Raise3D Hyper FFF Technology and Hyper Speed Upgrade Kit Overview

Mary Ewy
by Mary Ewy
Updated Dec 07, 2022 358

The Raise3D company has recently unveiled its Hyper FFF technology which establishes a new standard for industrial FFF printing. The technology successfully copes with one of the most significant challenges of the material extrusion process — the speed limitation. 

This is Top 3D Shop, and in this article, we are going to tell you about the way to multiply your Pro3 series production volume without the slightest loss of quality. Read on to learn more.

Pros and cons
  • Several times speed increase
  • No quality loss
  • Firmware and software updates optimized for Hyper Speed printing
  • New Hyper Speed filament line
  • Compatible with Pro3 series only

 

Hyper FFF ecosystem

As mentioned, speed has always been one of the limiting factors for FDM printing. When used for prototyping and small-batch production, FDM machines prove to be more efficient than traditional manufacturing methods, but they lose when it comes to large and even medium production volumes. Why not just increase the print speed? Unfortunately, it often happens that any further increase in speed leads to dramatic surface quality loss, dimensional inaccuracy, and poor layer adhesion because of vibrations caused by the fast-moving printhead. 

Raise3D engineers found a solution to the problem by developing an algorithm that absorbs excessive vibrations every time the print head changes direction while moving at high speed. This algorithm is actually the core of the Hyper FFF technology and allows increasing acceleration up to 10000 mm/s², thus providing a speed boost of up to 200–350 mm/s.

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Increased print speeds pose a challenge for material engineers, as standard filaments do not have enough time to melt, which again means poor interlayer adhesion and part deformation. To avoid this, the manufacturer has developed a new line of Hyper Speed filaments, of which two most popular ABS and PLA materials are already available. New filaments feature better fluidity and melt and cool more easily than traditional thermoplastics.

Last but not least is the software, supporting the new technology. The dedicated Raise3D slicer ideaMaker has been updated with a new Hyper Speed mode and material profiles for corresponding filaments. The current software version to work with the Hyper FFF solution is 4.4.0 Alpha, which can be downloaded from the manufacturer’s website.

Now let us be more specific and see what implementation of the new technology the Raise3D engineers offer their customers.

Specifications

Raise3D Pro3 Series Hyper Speed Upgrade Kit
Raise3D Hyper Speed ABS filament Color: natural Weight: 1 kg Filament diameter: 1.75mm Recommended printing temperature: 240–270 ºC
Raise3D Hyper Speed auto calibrator (Pro3 series only) Weight (including package): 95 g Package size: 117 x 80 x 73 mm Operating temperature: 15–30 ºC Storage temperature: -25 ºC – +55 ºC
Raise3D Hyper Speed hotend 0.4 mm (Pro3 series only) Weight (including package): 130 g Package size: 117 x 80 x 73 mm Operating temperature: 15–30 ºC Storage temperature: -25 ºC – +55 ºC
Raise3D Hyper Speed PLA filament Color: white Weight: 1 kg Filament diameter: 1.75 mm Recommended printing temperature: 220–250 ºC

 

What’s in the box

  • Upgrade letter
  • Software upgrades
  • Two Hyper Speed hotends 0.4 mm (Pro3 series only)
  • Hyper Speed auto calibrator (Pro3 series only)
  • Spool of Hyper Speed PLA (white, 1 kg / 1.75 mm)
  • Spool of Hyper Speed ABS (natural, 1 kg / 1.75 mm)

For some items, package content may change. In case of any questions, please get in touch.

 

Hyper Speed Upgrade Kit overview

The Hyper Speed Upgrade Kit is a complete solution providing the user with all the benefits of Hyper Speed printing. Currently the kit is compatible with Pro3 and Pro3 Plus models only, but the manufacturer intends to expand the number of compatible devices and eventually make the technology available to all their industrial machines.

The box includes two high-speed hotends, an auto calibrator, two spools of PLA and ABS filaments from the new Hyper Speed lineup, and software upgrades. The Upgrade letter contains the activation code necessary to get the files needed to upgrade the firmware with Hyper Speed mode and to successfully install the hotends. The installation and calibration process does take some time, but you will be guided through it with the prompts on your printer’s screen, so it will not cause any problems.

Once you install and calibrate your new equipment, the manufacturer recommends recalibrating it every 2 or 3 months to ensure the best stability and printing results. The only thing left is to update the ideaMaker software, and your renewed Hyper Speed printer is ready to go.

 

Bottom line

High-speed printing and, as a result, reduced production times along with increased output is a highly demanded option in industrial 3D printing. The new Raise3D Hyper FFF technology aims to multiply the production volume without sacrificing product quality, which the company believes will be a milestone not only for Raise3D, but for the entire 3D printing industry.

FAQ

What materials can Raise3D machines print with?
The Raise 3D Pro2 / Pro3 / E series 3D printers are equipped with a high-temp 300 °C extruder compatible with a variety of consumer and engineering-grade filaments, such as PLA, ABS, HIPS, PC, TPU, TPE, NYLON, PETG, ASA, PP, PVA, as well as carbon and glass fiber reinforced materials. The E2CF model was engineered specifically for reliable printing with carbon fiber reinforced filaments. The MetalFuse system prints with Ultrafuse metal filaments, developed in collaboration with BASF Forward AM.
How much are Raise3D printers?
Raise3D printers are very competitively priced considering their high performance and reliability. Starting from the most inexpensive E2 model, which costs under $4000, to the MetalFuse system which costs more than 200 thousand dollars, Raise3D machines offer the utmost functionality for their price.
What software should I use for Raise3D printers?
The recommended slicer for the Raise3 is the company’s proprietary ideaMaker software. Besides, Raise3D has recently announced the Open Software Program to provide customers with a wider choice of compatible software.
Do Raise3D printers have any certifications?
All Raise3D products have ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications.
What are some notable features of Raise3D printers?
Although various Raise3D products have different target audience and scope of application, all of them are equipped with cutting-edge technologies and designed to provide customers with the best tools for their tasks. The company provides a complete solution, including 3D printers, software, and filaments for optimized printing process with a predictable result.
What industries are Raise3D 3D printers suitable for?
Raise3D machines are perfect for rapid prototyping as well as small-batch production of end-use parts in various industries, including automotive, engineering, consumer goods industry, and many others. The Raise3D E2 is successfully used in education. The MetalFuse system allows producing high-quality metal parts for different applications, such as tooling, jigs and fixtures manufacturing, and more.
Mary Ewy
Mary Ewy
Updated Dec 07, 2022
About the expert
Mary is a contributing writer at Top 3D Shop blog and an experienced journalist keen on cutting-edge technologies, with a special interest in additive manufacturing. Apart from writing articles, she is passionate about photography, tennis, and traveling.
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