Fusion3 Edge 3D Printer Overview

Anabelle Yearsdon
by Anabelle Yearsdon
Updated Jun 30, 2022 3240

In early 2022, the American company Fusion3 introduced their new generation Edge 3D printer. The device is based on the F-Series kinematic scheme, which is an upgraded version of the classic Core XY motion control system. Let’s have a look at the printer’s technical specs and its most prominent features.

Pros and cons
  • ANVIL print head with a surgical steel print tube can handle abrasive filaments
  • Fast printing
  • Automatic bed leveling
  • Upgraded motion system
  • Wide material compatibility including carbon and glass fiber and kevlar-reinforced filaments, nylon, PC, and others
  • Quiet operation
  • The proprietary REACTOR software is not compatible with macOS and Linux

 

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First look

The Fusion3 Edge is an affordable industrial-grade 3D printer designed for small to medium-scale production as well as fast printing of large parts with refractory filaments. It is compatible with a wide range of consumables, including polycarbonate, polypropylene, nylon, thermoplastic polyurethane, and reinforced composites.

Some of the brand new features of the Fusion3 Edge include the patent-pending Anvil print head with the proprietary extruder, an improved bed leveling system, reinforced belts, precision linear rails and stepper motors, all of which allows increasing print speed and quality.

 

Specifications

Fusion3 Edge 3D Printer
AC Input 110V / 230V, 350W avg
Connectivity USB + 2.4Ghz, 5Ghz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, Gigabit Ethernet (for Standard version) or Gigabit Ethernet only (for Secure version)
Display 7" full color touchscreen
Filament diameter 1.75 mm
File formats STL, OBJ
Price $8,849.00

 

Highlights

Innovative printhead

The Anvil printhead combines the proprietary extruder and the company’s know-how of using surgical steel tubes instead of traditional interchangeable nozzles. This solution enables faster printing and wear-resistance for the use with abrasive composite filaments. The maximum operating temperature here is 320 °C.

 

Reliable high-temperature printing

The passively heated build chamber temperature can reach 70 °C, while the general print volume is 368 x 368 x 343 mm. Featuring the automatic leveling system, the multi-zone heated print bed is a 0.25 inch aluminum plate with glass surface, capable of heating up to 140 °C. These parameters ensure smooth processing of high-temperature materials.

In addition to this, the Fusion3 Edge is engineered with a rigid aluminum enclosure that reduces vibration to ensure fast, high-quality printing. 

Due to the upgraded motion control components, the machine boasts increased printing stability, tight tolerances, and impressive print speed, which for some materials can be as high as 250 mm per second.

 

Control and connectivity

The Fusion3 Edge 3D printer can be managed through a 7" color touchscreen with enhanced sensitivity. It features a clear intuitive interface providing all necessary data and convenient remote management tools, including maintenance reminders.

It is also possible to control the machine remotely. Overall, the connectivity options encompass USB and Ethernet as well as optional Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules.

 

Software

To prepare files for printing, the Fusion3 engineers have developed the proprietary Reactor software that is based on the RealVision slicer from the Danish “Create It Real” company. Apart from manifold standard tools for build preparation, it offers streamlined interface, adaptive printing algorithms, flexible settings for different parameters, real-time updates, and optimized profiles for each material.

The program works with the STL and OBJ file formats and runs exclusively on Windows.

 

Print samples

Considering its technical parameters and advanced functions, the Fusion3 Edge 3D printer is ideal for educational and professional use in various spheres, including aerospace, automotive, metal fabrication, and other major industries. Undoubtedly, the machine is able to rapidly produce top-quality parts in fine detail.

 

Bottom line

All the reviewed peculiarities, such as improved technology, reliable construction, efficient manufacture, safe operation, and powerful control system, make the Fusion3 Edge 3D printer an extremely valuable tool for industrial production considering its price and performance.

FAQ

Can I use different nozzle sizes with the Fusion3 EDGE?
The Fusion3 EDGE is equipped with a patented ANVIL print head that uses surgical steel print tubes instead of screw-in nozzles. The machine comes standard with a 0.4 mm nozzle, which can be replaced with optional 0.6 and 0.8 mm tubes.
Are there any build surface options other than glass for the Fusion3 EDGE?
The EDGE 3D printer is equipped with a heated 1/4" aluminum tool plate with a glass print surface. The manufacturer offers an optional magnetic 1/4" aluminum tool plate that allows using various print surfaces, including PP, Kapton, PEI, Garolite, and Build-Tak.
Does the printer have air filtration?
The Fusion3 EDGE can be equipped with optional HEPA and Carbon filters to ensure safe operation in environments that do not have proper ventilation. The filters are recommended to be replaced monthly.
Anabelle Yearsdon
Anabelle Yearsdon
Updated Jun 30, 2022
About the expert
A linguist by profession and 3D enthusiast by passion. Spirited researcher of existing and new AM technologies, inquisitive tester of various devices, and a true connoisseur of creative ways. In addition to digital manufacturing, Ana enjoys learning new things, cooking for her loved ones, and chilling in video games.

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