RepRap has unveiled their fourth-generation X 400 v4 3D printer this month which comes equipped with a wealth of new features which has been specifically designed for larger object fabrication, and low-volume production of industrial parts.
The high-end 3D printer offers a filament tracking system and is equipped with a built-in industrial grade computer full stand-alone printing. Features include of the fourth-generation X400 3D printer include :
• Impressive speed and accuracy with layer thickness of up to 0.1 mm
• Ultra-quiet operation
• Quality components, featuring milled metal parts and tight tolerances
• Automatic bed leveling
• Commercial-grade ventilation design
RepRap explains more :
The automatic bed-leveling feature means the print bed needs to be calibrated only once, eliminating time-consuming adjustments before each print job,” states the German RepRap team. “The new ventilation design ensures consistent operating temperatures throughout each job, which, in turn, improves process safety. Several dedicated fans in the printer maintain temperatures in the extruder, around the printed object as well as in the print area. This also improves the processing of materials such as PVA (polyvinyl alcohol)
The user-friendly DD3 dual extruder technology with a full metal hot end tops off the printer’s features,” explains the German RepRap team in a press release for the new 3D printer. “The extruder can be fitted with different nozzles to adjust for various applications and materials to be used. Contact pressure is variable, as well, to facilitate the processing of softer materials.