RAISE3D E2CFThe E2CF is an IDEX 3D printer optimized for 3D printing carbon fiber reinforced filaments. This desktop 3D printer is excellent for manufacturing, prototyping, and more.
Carbon fiber reinforced filament has low density, high strength, and it is resistant to corrosion, static electricity, and high temperature. It has potential for a wide range of applications within industries that need considerable strength-to-weight ratio in their solutions, such as the aviation industry and the automotive world. The E2CF is durable, user-friendly, and stable while in operation, delivering accurate prints.
Nozzles with High DurabilityThe new silicon carbide nozzles have excellent wear resistance and thermal conductivity, which will effectively lessen the abrasion the carbon fiber composite filament subjects the nozzle to when printing, making the nozzle more durable.
*Nozzles made of other materials suitable for printing carbon fiber filaments will be launched in the future.
Dual Direct Drive Extrusion SystemThe gears are made of high-hardness steel and have been heat-treated for better wear resistance.
With a custom gear tooth profile, filament is firmly held in place to ensure that it does not slip when extruding. The force of the system is enhanced to ensure the stability of printing.
What features make the E2CF a good desktop 3D printer?
What is IDEX? Why is IDEX important?The E2CF is an IDEX 3D printer. IDEX stands for independent dual extruders meaning the extruders can operate independently of one another along the same axis during printing to perform more advanced functions.
With IDEX, one extruder can remain motionless and off to the side while the second extruder prints the model, minimizing the risk of the nozzle on the motionless extruder interfering with the print job during dual or single extrusion printing.
What are Mirror Mode and Duplication Mode? Why are these functions important?IDEX can perform two specialized functions, Mirror Mode and Duplication Mode.
Mirror Mode prints a model and an inverse of that same model at the same time. It is convenient because it saves the effort of creating an additional design file for the inverse model, and it saves the extra time usually spent printing the inverse model separately.
Duplication Mode is synchronized printing, meaning it uses both extruders to print a model and an exact copy of that model at the same time. It can double production capability within the same timeframe.
What are other convenient features of the E2CF? And why are they important?Easy Swap Print Heads are a convenient feature of the E2CF. These print heads are easy to remove, making it easy to swap out a print head for another print head. There are a variety of reasons why swapping print heads is necessary, such as using a different print head with a different nozzle.
Any spare Easy Swap Print Heads can easily be prepared with hardened nozzles, and nozzles at different sizes, such as 0.4, 0.6, and 0.8 nozzles to swap in a few steps and get back to printing.
Power Loss RecoveryEither a power outage or a filament outage (when the filament runs out) can cause a print job to be lost if they occur in the middle of the 3D printing process. However, the E2CF has a filament run-out sensor on its extruders to alert when the filament is about to run out and saves the print job. It also has a power loss function to save the printing status in the event of a power outage and can continue printing from the same point when power is restored.
Automatic DetectionAnother safety feature of the E2CF is that it can automatically detect when a door is opened and will immediately pause the print.
- Improved calibration accuracy
A new auxiliary process was developed specifically for fiber-reinforced materials, to improve nozzle height calibration accuracy, support adhesion, and first layer print performance.
- The full metal frame acts as a reliable motion system for smooth movement and precise positioning for higher quality printing
High-quality 3D printing comes from high-quality 3D printers. The E2CF desktop 3D printer uses a full metal frame to create a specific motion system that allows the machine to smoothly glide as it prints. This motion system works with precise positioning to ensure 3D print jobs are as accurate as possible.
- The updated HEPA air filtration removes toxic particles released during the 3D printing process.
The E2CF desktop 3D printer has HEPA air filtration to clean the air of any particles (including nano-particles) released during the 3D printing process. The HEPA air filter works effectively in classrooms, offices, and large or small workspaces. The E2CF’s HEPA air filtration operates silently, designed to work quietly in the background of any workspace.
- 7-inch touch screen for efficiency and monitor the printing process with 3D printing software
This professional 3D printer also features a 7-inch touchscreen, enabling users to interact with the printer directly. The touchscreen also provides on-screen assistance and visual model selections to simplify operating and monitoring the 3D printer and 3D printing process. Finally, as with all Raise3D 3D printers, the E2CF is compatible with ideaMaker, a 3D slicing program, and RaiseCloud, a cloud-based 3D printing management platform.