The OEM’s Pro2 3D printer has a dual extruder and features electronic-driven lifting, giving it gives four times increased torque performance over its previous 3D printers. A layer height of 0.01 mm is possible and the 300ºC printing ability allows for a much wider range of filaments options – including PLA, ABS, PP, HIPS, PETG and more. Easy control and display are possible through its 7-inch touchscreen with wireless capabilities. It’s also possible to resume 3D printing quickly after a power outage. The build volume of the Raise3D Pro2 varies, depending on whether a dual extruder or a single extruder is used. In single mode, the volume is 305x305x300mm (12x12x11.8 inches). In dual mode, the build volume is 280x305x300mm (11x12x11.8 inches).
Specifications for its Pro2 Plus Series have also been expanded to include a filament sensor, camera and filter. Operating with a single extruder, a build volume of 305x305x605mm (12x12x23.8 inches) is possible. In dual-extrusion mode, the build volume is 280x305x605mm (11x12x23.8 inches).
Raise3D describes desktop 3D printer factories as “flexible manufacturing,” and points out that these systems are capable of producing batch sizes from one to a few thousand. This flexibility also extends to the use of different materials and colours, the parallel production of parts of different materials, and the parallel production of different batch sizes. The Pro2 series was designed to be used in flexible manufacturing systems. While the Pro2 series looks very similar to the OEM’s N2 printers, it’s more advanced – and was designed to be more accurate, reliable, fast and easy to use.
“Even if our N2 printers have been considered among the best for desktop fabrication by Make Magazine and 3D Hubs Community, there was still room for improvement in some features,” said Raise3D CEO Diogo Quental. “We carried out a full revision of our N2 series and designed a new printer with the best performance and quality components we could develop or find in the market. Our determination is to have the best possible FFF 3D printer to achieve our vision of Pathfinding for Flexible Manufacturing.”