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The 3DGence ONE 3D printer gives you the freedom to materialise your projects and ideas. It uses FDM technology and works with most of the filaments available on the market. The printer has multiple patented solutions, like the quick hotend exchange PUSH system, autocalibration and autocompensation. 3DGence ONE’s unique construction guarantees a perfect printing stability and top printout quality. 3DGence ONE is ideal for prototyping, low volume manufacturing, producing molds and models.
3DGence ONE is equipped with a patented hotend, together with its quick replacement “PUSH” module. It allows for a quick hotend exchange, making it really easy to swap a printing filament or to change a nozzle.
3DGence ONE examines its heatbed in 500 different spots using the nozzle tip. This process called autocalibration detects any possible surface irregularities. Then, it uses the gathered data to perform an autocompensation, which guarantees the same nozzle-to-table distance, at all points of the print.
The ceramic heatbed used in 3DGence ONE, makes printouts stick to it without the need for additional solution. The printouts are easy to remove and their bottom surface has a natural-looking texture.
3DGence Titanium has 2 levels of thermal protection of the hotend and 3 levels of thermal protection of the heatbed. Electronics is additionally equipped with circuit and overload protection.
A 3D printer produces physical objects from images that have typically been created on CAD software. This is achieved by laying down a thin layer of material (known as a filament) onto a bed. Further layers are printed over the initial layer progressively building up the final object. This is know as FFF/FDM – Fused Filament Fabrication or Fused Deposition Modeling©. The filament cools on contact and bonds together to create a strong, hard finished object.
In 3D Printing terms, the print material ( or ink) is know as Filament or Resin. Different Filament types and Resin have different uses, capabilities and properties.
The most common type of Filament used by Schools is PLA (Polylactic Acid). PLA is manufactured from plant extracts and is widely adopted due to its non toxic/biodegradable properties.
ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) is another commonly used filament that offers strong physical strength. It is used predominantly for rapid prototyping applications and is non-biodegradable.
The main running costs are linked to the print material (i.e. filament) being used. A solid, filled matchbox sized object will cost approximately 30p to produce.
On average, a typical filament spool can produce between 200 and 250 matchbox sized objects.
In terms of electricity costs - a 4 hour print job will consume approximately the same amount of electricity as boiling a kettle once.
For simplicity 3D printers can broadly be divided into the following categories:
Beginner - These entry level printer models are inexpensive, feature light units aimed at users who are new to 3D printing and curiosity users with some models specifically designed for children. Easy to setup, specifications and object print sizes on entry level models will generally be limited in line with their low prices.
Intermediate - Aimed at existing users, hobbyists, creative individuals, education and small to medium businesses. A step up from the entry level models, these printers remain affordable and offer good resolutions, specifications and performance for a modest price.
Experienced - Models in this category are designed for users requiring a premium quality printed product. Designers, higher education, research institutes and dentistry are typical examples of organisations who would require a 3D printer in this category. Despite being amied at the more experienced users, most models in this category remain simple and easy to set up straight out of the box.
Professional - Designed for users requiring rapid prototyping and finished product design quality objects. Professional 3D printers boast the highest resolutions and most expansive feature sets on the market at a premium price. They support printing on a wider range of filaments including PEEK (high temperature material) and many models have dual extruder heads for more complex print applications such as dual colour or dual material print jobs.
3D printing is becoming increasingly prevalent with small businesses, education and home users. Knowing which 3D printer is best suited to your needs can be tricky though with multiple factors to weigh up ahead of purchase. Answering the following questions before giving us a ring is a good place to start.
What do you want to print? How big are the objects to be printed and what material(s) do you want to use?
Do you need to print in multiple materials and/or colours?
What level of quality will be acceptable in your finished product?
How will the finished products be used?
How do you want to connect to the printer for printing?
What operating system does your 3D printing software need to work on?
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