3D PRINTER COMPARISON:
FUSION3 EDGE VS. RAISE3D E2
Raise3D, since its initial kickstarter in 2015, seems to have patterned its products & activities in the US after Fusion3.
We’re flattered with their latest attempt with the Pro3 and Pro3 Plus. Initial upgrades with their interface, continue a focus on ‘flash’, and seem to have improvements in bed leveling. Also, the Pro3 plus does have a taller build area, however, its width and depth are smaller at 11.8″ vs. EDGE’s 14″.
Comparing the two 3D printers head to head the advantages of the Fusion3 EDGE should be very clear:
- Initial indications show that EDGE is able to print 20-30% faster than the Pro3 at similar or better print quality.
- Larger print area than the Pro3.
- Ability to purchase filament from multiple vendors and receive optimized settings from Fusion3.
- Designed to print carbon fiber and other abrasive engineering-grade filaments out of the box.
- Longer warranty and more robust support.
- Made in the USA.
Fusion3 EDGE 3D Printer
vs. Raise3D E2
Note: Product details based on publicly available Information provided from each manufacturer’s website and/or marketing materials. All product names, logos, and brands are property of their respective owners. All company, product and service names used in this website are for identification purposes only.
|Maximum Build Volume||Single Extruder - 14.5" X 14.5" X 13.5"
1.64 cu ft
|Dual Extruder - Up to 13" x 9.4" x 9.4"
(IDEX 3D printers have regions where the system cannot print)
|Maximum Travel Speed||500 mm/s||not disclosed|
|Maximum Print Speed||250 mm/sec||150 mm/s|
|Minimum Layer Height||20 Microns||20 Microns|
Wi-Fi, LAN, USB port, Live camera
|Max Melt Temp||320*C||300*C|
|Heated Print Bed||
|Certified Materials||140+, including different types of: PLA, ABS,ASA, Flexible, Nylon, PETG, Nylon, HIPS, Acrylic,Carbon Fiber, Fiberglass, Polycarbonate. Unique settings created by Fusion3 for each material, 3D printer model and print head size, providing optimal performance.||Raise3D Industrial PA12 CF, PA12 CF Support, PPA CF, PPA GF, PPA Support (PET CF and PPS CF Coming soon)|
|Automatic Bed Leveling?||
Ultralight touch probe + mesh leveling
Mesh-leveling with Flatness Detection
|Enclosed Filament Storage||
Optional Filament Bay Dehumidifier Available
|Fully Assembled and Calibrated at Factory|
|Filament Monitoring and Detection|
|Prints Carbon Fiber and Other Reinforced Plastics 'Out of the Box'?||
Surgical steel print tubes resist wear
Requires purchase of V3 Hardened Nozzle. Standard print core uses brass nozzle which degrades quickly when used with abrasive materials.
|Print Head Size(s)||.4mm (standard), .6mm, .8mm||.4mm (Default), .6mm, .8mm (Available)|
SAFETY & COMFORT
|Ability to Close Off Hot Surfaces from the Outside Environment|
|Shuts Off When Door Opened|
Optional Carbon & HEPA Filter
HEPA filter with activated charcoal
|Operating Sound Level||37.5 dBA (Closed), 42 dBA (Open)||50 dBA|