German Reprap Low-wear aluminium parts ensure high precision
Germany – 3D printer manufacturer, German Reprap has introduced version 3 of its industrial X400 printer.
Upgrades include milled aluminium parts at points for loading, a DD3 dual printer head as a standard feature and a build platform for optimum adhesion to ensure improved print results and processes, the company claims. The V3 has two DD3 low-gap extruders to enable two-colour objects or freely formed models to be printed in PLA with water soluble support material. The DD3 head allows for the use of special materials such as carbon 20 with a carbon fibre component or soft TPU. Soft, flexible filaments can be printed as the DD3 low-gap extruder ensures a gapless material feed between the extruder and the hot-end. Now the heated bed is claimed to allow for more even heat distribution which enhances the adhesion of the printed objects.
In the Y-axis, Pro V3 features a double bearing on the Y-pulley instead of a single sided one to reduce vibration. Also, low-wear aluminium parts are said to ensure the precise running of the belt pulley to improve print results.