With FlashForge Finder 3D printing has become much easier and more affordable than ever before. The 3D printer is supplied fully assembled and ready to use straight out of the box. It is a great choice for educational institutions (schools, societies, universities), for home and novice users.
All the heated elements are protected from contact during printing, making it a safe choice for both adults and kids. Moreover, the Flashforge Finder primarily prints with the non-toxic, ecological PLA.
Thanks to the intelligent calibration system, setting up the printer is quick and simple.
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Below is a charming present for the owner’s girlfriend on their anniversary:
Lunar night lamp. The printing process required a periodical change of filaments since the model required removable support materials and the printer has only one extruder.
The Flashforge Finder is an FDM 3D printer that can print layers at 100 microns. The surface finish is not as smooth as you get with the more expensive printers, but is more than enough for prototyping and household use. Below are the models of two vases. While you can see the layers, they look sufficiently smooth and are fully functional.
The Flashforge Finder has a 0.4 mm nozzle, giving you the best balance between speed and detail. For example, see this model of a miniature man. The noze, hair, fingers are all well-defined:
The print head runs on rods with linear bearings, making the design more simple, lightweight and effective, all characteristics that are desirable in a 3D printer.
The removable printing platform allows you to easily remove printed 3D models. The printer is relatively quiet, the noise levels are below 50 dB.
Flashforge Finder prints with PLA and other materials.
Below is a PLA model of a T-51b power armor from the Fallout video game:
In part, the model is done well because the extruder comes with a fan. By cooling the model down, it reduces warping, stringing and, generally, makes for higher quality prints.
The Flashforge Finder cannot print ABS-type materials as it does not have a heated print bed. It prints with 1.75 mm filament, providing you with a wide choice of materials.
The build area is 5.5 x 5.5 x 5.5 inches (140 x 140 x 140 mm). Larger models can be printed in parts and then be assembled using acetone (for ABS) or glue (for PLA). For example, see the following attempt to create the Iron Man replica:
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The models were printed separately and then assembled together.
The printer is controlled via the intuitive 3.5” LCD touchscreen. It shows the real-time status of the build, so you can better understand the printing process.
3D models can be printed from computer via WiFi, SD card or USB.
The printer software works with 3D models in .STL and .OBJ formats, and is available for Windows, Mac OS X. Linux users will have to use a virtual machine or other software.
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Flashforge Finder is available in black and red colors. Its stylish look makes it ideal for both home and professional use. The printer dimensions are 16.5 x 16.5 x 16.5 inches (420 x 420 x 420 mm). It weighs 44 lb (20 kg). The spool holder is mounted inside the printer.
The price of Flashforge Finder is $499.00, which is reasonable considering its functionality.