Desktop 3D printer manufacturer FlashForge USA has announced the launch of its latest Fused Filament (FFF) fabrication system, the FlashForge Artemis.
Although designed with the needs of beginners in mind, the Artemis also features a high-temperature extruder, which means it’s compatible with materials ranging from flexible TPUs to strong and durable PETGs. As a result, FlashForge USA says the machine may be user-friendly, but its “excellent reliability and print quality” make it a “true workhorse”, which could be ideal for consumer and educational users.
FlashForge USA’s maturing portfolio
Established in 2013, FlashForge USA is one of the most experienced desktop 3D printer manufacturers in the industry. Nearly a decade after the launch of the original Creator, the company continues to release machines designed to deliver the features and competitive pricing needed to make 3D printing truly accessible to people working from home.
With that in mind, the FlashForge USA portfolio is unsurprisingly full of usability-focused machines like the Adventurer 3 and Adventurer 4. However, the company has also introduced mid-range dual-extrusion 3D printers like the Creator Max, the Creator Max 2 and Creator 3. Pro, and began to target the commercial-grade market more and more.
Leading this loadout is the Creator 4, the new flagship model in FlashForge USA’s 3D printing range, featuring an IIDEX (Interchangeable Independent Dual Extruder) configuration and a large build volume of 400 x 350 x 500mm. Since launching the system last year, the company has also continued to expand elsewhere in its range, launching its own Filament Humidifier Cabinet, for storing moisture-sensitive materials.
The “workhorse” of the FlashForge USA office
Designed for beginners, DIYers, and teachers, FlashForge USA markets the Artemis as an accessible yet capable system. At the heart of the machine’s functionality is its direct-drive extruder system, which can be heated up to 500°F to ensure smooth filament feed. This makes it easier to print flexible materials like TPUs and allows the system to process various filaments, giving it many applications.
As far as capacity goes, Artemis’ 8.7″ x 7.9″ x 9.8″ build volume should be more than enough to meet everyday printing needs, while its interchangeable build plate allows it to be customized for specific use cases. In fact, the machine comes standard with magnetic glass and PEI build plates, one giving the models a smoother bottom, and the other being easier to bend and remove from the models.
Software-wise, the Artemis is also compatible with third-party slicing programs. Users can therefore choose whether they want to use software from another 3D printer manufacturer or FlashForge FlashPrint. That said, those who opt for the latter will benefit from a very capable slicer that offers model slicing, rotation optimization, and auto-repair functionality, and runs natively on FlashForge USA’s new system.
In addition, to make it accessible to newcomers to 3D printing, the firm has equipped the Artemis with a 4.3-inch touch screen, which makes adjusting parameters or updating firmware intuitive and easy to do. The unit is also Wi-Fi ready, so users can directly send models to it from given slicing software without any cable connection, in a way that makes it a clutter-free desktop companion.
Technical specifications and prices
Below are the technical specifications of the FlashForge Artemis 3D printer. Potential customers can learn more about the machine via the dedicated FlashForge USA website or purchase the FlashForge Artemis now for a price of $589.
|Printing technology||Fused Filament Manufacturing (FFF)|
|Number of extruders||1|
|Build volume||8.7″ x 7.9″ x 9.8″|
|Heated build plate temperature||Up to 110°C (230°F)|
|Printer Dimensions||16″ x 16.4″ x 18.5″|
|Hardware compatibility||PLA, ABS, HIPS, PETG, TPU 95A|
|Connectivity||USB, Wi-Fi and internal storage|
|Slicing software||FlashPrint / Cura / Simplify 3D|
|File input format||3MF/AMF/STL/OBJ/FPP/BMP/PNG/JPEG|
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Featured image shows the Artemis 3D printer from FlashForge USA. Image via FlashForge.