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rapman 3.2

  • Three colour printing!
  • Increased Fine Detail definition
  • New build system
  • Ultra Quick File Processing
  • Raft-less printing
  • Improved print profiles

For use with 3DTouch and RapMan 3.2 with updated V5.4.1 firmware.

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RapMan 3.2 3D Printer Kit

rapman 3.2Perfect for schools and hobbyists alike - build your own 3D printer using our custom-designed kit. Design and print your own plastic objects, and join the personal manufacturing revolution.

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New! - 3DTouch™ 3D Printer

Print your own 3D designs with this pre-assembled 3D printer with a touch screen interface and sized to fit your desktop. Perfect for schools, home and office, simply load your design using the USB port and start making.

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Materials for 3D printing

ABS materia1Don't run out of material at the last minute - get the most from your budget with quality, affordable thermoplastics to suit your project. Order with confidence, knowing you have the right stuff when you need it.

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Has 3d printing made you more aware of design principles ?

Yes
100% (2 votes)
No
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 2

Have you considered using the services of a design professional ?

Yes
0% (0 votes)
No
100% (1 vote)
Total votes: 1

As a 3d printer user do you consider yourself to be a designer ?

Yes
0% (0 votes)
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Total votes: 0

Alibre Design Expert

£1,999.00
3D CAD design software suite for business-class professionals that provides comprehensive modeling, detailing, interoperability, and downstream applications.
£1,999.00
Product Overview

Features:

Operating System Support

Native 32-bit and 64-bit support

At a glance: 

3D CAD design software suite for business-class professionals that provides comprehensive modeling, detailing, interoperability, and downstream applications.

Alibre Design Professional

£999.00
3D CAD design software suite for business-class CAD professionals that provides comprehensive modeling, detailing, interoperability, and downstream applications.
£999.00
Product Overview

 

Operating System Support

Native 32-bit and 64-bit support

At a glance: 

3D CAD design software suite for business-class CAD professionals that provides comprehensive modeling, detailing, interoperability, and downstream applications.

Alibre Design Personal

£199.00
3D CAD design software suite for individual hobbyists that need to model ideas but don’t require comprehensive detailing, import/export, or downstream applications.
£199.00
Product Overview

Stop playing around and start playing around. If you have projects that require any type of design, then you need Alibre Design Personal Edition (PE). It's easy to use, powerful, and much faster than a trash can full of crumpled paper drawings.

No-fluff, unabridged 3D power with automatic 2D drawing creation and STL export at a hobby-friendly price. Design it, document it, change it around, perfect it, and then make it. Explore more design options and get it right the first time.

At a glance: 

3D CAD design software suite for individual hobbyists that need to model ideas but don’t require comprehensive detailing, import/export, or downstream applications.

Technical specs

Learning

Integrated Tutorials

 

You can access 18 built-in tutorials covering topics such as modeling your first part, reusing AutoCAD data, or learning sheet metal fundamentals.

Easy, streamlined user interface

 

Alibre Design does not have hundreds of tools you will never use that just get in the way. You will not wade through countless menus or be left trying to make sense of a convoluted user interface. Our goal is simplicity and efficiency.

   

3D Modeling

Accurate Physical Properties

 

Instantly query the mass, surface area, and other common physical properties of your parts and assemblies. Select real materials for your parts during part creation for accurate mass results.

Parametric part modeling

 

Drive your design with dimensions, rather than having dimensions just represent the size of something. Making changes to dimensions updates the part or assembly, and those changes cascade throughout the design and even into 2D drawings automatically.

Parametric assembly modeling

 

With the same benefits as parametric part modeling, you can dynamically control how assemblies behave. Most importantly, any changes show up automatically in 2D drawings of your design.

Drag-and-drop Constraint Management

 

Constraints, what make your assembly behave like it would in the real world, are occasionally a challenge for newer users. Alibre Design makes it easy with drag and drop simplicity and instant feedback so you can apply them quickly and efficiently.

Excel Driven Designs

 

Use Microsoft Excel to drive your parts and assemblies. From within Excel, you can make design changes that propagate throughout the design and into 2D drawings. You can also use Excel to perform specific analyses and use the results to drive your CAD files.

Accurate Assembly Motion

 

Assemblies act and move like they would in the real world. You can see how an assembly moves and behaves before going to production.

