The RPi server brings industrial IOT capabilities to OEM 3D printers with an embedded CAN bus communications interface. CAN bus is vastly superior to the familiar USB serial protocol in that it drastically reduces the effect of noise interference from stepper motors and other devices within the printer that may otherwise generate communications errors and print failures. This introduces a new level of communications reliability which enhances user confidence in multi-day print jobs and complex multi-gantry printer builds.
The RPi server also allows OEMs to deploy a distributed processing architecture to reduce wire-count and build complexity throughout the printer. It provides plug-and-play functionality with all SD3D controller boards.
As a dedicated print server, this device is responsible for handling print jobs and data transmission between the cloud and the printer. It can be registered to a user’s Printelize account to implement custom factory automation workflows for their additive manufacturing operations.
RPi server specifications:
- Raspberry Pi 3 with embedded Wifi
- Integrated 8MP camera for streaming video
- High Speed 16Mhz CAN bus Interface
- Power Supply
- Pre-flashed 8GB microSD Card including:
- Octopi, Filtracker Software & OEM branding