A PhD student at the University of Oslo has created a totally free model of 3-axis 5D Printer. This model is based on the famous RepRap project so the 3d printer created can be reproduced without any problem at home.
The main student of this invention is called Grutle, a student who is preparing his thesis on robotics and came up with the idea of modifying an existing 3D printer. The idea of this 3-axis 5D printer is that it creates a piece printed with as little material as possible so we could not only create more elaborate pieces but we would also save materials in the process.
As you well know, a 3D printer has three axes: X Axis, Y Axis and Z Axis. These axes are used to create the parts, now, Grutle has added two more axes that will serve as support to the X axis and the Y axis. This addition will allow as we have said that the 3-axis 5D printer uses less material.
The good thing about this project is that by being based on the RepRap Project, the project is totally free and can be achieved without waiting for its commercialization. In addition, Grutle has released all the modifications so that the investigations that we have to do will hardly be minimal.
On the other hand, it must be recognized that this type of 3D printers will allow to make more complete and resistant objects thanks to the help of these two axes. There are also additions that this 3-axis 5D printer does not have as a microsd slot or a led panelThese additions can significantly improve our impressions of objects, however, we must not forget that the axes are the most difficult to build in a 3D Printer, so the difficulty with this model is multiplied by 5.