Interference Detection

 

Check where parts collide with other parts in your assembly, down to the smallest detail. Quickly analyze whether your assembly will have problems before going to production.

Re-use 2D Files (DWG/DXF) as the basis for 3D parts

 

Your legacy 2D data is not lost. Alibre Design can import DWG and DXF files, and you can even use the geometry in them as the basis for 3D parts and assemblies.

   

Design Communication

Basic 3D PDF Publishing

 

Publish your native or imported models to 3D PDF, allowing those with the free Acrobat Reader to open, rotate, zoom, and pan your 3D model. Basic publishing gives you the ability to turn models into 3D PDFs.

   

2D Drawings

Basic 2D toolset

 

Basic 2D detailing allows you to create orthographic views (top, left, front, etc.), isometric views (top-left, bottom-right, for example), exploded views and custom views. Also gives you full access to all the annotation tools.

Automatic updating of 2D when design changes

 

When you make a change in a part or assembly, you do not have to start the drawing over from scratch. The drawing automatically changes to represent the new item. This includes all dimensions, views (such as section, detail, or partial), BOMs, etc. Basically eliminates drawing rework and errors.

   

Import/Export

STL Export

 

STL export allows you to output files that nearly every CAM program or rapid prototyping service can use.

Basic 2D Import/Export to DXF - DWG

 

Import DWG and DXF files into a 2D workspace. You can further detail or modify the document after importing, or use it as the basis for a new 3D design.

KISSlicer's new name will be _______?

LayerCake
33% (3 votes)
StratiG
11% (1 vote)
Thingify
0% (0 votes)
Stratify
0% (0 votes)
Thingulate
11% (1 vote)
KISSlicer (back, by popular demand [8^)
44% (4 votes)
Total votes: 9

ABS Material - White

£40.00
White ABS 3mm filament on a 1kg spool (+/- 50g)
£40.00
Product Overview

ABS Material - White

ABS (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) is considered to be the second easiest material to work with when you start 3D printing. ABS is an engineering polymer commonly used to produce car bumpers due to its toughness and strength. It’s also the stuff that Lego blocks are made of…tough enough but safe enough for the kids to handle!

Please note however, consideration must be made when printing larger objects – thermal stress can cause ABS to warp as the part cools.

At a glance: 

ABS (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) is considered to be the second easiest material to work with when you start 3D printing. ABS is an engineering polymer commonly used to produce car bumpers due to its toughness and strength. It’s also the stuff that Lego blocks are made of…tough enough but safe enough for the kids to handle!

Availability: 
Up to 1 week from receipt of payment
Technical specs

 

POLYMER PROPERTIES

ABS WHITE

ABS COLOURED

Print temperature

240-245oC

243-248oC

Raft temperature

235oC

235oC

First layer temperature

230oC

232oC

Print base material

Acrylic/ABS

Acrylic/ABS

Raft required

Yes

Yes

Filament diameter

3mm

3mm

Spool capacity

1kg (equal to 58 cubic inches)

1kg (equal to 58 cubic inches)

Minimum wall thickness 2.5mm (1/10th inch) on walls over 75mm (3inch) long in either the x or y axis. Shrinkage and warping can occur on models and is purely geometry dependent.

When using a Rapman, BFB3000 or 3DTouch machine we recommend limiting ABS prints to 100mm (x) by100mm (y) and PLA prints to 200mm (x) by 200mm (y). Larger prints may be accomplished within the constraints of the machine depending on geometry.

 

Getting started

Please note however, consideration must be made when printing larger objects – thermal stress can cause ABS to warp as the part cools.

What material can I use with my Bits from Bytes 3D printer?

BFB sells and supports two thermoplastic materials: ABS (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) and PLA (Polylactic Acid). PLA is probably the easiest material to work with when you first start printing. PLA is a biodegradable thermoplastic that has been derived from renewable resources such as corn starch and sugar canes. This makes PLA environmentally friendly and very safe to work with. It is also our preferred choice for support material.

Is any maintenance required to keep my BFB-3000 Plus performing at optimum level?

The 3DTouch / BFB-3000 Plus 3D printer does not require any particular maintenance procedures. If your machine is not used for a long time, the plastic already in the extruder should simply re-melt and extrude normally.

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