Have 3 Form 2s Just got a Raise3D Pro2 Plus

Very impressed with the Raise 3D !

I work for a vinyl extrusion company so most of our prints are one shape straight up for X number of inches. The Raise3D we bought has a 24" print height capacity, that is basically why we decided on this particular machine and it good reviews on the Net.

Have only printed PLA so far but many filament options exist which we plan to experiment with. Our machine has dual extruders so we can print with filament of two different durometers to mimic some our dual durometer extruded shapes.

I always sort of held FFM printers in somewhat low regard relative to SLA machines but this printer has changed my mind. Measuring the “extrusion” printed on the Raise…well, accuracy is impressive. No cleaning, no curing, no worry of warping (well at least that I am aware of), less expensive materials, more material suppliers… The main drawback I see so far is the slowness. Did a comparison of a Preform file with a very full build platform and duplicated it in Idea Maker (the Raise equivalent to PreForm), the print time is roughly 3 times as long for the Raise vs the Form2.

Other than the time issue…I am no longer an SLA snob. The materials and build quality are more “real world” IMO than what we get with FormLabs. I wouldn’t give up our Form2s but nor would I want only the Form2 from now on. But, for our purposes I see the Raise use increasing as the Form2 use decreases.

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This is awesome news! Me and my company have been considering the Raise 3D Pro2 as an addition to our Form 2.

I use my 3D printer to print CMM fixturing and I LOVE the Form 2 but eventually i’m going to need a bigger build volume for bigger parts.

So, it’s good to hear praise about the Raise 3D.

I have had my eye on the Raise 24" for a while…
It seemed the best large volume filament printer out there… but I held off because at the time it was not available with retracting nozzles.

Does yours have the ability to retract the nozzle not printing?

I would be interested to hear your feedback as to operability, or any issues your seeing with the machine.