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The Tiertime X5 Giveaway Contest

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Tiertime is announcing a contest to win an X5 3D printer, the manufacturer’s most advanced system to date and a finalist for the TCT Hardware Award in the field of Polymer Systems. Interested parties are encouraged to send an email or fill out a short questionnaire on Tiertime’s website, explaining how they would use an X5. Entries will be accepted from Sept. 1, 2019 through Sept. 30, 2019, and a winner will be selected no later than Oct. 21, 2019.

“We knew a reliable, continuous 3D printing system could serve certain industries particularly well,” says Joseph Guo, International Sales and Marketing Director, Tiertime Corporation. “This contest should help us discover other types of users who can benefit from the X5’s unique strengths.”

Judging will be based on two criteria:

1. Benefit – How will the X5’s continuous 3D printing improve your workflow and/or productivity?

2. Viability – Are the X5’s features well-suited to fulfill your goals?

The winning contestant will receive their X5 shipped from the nearest Tiertime warehouse, free of charge.

A fully enclosed 3D printer with a print bed vault, the X5 is capable of performing a series of print jobs stored in its queue and automatically replacing the print bed each time a job is completed. It expels the finished print job and its bed from the side of the machine, allowing the next print job to begin on a fresh bed after automatic calibration.

“Virtually anyone who needs to print more than one consecutive object in order to complete a task will see vast gains in productivity,” says Guo. “Scale models requiring more than one piece, end-use parts for later assembly, unattended production of duplicates – the X5 excels in these areas while other 3D printers become a print job management burden.”

The X5 is the apex of everything Tiertime has developed over the years, amplified by automated abilities found in no other 3D printer. It comes with multiple print heads – one for high temp materials such as ABS, one for low temp like PLA, and one for flexible. Its large touchscreen allows programming to be updated within the printer’s hardware, affording customers the opportunity to take advantage of future upgrades in printer-to-printer communications and interoperability. It includes the most powerful version yet of Tiertime’s lauded dual air filtration, recycling the build chamber’s air to remove harmful pollutants without reducing temperature.

X5 Key Features:

  • – Automatic print bed replacement
  • – Automatic print bed calibration
  • – Tiertime Print Queue
  • – Dual air filtration – HEPA and activated carbon
  • – 180 x 230 x 200 mm build volume
  • – 7-inch full color touchscreen control panel
  • – Three purpose-specific extruders – high temp, low temp and flexible
  • – Wi-Fi, Ethernet and USB connectivity
  • – Up to 2kg filament spool capacity

Considering the X5’s retail value of $3,699, this contest represents one of the most generous single giveaways in recent industry memory. Attendees of WESTEC will be able to submit entries in person at the Tiertime booth during the show’s duration, Sept. 24-26, 2019, at the Long Beach Convention Center, Calif.

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