Raise3D, the global designer and manufacturer of 3D printers, will announce in TCT Birmingham their latest offering, the E2, a new multi-purpose, easy to use industrial-grade 3d printer.
E2 is the starting point of a new line of printers Raise3D is developing for specific materials, applications, and industries, expected to make their portfolio grow substantially by the end of 2020. The E2 will stand alongside the award-winning Pro2 series as multi-purpose open printers in the portfolio. In Europe, E2 will be available exclusively for Education.
E2 is also in line with Raise3D’s strategy of providing manufacturers with the needed resources to integrate desktop 3D printing solutions in their manufacturing capabilities. These resources also include RaiseCloud, the first fully integrated 3D print management ecosystem of its kind, currently in Beta version; RaiseFactory, a desktop-based turnkey solution for Manufacturers which will be available in Europe from Formnext; and the Open Filament Program, which has a growing number of top-performing advanced and technical filaments.
According to Diogo Quental, Raise3D’s general manager for Europe, “Raise3D aims to have a portfolio that addresses the specific needs of major industries. With that aim in mind, our R&D team designed a new printer which is easier to optimize for each industry, while keeping the highest standards that we always strive for”.
E2 brings some distinguishing features:
- Print volume of 330mm x 240mm x 240mm
- Independent Dual Extruders, which allow Inverse and Duplicate printing
- Industrial video-assisted offset calibration guide
- Auto Bed Levelling
- Automatic printing pause when the front door is opened
- Power save mode option
- Flexible Build Plate
According to Edward Feng, Raise3D’s global CEO, “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.” He added that “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”.
In Europe, the E2 will be available exclusively for Education, at a reduced price of 2,499€ + VAT, which may vary slightly from country to country. According to Diogo Quental, “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.” He added, “with E2, we can be competitive also in this strategic sector, while at the same time improving our preparation for the future”.
Shipping is scheduled to start in November.