Hydras

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Hydra Models

The Hydras are our Gantry models, introduced in 2016. In these models we move the heads in the X/Y and the bed only in the Z, allowing for faster print speeds and heavier fixturing.

Comparison

The following chart compares and contrasts the various Hydra models:

Printer Model Comparison
Designation Hydra (Freestanding) Floor Models
formerly the 16A
Hydra Bench top Model
formerly the 17A
Hydra 430 Hydra 640 Hydra 645 Hydra 340
Target
Users
Industrial Manufacturing Commercial Manufacturing
Image
Placement
Mechanism
Floor Model
Gantry Design
Benchtop Model
Gantry Design
Exterior Dimensions,
XxYxZ (closed)
48x35x68 in
1200x875x1400 mm
41x27x28 in
104x69x71mm
Power
Requirements
15A / 110VAC / 60 Hz
8A / 220VAC / 50Hz
15A / 110VAC / 60 Hz
8A / 220VAC / 50Hz
Build Volume 16x12x10 in
400x300x250 mm
24x16x10 in
600x400x250 mm
24x16x20 in
600x400x500 mm
12x16x10 in
300x400x250 mm
X/Y Printing
Speeds
Up to 40 mm/sec Up to 40 mm/sec
Enclosure Heated Heated
Motion Control 3-Phase with
Closed-Loop Feedback
3-Phase with
Closed-Loop Feedback
Positional Resolution
X/Y/Z in μm
6 / 6 / 1 6 / 6 / 1
Positional Accuracy
X/Y/Z in μm
60 / 60 / 10 60 / 60 / 10
Positional Repeatability
X/Y/Z in μm
30 / 30 / 5 30 / 30 / 5
Precise X/Y Output
for Bioplots
100 μm lines
200 μm spacing
100 μm lines
200 μm spacing
Precise Z output
for Bioplots
25 μm layers 25 μm layers
Tool Positions
Optional
Five
Ten
Five
Cold Flow
Options
All EMO, COD, SDS, CSD, DSD and SMH Heads
Warm Flow
Options
All VOL, VCD, KRA and KCD Heads
Hot Flow
Options
All MK1-250, MK2-250 and MK1-450 Heads
Low Power
Laser Options
5w, 808nm, AlGaAs Diode and/or 6w, 450nm, GaN Diode
High Power
Laser Options
40w ~10 μm, CO2
80w, ~10μm, CO2
Not Applicable
Spindle Tool
Compatibility
Standard
*High Power in Dev.
Standard
Other
Options
Quiet Storm Fan, Microscope