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3Dfilamenta and CBD Tech Release ChiTu Mini V5.1 3D Printer Controller Board

by • March 6, 2016 • 8s Comments

3dp_CBDtech_3dfilamenta_logoWhether you are createing a prototype for a new, weight generated 3D printing device or just a manufacturer looking to create your own, there is not a part additional significant than the controller board. Despite their rapidly dropping prices and expanding ubiquity, 3D printing devices are yet hard computer desktop robots that require to manufacture a lot of hard actions simultaneously in order to work as meant, and a fewtimes the just thing between a successful 3D printing device and a dud is a high-quality control board. Whilst China was slow out of the gate when it came to 3D printing, in true Chinese style they have rapidly caught up to Europe and North America and they are now making a few of the most 3D printing device parts on the market right now.

Chinese 3D printing device component manufacturer CBD Tech (website in Chinese) just released their third high-quality 3D printing device controller board. Once again they are releasing it through 3D printing innovation and accessory online marketplace 3Dfilamenta, that revealed the new controller board this past week on their blog. The ChiTu Mini V5.1 is a slimmer, small and additional low-priced option of CBDs powerful ChiTu V3.6 controller board that sacrifices a few of the bells and whistles for a certainly dramatic reduction in dimensions. But don’t let the small dimensions fool you, the V5.1 yet packs a lot of bang for the buck, and manufacturers looking to create smaller-scale 3D printing devices can yet count on additional power than they can most likely require.

The original ChiTu V3.6 future to the new ChiTu Mini V5.1 control board.

The original ChiTu V3.6 future to the new ChiTu Mini V5.1 control board.

The ChiTu Mini V5.1 controller board chops down its big brother’s 5.9 x 3.9 inch (150 x 100 mm) dimensions to a much additional small 3.9 x 2.9 inch (100 x 7 5mm) create. It is on the market in two configurations, the Type A board with a 2.8 inch color touch screen or the Type B board with a 3.5 inch color touch screen. Both varieties can run a single extruder with a thermistor two path 100K NTC temperature sensor interface, and are capable of running four motor interfaces and sixteen segments. The board primarily assists G-Code, yet CBD is caning to customize file format if there are copyright issues.

The ChiTu Mini V5.1 component layout.

The ChiTu Mini V5.1 component layout.

CBD Tech provides Windows-based CBD Pro software pre-installed on all V5.1s, as well as a custom created app on the market for both Android and iOS web-enabled devices. It can in addition be custom loaded with Cura, Repetier-host, Makerware or Simplify3d software packages. The board can be regulated via the web via an expandable Wi-Fi module, and the board can in addition assist an extra power module add-on, an SD card module and an SB drive module. The V5.1 can be utilized to run multiple 3D printing device configurations, which include XYZ, Ultimanufacturer, Hbot, Delta, Kossel and CoreXY, and it comes with fish control board schematics, guide manuals and drivers all in English.

The ChiTu Mini V5.1 is now on the market for purchase directly of the 3Dfilamenta online marketplace. The Type A control board with the 2.8 inch color touch screen is priced at $69, and the Type B control board with the 3.5 inch color touch screen is priced at $79. And of course you can yet pick up the original, high powered ChiTu V3.6 controller board in eight various configurations, ranging in price of $81.90 to $110.90. You can find out additional of CBD Tech and all of their products on their Facebook page or over on their online forum. Discuss in the ChiTu Mini V5.1 3D Printer Controller Board forum over at 3DPB.com.

The new ChiTu Mini V5.1.

The new ChiTu Mini V5.1.