3D PRINTER COMPARISON:
FUSION3 EDGE VS. RAISE3D E2CF
In 2019, Raise3D introduced its IDEX based E2 3D Printer for education and light commercial use. In late 2021, the E2CF was released to address deficiencies in the E2 to attempt to capture the interest by customers to print Carbon Fiber reinforced materials.
IDEX based 3D printers have been around for some time. Two independent print heads move along rails and allow for some cute capabilities, “mirror mode” (print 2 parts inverse of each other) and “duplication mode” (print 2 of the same parts at the same time).
In “duplication mode”, the E2 software suggests that their printer can print 2 parts faster than Fusion3’s 3D printers. However, is not actually true and only might occur is very few instances. Fusion3’s EDGE 3D Printer is 25%-35% faster for any other quantity of parts (1 part, or 3 parts or more) as the duplication mode can only produce 2 parts at a time.
Take a look a the comparison table below. You’ll see for yourself that the Fusion3 EDGE at $6,999 USD makes much more sense for a variety of commercial applications.
- A much larger print area with much faster print times than the Raise3D.
- Designed to print Carbon Fiber reinforced matierals at fast speeds and great print quality, but also prints the widest variety of materials of any 3D printer.
- Ability to purchase filament from multiple vendors and receive optimized settings created by Fusion3.
- Longer warranty and more robust technical support.
- Made in the USA.
Fusion3 EDGE 3D Printer
vs. Raise3D E2CF
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
|Single Extruder Print: 13 × 9.4 × 9.4 inch/ 330 × 240 × 240 mm
Dual Extruder Print: 11.6 × 9.4 × 9.4 inch/ 295 × 240 × 240 mm
|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
|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|