3D printers have created a market for itself in almost all the major industries in the world. People have somehow overlooked the drawback that come along with these dream machines which is time! The printers might have the potential to revolutionize the way we manufacture things but drawbacks like the consumption of time for making the simplest of things in chaining down the actual potential of these machines.

Leapfrog, one of the most well known 3D printer manufacturers announced the launch of greatest 3D printer of today: The Creatr HS (High Speed). This printer is expected to be a real game changer for entry-level 3D printers. It is undoubtedly the largest 3D printer with a huge volume of 230 x 270 x 210 mm or 13.6 liters! The printer also promises a minimum layer thickness of 0.05mm. All these features combined together make it the largest printer in its class and also the most versatile printer that is available in the market. The printer has a 4-inch color LCS screen, a dual extruder and the ability to print directly via USB connection. Since the machine has dual extruders so it can print either in ABS or PLA and soon to be released PVA as well. In order to switch between materials all that the user has to do is to switch between the options in the software. The other materials that are compatible with the printer are Nylon, Woodplastic, Birckplastic, and more. The price of this product is €1,799.

The specification of the printer is as follows:

  • Outer dimension: (WDH) 500x600x500mm
  • Built size: (WDH) 230x270x210mm
  • Maximum print volume: 13.7 liters
  • Positioning accuracy: 0.05mm
  • Minimum layer thickness: now upgraded to 0.05mm
  • Electrical connection: 100-240 V
  • Material type: ABS, PLA, PVA, HIPS, PET, Nylon,
  • Standard size extruder: 0.35mm
  • Speed: X and Y axis: up to 0.35m/s
  • Extrusion speed: 20mm/min
  • Power consumption: 400W
  • Production cost: $ 0,031/cm³
  • Production speed: 2cm 3/min
  • Dual extruder: Yes, optional recommended

 

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