Last summer, Raise3D, a leading player in FFF additive manufacturing, introduced its new range of professional machines, the Pro3 series, as well as the E2CF 3D printer designed for the production of carbon fiber parts. And to ensure the launch of its new products, the manufacturer counts on its historical European partner OKM3D, which is already receiving advance orders for the three new FFF solutions through its network of specialized resellers in Europe. But what are the features of these three new 3D printers and what can we expect from them?
In 2018, when Raise3D launched its famous Pro2 range, it set out to improve the market standards by offering faster and bigger machines. Since then, user expectations have changed, now focused on more flexible solutions, offering better repeatability and productivity. It is with this in mind that the manufacturer is coming back with a plan to implement more agile manufacturing.
Pro3 Series, a range for the production of small series
Like its Pro2 line, the Pro3 Series includes two dual extrusion FFF printers: the Pro3, which has a print volume of 300x300x300mm, and the Pro3 Plus, with a more generous 300x300x605mm volume. Its features have been redesigned to provide a better user experience and greater repeatability in part production while maintaining exceptional quality. For example, they integrate a modular extruder with two nozzles that can be changed very quickly (interchangeable heads), automatic calibration, a flexible printing plate to facilitate the disassembly of the oars, as well as an Air Flow Manager for better heat dissipation and air circulation. etc.
Also note that the Pro3 series includes an intelligent EVE wizard that identifies common printing problems and suggests solutions accordingly. It also reminds the user of maintenance tasks that need to be performed, reducing machine downtime and providing optimum service life.
In terms of materials, the Pro3 Series is compatible with all thermoplastics that are extruded at temperatures below 300°C: PLA, ABS, TPU, ASA, PETG, etc. Finally, the Pro3 and Pro3 Plus printers have been designed to offer a simple and ergonomic user experience. The machines are equipped with an HD camera to monitor jobs in real time, a filament end detector, a security mode, an energy saving mode and a backup function and print resume in case of outage. of energy.
Timmy Schramm, CEO of OKM3D adds: “Raise 3D has put a huge focus on listening to feedback from its customer base. As a result, the Pro3 series was born, with all the innovative and cutting-edge features needed to make additive manufacturing a truly accessible and easy-to-use production system. It truly is a machine that has been developed to be extremely versatile with production quality, repeatability and uptime in mind. We believe Pro3 will have a huge impact on AM production as it is easily scalable with the Raise3D ideaMaker ecosystem and RaiseCloud. We are very proud to distribute Pro3 as it really is bringing more added value than the FFF systems on the market today..“
The Pro3 and Pro3 Plus printers are now available for pre-order, costing €4,749 and €6,249 before tax, respectively. If you are interested, be sure to contact OKM3D who will be able to put you in direct contact with one of their local partners in 20 countries across Europe.
Raise3D’s E2CF printer for carbon fiber filled parts
More and more users are looking to design lightweight and strong parts that can withstand varying degrees of stress. For this reason, they opt for composite materials, especially carbon fiber, which has the advantage of being very light but with a resistance similar to steel. To meet the growing needs of professionals and manufacturers, Raise3D has developed the E2CF 3D printer, an FFF machine designed to create carbon fiber loaded parts. Equipped with an IDEX extruder and a build volume of 330×240×240mm, it features silicon carbide nozzles that resist wear and offer good thermal conductivity. Therefore, the machine can process abrasive materials.
Raise3D recommends the use of its PA12 CF filament, reinforced with short carbon fibers, and its support material. In the future, the manufacturer intends to develop more materials such as PPS CF, PPA CF and PET CF. The goal is to offer a wide range of materials to meet the needs of users looking for strength, stiffness and lightness.
The new Raise3D E2CF printer is a complete solution to meet the requirements of this type of filled materials: reinforced extrusion and ultra abrasion resistant nozzles, 2 independent drying boxes to preserve the filaments, a range of technical filaments with support filaments associated, all profiles available in ideaMaker for easy use from the first impression.
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