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CraftBot Flow Single Extrusion 3D Printer

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Sturdy and reliable plug-n-play printer
  • Pause and resume function
  • Semi-automatic bed leveling
  • Filament monitoring system
  • Flexible plate for easy print removal
When purchasing with us you get:
  • FREE Delivery
  • Full 1 Year Warranty
  • 24/5 Customer Support
  • 20% Filament Discount
This 3D printer comes with:
  • All-metal hotends
  • Unique maintenance kit
  • Nozzle kit
  • 5-year warranty
Price: $2,599.00
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The CraftBot Flow is a professional single extrusion 3D printer produced by CraftUnique. It is part of the so-called CraftBot Flow generation, which also includes the larger CraftBot Flow XL and the Craftbot Flow IDEX and IDEX XL dual extrusion 3D printers. The CraftBot Flow series is inspired by the award-winning CraftBot 3 and CraftBot PLUS along with users’ feedback. Unlike the previous generation, it comes with a set of useful upgrades, including redesigned hotends, a reinforced steel frame with double-shell configuration, and a new motherboard powered by a Raspberry Pi engine.

Sturdy, stable and durable, the CraftBot Flow single extruder 3D printer ships fully assembled, ready to print right out of the box. Compact and with a large printing area, it has a build volume of 300 x 200 x 250 mm. It comes packed with a thoughtful feature-set. The automatic XY calibration system and the semi-automatic electronically-aided bed-leveling mechanism simplify the calibration process while granting high printing accuracy. The integrated filament monitoring system and the pause & resume function minimize the risk of printing failures caused by material issues and power outages, making for a seamless 3D printing experience. The multilayered heated bed has been designed to provide both strong adhesion and easy print removal. The all-metal hotend prevents filament jamming while providing high-quality prints.

Thanks to its reliability, accuracy and ease of use, this plug-and-play FDM 3D printer is a good pick for both newbies and seasoned users. It is ideal for daily use in a variety of industries, including engineering, rapid prototyping, industrial design, small-scale manufacturing, and machinery. Continue reading for a complete review.

CraftBot 3D printers are capable of producing high-precision fitting parts, just like the nuts and bolts pictured below.

Credit: @3dgooroo / Instagram

Credit: @3dgooroo / Instagram

 

Specifications:

  • Print quality
  • Materials
  • Build volume
  • Printer controls
  • What’s in the box
  • Look and feel
  • Price

 

Print quality

The CraftBot Flow is a professional FDM 3D printer that can print layers at 50 microns with an XYZ accuracy of 12.5x12.5x5 microns. It lets you produce parts with smooth exterior surfaces at a print speed of up to 200 mm/s. The all-metal hotends contribute to the high print quality achievable.

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The extruder module comes integrated with the filament monitoring system, which makes for smooth filament dosage and less jam. The pause and resume option is a killer-feature in case of power interruption. In addition, it lets you produce multicolored parts by safely switching from a color to another when printing.

The CraftBot Flow 3D printer comes with a single 0.4-mm nozzle, giving you the best balance between speed and detail.

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The machine shows firm extruded aluminum profiles along the Z-axis. The print head runs on linear rails, which makes printing reliable, fast and precise.

 

Materials

The CraftBot Flow employs a direct drive single extruder with an operating nozzle temperature of up to 300°C. Thanks to the 300°C all-metal hotend, it is able to print with both standard and specialty filaments. In particular, it can process PLA, ABS, PET, Nylon, Carbon-fiber reinforced composites, wood, brass, and many other materials.

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The CraftBot Flow has a heated print bed, which makes it suitable for printing with ABS-type materials. The bed can heat up to 110°C. It is composed of metal, tempered glass and Kapton sheets. The upper plate is flexible, making for easy print removal.

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To ensure high reproducibility, we recommend installing an enclosed print chamber. This way the print quality would not be affected by temperature fluctuations as a result of drafts and other factors.

The CraftBot Flow relies on an open filament material system. This means it can print with any type of 1.75 mm filament, providing you with a wide choice of materials and design possibilities.

 

Build volume

The build area of the CraftBot Flow is 11.8 x 7.9 x 9.8 inches (300 x 200 x 250 mm mm). It lets you print a variety of medium-to-large objects in one piece. If you need to print large objects, the XL version might be a better choice.

 

Printer controls

The Flow printer can be controlled via the built-in 5-inch color touchscreen. The device features a responsive web interface with a simple control option that can be connected to a computer via an intranet connection.

It includes a 4GB internal storage for standalone printing. It also has a built-in camera and an LED status indicator. The integrated Raspberry Pi leaves room for ongoing upgrades.

The printer comes bundled with the proprietary CraftWare software but is compatible with 3rd-party slicers as well. The printer software supports G-code, STL, and OBJ files. It runs on Windows 7 and above, OS X and Linux. 

 

What’s in the box

  • CraftBot Flow 3D printer
  • 5-year (or 5,000-hour) warranty
  • A maintenance kit 
  • A nozzle kit

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

 

Look and feel

The CraftBot Flow has a white reinforced steel frame. Its stylish look makes it ideal for either home and professional use.

The CraftBot Flow dimensions are 19.1 x 15.7 x 21.2 inches (485 x 400 x 540 mm). It weighs 61.7 lb (28 kg). The spool holder is mounted on the left side of the device.

 

Price

The price of the CraftBot Flow is $2,599.00, which is reasonable considering its functionality, ease-of-use and advanced features.

 

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