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Fusion3 Unveils F400 Pro-Grade 3D Printer

by • April 10, 2016 • No Comments

  • One of the advantages of the gradual deflation of the 3D printing hype bubble is that we can now see the innovation evolve in a additional authentic, less marketing-driven way. Of course, there can yet be startups appearing to pop in and manufacture a swift buck, but the hope is that the collective can be additional immune to flashy websites and instead appear for real developments in the space. The F400, the latest 3D printing device of Fusion3, may be evidence of that, producing no grand gestures towards the not easy, but introducing real upgrades to their line of 3D printing devices. Unveiled at Inside 3D Printing in New York already, the F400 is created to be a solid improvement to Fusion3’s previous F306 version.

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    The F400 comes with a number of showcases worthy of a pro-grade machine. These include a robust, fully enclosed print area measuring 1.46 cubic feet (14.2”×14.4”×12.6”). A rigid aluminum frame allows for for stable printing, while an all-metal E3D hotend and multizone heated bed donate the F400 the skill to 3D print a wide range of materials at well-regulated temperatures. The F400, running an open filament platform, has been tested with a number of filaments, with the Fusion3 team determining that it is compatible with many materials with melting temperature at a lower place 300°C. They admit, yet, that a few flexible filaments may not print properly. The Fusion3 team has certified and can go on to certify all of the materials that work with their machine.

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    Automatic bed leveling is achieved through a built-in, active IR sensor that measures the bed preceding printing, adonlying the Z-axis in real time to ensure proper distance of the printhead. The F400 is in addition programmed to shut down if its temperature sensor is dislodged and can pause mid-print if filament has run out. A 32-bit processor provides the F400 with print speeds 20% faster than the F306 at 250MM/sec, while maintaining the same high end or advantageous with layer thicknesses as satisfactory as 50 microns. But the printing device can be regulated through the 4.7″ touch screen, with 2GB of onboard storage space through an included microSD card, it can in addition be managed online via ethernet connection. WiFi is optional. In addition essential for a workplace or school environment is the optional HEPA/carbon filter process.

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    The F400 is already on the market as in the form of the F400-S, single extruder version, and the F400-HFR (High Flow Rate) version. Whilst the F400-S ($4,499) uses a .4 mm E3D v6 Hotend, the F400-HFR ($4,699) uses an E3D Volcano printhead with .8 mm nozzle, enabling for a 50% cut in print times over the F400-S. The machines are pre-assembled and calibrated at Fusion3’s factory ahead of shipping, but in addition come with a two-year warranty, only one year short of the three-year warranty provided by NVBOTS for the NVPro. Each machine is accompanied by a two-seat license for Simplify3D Creator, a favourite in the 3D printing industry with a $149 value. Customers obtain free, lifetime assist for each machine, as well.

    The F400 is unquestionably billed as a pro machine, with many showcases that one may need in an educational or business environment. Chip Royce, Vice-President of Sales & Marketing at Fusion3, elaborates, “Unlike the consumer 3D printing brands, we are not a ‘one-size fits all’ developer. Fusion3 has a laser focus on bringing low-cost, high-performance 3D printing devices, with pro service & assist for our business & education customers. Our customers range of tiny businesses and middle schools, to the biggest companies & universities, as well as government entities who all need printing devices that can reliably donate high high end prototyping and tiny-run making of plastic parts. Our skill to compete with the sizeable industrial printing devices has been validated by our expanding roster of blue-chip, Fortune 500 customers.”

    The new machine is already on display at Inside 3D Printing New York, but you can in addition learn additional by contacting the developer or visiting their website.


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