Raise3D is a historical actor of the FFF additive manufacturing and unveiled this summer 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 is counting on its historical European partner OKM3D: it is already taking pre-orders for the three new FFF solutions through its network of specialized resellers in Europe. In France, it has taken over the distribution of the brand. 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 market standards by offering faster and larger 3D machines. Since then, users’ expectations have changed, now focused on more flexible solutions, offering better repeatability and productivity. It is with this in mind that the manufacturer is returning to the forefront: implementing more agile manufacturing.
Pro3 Series from Raise3D, a range for small series production
Like its Pro2 line, the Pro3 Series includes two dual-extrusion FFF printers: the Pro3, which has a print volume of 300x300x300 mm, and the Pro3 Plus, with a more generous 300x300x605 mm volume. Their features have been redesigned to provide a better user experience and more 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), an automatic calibration of the plate, a flexible printing plate for better detachment of the work done, an Air Flow Manager for better heat dissipation and air circulation, etc…
Also note that the Pro3 range includes an intelligent EVE assistant that identifies the most common printing problems and suggests solutions accordingly. It also reminds the user of the maintenance work to be done, which reduces machine downtime and offers an optimal life span.
In terms of materials, the Pro3 Series is compatible with all thermoplastics that extrude 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, an end-of-filament detector, a safety mode, an energy-saving mode, and a backup and resume printing function in the event of a power failure.
Timmy Schramm, CEO of OKM3D, adds: “Raise3D really listened to the comments and feedback from its customers. This resulted in the Pro3 series, which has all the advanced and innovative features needed to make additive manufacturing a truly accessible and easy to use production system. It is a machine that has been developed to be extremely versatile, keeping in mind production quality, repeatability and uptime. We believe the Pro3 will have a significant impact on additive manufacturing production as it is easily scalable with Raise3D’s ideaMaker and RaiseCloud ecosystem. We are very proud to distribute the Pro3 as it truly adds more value than the FFF machines on the market today.”
The Pro3 and Pro3 Plus printers are already available for pre-order, count €4749 and €6249 respectively excluding tax. Do not hesitate to contact OKM3D who will be able to put you in direct contact with one of its local partners in 20 countries in Europe.
The E2CF printer for carbon fiber filled parts
More and more users are looking to design light and resistant parts, capable of withstanding more or less strong constraints. They are therefore turning to composite materials, especially carbon fiber, which has the advantage of being very light while displaying a similar strength to steel. In order to meet the growing needs of professionals and manufacturers, Raise3D has developed the E2CF 3D printer, an FFF machine designed to create parts loaded with carbon fiber. Equipped with an IDEX extruder and a print volume of 330×240×240 mm, it has silicon carbide nozzles that resist wear and offer good thermal conductivity. The machine can handle abrasive materials.
Precisely, Raise3D recommends the use of its PA12 CF filament, reinforced with short carbon fibers, and its backing material. In the future, the manufacturer intends to develop more materials such as PPS CF, PPA CF or PET CF. The aim is to offer a wide range of materials to meet the needs of users looking for strength, rigidity and lightness.
The new Raise3D E2CF printer is a complete solution to meet the requirements of this type of loaded materials: reinforced extrusion and ultra abrasion resistant nozzles, 2 independent drying boxes to preserve filaments, a range of technical filaments with associated support filaments, all profiles available on ideaMaker for easy use from the first print.
Edward Feng, CEO of Raise3D, concludes,
“The global effort to manufacture more energy efficient equipment has resulted in an increased demand for high strength-to-weight ratio parts. Carbon fiber is a material of choice for such parts, but its use in 3D printing has, until now, been considered expensive. With the release of the E2CF, Raise3D is filling the market gap for a desktop 3D printer optimized for fiber-reinforced filaments and will make carbon fiber 3D printing finally affordable and simple.”