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FlashForge releases a new pair of faster and larger Guider 3 3D printers

3D printer manufacturer FlashForge has added two new systems to its Guider 3 product line.

Unveiled earlier this year, the Guide 3 and Guide 3 Plus feature an improved CoreXY structure that supports a print speed of up to 250mm/s. As such, FlashForge claims the machines could allow users to cut print times by up to 40-60%.

While the Guider 3 is designed to be compact, making it ideal for small businesses working with space and budget constraints looking to get into small batch production, the Guider 3 Plus is more capable. The latter’s 350 x 350 x 600mm build plate means it has the ability to print on a larger scale, whether producing large models or architectural pieces.

A laptop running FlashPrint 5 and a group of FlashForge Guider 3 Plus 3D printers. Image via FlashForge.

Faster crafting with FlashForge

According to FlashForge, its latest Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) desktop 3D printers are designed to allow small businesses to print at pace, because “faster delivery is key to compete.” To help users achieve this vision, the company has designed the Guider 3 with a structure that improves the use of its internal space, as well as an acrylic and ABS casing, which provides stability when printing.

It’s this compact, 10% lighter design that makes it easier to include a larger build volume. While the Guider 3 comes with a 300 x 250 x 340mm plate as standard, heavier users can opt for the Plus. The build area itself is also customizable, with users able to install either glass or flexible plates, depending on whether they are looking for a smooth surface that is easy to remove models from or a flexible surface for larger parts.

Where the Guider 3 Plus differs from the Guider 3 is that it comes with an even larger build volume and larger LCD screen for operation, making it better suited for demanding automotive applications , consumer goods or the production of accessories.

However, both machines include the same print management systems, designed to make production easy, accurate and consistent. In addition to a “Cross-Platform System”, which allows build plates to be changed in 30 seconds, the Guider 3 and Guider 3 Plus have improved bed-leveling functionality. This function optimizes auxiliary leveling and automatic leveling to “ensure that leveling works in all directions”.

As an added bonus, both systems come with surveillance cameras, so users can track impressions in real time through FlashForge. FlashPrint 5 and smart user interfaces. Like their predecessors, the machines are also built around an open material philosophy, allowing users to use their 320℃ high-temperature extruders to print third-party filaments including ABS, PLA, PC, PA, HIPS, ASA, and PETG .

Ultimately, FlashForge claims that by “enabling stable printing 7 days a week, 24 hours a day”, its new Guider 3s “improve the efficiency of the production process”, whether manufacturing in small batches or large-scale prototyping.

The FlashForge professional-grade 3D printing portfolio.  Image via FlashForge.
The FlashForge professional-grade 3D printing portfolio. Image via FlashForge.

FlashForge: a story of FFF innovation

Since its inception in 2011, FlashForge has established a 3D printing portfolio with customers in over 100 countries, working in industries ranging from jewelry and medicine to education and advertising. Although it was initially aimed at the entry-level market with the Adventurer 3 and Adventurer 4the company recently launched a series of higher-performance machines, such as the Creator 4.

Designed to cater to the commercial-grade market, FlashForge’s flagship system features an IIDEX (Interchangeable Independent Dual Extruder) layout and a large build volume of 400 x 350 x 500mm. As a result, the machine is capable of meeting both production and prototyping demand in design, engineering and industrial manufacturing businesses.

As for its pro-grade portfolio, the company has now continued to innovate with the Guider 3 and Guider 3 Plus. Both offer the speed, quality, noise output, and easy-to-use setup needed to meet the prototyping needs of design studios, universities, and labs, while giving businesses a way to quickly respond to demand. growing.

FlashForge Guider 3 and Guider 3 Plus.  Image via FlashForge.
FlashForge Guider 3 and Guider 3 Plus. Image via FlashForge.

Technical specifications and prices

Below are the technical specifications of the FlashForge Guider 3 and Guider 3 Plus 3D printers. Customers can Order the Guider 3 and Guider 3 Plus now via the FlashForge website, with pricing available upon request.

Guide 3 Guide 3 Plus
Build volume 300x250x340mm 350x350x600mm
Printing precision ±0.15mm or 0.002mm/mm ±0.15mm or 0.002mm/mm
Layer thickness 0.05~0.4mm 0.05~0.4mm
Print speed 10~250mm/s 10~250mm/s
Max. Extruder temperature. 320°C 320°C
Display 4.3-inch touchscreen LCD 7 inch LCD touch screen
Connectivity USB/Ethernet/Wi-Fi USB/Ethernet/Wi-Fi

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The featured image shows a laptop running FlashPrint 5 and a group of FlashForge Guider 3 Plus 3D printers. Image via FlashForge.