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Not only are Belt 3D printers a rarity, but they are also expensive. With the Powerbelt3D Zero, a New York-based startup wants to bring down the costs to just $399.

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Powerbelt3D, a 3D printing startup company based in Syracuse, NY, is introducing a belt 3D printer starting at $399.

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What so special about belt 3D printers?

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Standard FFF printers use a cartesian coordinate system to position the print head within a fixed volume in the shape of a cube. The drawback of this proven design is that you can’t print “outside of the box”. Therefore, you’ll have to live with a fixed build volume. And if you want to print multiple objects, you’ll have to pluck them from the build plate before you can print again.

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Belt printers, on the other hand, tip the X and Y axis by 45 degrees and add a conveyor belt to the Z-axis. […]