FUSED DEPOSITION MODELING PRINTERS

FUSED DEPOSITION MODELING (FDM) PRINTERS

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WHY SHOULD I USE FDM PRINTING?

  • FDM printing is the most common type of 3D printing currently available. If you’ve seen a 3D printer in action at a school or local retailer, the chances are high that it was an FDM printer.
  • Because they are so common, they are also the most affordable type of 3D printer – ranging from less than $500 upwards.
  • The popularity of FDM printing means there are a large number of support forums.
  • FDM printing offers the broadest range of filament materials – ranging from entry level PLA to PEEK.

…AND THE DRAWBACKS?

  • FDM printing is slower than other forms of additive
  • Though generally, FDM layer resolution is good, it is not as good as resin printing (for example) or selective laser sintering

The FUSION 3, FLASHFORGE and TIERTIME line of polymer FDM 3D printers: Exceptionally easy to use and cost-effective, they are also the most reliable and offer the most versatility — for business and personal users alike.

You are sure to find one below with just the features you need. Models vary according to:

  • number of extruders
  • extruder temperature
  • filament sensors
  • auto leveling bed
  • automatic filament feeding

Both FLASHPRINT and Tiertime’s UP STUDIO and new Catfish softwares offer the user a wide choice of slicing and printer control capabilities.


Fusion F410
Tiertime X5
Flashforge Creator 3

Flashforge Guider IIs
Flashforge Creator Pro
Tiertime UP Mini 2

How Big is Big?

FDM printers come equipped with a wide range of features, Below is a comparative illustration of the build volumes for the various FDM printers, and the Shining A300 SLA printer, and the size of the LG smartphone.


*BEST VALUE*

FUSION F410

COMMERCIAL SIZE – COMMERCIAL SPEED

Fusion3’s F410 offers the optimal combination of precision, speed, and reliability.

Many 3D printers can meet one or maybe two of these requirements, but only Fusion3 delivers on all three, thanks to our unique technology and focus on throughput.

The F410 3D printer offers:

  • interchangeable high temperature, high performance print heads
  • kevlar cable motion system for high speed use
  • enclosed print chamber to optimize build output
  • automated bed leveling
  • filament detection system
   
User Experience Advanced/Professional
Manufacturer/ModelFusion3DF410
TypeFused Deposition Modeling
Build Volume39 litres
Build Dimensions355mm x 355mm x 315mm14" x 14" x 12.5"
Max Extruder Temperature300° Celsius572° Fahrenheit
Maximum Print Speed250mm/second
Maximum Travel Speed500mm/second
Number of Extruders1
Filament Specifications1.75mm diameterAll major printable thermoplastics
Layer Thickness20-300 microns (0.40mm printhead)100-400 microns (0.60mm printhead)
200-500microns (0.80 printhead)
Build Accuracy±0.003"/inch (0.40mm printhead)0.60 mm and 0.80 mm printheads available
Build PlatformHeated Glass with Multizone heater
Bed LevelingAutomatic option (via conductive sensors), Manual option
Max Bed Temperature140° Celsius284° Fahrenheit
EnclosureFully enclosedFiltration module (optional)
Control Software and InputSimplify3D Creator 4.0X
SD Card Slot
Wifi module (optional)
Data Format.stl, obj
Power Requirement110-230VAC, 50-60Hz, 350W
Outside Dimensions724mm x 725mm x 648mm28.5" x 30.5" x 25.5"
Machine Weight38.65kg85lbs

TIERTIME X5

CONTINUOUS HIGH QUALITY PRINTING

The TIERTIME X5 is a breakthrough in production-level FDM 3D printing.

The X5 is capable of automatically loading up to 12 building plates, providing the user with a seamless 3D printing experience with unmatched throughput and minimal operator intervention. This means that if one print completes at 02:00 AM, the X5 will automatically eject the completed job and start on the next queued item.

