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The Future is 3D Glacier Steel

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

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

  • Weight
    20.41kgvs25.38kg
  • Maximum creation size
    304 x 304 x 228vs39398.88
  • Layer thickness
    20µmvs98.27µm
  • higher x-axis resolution
    11µmvs87.75µm
  • higher z-axis resolution
    2.5µmvs70.04µm
  • USB ports
    1vs0.73
  • Thickness
    304mmvs463.97mm
  • higher y-axis resolution
    11µmvs86.67µm

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General info

1.weight

20.41kg

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9.1g

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.height

558mm

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Robox

240mm

4.width

609mm

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EnvisionTEC Perfactory Micro

230mm

5.thickness

304mm

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UP! Plus

150mm

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.

Best

Hyrel Professional E5

4

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.

Best

XYZprinting da Vinci 1.0

12

Print sizes

1.maximum creation size

304 x 304 x 228

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

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Bits from Bytes RapMan Education

490 x 500 x 850

2.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).

Best

Printrbot JR v2

0.4µm

3. higher x-axis resolution

11µm

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

Best

Robox

2µm

4. higher z-axis resolution

2.5µm

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

Best

Robox

0.5µm

5. higher y-axis resolution

11µm

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

Best

Robox

2µm

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) 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.

2.USB ports

1

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

Best

FABtotum

4

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