Dec 31, 2013

Artifex 3D Printer

Artifex technical specifications:
Print technology: Fused Filament Fabrication
Build Space
- W × D × H: 230 × 310 × 190 mm (9 × 12.2 × 7.5 in)
- Volume: 13,547 cm3 (827 in3, 2X the volume of MakerBot® ReplicatorTM 2)
(Note: MakerBot and Replicator are registered marks or trademarks of MakerBot Industries, LLC.)
- Height extendable to 220 mm (8.7 in) in the middle of X-axis for additional 198 × 310 × 30 mm (1,841 cm3, or 112 in3) space
Layer resolution: 0.05 mm (0.002 in)
Nozzle diameter: 0.35 mm (0.014 in)
Print materials: 1.75 mm PLA and ABS
- Top print speed: 150 mm/sec (infill or inner perimeter), 100 mm/sec (outer perimeter)
- Top non-print speed: 300 mm/sec
- Top print acceleration: 3000 mm/sec2 (infill), 1500 mm/sec2 (perimeter)
- Top non-print acceleration: 300 mm/sec2
Power requirements:  110/220 VAC
Electronics: RAMBo
Hot-end: MakerGear hot-end with 0.35mm nozzle
Heated bed: 24V 200W heated bed up to 120°C
Cooling fans: Three 24V cooling fans for filament drive, print surface, and electronics
Overall dimension: W × D × H: 484 × 482 × 480 mm (19 × 19 × 19 in)
Weight: 11 Kg (24 lb)
Frame: Aluminum extrusions
- X- and Y-axis: linear rails and GT2 belts
- Z-axis: precision linear shafting and ACME leadscrews
Printed parts:  Black ABS
Artifex is priced 1895 USD for fully assembled printer.

Main features:
Wire management
We know you do not like messy wiring. Neither do we. That was the reason why we spent tons of time and effort to manage those wires. We even went back to change the machine design multiple times in order to get a better routing option. Finally, we worked out a solution which can meet our standard to be part of a "neat machine". Hope you will like it as we do.

HBP Corner
No binder clips, please.
Binder clips have become the typical solution in most desktop 3D printers to hold its print surface to the build platform. Although they work fine for the purpose of holding the print surface, they waste otherwise usable print area on the edges,  interfere with the extruder nozzle, and give an "unfinished" look to your printer. The Artifex 3D Printer comes with newly designed HBP (Heated Build Platform) corners, which have securing slots to hold the glass plate and the heat spreader in place. The HBP corners can be easily slided out to release the glass top if you need to access the glass for maintenance.

Adjustable Y-axis Carriage
Less vibration means faster and quieter printing
In the original MendelMax 2.0 design, large vibration was observed at high printing speed. Such vibration created lots of noise and also caused quality problems in the finished parts. Majority of such vibration was caused by the large gap between the Y-axis rail and its catriages. The 3DMakerWorld Artifex 3D Printer uses upgraded Y-axis catriages with adjustable clearance capability. By reducing the gap between the Y-axis rail and the catriages, the 3DMakerWorld Artifex 3D Printer can achieve quiet and high-quality printing even at high speed.

Three-point bed leveling system
If you have ever tried both three-point and four-point bed leveling systems, you certainly know how much easier the bed leveling could be with a three-point leveling system. Yes, the 3DMakerWorld Artifex 3D Printer comes with a three-point bed leveling system in place to ease the leveling process.

Adjustable Z-Axis End-Stop Trigger
Adjustable Z-axis zeroing
As you continue advancing into the world of 3D printing, you will find the need to fine tune the distance between the extruder nozzle and the print surface. Such process is called Z-axis zeroing. The Artifex 3D Printer provides the adjustable Z-axis zeroing capability. It uses an adjustable Z-axis end-stop trigger to precisely adjust the nozzle height without messing up the bed level.

HBP cable strain relief
The HBP heater moves along the Y-axis with the build platform. The joint between the cable of HBP heater and the build platform is often a weak point due to the strain applied during continuous movement. A strain relief is built into the Artifex 3D Printer to secure and support the cable of HBP heater.

Enclosed electronics with dedicated cooling fan
The electronics board on the Artifex 3D Printer is completely enclosed from top to bottom for safe operation and easy maintainence. The electronics case also contains a dedicated cooling fan to cool off the electronic components during printing.

24V Power Supply with Rear Panel
24V power supply with convenient power switch
The 3DMakerWorld Artifex 3D Printer uses a 24V power supply to provide better heating capability on heated bed, and to improve motor performance at high printing speed. For the purpose of safety and aesthetics, all wire connectors are enclosed by top/bottom covers and back panel. An easy-reach power switch is installed on the power panel to switch on and off the power to the printer conveniently.