3D printing has been time-consuming and challenging. But in 2022, with the advent of high-speed printers, 3D printing enthusiasts are getting a faster and smarter printing experience. From September 15th, Geeetech’s new 3D printer THUNDER with up to 300mm/s printing speed is ready for pre-order on Kickstarter. Super early birds will get a bottom price of $399.
Price and Availability
The retail price of the Geeetech THUNDER 3D printer is $699. The THUNDER 3D Printer has gone through thousands of tests and is currently in mass production. Shipment will start early November.
After the campaign ends, THUNDER will start normal sale on Geeetech official website.
|Super Early Birds
|Kickstarter Special Extra
|Stretch Goal Special
|2x Early Birds Bundle
|5x Super Early Birds Bundle
High-Speed 3D Printing up to 300mm/s
Compared to traditional FDM 3D printers which limit the printing speed to 100mm/s, Geeetech THUNDER allows users to print at the speed of 50-300mm/s with an acceleration of 5000mm/²for X-axis and 4000mm² for the Y-axis. According to the complexity of the 3D model, the printing time is saved by 30%-70%. While printing at high speed, the print quality is not degraded. It offers 4 pre-set printing modes: Slow mode, Normal mode, Fast mode, and Crazy mode. THUNDER also enables a user mode that users can set and share their own customized parameters.
Innovative technologies, All for Achieving Fast Speed 3D Printing
The excellent speed of the THUNDER 3D printer is achieved by all-metal construction, X/Y axis closed-loop control, advanced software algorithm, Y axis damping mechanism, 5 cooling fans in hotend, dual CPU control, and high efficient extrusion system.
The all-metal construction design increases the weight of the machine, reducing the center of gravity of the machine and allowing fast speeds and extreme acceleration. THUNDER adopts a closed-loop driver. Compared with an open-loop driver, when using the same stepper motor, a closed-loop driver can produce greater torque, allowing the printer to intelligently monitor the printing process and response in real-time, the printed model is not easy to dislocate. Combined with the dual CPU control, thunder enables to allocate and manage tasks effectively and respond immediately in high-speed printing.
Geeetech THUNDER specially designed a professional damping structure for the Y axis, which intelligently manages the speed changing and largely reduces the vibration rate of the machine. It allows smoother movement for the hotbed.
To cope with high-speed printing, THUNDER sports a highly efficient extrusion system with a dual-drive gear extruder, a large volume nozzle, and up to 70W heating rod. Of course, a strong cooling system is a must-have feature for high-speed 3D printers. Geeetech Thunder designed two high-volume cooling fans on the hot end, and to achieve high-speed single-layer printing, it also added two larger auxiliary part cooling fans. These 4 fans can be turned on with the “One-button Strong Cooling Mode” button to offer super strong cooling for the printed model. At this time, the hotend fan runs at 150% speed and the auxiliary fan runs at 100%.
Along with the THUNDER high-speed 3D printer, Geeetech also developed high-speed filament HS-PLA for fast-speed 3D printing. Compared with normal PLA, HS-PLA has stronger fluidity in the molten state, smoother discharge in the high-speed printing process, faster-curing speed, and less deformation when forming. Printing with the HS-PLA filament gains faster speed, better print quality, and more delicate surface. Geeetech offers the HS-PLA filament as add-on in the Geeetech THUNDER Kickstarter campaign. The price is $75 for 3 rolls and $138 for 6 rolls.
Specs of THUNDER
The GEEETECH Thunder is launched as a Kickstarter. If you didn’t know already, when you back a Kickstarter, you get no guarantee that the product will actually be delivered and the money you spend can be considered a donation before you actually get anything in return.
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