3D Printing

3D Printing, or additive manufacturing, is creating a whole new world for design engineers. Ideal for rapidly creating functional prototypes and end-use parts that are high in detail, it has opened the door to complex geometries that are impossible via any other means.
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What is 3D Printing?

3D printing is any of a number of processes in which a digital model is used to create a physical three-dimensional object by adding one layer at a time.

It sounds like something from a science fiction movie, but 3D printing technology has been widely used in manufacturing industries for years.

advantages of 3D Printing

3D Printing is a game-changer

3D printing offers the following range of advantages and would benefit organisations involved in the manufacturing, robotics, education, automotive and aerospace sectors.

Flexible Design

3D printing allows for the design and print of more complex designs than traditional manufacturing processes. More traditional processes have design restrictions which no longer apply with the use of 3D printing.

Rapid Prototyping

3D printing can manufacture parts within hours, which speeds up the prototyping process. This allows for each stage to complete faster. When compared to machining prototypes, 3D printing is inexpensive and quicker at creating parts as the part can be finished in hours.

Print on Demand

Print on demand is another advantage as it doesn’t need a lot of space to stock inventory, unlike traditional manufacturing processes. This saves space and costs as there is no need to print in bulk unless required.

Minimising Waste

The production of parts only requires the materials needed for the part itself, with little or no wastage as compared to alternative methods which are cut from large chunks of non-recyclable materials. Not only does the process save on resources but it also reduces the cost of the materials being used.

Cost Effective

As a single step manufacturing process, 3D printing saves time and therefore costs associated with using different machines for manufacture. 3D printers can also be set up and left to get on with the job, meaning that there is no need for operators to be present the entire time.

Environmentally Friendly

As 3D printing reduces the amount of material wastage used this process is inherently environmentally friendly. The environmental benefits are extended when you consider factors such as improved fuel efficiency from using lightweight 3D printed parts.

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3D Printers

MakerBot Replicator Z18

The MakerBot Replicator Z18 allows you to make extra-large and ultra-tall industrial 3D prototypes, models and products. The ability to print multiple models means you can get to work on your next design sooner. 

The enclosed and heated build chamber reduces warping of large models. Wi-Fi, Ethernet and USB connectivity ensures seamless production workflow.

Why the MakerBot Replicator Z18?

Massive Build Volume

Make extra-large and ultra-tall industrial concept models and prototypes. Think and build bigger than ever.

FLEXIBLE CONNECTIVITY

Send print files to your 3D printer via Wi-Fi, USB, Ethernet, or with a USB drive. Control your printer via MakerBot Print or remotely with MakerBot Mobile.

Makerbot Replicator Z18

ITERATE AT FRACTION OF COST

With the massive build volume of the Z18, you can print prototypes and parts at a vastly lower cost than industrial 3D printers.

FULL FEATURED SOFTWARE

Store, organize, and access 3D design files in your personal cloud-enabled library on MakerBot Print. MakerBot’s free downloadable software is compatible with Mac or Windows computers.

MakerBot Replicator +

The MakerBot Replicator+ combines unparalleled performance with superior results and lasting reliability. Easy to set up and use thanks to its intuitive full colour LCD control screen.

The interchangeable MakerBot Smart Extruder+ is designed for better performance over a longer period of time.

PLA filament comes in a wide range of colours to ensure you get the best results and Tough PLA filament is available where durable and high impact models are required.

Why the MakerBot Replicator +

GREATER RELIABILITY

The MakerBot Replicator+ prints 30% faster than its predecessor and offers a 25% larger build volume. For greater reliability and precision, it features improved hardware, like a redesigned gantry and z-stage.

FLEXIBLE CONNECTIVITY

Send print files to your 3D printer via Wi-Fi, USB, Ethernet, or with a USB drive. Control your printer via MakerBot Print or remotely with MakerBot Mobile.

Makerbot Replicator Z18

EASE OF USE

Along with an intuitive dial, the LCD display allows you to set up and maintain your 3D printer, preview print files, and easily access your object library.

ON-BOARD CAMERA

Remotely monitor your print progress from MakerBot Print and MakerBot Mobile. This platform allows you to view the entire process, resulting in unparalleled print quality.

MakerBot Replicator MINI +

The MakerBot Replicator Mini+ combines all the features, print quality and performance of the Replicator+ but within a more compact “foot print”. 

The interchangeable MakerBot Smart Extruder+ is designed for better performance over a longer period of time. 

PLA filament comes in a wide range of colours allowing you to create the very best models.

Why the MakerBot Replicator Mini +

RELIABLE & FAST

The MakerBot Replicator Mini+ prints 10% faster than its predecessor and offers a 28% larger build volume. For greater reliability and precision, it features improved hardware, like a redesigned Z-stage and refined gantry.

EASY 3D PRINTING

To ensure easy, accessible 3D printing, the MakerBot Replicator Mini+ comes with the Smart Extruder+ and all the standard features such as an on-board camera, as well as connectivity via Wi-Fi and USB cable.

MAKERBOT REPLICATOR MINI+

GRIP SURFACE

With the new Grip Surface, prints adhere better, resulting in reduced warping and curling. And guess what? No more blue tape. The build plate is also factory-leveled so your Replicator Mini+ is ready to go right out of the box.

MOBILE APP

Get up and running quickly with the easy, guided wireless setup through MakerBot Mobile. Once you’re ready, you can monitor and control your print jobs even when you're away via the 3D printer’s on-board camera.

RAISE 3D PRINTERS

Industrial Level 3D Printing for Versatile Manufacturing

RAISE3D E2

Raise3D E2 is recognized as a benchmark and gold standard for industrial 3D printing applications and 24/7 reliability, and has been named among the best 3D printers for 2021 by Jiga.

Why the Raise3D E2 printer?

Mirror mode

Produce 3D models and their inverse simultaneously, increasing productivity and reducing print time.

duplication mode

Use both extruders in synchronized printing, doubling production capabilities.

Raise3D E2 printer

Auto Bed Levelling

Confirms that the printing platform is level whenever preparing to print. ABL maintains the distance between the print nozzles and bed, creating a uniform build area.

Video-Assisted Offset Calibration System

Guides users through a simple, video-assisted process for verifying that the E2 is geometrically aligned.

Raise3D Pro2 - Dual Extruder 3D Printer

Prints complex mechanical parts, supports a variety of multi-material filaments and improves print speed.

Competitive and scalable; the Pro2 3D printer improves upon it’s award winning predecessor and provides the next generation of performance.

Why the Raise3D Pro 2?

7-inch color touch display

Control this dual-extruder 3D printer through its 7-inch color touch display. Are you able to operate a smartphone? If so, you can use the intuitive interface of your Raise3D's. This will keep your 3D printing under control. Let your masterpieces become real with the Raise 3D Pro2.

Heated building platform

Thanks to its generous building volume, you are able to manufacture very large components and prototypes. 3D print parts that reach a length of 305 x 305 x 300 mm. Furthermore, the building chamber of this 3D printer is closed.

Raise3D Pro2 (650 x 800 px) (1)

Dual extruders for different filaments

Make parts with the dual extruder parts from two different filaments, materials and support materials . If you use PVA or HIPS as the second filament, you can realise very complex components with overhangs.

Fast and precise production

The Raise3D Pro2 allows you to 3D print at high speed and produce at a very high level. In the Z direction, the remarkable resolution of a minimum of 0.01 mm layer thickness can be achieved.

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