It hasn’t even been two months since German RepRap introduced the newest iteration of their popular X400 printer, and less than a month before that, the company released the new and improved X350pro, a redesign of their X350 desktop printer. The German manufacturing company is in constant motion, and today they’ve released a new compact industrial printer – the X150. Based on the NEO 1000X, the X150 is “is ideally suited for industrial use due to its precision and reliability.”
The new printer is a solid, sturdy little cube with dimensions of 300 x 300 x 300 mm. German RepRap describes it as an entry level printer for industrial professionals looking to manufacture smaller objects. Its metal frame was designed to be highly stable, and a reinforced build platform reduces distortion and enables high accuracy and fine detail. Further reducing distortion, particularly in prints with strong overhangs, is a cooling fan at the extruder output.
The X150 is all about details, details, details, and a 0.4mm nozzle lets you get those precise, finely detailed prints up to 150 x 150 x 150 mm. Also, it doesn’t require a heated bed for your PLA prints; a variety of build plates are provided with the printer so that you can choose the ideal base for each print job.
Like the X350pro, the X150 can be connected directly to your computer with a USB cable. An optional print box also allows the printer to be integrated into workplace wireless networks so that print jobs can be activated through a web browser. For easy monitoring of your print jobs, an illuminated built envelope lets you keep an eye on things via webcam on your smartphone or tablet.
“Like all 3D printers from the X model series, the X150 is a combination of open source technology and German engineering know-how,” states German RepRap. “It is built from high quality components that are specially designed for industrial requirements.”Powered by Aniwaa
- Build envelope: 150 x 150 x 150 mm
- Printer size: 300 x 300 x 300 mm
- Layer thickness: minimum 0.1mm
- Print speed: 10 -150 mm/s
- Nozzle/filament diameter: 0.4 mm/1.75 mm
- Available nozzles: 0.3mm/0.5mm
- Travel speed: 10 – 300 mm/s
- Build platform: not heated
- Filament: PLA or Performance PLA
- Extruder type: Single DD with controllable fan
- Extruder temperature (max): 265°C
- File transfer: USB, WLAN u. Ethernet optional
- Software features: Bolt, Slic3r
- Options: Printbox, Simplify3D
The X150, like all of German RepRap’s products, can be purchased directly from their website or from any of their authorized resellers, which can be found around the world. The price isn’t too bad: €1,370, or nearly $1,500. You can check out the X150 in more detail in the below video (in German). Tell us your thoughts on this new machine in the German RepRap X150 3D Printer forum over at 3DPB.com.
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