The Future is 3D Glacier Peak
Top 67%2 points
Top 67%
Layer thickness
Number of 3D printers
lowmidhigh
Top 70%
5 3D printers
175µm - 204µm
NaN% of all 3D printersYes
No
layer thickness
nozzle size
number of extruder heads
1.75mm filament diameter

The Future is 3D Glacier Peak: 14 facts and highlights

1. Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)

Printers based on fused deposition modeling (FDM) use a thermoplastic filament, which is heated to its melting point and then extruded through a nozzle, layer by layer, to create the object. One of the main advantages of printers based on FDM is that they work with a wide range of materials.
The Future is 3D Glacier Peak
51% have it
26
0

2. 1.75mm filament diameter

The 1.75mm filament diameter is gradually overtaking the previous 3mm standard. The 1.75mm filament feeds into the printer with greater ease and allows for more detail in the printing process.
The Future is 3D Glacier Peak
56% have it
26
0

3. has an external memory slot

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.
The Future is 3D Glacier Peak
35% have it
26
0

4. Has a heated build platform

A heated build platform helps keep the lowest levels of a print warm as the higher layers are printed. This allows the overall print to cool more evenly.
The Future is 3D Glacier Peak
45% have it
26
0

5. thickness

304mm
UP! Plus: 150mm
25
0

6. height

558mm
Robox: 240mm
25
0

7. USB ports

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
1
FABtotum: 4
25
0

8. weight

29.48kg
Printrbot JR v2: 9.10g
25
0

9. number of colors per print

A single design can be made up using different colored materials simultaneously.
1
Da Vinci 3D Printer: 12
25
0

10. width

609mm
EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro: 230mm
25
0

11. number of extruder heads

More extruder heads will allow you to use different colours or different types of material at the same time. A second extruder is also required to build PVA/PLA support structures around items as they are printed.
1
Hyrel Professional E5: 4
25
0

12. layer thickness

The thinner each print layer is, the more detailed you can make your designs. Layer thickness is often also referred to as resolution and is measured in microns (µm).
200µm
Printrbot JR v2: 0.40µm
25
0

13. nozzle size

The smaller the nozzle, the more detailed the final product can be. However, when speed of printing is of greater importance than detail, a larger nozzle may be preferable.
0.35mm
Robox: 0.30mm
25
0

14. Prints in PLA

Polylactic acid (PLA) is popular in 3D printing as it cools and sets quickly. Unlike ABS plastic, it is biodegradable and therefore better for the environment. It can be used to build support structures for other printouts, as it can then be dissolved leaving no marks.
The Future is 3D Glacier Peak
76% have it
25
0

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