42.4mm galvanised tube instead of 4040 aluminium extrusion. Some designing around unplanned server cabinet rails later, I realised that tool-changing could be possible using a servo driven arm (called the SecSavr Single Arm Machine (S.A.M.).
After months of feature research investment rounds, otherwise known in the industry as "feature creep", the printer has outgrown the server cabinet. Even though the components for each feature wasn't relatively expensive, all together it's outgrown the initial budget too. Genuinely suprising.
After power limitations, then height limitations and finally budget limitations, the amount of bays I'll be installing is 2. May 2022 prediction of BOM prices are hovering around £3800 after many cost saving adjustments.
- 4th axis, 5th axis,
- A copper/white theme,
- Continuous fibre,
- Multi filament of 16;
- Segmented heater bed,
- Nozzle cam that captures 330fps,
- Something called True IDEX,
- Printing in chocolate;
- Auto pancake making, (April 1st idea)
- Magnetic tool changing,
- Brass insert, supports and nut placing,
- Full colour inkjet spraying;
- Solder tool for copper wires,
- Milling prints and PCBs,
- Melt zone extender,
- Max Z change for free; (belt driven Z with adjustable build height)
- Belt bed mode for infinite Y,
- Motors that run on 36 V,
- Auto part eject,
- Plus a cinema underneath. (SleepCinema frame)
And it should even staple. However, I don't think a heated chamber is going to happen, but the specific enclosure [gd0099] will be airtight.
Anyway, I still haven't found a name in the form "SecSavr [Word beginning with S]", such as the SecSavr Skyrise [gd0092]. I'll likely just keep it as "SecSavr".