73points

The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
vs

The Future is 3D Glacier Steel review: specs and price

The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
73
points
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

Why is The Future is 3D Glacier Steel better than the average?

  • Weight
    ?

    20.41kgvs25.38kg
  • Layer thickness
    ?

    20µmvs98.25µm
  • Thickness
    ?

    304mmvs462.11mm
  • Maximum creation size
    ?

    304 x 304 x 228vs9200850.46
  • Y-axis resolution
    ?

    11µmvs83.96µm
  • Z-axis resolution
    ?

    2.5µmvs67.35µm
  • USB ports
    ?

    1vs0.74
  • X-axis resolution
    ?

    11µmvs83.59µm

Price comparison

General info

1.weight

20.41kg

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
2.Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
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.
3.thickness

304mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
4.width

609mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.height

558mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.

Components

1.Has a heated build platform
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
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.
2.Creates support structures
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
The printer will automatically build extra structures to support the item as it is printing. The extra support can then be easily removed.
3.1.75mm filament diameter
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
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.
4.number of extruder heads

1

More extruder heads allow you to use different colors and 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.

Materials

1.Prints in PLA
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
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.
2.number of colors per print

1

A single design can be made up using different colored materials simultaneously.

Print sizes

1.layer thickness

20µm

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).
2.maximum creation size

304 x 304 x 228

This is the biggest size of object that you can print.
3.y-axis resolution

11µm

The highest possible y-axis resolution as measured in microns.
4.z-axis resolution

2.5µm

The highest possible z-axis resolution as measured in microns.
5.x-axis resolution

11µm

The highest possible x-axis resolution, measured in microns.

Connectivity

1.has an external memory slot
The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
2.USB ports

1

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

Follow Versus on Instagram

Follow @versusdotcom

Which are the best 3D printers?

Show all
This page is currently only available in English.