New Product Release - Precision Piezo Orion



  • New Product Announcement!

    I'm pleased to be able to announce to you our newest product, the Orion module.

    This is the result of months of development and testing by myself and Idris as well as the invaluable feedback from a number of beta testers.

    There were a number of goals we wanted to achieve:

    Accuracy, the Orion module has been shown in tests to be up to twice as accurate as the Piezo20 module.
    Ease of assembly, the Orion module has only three parts and five screws. Brass threaded inserts already in place.
    Rigidity, the Orion module does not rely on the strength of the piezo disk to hold the clamp in place.
    Ease of tuning, no fiddling with assembly bolts during tuning, just screw it down tight and leave it alone. Also includes easy tune tech from the PP20 v1.1 circuit
    Durability, no delicate piezo solder joints in the Orion module. Brass threaded inserts make for much more robust connections.
    Flexibility, today we are launching four different kits, groovemount and screwmount each with the option of bowden or direct drive feed. Dedicated kits for the CR-10 family and TronXY X5s are on the way. Hotend clamps for E3D Chimera/Cyclops and Microswiss hotend under development.
    Modularity, Hotend clamps and printer mounting adapters are modular, simply print a different mount/clamp if you change your hotend or printer
    Integrated bowden fitting, bowden versions come with an integrated bowden collet allowing use of a wider range of hotends without issue.

    We're really excited about this new development and we hope you will be too, if you have any comments or feedback we'd love to hear it.

    https://www.precisionpiezo.co.uk/product-page/precision-piezo-orion-kit



  • Looks like great enhancements!



  • is there anything for chimera dual extruder?



  • Not yet, underbed setup is still the most likely setup to work for more complex hotends.



  • Nice! Do you plan to release those for underbed setups? So far those look like single channel only.



  • Great to see more innovation on the pizeo sensors.
    Just out of interest, do you plan to make a version compatible with the v6 threaded heatsink?



  • @Mike - this type of PCB might be useful in an underbed setup, but it won't eliminate wires (which is the primary purpose of the Orion over the Piezo20) as invariably you'll need three units one for each bed support and they will need to be wired together. As such underbed is still best achieved using 3 piezos and one controller - the universal kit PCB.

    @Jackal - this is an interesting question, we could make the lower clamp part with just a thread in it, or an embedded M12 nut (I think its M12 fine thread isn't it?). However the threaded heatsink has its best application on the Smart Effector (where you do not need a piezo z -probe), but the Orion clamp for the groovemount is extremely secure, so if you want to use the Orion I'd buy ideally, a genuine V6 groovemount heatsink, but practically a clone v6 heatsink will do. You don't need bowden on the heatsink as the Orion has a straight through bowden coupler like a v6.



  • Wow. Your Orion module is looking very interesting.

    I have several questions about it:
    1. Will this module be available without 3d printed parts?
    2. Can i use it upside down, to place the connector on top side?
    3. Where can i get its dimensions with holes?



  • Hi thanks for taking an interest.

    1. Eventually, production so far is being channelled into the complete units, demand is fairly high, but we would expect a PCB only offering at some point. Whether it will be significantly less expensive is doubtful as the PCB constitutes quite a chunk of the value in the system.
    2. Yes you could repurpose the pcb to work in a variety of different orientations. Future designs will potentially allow use as a titan extruder mounting plate for example.
    3. We have someone who is willing to make a 3d model of the unit, we just have to get one to him. I will get the dimensions or a drawing and link to it asap. Idris is running the company now as I have had to take time off due to family commitments.



  • Search thingiverse for piezo Orion and you'll find stl for the parts and the PCB is 1.6mm thick, I heard from Idris



  • How does the hot end mount to the underside of the Orion in each application?



  • @AlexLin:

    Search thingiverse for piezo Orion and you'll find stl for the parts and the PCB is 1.6mm thick, I heard from Idris

    Thanks. I found the model and leave its link here, may be it will be useful for somebody.
    https://makerware.thingiverse.com/thing:2841681

    @DjDemonD:

    3. We have someone who is willing to make a 3d model of the unit, we just have to get one to him. I will get the dimensions or a drawing and link to it asap. Idris is running the company now as I have had to take time off due to family commitments.

    Thanks. Detailed 3d model will be very handy or at least an exact drawing.



  • @ShadowX:

    How does the hot end mount to the underside of the Orion in each application?

    It mounts via the clamp, which is attached to the upper part with 4 screws.



  • Thank you! I just installed an Orion on my main 3D printer and it's working great.



  • Looks really good, glad you're happy with it.

    Idris



  • Well I guess this goes some way to answering the question of how much weight can you hang from it? Be keen to see how it does long term, they're fairly tough.



  • I'm somewhat surprised that it's working well with so much additional weight hanging off the hotend, I'd want to mount anything I could from the carriage rather than the Orion.

    Idris



  • Where do I find the stls for the groove mount setup. My groove mount broke last night so I need to reprint it. Thanks in advance for the help.



  • Hello @pogo1213 . Is it the Orion groove mount STL you want? If so, I can provide that and also a modified version that I am currently using because the original did not fit well and was also too flexible.

    Orion groovemount original stl + my hacked version


 

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