The E2CF is the 3D printer based on the E2 3D printer platform and specifically optimized for fiber-reinforced filaments
September 14th, 2022. Rotterdam – Raise3D, the global provider of additive manufacturing solutions for SMEs and LSEs, announces 32 new industrial filaments for the E2CF 3D printer.
The new filaments have in common a high strength-to-weight ratio and consistent high performance during long-term operations, which makes them particularly suitable for industries like automotive, aerospace and healthcare, and applications such as jigs and fixtures, engineering tooling and numerous industrial end-use parts. The new filaments are the result of a close collaboration between Raise3D and 16 worldwide renowned filament manufacturers (BASF Forward AM, Covestro, eSUN, Extrudr, FiberThree, Grupa Azoty, Handtmann, Jabil, Kexcelled, Kimya, LEHVOSS, NHH, Polymaker, RadiciGroup High Performance Polymers, Spectrum Filaments, TreeD), who participate in Raise3D’s Open Filament Program, and have achieved top quality results using their filament with the Raise3D E2CF 3D printer. The filaments approved under the Open Filament Program can be found on Raise3D’s ideaMaker Library. To download or import the printing profiles for the E2CF to ideaMaker, please visit the Raise3D ideaMaker Library.
The E2CF is a new model specifically intended for fiber-reinforced filaments, based on the E2 Raise3D’s general-purpose 3D printer that stands as a development platform for future optimized 3D printers. The E2CF was announced in August 2021 and has been available since January 2022. The E2CF is also Raise3D’s entry-level 3D printer for fiber-reinforced filaments, where the RMF500, of the industrial line, stands as the flagship. The E2CF is available for sale at 3,999 EUR in Europe and 4,499 USD in the rest of the world from authorized resellers .
“The Open Filament Program (OFP 1.0 & 2.0) is a long-term collaboration between Raise3D and filament manufacturers to identify top-performing filaments and to provide a large variety of proven materials validated by Raise3D for our customers. With the OFP 2.0, we strive to cooperate with the best filament manufacturers worldwide to ensure compatibility as well as excellent mechanical properties and printed parts performance. We focus on the properties and performance of the final printed parts. Raise3D engineers optimize all OFP 2.0 filaments printing templates with guidelines, not only based on part performance validation, but also the experience and input from our end-use application cases, to bridge the gap between materials and applications.” – Minde Jin (Phd), Director of materials & applications at Raise3D
Quotes from Raise3D’s OFP Partners:
What motivated you to participate in Raise3D’s Open Filament Program 2.0?
- Raise3D is always providing (additional) values and possibilities based on Raise3D eco-system for their customers, and OFP 2.0 is one of them. With OFP 2.0, which could be summarized as an open material platform for engineering and high-performance composite filaments, Raise3D shares with us an industrial-level composite printer and this give us a great accessibility to BASF high performance filaments. So that it’s easier for our customers to work with our machine/material combination to develop and print industrial suitable applications. Adding our materials towards OFP2.0 increases the user experience and the possibility on a first time right experience what will lead to a higher chance for structural use of 3D printed applications. – Dean Di, R&D Engineer at BASF 3D Printing Solutions
- Raise3D has proven to be a reliable, easy-to-use and affordable 3D printer that is appreciated by many of our customers. The opportunity to work with Raise3D again was one we did not want to miss. – Claudia Gabriel, Head of Marketing at EXTRUDR
- I believe that the close cooperation between Spectrum and Raise3D is key to an easy-to-use solution and a positive first-time experience for the end user. – Michal Zoladek, Founder at Spectrum
Why did you decide to approve your materials for use on the Raise3D E2CF 3D printer?
