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Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) or Fiber Drawing and Fused filament fabrication (FFF) technology

For general purposes or hobbies

Machine Park

Craftbot Plus

Made by the Hungarian company CraftUnique

Craftbot Plus is mostly used with PLA and ABS materials

Source File: stl. or obj.

Layer Thickness

  • different layer heights recommended for each head
  • 200-micron layer thickness provides an ideal compromise between detail and print time
  • 100-micron layer thickness is the minimum that can be achieved for PLA and ABS

Print Area: 25x20x20 cm

Craftbot 3

IDEX system: independently movable, dual extruders

Equipped with Filament Motion Sensor that detects when filament runs out during printing

Materials: PLA, PVA, ABS

max. print speed: 200 mm/s

Printing area:

  • single-head mode: 32.2 x 25 x 25 cm
  • dual-head mode: 27 x 25 x 25 cm
  • independent dual-extrusion mode (when two printheads operate independetlly from one another): 18.7 x 25 x 25 cm

Craftbot XL

Made by the Hungarian company CraftUnique

Compared to the CraftBot series, this device has increased print area, heating capacity and improved bearings for quieter and more accurate operation

Increased print area:

  • the size of the object table has been increased by 5 cm
  • the CraftBot XL has more than twice the vertical axis of a single CraftBot, so it can print 44 cm objects instead of 20 cm

Print area: 30 cm x 20 cm x 44 cm

Ultimaker 3

IDEX system: dual-extrusion heads

Automatic nozzle lifting system and interchangeable print cores

Heated print tray, automatic level adjustment

Built-in camera

Water-soluble PVA support material

Print area: 21.5 x 21.5 x 30 cm

BCN3D Sigmax R19

IDEX system: independent dual-extrusion heads

Equipped with Filament Motion Sensor that detects when filament runs out during printing

Nozzle diameter: 0.3 - 1 mm

Maximum layer resolution: 25 micrometres

Accuracy: +/- 0.2mm

Materials: PLA, NYLON, PET-G, ABS, TPU, PVA, various composites, etc.

Print Area: 42 x 29.7 x 21 cm

Prusa i3 MK3

Equipped with Filament Motion Sensor that detects when filament runs out during printing

Nozzle diameter: 0.4 mm

Materials: PLA, ABS, PET, HIPS, Flex PP, Ninjaflex, Laywood, Laybrick, Nylon, Bamboofill, Bronzefill, ASA, T-Glase, Carbon fibre reinforced filaments, Polycarbonates, etc.

Maximum print speed: 200 mm/s

Slide table: heatable, removable, PEI covered for good grip

Print area: 25 x 21 x 20 cm

3DGence Industry F340

Designed for industrial printing

High print temperatures – the printhead can operate at up to 500 degrees Celsius

Printer is using dual-extrusion heads

Equipped with Filament Motion Sensor that detects when filament runs out during printing

Nozzle diameter: 0.4 mm; 0.6 mm

Enclosed print area with air filter

Materials: PLA, ABS, PET, nylon, PP, ASA, PC, PC-ABS, PC-ESD, PC-CF, PA-CF, PEEK

Support materials: HIPS, BVOH, ESM-10

Print area: 26 x 30 x 34 cm

References

Pécs Zoo project

Collaboration with the Pécs Zoo Nonprofit Ltd. for the 3D printing of exotic animal skeletons (e.g. chameleons, turtles) or parts of animals (e.g. zebra skull, tiger skull) using SLS and FDM technologies for educational and display purposes.

Solar Decathlon 2019

SLS and FDM design and printing of the joint entry piece submitted by the University of Pécs, University of Miskolc and the Saad Dahlab Univerity of Blida, Algeria (USDB) for a university innovative building competition, which won 2nd place in the architectural category and 3rd place in the energy efficiency category.

Phoenix project - Gelányi Innovations Ltd.

3D printing, scanning, material testing and design for the development and construction of an orthosis to replace missing hand functions in patients with spastic paralysis of the hand, as part of the Phoenix project of Gelányi Innovations Ltd.