The LeapFrog Bolt Pro is an FDM professional 3D printer. It is an enhanced version of the original Bolt offering upgraded cooling mechanisms, industrial linear guides, and reworked cabling. It ships pre-built and ready to use in minutes. It is packed with quality-of-life features that give users full control over the printing progress. It sports a heavy-duty build frame, independent dual extruder system (IDEX), full enclosure with HEPA carbon filter, engineering-grade components, and E3D extruders. It prints with any commercial filament and can operate for hours ensuring reliable and accurate printing outputs. The hotbed with Buildtak flexplate facilitates the removal of the finished prints, reducing the risk of cracking. The remote control via the built-in webcam and the smart interface with wireless connectivity streamlines the overall printing management. The Bolt Pro is successfully used in prototyping and small-scale manufacturing to produce functional and tangible parts. Continue reading for an in-depth review.
For example, it was used by KLM E&M to print a functional tool holder used during the inspections of aircraft engines. This how its 3D rendering looked like.
Now, look at the precision and definition of the finished product pictured below. The surfaces are smooth and polished, and the lettering is extremely clear.
Thanks to the high-grade parts and smart features, the LeapFrog Bolt Pro can print layers at a resolution of 50 microns. The high-temperature, interchangeable nozzles and the direct drive extruders provide accurate and clean results. This way you can produce parts with smooth exterior surfaces. This FDM printer is equipped with an onboard camera and wireless control to ensure smooth operation and effective prints at all times. The IDEX system allows for printing with two materials at a time or cloning 3D models using the mirror mode. In this way, you will cut the lead time of your projects by half.
The LeapFrog Bolt Pro comes with a 0.35 mm nozzle, giving you the best balance between speed and detail. It features interchangeable nozzles for more thickness flexibility.
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.
LeapFrog Bolt Pro prints with HIPS, PLA, PVA, and other commercial materials.
The extruder comes with a fan for printing with PLA-type materials. By cooling the model down, it reduces warping, stringing and, generally, makes for higher quality prints.
Unlike many FDM printers, the LeapFrog Bolt Pro has a large, industrial heated print bed and closed print chamber, which means it can reliably print with ABS-type materials. The Buildtak Flexplate lets you easily pop off the prints once cold.
The extruder has a maximum working temperature of 680 °F (360 °C), which means it can print high-temperature materials like PEEK, ABS/PC, PEI, carbon fiber and glass fiber.
The LeapFrog Bolt Pro prints with 1.75 mm filament, providing you with a wide choice of materials.
The build area of 13 x 12.6 x 8.1 inches (330 x 320 x 205 mm) lets you print a variety of large functional parts in one go.
The onboard, smart user interface can be controlled wirelessly and requires a minimum setup. It can be accessed by multiple users with different privileges.
3D models can be printed from computer via USB and wirelessly over WIFI. You can keep an eye on the printing progress via the onboard camera.
The printer comes with a free license of Simplify3D. The software works with 3D models in STL and G-code formats. It is available for Windows and Mac OS X. Linux users will have to install a virtual machine or other software.
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LeapFrog Bolt Pro is available in white with a transparent front door. Its stylish look makes it ideal for professional use in any office and factory floor.
The printer dimensions are 28.5 x 32.7 x 31.5 inches (723 x 831 x 801 mm). It weighs 141 lb (64 kg). The spool holder is mounted inside.
The price of LeapFrog Bolt Pro is $8,900.00, which is reasonable considering its functionality.