   
User Experience Advanced/Professional
Manufacturer/ModelTiertimeX5
TypeFused Deposition Modeling
Build Volume15.0 litres
Build Dimensions180mm x 230mm x 200mm7.1" x 9.1" x 7.9"
Max Extruder Temperature299° Celsius570° Fahrenheit
Maximum Print Speedreference filament guide
Maximum Travel Speed200mm/second
Number of Extruders1
Filament Specifications1.75mm diameterAll major printable thermoplastics
Layer Thickness20-100 (0.40mm printhead)
Build Accuracy±0.1mm/100mm (0.40mm printhead)
Build PlatformRemovable, perforated platforms12 removable plates
Bed Leveling9 point automatic
Max Bed Temperature100° Celsius212° Fahrenheit
EnclosureFull enclosureDual fume filtration system
Control Software and InputTiertime UP Studio software
LCD panel
Wifi and Cloud, SD Card, USB
Data Format.up3, .ups, .tsk, .stl, obj, .ply, .off, .3ds
Power Requirement110-230VAC, 50-60Hz, 350W
Outside Dimensions850mm x 625mm x 520mm33.4" x 24.6" x 20.5"
Machine Weight52kg114.68lbs
Additional FeaturesFilament out sensor
Auto resume

FLASHFORGE CREATOR 3

INDEPENDENT DUAL EXTRUDER

The Creator 3 from FlashForge is the latest commercial grade 3D printer that hosts a series of innovations and features, the most prominent being the Independent Dual Extrusion system (IDEX). This means the Creator3 features two independent print heads that move on the X and Y- axes for efficient multi-material or mirror printing.

   
User Experience Advanced/Professional
Manufacturer/ModelFlashforgeCreator 3
TypeFused Deposition Modeling
Build Volume15 litres
Build Dimensions300mm x 250mm x 200mm11.9" x 9.8" x 7.9"
Max Extruder Temperature300° Celsius572° Fahrenheit
Maximum Print Speedreference filament guide
Maximum Travel Speed200mm/second
Number of Extruders2 independent extruders
Filament Specifications1.75mm diameterAll major printable thermoplastics
Layer Thickness20-100 (0.40mm printhead)
Build Accuracy±0.1mm/100mm (0.40mm printhead)
Build PlatformRemovable, flexible adhesive platform
Bed LevelingAutomatic 9-point leveling
Max Bed Temperature120° Celsius284° Fahrenheit
EnclosureFully enclosedDual fume filtration included
Control Software and InputFlashprint software
LCD panel
Wifi and Cloud, SD Card, USB
Data Format.x3g, .stl, obj, .ply, .off, .3ds
Power Requirement110-230VAC, 50-60Hz, 350W
Outside Dimensions850mm x 625mm x 520mm33.4" x 24.6" x 20.5"
Machine Weight40kg88.2lbs
Additional FeatureAutomatic filament loading/testing
Built in high definition camera

FLASHFORGE GUIDER IIs

‘BIG BOX’ SINGLE EXTRUDER

The Flashforge Guider IIs is a state of the art ‘big box’ build single extruder with a high temperature extrusion system that lets you print using any filament requiring a temperature of 300 degrees or less. It is a fully enclosed printer that offers a quick change build heated aluminum build plate, an integrated camera for remote print monitoring and a built-in filament sensor.

The Guider IIs offers:

  • A large build volume
  • 300 upper temperature extruder
  • Full enclosure
  • Filament out sensor
  • Auto bed leveling

   
User Experience Advanced/Professional
Manufacturer/ModelFlashforgeGuider IIs
Build Volume21 litres
Build Dimensions280mm x 250mm x 300mm11" x 9.8" x 11.8"
Max Extruder Temperature300° Celsius572° Fahrenheit
Maximum Print Speedreference filament guide
Maximum Travel Speed200mm/second
Number of Extruders1
Filament Specifications1.75mm diameterAll major printable thermoplastics
Layer Thickness20-100 (0.40mm printhead)
Build Accuracy±0.1mm/100mm (0.40mm printhead)
Build PlatformRemovable, flexible adhesive platform
Bed LevelingSemi automatic
Max Bed Temperature120° Celsius284° Fahrenheit
EnclosureFully enclosedDual fume filtration included
Control Software and InputFlashprint software
LCD panel
Wifi and Cloud, SD Card, USB
Data Format.x3g, .stl, obj, .ply, .off, .3ds
Power Requirement110-230VAC, 50-60Hz, 350W
Outside Dimensions549mm x 490mm x 755mm22" x 19.5" x 30"
Machine Weight30kg66.14lbs

FLASHFORGE CREATOR PRO

ULTRA RELIABLE DUAL EXTRUDER WORKHORSE

The Flashforge Creator Pro has consistently impressed the 3D printing community.

It is an aggressively priced and highly versatile dual extruder model. The Flashforge Creator Pro is also very reliable; it is capable of creating prints with over 60-hour print lengths, and accepts any filament with a melting point of under 250 degrees Celsius (which includes PLA, PETT, PETG, ABS and a series of composite and support materials).

