The Type A Series 1 3D Printer is a Cartesian motion based printer system. This means it can move in 3 linear directions: the X, Y, and Z axes. It does this using precise stepper motors to drive the machine. The X and Y axes control the motion of the Tool Head. X axis moves the tool head carriage left and right, and Y axis moves the gantry forward and back. Both of these movements are made using high precision timing belts, shafts, and motors. The Z axis moves the platform up and down using a lead screw, shafts, and a stepper motor.
The design of the Series 1 maximizes the machine area devoted to the printable space. This results in a minimal machine footprint with a HUGE build volume. The maximum size of object that can be built is 260mm along the X axis, 230mm along the Y axis, and 230mm along the Z axis (10”x9”x9”). The Series 1 can produce parts with functional tolerances of 0.1mm And is capable of a vertical layer height of 0.05mm.