gCreate unveils new large format desktop FDM 3D printer, gMax 2

US-based 3D printer manufacturer gCreate has unveiled its new large-format desktop FDM 3D printer, the gMax 2. Compared to its predecessors, the design has been revised, numerous features have been added and the build volume has been increased to 457 x 457 x 609 mm.

Logo gCreateBrooklyn-based 3D printer maker gCreate has a multi-year history of building large-format desktop 3D printers, starting with its gMax 1.5 and gMax 1.5 XT in 2014 and introducing the gMax 1.5+ and gMax 1.5 XT+ 3D printers the following year. The company has been busy for several years, moving into its new headquarters, developing its on-demand services for large-format 3D printing, and expanding its overall presence at home and abroad. Now, at the beginning of 2019, gCreate is introducing its latest 3D printer model, the gMax 2, which is highly anticipated by numerous fans.

Technical Features

The gMax 2 3D printer has been completely redesigned and is larger than its predecessors. The reaches a build volume of 457 x 457 x 609 mm. The gMax 2 also features a precision linear system, filament run-out sensor and Mosaic Manufacturing Palette 2 compatibility for multi-color and multi-material printing.

The gMax 2 uses E3D V6 all-metal hotends, which can print at temperatures up to 300°C and allow for easily interchangeable nozzle tips from 0.25 to 1.2 mm. The 3D printer also features a 45.0 x 45.0 cm heated bed add-on that, combined with the maximum extruder temperature, allows users to 3D print objects in materials such as carbon fiber-reinforced nylon, PETG, ASA, TPU and more. The redesigned heated build plate set uses 4mm USA-made borosilicate glass and specially screened BuildTak plates as before, but now also includes a heated mat with an external relay that can be controlled directly from the printer.

The five-inch, full-color gTouch print management system is powered by Astroprint and enables cloud capability, print queues, remote control of the printer (remote) from a mobile device or desktop computer, and video monitoring. The print management system is optimized for gMax 3D printers, but can also be used with other FDM 3D printers and can be connected to up to 10 printers simultaneously.

“The gMax 2 is the result of two years of testing and improvements. It is a completely redesigned workhorse machine with industry-leading components that enhance your printing experience at a very competitive price,” said gCreate co-founder Gordon LaPlante.

“Bringing a machine to market with so many authentic, high-quality components that further enhance the incredible performance of this printer while keeping the cost per cubic inch so low is something we are very excited to offer our customers,” said Anna Lee, co-founder of gCreate.

All gMax 2 3D printers come fully assembled, calibrated and pre-tested. The gMax 2 is scheduled to ship in the first quarter of 2019. The gMax 2 will be sold at a price of circa 3500 euros. We will report on all news about the gCreate gMax 2 and the manufacturer gCreate in our free 3D printer newsletter (subscribe now).

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