Raise3D continues to advance their vision for the future of 3D printing with the launch of the Pro2 series 3D printers.
Raise3D CEO Diogo Quental said, “Even if our N2 printers have been considered among the best for desktop fabrication by Make Magazine and 3D Hubs Community, there was still room for improvement in some features. We carried out a full revision of our N2 series and designed a new printer with the best performance and quality components we could develop or find in the market.”
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While the Pro2 Series printers may appear very similar to the N2 Series, Raise3D says “the two lines of printers are essentially different.”
Pro2 and Pro2 Plus technical specifications and pricing
The Pro2 is available at a pre-sale price of $3,999.00. The 3D printer has a dual extruder and features electronic driven lifting, Raise3D says this gives 4× increased torque performance. A layer height of 0.01mm is possible and the 300ºC printing ability means a wide range of filaments are compatible. Filament options include PLA. ABS, PP, HIPS, PETG and more. Control and display is via a 7″ Touch Screen with wireless capability. It is also possible to resume 3D printing after a power outage.
The build volume of the Raise3D Pro2 depends upon whether a dual or single extruder is used. In single mode the volume is 305x305x300mm (12x12x11.8 inch). For dual, 280x305x300mm (11x12x11.8 inch) is the build volume.
The Pro2 Plus series is available for a pre-sale price of $5,999.00. The specifications above are expanded to include a filament sensor, camera and filter. However it is the increased build volume that will draw many to the Pro2 Plus. Operating with a single extruder a build volume of 305x305x605mm (12x12x23.8 inch) is available. In dual extrusion mode the build volume is 280x305x605mm (11x12x23.8 inch).
The pathway to flexible manufacturing
The Pro2 Series 3D printer range marks a new phase in the development of Raise3D. Accompanying today’s launch is the an update on the company’s vision to pathfind flexible manufacturing.
Raise3D Chairman, Edward Feng, shares his vision for flexible manufacturing and low-volume manufacturing in the video below.
Flexible manufacturing is an extension of the growing number of desktop FDM 3D printing factories. Raise3D believes that such systems are advantageous due to their relatively affordability, citing a capital cost starting at $50,000. A flexible manufacturing system will be useful for batches reaching several thousand 3D prints, they also, “easy to learn, easy to maintain, easy to upgrade and easy to scale-up.”
As highlighted by the 3D Printing Industry series, trends in additive manufacturing for production, 3D printing is increasingly finding application for such purposes.
In an earlier interview with Quental, the Raise3D CEO elaborates further on his strategy for industrial 3D printing and the roadmap to 2020.
At 3D Printing Industry, we look forward to experiencing the new Raise3D line of 3D printers for ourselves. Those attending RAPID next month will also have the opportunity to see the 3D printers first hand.
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Featured image shows the The Raise3D Pro2 3D printer. Photo via Raise3D.