The Raise3D Pro2 is an industrial Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D Printer. It heats up long strings of plastic known as filament and extrudes them onto a surface area, resulting in a 3D model made of layers upon layers of plastic that has cooled down and solidified. This printer is equipped with two extruders, allowing it to print up to two different colors and or materials at the same time. Additionally the printer is enclosed and comes with a HEPA filter and a 1280x720 webcam built into the frame, allowing prints to be started and monitored remotely if need be. Printing time varies with layer thickness and may be adjusted appropriately to fit desired time constraints or resolutions of the print.
The printing area possible with this massive printer is 12×12×11.8 inch / 305×305×300 mm. Leveraging this capability, it is possible to batch print dozens of 3D models at once or those which have large size requirements.
Compared to resin based printers, the 3D model is ready as soon as the printer is done printing it, the only post-processing of the model that may be required is removing any rafts or supports that were used to stabilize it during the print.
Most of our filaments are Polylactic Acid (PLA), which is a non-toxic, bio-based industrial thermoplastic that is 100% bio-degradable.
As of September 2023, our available filaments for the Raise3D Pro2 are:
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The Formlabs Form 3B is a Stereolithography (SLA) 3D Printer that uses a laser to cure photopolymer resin, which is a light-sensitive resin that solidifies when exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light. Allowing the additive manufacture of three dimensional objects by curing layers of resin down to 0.025 mm/25 microns of thickness (depending on the type of resin used). The maximum size of prints possible on our Form 3B is 5.7 ×5.7×7.3 inch / 145×145×185 mm.
It uses Low Force Stereolithography (LFS) technology that makes use of a flexible film to reduce the force applied to layers of the 3D model, which allows for finer details to be printed:
Once the model is finished printing it is processed by removing any supports, then washed in Isopropyl alcohol (IPA), dried, and finally cured in a oven (with heat and UV light).
Compared to filament based printers, the Form 3B is able to print models in much higher quality and detail. But this comes at the added cost of a greater amount of time required to print and process the models before they are ready for you.
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