Printer Overview

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Hyrel Printers are available in the following models: Hydras are our larger, gantry models; Systems are our tabletop, enclosed models; and Engines are the smaller, unenclosed models - available in Standard Resolution (SR) and High Resolution (HR, for bioprinting) versions.

All models use our Repetrel software and any slicer (Slic3r support provided). Each model comes with a Windows PC, either tablet or full desktop style. We operate our print heads via CANbus.

Printer Comparison

The following chart compares and contrasts the various models:

Printer Model Comparison
Designation Freestanding
Enclosed, Heated
Freestanding
Enclosed, Heated
Benchtop
Enclosed, Heated
Benchtop
Enclosed, Heating Optional
Desktop
Unenclosed
Desktop, High Precision
Unenclosed
Hydra 16AS
Standard
Hydra 16AT
Tall
Hydra 21 System 30M Engine SR Engine HR
Target
Users
Laboratory Research Laboratory Research Laboratory Research Laboratory Research Budget Research Biological Research
Image
Placement
Mechanism
Freestanding (Floor) Model
Gantry Design
Freestanding (Floor) Model
Gantry Design
Benchtop Model
Gantry Design
Benchtop Model
Knee Design
Desktop Model
Knee Design
Exterior Dimensions,
XxYxZ (closed)
48x35x50 in
120x88x125 cm
48x35x60 in
120x88x153 cm
42x24x33 in
107x61x84 cm
34x16x32 in
87x41x82 cm
13x21x22 in
33x54x56 cm
13x20x19 in
33x51x49 cm
Power
Requirements
15 A / 110-120 VAC / 60 Hz
8 A / 220-240 VAC / 50 Hz
15 A / 110-120 VAC / 60 Hz
5 A / 220-240 VAC / 50 Hz
Build Volume 16x12x10 in
400x300x250 mm
or
24x16x10 in
600x400x250 mm
16x12x20 in
600x400x500 mm
or
24x16x20 in
600x400x500 mm
16x12x10 in
400x300x250 mm
8x8x8 in
200x200x200 mm
4x4x4 in
100x100x100 mm
Bed
Temperatures
120°C / 200°C option / -5°C option
Note that 200°C beds larger than 400x300mm
require 230VAC for optimal heating.
80°C 100°C / -5°C option
Chamber
Temperatures
~15°C above ambient as-is
55°C with additional heating
65° standard
hotter models in development
~10°C above ambient as-is
55°C with additional heating
no chamber
Bed RTDs 1k PLAT 10k 1k PLAT
X/Y Printing
Speeds
Up to 60 mm/sec Up to 30 mm/sec Up to 15 mm/sec
Enclosure Heated to 55°C Enclosed
*Opt Heated to 55°C
Unenclosed
Motion Control 3-Phase with
Closed-Loop Feedback
0.9° Stepping Motor
now with Closed-Loop Feedback
Positional Resolution
X/Y/Z in µm
6 / 6 / 1 5 / 5 / 1 1.25 / 1.25 / 1
Positional Accuracy
X/Y/Z in µm
60 / 60 / 10 50 / 50 / 10 12 / 12 / 10
Positional Repeatability
X/Y/Z in µm
60 / 60 / 10 50 / 50 / 10 12 / 12 / 10
Precise X/Y Output
for Bioplots
100 µm lines
200 µm spacing
50 µm lines
100 µm spacing
Precise Z output
for Bioplots
25 µm layers
Tool Positions
Optional
Five
Ten
Four Five
Reservoir
Ambient
Options
All EMO, SDS, DSD and SMH Heads
Reservoir
Temp Ctrl
Options
All VOL, KRA, TAM, RSD, and HSD Heads
Filament
Options
All MK1-250, MK2-250 and MK1-450 Heads
Low Power
Laser Options
6w, 450nm, GaN Diode and 2w, 450nm GaN Diode
High Power
Laser Options
40w ~10 µm, CO2 Not Applicable
Spindle Tool
Compatibility
Standard
Three-Phase
Standard Not Applicable
Max Axes Max of 5: X, Y, Z
Optional 4th A Axis (Lathe)
Optional 4/5th Axes (Trunion)
Max of 3: X, Y, Z
Pick & Place
Compatibility
Yes No
Other
Options
Quiet Storm Fan, Microscope

The Hydra Series

The Hydra 16A models have hard resolution (with encoder feedback) of 20 microns in the X and Y, and 0.8 microns in the Z in standard mode. In microstepping mode, we can achieve soft resolution of 4 microns in the X and Y. It comes standard with two tool positions, but can take additional yokes to handle more.

There are three models, as detailed above. The differences are:

  • The Hydra 16A-S (standard) has a 250mm Z and stands on the floor, with the following options:
    • Can take a bed at 400x300mm or 600x400mm at 120°C or 200°C, or a sub-ambient bed;
    • Can take the 40W CO2 laser and 5W, 450nm diode laser;
    • Can take the Pick and Place setup; and
    • Can take the 3-Phase and 1-Phase spindle tools.
  • The Hydra 16A-T (tall) has a 500mm Z and stands on the floor, with the following options:
    • Can take a bed at 400x300mm or 600x400mm at 120°C or 200°C, or a sub-ambient bed;
    • Can take the 5W, 450nm diode laser (NO CO2 LASER);
    • Can take the Pick and Place setup; and
    • Can take the 3-Phase and 1-Phase spindle tools.

The System 30M, 30, and 23

Systems are enclosed benchtop models. Detailed information is on the Systems page. The System 30M replaced the System 30, which replaced the System 23. For you history buffs and Kickstarters.

The Engines

Engines are open-air desktop models. Engines can take up to four heads at once, either working cooperatively on a one print, or making duplicate copies of a small print at the same time. Build volume is 200mm x 200mm x 200mm (X/Y/Z). Detailed information is on the Engines page.