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The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

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

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The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

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

  • Weight
    20.41kgvs25.38kg
  • Layer thickness
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    20µmvs98.25µm
  • Thickness
    304mmvs462.11mm
  • Maximum creation size
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    304 x 304 x 228vs9200850.46
  • Higher y-axis resolution
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    11µmvs83.96µm
  • Higher z-axis resolution
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    2.5µmvs67.35µm
  • USB ports
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    1vs0.74
  • Higher x-axis resolution
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    11µmvs83.59µm

Price comparison

General info

1.weight
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Best

Printrbot JR v2

9.1g

20.41kg

2.Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
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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
3.thickness
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Best

UP! Plus

150mm

304mm

4.width
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Best

EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro

230mm

609mm

5.height
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Best

Robox

240mm

558mm

Components

1.Has a heated build platform
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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
2.Creates support structures
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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
3.1.75mm filament diameter
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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
4.number of extruder heads
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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.

Best

Hyrel Professional E5

4

1

Materials

1.Prints in PLA
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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
2.number of colors per print
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A single design can be made up using different colored materials simultaneously.

Best

XYZprinting da Vinci 1.0

12

1

Print sizes

1.layer thickness
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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).

Best

Printrbot JR v2

0.4µm

20µm

2.maximum creation size
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This is the biggest size of object that you can print.

Best

Bits from Bytes RapMan Education

490 x 500 x 850

304 x 304 x 228

3. higher y-axis resolution
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The highest possible y-axis resolution as measured in microns.

Best

Robox

2µm

11µm

4. higher z-axis resolution
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The highest possible z-axis (vertical) resolution as measured in microns.

Best

Robox

0.5µm

2.5µm

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

Best

Robox

2µm

11µm

Connectivity

1.has an external memory slot
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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. Show more

The Future is 3D Glacier Steel
2.USB ports
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With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

Best

FABtotum

4

1

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