The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
Top 33%4 points
Top 33%
Maximum creation size
Number of 3D printers
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Top 95%
6 3D printers
17.35M - 34.71M
NaN% of all 3D printersYes
No
maximum creation size
layer thickness
number of extruder heads
1.75mm filament diameter

The Future is 3D Glacier Steel: 18 facts and highlights

1. Creates support structures

The printer will automatically build extra structures to support the item as it is printing. The extra support can then be easily removed.
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
27% have it
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2. 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 Steel
45% 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 Steel
35% have it
26
0

4. 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 Steel
51% have it
26
0

5. 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 Steel
56% have it
26
0

6. higher y-axis resolution

The highest possible y-axis resolution as measured in microns.
11µm
Robox: 2µm
25
0

7. maximum creation size

This is the biggest size of object that you can print.
304 x 304 x 228
Bits from Bytes RapMan Education: 609 x 500 x 850
25
0

8. 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).
20µm
Printrbot JR v2: 0.40µm
25
0

9. height

558mm
Robox: 240mm
25
0

10. width

609mm
EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro: 230mm
25
0

11. higher x-axis resolution

The highest possible x-axis resolution as measured in microns.
11µm
Robox: 2µm
25
0

12. 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 Steel
76% have it
25
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13. higher z-axis resolution

The highest possible z-axis (vertical) resolution as measured in microns.
2.50µm
Robox: 0.50µm
25
0

14. 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

15. 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

16. USB ports

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

17. thickness

304mm
UP! Plus: 150mm
25
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18. weight

20.41kg
Printrbot JR v2: 9.10g
25
0

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