   
User Experience Intermediate
Manufacturer/ModelFlashforgeCreator Pro
TypeFused Deposition Modeling
Build Volume5.03 litres
Build Dimensions227mm x 148mm x 150mm8.9" x 5.8" x 5.9"
Max Extruder Temperature240° Celsius464° Fahrenheit
Maximum Print Speedreference filament guide
Maximum Travel Speed200mm/second
Number of Extruders2
Filament Specifications1.75mm diameterAll major printable thermoplastics
Layer Thickness20-100 (0.40mm printhead)
Build Accuracy±0.1mm/100mm (0.40mm printhead)
Build PlatformAluminum build plate
Bed LevelingSemi automatic
Max Bed Temperature120° Celsius284° Fahrenheit
EnclosureMetal frameDust filter
Control Software and InputFlashprint software
LCD panel
Wifi and Cloud, SD Card, USB
Data Format.x3g, .stl, obj, .ply, .off, .3ds
Power Requirement110-230VAC, 50-60Hz, 350W
Outside Dimensions320mm x 467mm x 381mm12.6" x 18.39" x 15"
Machine Weight22kg50lbs
Additional Feature

TIERTIME UP MINI 2ES

Tiertime’s UP! Mini 2ES is the ideal printer for schools and teachers everywhere. Easy to run, easy to maintain, and SAFE!

This fully enclosed, portable printer not only features a heated build plate and extruder that can up heat up to 299 degrees, it also has a built in filtration system that will filter out over 90% of toxic VOC’s and UFPs generated by the printing process.

A must for every school!

   
User Experience Beginner/Personal
Manufacturer/ModelFlashforgeAdventure 3
Build Volume1.7 litres
Build Dimensions120mm x 120mm x 120mm4.7" x 4.7" x 4.7"
Max Extruder Temperature299° Celsius570° Fahrenheit
Maximum Print Speedreference filament guide
Maximum Travel Speed200mm/second
Number of Extruders1
Filament Specifications1.75mm diameterAll major printable thermoplastics
Layer Thickness20-100 (0.40mm printhead)
Build Accuracy±0.1mm/100mm (0.40mm printhead)
Build PlatformAluminum build plate
Bed LevelingAutomatic
Max Bed Temperature70° Celsius158° Fahrenheit
EnclosureFull metal/acrylic enclosureFull filtration
Filters out 90% of VOC's and UFP's
Control Software and InputTiertime UP software
LCD panel
Wifi/SD Card, USB
Data Format.up3, ups, .tsk, .stl, obj, .ply, .off, .3ds
Power Requirement110-230VAC, 50-60Hz, 350W
Outside Dimensions255mm x 365mm x 385mm19.3" x 20.5" x 18.1"
Machine Weight7.5kg20lbs
Other FeaturesIntelligent door pauses when opened
Pause to change filament

FLASHFORGE ADVENTURE 3

The Flashforge Adventure 3 is part of Flashforge’s new generation of 3D printers. This fully enclosed, compact printer is loaded with features that make it one of the easiest printers on the market to use — and one of the most aggressively priced.

   
User Experience Beginner/Personal
Manufacturer/ModelFlashforgeAdventure 3
Build Volume3.375 litres
Build Dimensions150mm x 150mm x 150mm5.9" x 5.9" x 5.9"
Max Extruder Temperature210° Celsius410° Fahrenheit
Maximum Print Speedreference filament guide
Maximum Travel Speed200mm/second
Number of Extruders1
Filament Specifications1.75mm diameterAll major printable thermoplastics
Layer Thickness20-100 (0.40mm printhead)
Build Accuracy±0.1mm/100mm (0.40mm printhead)
Build PlatformAluminum build plate
Bed LevelingNo leveling required
Max Bed Temperature100° Celsius212° Fahrenheit
EnclosureMetal frame - Plastic/acrylic enclosureDust filter
Control Software and InputFlashprint software
LCD panel
Wifi/SD Card, USB
Data Format.x3g, .stl, obj, .ply, .off, .3ds
Power Requirement110-230VAC, 50-60Hz, 350W
Outside Dimensions320mm x 467mm x 381mm12.6" x 18.39" x 15"
Machine Weight22kg50lbs
Other FeaturesFast heat to 210° Celsius
Integrated Camera
Semi automatic filament feeding
Quick change extruder head

*UNDER CDN$500*

ANET ET4

The Anet ET4 is a top quality affordable printer for individual users. Sporting an extruder that can handle temperatures up to 250 degrees, a heated semi-automatic leveling build pad and a fully aluminum frame the ET4 is designed to minimize upkeep and maximize print time.


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