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gCreate Upgrades gMax 1.5+ Printer Series with New Heated Bed and More

by • April 12, 2016 • No Comments

  • When it comes to having a sizeable print volume at an low-cost price, not many do it much advantageous than the Brooklyn-based 3D printing device company gCreate. Started by Gordon LaPlante and Anna Lee, their gMax printing device series has been a continuously evolving to have bigger print capabilities and advantageous components. Not only are their sizeable-format printing devices low-cost, they’re in addition really convenient, shipping out to customers fully assembled. Calibrated, and in addition pre-tested. Today focused on their latest iterations, the gMax 1.5+ and gMax 1.5 XT+, the gCreate team has only revealed a number of new component upgrades to improve their printing device line, all while keeping their price point relatively low.


    The new upgrades include a BLTouch auto-bed leveling sensor, a full graphical LCD screen, and an increased number of powder coated metal components. But the many amazing new prospect for the gCreate team and their customers is their implementation of a 16” x 16” dual zone heated bed, which comes with a custom BuildTak print surface and a digital controller to modify and monitor settings.

    The gMax 1.5+ series uses J-Head Mk V-BV hotends, which allows for for printing with PLA, ABS, NinjaFlex, SemiFlex, Stainless Steel, Carbon Fiber Reinforced filament, and additional. But with the new heated bed, which was created in conjunction with Keenovo, and their fully metal E3D hotend can allow gMax 1.5+ and 1.5 XT+ users to use an actually wider array of materials, such as Colorfabb nGen. And yet these upgrade components seem to excellently increase the capabilities of the gMax 1.5+ series, gCreate has revealed which the prices for the 1.5+($2,495) and 1.5 XT+($2,995) can stay the same.


    gCreate’s Gordon LaPlante and Anna Lee

    According to gCreate, their gMax 1.5+ series continues to hold the FDM printing title of lowest price per cubic of create volume. With purchase of the newly upgraded 1.5+ or 1.5 XT+, customers can obtain a handful of accessories and a full spool of Colorfabb PLA, courtesy of the gCreate team. The Brooklyn-based company has in addition not long ago expressed interest in getting
    a sizeabler workspace, which can assist with growing their staff and ramping up their printing device production. Having visited their shop space in Industry City a couple of times, and talking to LaPlante and Lee of starting in their own apartment, it’s excellent to see a local company moving onto bigger and advantageous things, while ensuring their products follow suit.

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