3D printer manufacturer, Raise3D is preparing to launch its latest machine at TCT Show in Birmingham next week.
The E2 is said to be an easy to use, industrial-grade 3D printer and marks the launch of a new line of open, multi-purpose machines aimed at specific materials, applications and industries. The E2 will focus exclusively on the education sector when it starts shipping to Europe in November at a reduced price of 2,499 EUR (plus VAT).
Edward Feng, Raise3D’s global CEO explained: “There is always a fine balance between usability and performance. At Raise3D we want our 3D printers to be as inclusive as possible, operated by engineers, technical experts, and large manufacturing enterprises, while at the same time providing access to easy to use 3D technologies that support education, entrepreneurial ventures, and desktop engineering. We’ve made an extra effort to improve some usability factors in the E2, without compromising performance.”
The E2 features a flexible build plate with a print volume of 330 x 240 x 240 mm supported by automatic bed levelling. Independent dual extruders allow for mirrored and duplicate printing, while power save options and automatic print pausing when the printer door is opened, offer an improved user experience.
Speaking about the machine’s accessibility, Feng added: “Just like automobiles, we know some drivers prefer the manual gearbox to automatic transmission and vice-versa, so we believe the new features will be vitally important for the type of future users we expect from a variety of industries”.
Raise3D says the E2 will also be compatible with its RaiseCloud print management software, Open Filament Programme, and new RaiseFactory desktop 3D printing solution which is set to launch in Europe at this year’s Formnext.
Speaking about the significance of the education market for the E2, Diogo Quental, Raise3D’s general manager for Europe said: “Having a competitive product for Education is always an important contribution to long-term success. Pro2 series is currently a best choice for manufacturing, and its approval by manufacturers is higher than ever before, but it is hard to combine with the requirements of education, where, for example, a smaller printer would be easier to handle.”
“With E2, we can be competitive also in this strategic sector, while at the same time improving our preparation for the future.”