- Ultrafuse® PET CF15 is easier to process than other carbon fiber-reinforced filaments and the printed parts remain fully functional under higher mechanical and thermal loads. Ultrafuse® PP GF30 contains 30wt% of special glass fibers that are designed for filament processing and FFF printing, striking a balance between printability and performance. Ultrafuse® PP GF30 is perfect for functional parts intended for exceptional working environments, thanks to its UV resistance and ultra-low moisture uptake. BASF Ultrafuse® PET CF15 and BASF Ultrafuse® PP GF30 are ideal for applications with higher performance requirements and will give users a perfect experience when printing with carbon fiber-reinforced filaments for the first time. – Dean Di, R&D Engineer at BASF 3D Printing Solutions
- LUVOCOM 3F materials focuses on delivering high-performance printed parts and for that, the combination with a good printer is essential, the E2CF allowed us to have a repeatable outcome with very high-performance. – Thiago Medeiros Araujo, PhD Global Product Manager at LEHVOSS Group
- In Additive Manufacturing it is fundamental that material and printer work well together in order to guarantee high quality of printed parts. The Raise3D E2CF printer has been specifically designed for carbon filled polymers, so it was the natural choice for Radilon® Adline CS CF10 HP BK grade – a special 10% carbon filled PA6/66 formulation featuring stiffness, high mechanical properties, dimensional stability and excellent surface aspect. – Chiara Devasini, Marketing & Development Project Leader at Radicigroup High Performance Polymers
- Since we launched our fiber reinforced materials in 2019, we kept looking for a 3D printer that has a good balance of performance, repeatability and cost for our users. After extensive testing on the Raise3D E2CF, we finally found the printer that we were looking for. – Raymond Huang, Head of Product Management at Polymaker
- The E2CF printer has proved to be the right solution for 3D printing bridge and functional technical parts reinforced with carbon fiber materials. – Dorota Kawa, AM Center Manager at GRUPAAZOTY
What are in your opinion the benefits of printing these materials on Raise3D E2CF 3D printer?
- Engineering filaments, especially high-performance composite filaments give 3D printing professionals many competitive edges. E2CF is specially designed for composite filaments, wear resistance and moisture control are important by printing with composite filaments, reliability, repeatability and reproducibility are the keys to the high-performance printed part. Optimized and fine-tunned, and even customized printing profiles for OFP 2.0 filaments are favored by many industrial customers. All of these mentioned above, we can trust Raise3D E2CF. – Dean Di, R&D Engineer at BASF 3D Printing Solutions
- Repeatability and reproducibility are key aspects the combination of the E2CF, LUVOCOM 3F materials and the OFP profiles make possible, and that allows them to be easily adopted by industrial customers. – Thiago Medeiros Araujo, PhD Global Product Manager at LEHVOSS Group
- In our experience with the E2CF, it is among the best 3D printers regarding results for carbon-fiber 3D-printed applications. – Dario Negrelli Pizzigoni, CEO at TreeDFilaments
- Raise3D E2CF has lots of advantages. Two points that particularly impressed us are:
- the very good wear-resistance of the extrusion system, which can provide stable printing quality continuously.
- The IDEX system, which enables us to print fiber reinforce parts with support material easily. This feature expands range of shapes and geometries that are now possible to print. – Raymond Huang, Head of Product Management at Polymaker
- The Raise3D E2CF ecosystem provides a lot of information during every step of the 3D printing process. The printer is equipped with a nozzle specifically adapted to our filaments, Kimya ABS Kevlar (aramid fibers), and Kimya ABS Carbon fiber. We strongly believe in the cooperation between major 3D printer manufacturers such as Raise3D and materials experts. This strategy gives the best results, which is what Kimya strives to deliver when its materials are involved. – Pierre-Antoine Pluvinage, Business Director at Kimya
Any interesting facts you want to tell us about your experience with the Raise3D E2CF?
- We appreciated that the validation of optimal printing profiles for our materials has been conducted with several experimental trials in order to deliver reliable results. It was interesting to look at the excellent surface quality of Radilon® Adline CS CF10 HP BK printed parts, obtained with the E2CF. – Chiara Devasini, Marketing & Development Project Leader at RADICIGROUP High Performance Polymers
- Raise3D E2CF is a very stable printer – it can keep printing with the same quality for a long time and the consistence between printers is also very good. This feature makes Raise3D E2CF the one of most popular printers in our R&D team. – Raymond Huang, Head of Product Management at Polymaker
Figure 1: Approved Filaments for Raise3D E2CF
Raise3D designs and manufactures top-performing 3D printers and additive manufacturing solutions for SMEs and LSEs. With offices in California, Rotterdam, and Shanghai. Raise3D is an ISO9001:2015- and ISO14001-certified company, positioned to be a leader in developing complete solutions using FFF additive manufacturing technology for polymers, composite, and metal materials.
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