The mission of Dutch 3D printer manufacturer FELIXprinters is to create fit for purpose, upgradeable 3D printers. This summer, the company announced a repositioning to meet the changing needs of its customers, and the industry as a whole, by increasing the focus on its award-winning series of Pro 3D printers, which includes the Pro 2 and the Pro 2 Touch…and as of this month, the new Pro 3.
The Pro series was developed specifically to meet the needs of industry users, and the industrial Pro 3 is the portfolio’s most reliable and robust system. FELIXprinters listened carefully to customer feedback, and built up the Pro 3 off the success of its prior Pro 3D printers – with reliable output, quality construction, and new features.
“The Pro 3 has been developed to integrate seamlessly into industrial workflows, whether that is in an office, a workshop, lab or factory environment. The priority was to deliver a 3D printer that produces optimized print results — every time! This is what customers tell us is most frustrating for them in their day-to-day operations with 3D printing, and these are the issues we set out to address with the Pro 3,” said Guillaume Feliksdal, the Founder and Director of FELIXprinters. “The feedback we are getting back from our beta testers is hugely impressive.”
The intuitive, easy to use Pro 3 has plenty of automated and intelligent features in order to help users increase their productivity and efficiency at each stage of product development. At the center of this new industrial 3D printer is how important intelligent 3D printing is, and the functionality of the new Pro 3 gets rid of many of the time-consuming, obnoxious issues which plague other 3D printing systems.
The Pro 3 offers an innovative quick-swap printhead solution, extremely fast rotation (less than 10 seconds) of printheads in the dual head configuration, automated motorized calibration, and a dedicate flexplate, which comes standard with the system to help users quickly and easily remove their prints. There’s also a new touchscreen module, with an integrated print server. This small but mighty octacore computer offers a smooth user interface, print file management, multi-user control via a web interface, WiFi and Ethernet connectivity, real-time remote webcam monitoring of print jobs, and the ability to render G-codes and to create a time lapse of a print.
The new 3D printer also features very fast heat-up and cool-down of its printheads, which means that print times have been lowered by a factor of two. In order to achieve more consistent extrusion of filament, which equals more accurate print results, FELIXprinters improved the overall temperature control of the new Pro 3 3D printer with optimal object cooling thanks to dual high power blowers.
“Our team at FELIXprinters all have technical engineering backgrounds, so we know that “quality in” equals “quality out”! We have sourced extremely high-quality components to ensure that the Pro series of printers are both robust and reliable – and these are the cornerstone of the new FELIX Pro 3,” Feliksdal said.
FELIXprinters has a strong focus on precision technology, and its range of 3D printers and other services and products offer a range of capabilities to companies looking to integrate 3D printing into their manufacturing and production development workflows. Many industrial sectors have been going through a shift in order to adopt the technology, and the company’s recent repositioning of itself to meet these changing needs was a wise move.
The Dutch company has embraced a dynamic strategy for providing industrial 3D printers to its customers, by paying attention to the details and focusing on what its customers say they want, and creating new products with improved features that meet their needs. With a solid price/performance ratio, the new Pro 3 3D printer by FELIXprinters will certainly meet the expectations of its customers.
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