Raise3D Introduces New E2CF Professional Desktop 3D Printer »3DPBM
Raise3D has unveiled all the details of E2CF, its new 3D printer which made its first appearance in TCT Asia. Based on the award-winning E2 3D printer, the E2CF is designed to print with fiber-reinforced materials and is optimized for carbon fiber. The E2CF meets the needs of many industries including automotive, aerospace and healthcare that need to produce parts with a high strength-to-weight ratio and consistently high performance during long-term operations.
In addition to having the most comprehensive ecosystem in the industry, including ideaMaker slicing software and RaiseCloud print management platform, as well as E2’s most acclaimed features, such as the IDEX technology, flexible build plate, rework print function, door sensors and power saving mode, the E2CF comes with dual gear extrusion system: with gripping force twice the power of the E2 and constructed with specially optimized hardened components for the increased wear that occurs when printing with fiber-reinforced filaments.
The extruders and nozzles of the E2CF are functionally and mechanically improved for long term use, allowing more than 1000 hours of printing with the Raise3D Industrial PA12 CF filament to ensure a stable printing process, the E2CF is also Equipped with two self-contained sealed dry boxes developed by Raise3D to cope with the high water absorption of nylon and fiber reinforced filaments. These dry boxes are attached to the printer, which helps keep materials in minimal humidity conditions during printing. The E2CF features a new assisted automatic leveling process for fiber reinforced filaments, equipped with a high precision optical sensor with improved accuracy in nozzle height calibration, for better grip of the nozzle. first layer and printing performance. Edward Feng, Global CEO of Raise3D, said that “the global effort to manufacture more energy efficient equipment has fueled a strong demand for high strength-to-weight ratio parts.
With the E2CF will come the launch of the new Raise3D Industrial PA12 CF filament and its detachable support material. PA12 CF (density = 1.04 g / cm3, Young’s modulus = 3.3 GPa, tensile strength = 72 MPa, impact strength = 12.5 kJ / m2) will allow users to produce parts that meet to the requirements of lightness, precision and long life. performance, with an exceptional finish that requires little or no post-processing. All of these features make the PA12 CF ideal for jigs and fixtures, engineering tooling, and various industrial end-use parts. In
In addition to these materials, other high performance filaments are in the process of being approved for use with E2CF.
According to Timmy Schramm, CEO of OKM3D, the 3D printing solutions distributor that was given access to an early unit, “E2CF makes easy production of strong and light parts a reality, which will certainly help the transformation underway in many industries and applications. Carbon fiber is an excellent choice of material for such parts, but its use in 3D printing has, until now, been considered expensive. With the release of E2CF, Raise3D fills the market gap for a desktop 3D printer optimized for fiber reinforced filaments and will finally make carbon fiber 3D printing affordable and simple. We believe this is a relevant step in our mission to lead the promotion and implementation of flexible manufacturing solutions used for low volume or agile production, removing another barrier to adoption. of additive manufacturing as an alternative to traditional production ”.
The launch of the E2CF is scheduled for the end of the fourth quarter, with the final date not yet set. Raise3D will host an online public event later this year to showcase the new printer, while presales will open a few weeks before sales start. The E2CF 3D printer will also be on display at Rapid + TCT in Chicago (September 13-15), TCT Birmingham (September 28-30) and Formnext in Frankfurt (November 16-19).
Prices are still subject to change but are forecast at EUR 3,999 in Europe and USD 4,499 in the rest of the world.