FUSION3 EDGE VS. STRATASYS F170
Stratasys’ F123 line seemed to have been introduced around 2017-2018 to directly compete with the Fusion3 F400 and its successor the F410.
Previously, only Fusion3 used verbiage such as “affordable industrial-grade 3D printing” and an emphasis on accuracy, reliability, safety, and ease of use. Frankly, we’re flattered that a company with a long history in 3D printing such as Stratasys, would take notice of our products.
The Stratasys F170 is the entry-level 3D printer for both their F123 line and all of Stratasys’ 3D printers and it shows.
The F170 only prints 3 materials, costs three times more than the Fusion3 EDGE, before you factor in the inflated cost of proprietary materials and extra service contracts.
Overall, the Fusion3 EDGE is a much better value than the Stratasys F170 and the entire F123 line of 3D printers, providing a wider range of printable materials, a larger build area at faster speeds, a longer warranty, and free lifetime technical support.
Fusion3 EDGE 3D Printer
vs. Stratasys F170
“We really like your sample (printed on the Fusion3 EDGE). It actually has equal, if not better, quality than the sample printed on the (Stratasys) F170.”
Aerospace Services Industry
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|Maximum Build Volume||Single Extruder – 14.5″ X 14.5″ X 13.5″
1.64 cu ft
|Dual Extrusion – 10 x 10 x 10 in.|
|Maximum Travel Speed||500 mm/s||not disclosed|
|Maximum Print Speed||250 mm/sec||not disclosed|
|Minimum Layer Height||20 Microns||10 Microns|
Ethernet, WiFi, USB
WiFi, USB, & Ethernet
|Max Melt Temp||320*C||not disclosed|
|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.||PLA, ABS, ASA, QSR Support Material.|
|Automatic Bed Leveling?||
Ultralight touch probe + mesh leveling
Automatic Tip Offset Calibration
|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||not disclosed|
SAFETY & COMFORT
|Ability to Close Off Hot Surfaces from the Outside Environment|
|Shuts Off When Door Opened|
Optional Carbon & HEPA Filter
|Operating Sound Level||37.5 dBA (Closed), 42 dBA (Open)||46 dBA closed|
WARRANTY & SUPPORT
|Warranty Duration||2 Years||1 Year|
|Free Lifetime Tech Support?||
Provided by Fusion3’s Live, US-Based Experts
|Live Tech Support Availability||8am-8pm, Monday-Friday EST||M-F 8am – 5pm|
|Response Time||Within 1 business hour||Varies by Reseller|
|Free Live, Online Training Classes For Customers||Yes|
|Place of Manufacture||Greensboro, North Carolina, USA||Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA|
|Price||Click Here for a Quote||$19,000|