3D printer manufacturer Flashforge has introduced its latest consumer-grade FFF 3D printer, the Adventurer 4.
Featuring a leveling-free platform design and larger print volume than its Adventurer 3 predecessor, the Adventurer 4 is equipped with a new slicer to enable users to easily monitor and manage multiple 3D printers at once.
The machine is ideal for use in educational settings for teaching purposes, for hobbyists 3D printing parts at home, and for engineers and designers looking to produce prototypes in the office.
Key features of the Adventurer 4
Equipped with the core features of the Adventurer 3 series, the Adventurer 4 is marketed by Flashforge as being a “user-friendly, powerful, and safe” 3D printer directed at consumers, educators, and office users.
One of the key features of the new single extruder machine is its removable nozzle, which has a patented buckle design that can be easily detached in just three seconds. This enables quick and easy tool-free replacement and maintenance, with three different nozzle choices to choose from – 0.3, 0.4 (default), and 0.6 mm. Taking only 60 seconds to heat up to 200°C, the nozzles facilitate models to be printed more quickly while still maintaining high quality.
The machine’s standard 240°C and high-temperature 265°C extruders are compatible with a range of 3D printing filaments, including ABS, PLA, PC, PETG, PLA-CF, and PETG-CF.
With an enlarged build volume of 220 x 200 x 250 mm, the Adventurer 4 features an auto-leveling platform with an aluminum base. The 8mm aluminum plate ensures platform flatness and excellent first-layer printing quality while negating the effort of leveling. Meanwhile, a magnetic removable build platform enables printed objects to be removed in less than five seconds.
The Adventurer 4 also features a built-in 1kg filament spool holder to reduce the need to frequently change materials, while a filament detection sensor pauses the printing process when the machine runs out of filament. The printer is also able to resume printing after a power outage and has a built-in camera to allow users to monitor their builds in real-time.
For greater efficiency, Flashforge has integrated a new slicer into the Adventurer 4 to allow users to remotely manage multiple machines simultaneously for high-output production runs and to scale up their 3D printing operations. Additionally, a fully enclosed printing chamber and HEPA 13H air filter system effectively eliminate 99 percent of TVOC powder and activated carbon dust and odor filter.
Adventurer 4 applications
Ideal for use by educators, hobbyists, and designers, Flashforge’s Adventurer 4 3D printer is suited to a wide range of applications.
For instance, the machine can be used in ‘K-12’ – kindergarten to 12th grade – education settings to teach students about 3D design and printing, and to print parts at home by hobbyists. The machine can also be used in office settings by designers and engineers to print prototype parts for their designs.
Additionally, the Adventurer 4 is capable of producing samples in small-scale production for small businesses.
Flashforge is currently taking preorders for the Adventurer 4, which is priced at $799. Further information on the Adventurer 4 can be found on the company’s website.
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Featured image shows the Flashforge Adventurer 4 3D printer. Photo via Flashforge.