Magicfirm Europe announced the launch of thembot3D GRID II 3D printer for the European market.
The new printer has inherited the strong metal chassis design of the previous generation, and has a build volume of 260 x 230 x 200mm, and an automatic three-point build plate calibration system.
The system relies on a probe integrated in the print head, combined with small holes in the build plate that enable the print head nozzle to go below the print surface when probing the build plate.
The GRID II also uses a new build plate design with a glass base plate laminated with plastic top surface. This build plate surface enables printing with most of the currently available filament types without any need for a heated plate or adding temporary solutions to the plate, the company says.
It also includes a reworked print head with a dual-head print cooling system comprised of dual fans guided through air-flow channels directly to the extrusion point.
Other new features, including an automatic build plate calibration system, will be available to the open source community, including instructions on how to upgrade a current mbot3D printer.
For more information, visit MagicFirm Europe.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.