Flashforge unveils the Creator 3 Pro IDEX 3D printer, an improved work tool for professionals – 3DPrint.com


3D printer manufacturer Flashforge announced the launch of Creator 3 Pro, its latest successor to Creator 3, a professional desktop 3D printer released in late 2019 for functional prototyping and small volume production. The Creator 3 Pro comes with a host of new features designed to make printing even more robust and efficient than Creator 3. And although Flashforge has designed this printer for business users in industry and manufacturing sectors. , schools and even home hobbyists can use it to build projects and bring designs to life as well.

A veteran of desktop 3D printing

Flashforge is no stranger in the field of 3D printing. Founded in 2011, Flashforge first gained popularity by bringing high-quality dual-extrusion 3D printers into the home with its user-friendly prices and feature-rich Creator 1 printers. Almost a decade after its founding and three generations later, Flashforge claims the Creator 3 Pro is poised to set a new benchmark in the professional desktop 3D printing segment.

New and improved features

While this is a very bold claim, the features included in Creator 3 Pro are certainly noteworthy. The biggest improvement that many users will appreciate is the reduced waiting time that is typically required while the build plate is heating in order to print with materials such as ABS. Compared to the Creator 3’s 15-20 minute warm-up time, the Creator 3 Pro now only takes 3-5 minutes, which is an impressive improvement and the fastest in its class to date. In addition, the time required for the extruder to reach 200 ° C has also been reduced from 2 minutes to about one minute.

In addition to the time saved between print jobs, Creator 3 Pro’s Independent Extruder System (IDEX) allows extruders to move separately, allowing various printing modes such as duplicate, dual color and / or material and mirror printing. The extruder design is also modular, allowing users to effortlessly swap between nozzles and easily replace the heater assembly. It comes with 0.4mm stainless steel nozzles but can also use 0.6mm or 0.8mm nozzles. Carbon steel (hardened) nozzles capable of withstanding temperatures up to 320 ° C are also available for those who wish to use carbon fiber composite materials. Speaking of printing materials, Creator 3 Pro is capable of using a wide variety of thermoplastics including the usual ABS, PLA, nylon and PETG, as well as soluble HIPS and PVA. For those who prefer an alternative to ABS, ASA (acrylonitrile styrene acrylate) is a perfect all-purpose substitute that is ideal for applications involving outdoor use as it is UV resistant. It is also very resistant to impact and temperature. For a complete list of supported print media, visit the Flashforge Creator 3 Pro page.

Flashforge has also added a brand new dual fan system to its extruders, which will be useful for fine-tuning the cooling profile when printing with special materials.

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Technical specifications

FFF printing technology (Fused Filament Fabrication)

Number of extruders 2 (independent)

Print volume 300 x 250 x 200 mm (11.8 x 9.8 x 7.9 inches)

Printer Dimensions 24.7 x 19.1 x 24.2 inches

USB connectivity, Wi-Fi, Cloud printing

Creator 3 Pro is available today and can be purchased for $ 3,499 direct from Flashforge United States. Those interested or wishing to know more can also chat with one of their product specialists by email.