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Raise3D N2 Plus 3D printer In-Depth Review

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8.1Expert Score
Raise 3D N2 Plus 3D printer

The Raise3D N2 is a printer that offers versatility as far as aspects of print volume and print materials are concerned. An easy to use the printer with offering such as touchscreen and Wi-Fi for increased compatibility.

Affordability
8
Quality
8
Speed
7
Capability
8
Practicality
8
User Expectations
9
PROS
  • Excellent print quality
  • Large build volume
  • Exceptional build quality
  • Offers precision and accuracy
  • Versatile with many options and upgrades
  • Safe and great for beginners
  • Backup battery
  • Enclosed for safety
  • Touchscreen and Wi-Fi enabled
CONS
  • Pricey
  • Software compatibility
  • Large size

  • Product
  • Specification
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Consisting of a huge build volume of 305 mm * 305 mm * 610 mm, Raise 3D N2 Plus is a fully enclosed 3D printer with a sturdy Aluminum metal frame. ...
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Model

N2 Plus Dual

Manufacturer

Raise3D

Price Range

$ 3499

Availability

Available

Classification

Professional

Technology

Extrusion (FFF- FDM…)

Material

ABS, Other plastics, PLA

Filament diameter

1.75 mm 0.07 in

OS compatibility

Linux, Mac OS, Microsoft Windows

Generic material

Yes

XY accuracy

0.0125 mm 0 in

Max. build size

305 × 305 × 610 mm 12.01 × 12.01 × 24.02 in

Max. build volume

56.75 L

Max. print speed

150 mm 5.91 in /s

Min. layer thickness

0.01 mm 0 in

Dimensions

616 × 590 × 1112 mm 24.25 × 23.23 × 43.78 in

Nozzle diameter(s)

0.4 mm 0.02 in

Power input

600W @ 110-230V 50-60Hz

Heated print bed

Yes

Heated build chamber

No

Automatic calibration

Yes

Closed frame

Yes

Dual extruder

Yes

Independent Dual Extruder

No

Full color

No

LCD screen

No

Touchscreen

Yes

On-board camera

No

Mobile app

Yes

3D scanners

No

CNC mill

No

Electronics 3D printing

No

Laser engraving

No

Conveyor belt

No

Air filter

No

Pellet extruder

No

USB

Yes

Wifi

Yes

Bluetooth

No

SD card

Yes

Ethernet

Yes

This printer is manufactured by a US-based company that currently offers two 3D printer lines for suiting any project.

The company boasts some of the largest build volumes that are available along with a fully enclosed design that brings you to the Raise 3D N2 Plus.

raise3d n2 plus 3D Printer

Of course, a build size like that of this 3D printer needs proper heat management, in case you are printing with more demanding materials.

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So the company has ensured the core design of the range is a fully enclosed build platform combined with a heated print bed, that makes the printer easy to print with ABS or Nylon material.

This is a very rare 3D printer that comes with an onboard battery backup, which most printers do not but some don’t.

This is one of the great features that assist in the event you have a power outage.

Taking over of the battery backup means the printer pausing on your current project and uses the battery to store your progress before shutting down.

The battery backup isn’t strong enough to continue printing but is strong enough to guarantee you to not lose the work that you have already done when the power comes back.

Features

The Raise 3D N2 plus comes with an addition of 12 inches in its predecessor that has a print volume of 12 inches* 12 inches * 12 inches.

This printer is built with a sturdy aluminum metal frame that gives you an assurance that no matter what you are manufacturing the printer would not wobble during the printing process is going on. It is fully enclosed in an ABS, polycarbonate, and acrylic case.

This design of the printer is responsible for the improvement in print quality because it traps the heat that the printer manages to assemble and maintains a consistent temperature throughout the printing process.

Additionally, this enhances the safety of the 3D printer by covering all of the heating elements. Safety features like these make it a great choice for schools and businesses.

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Overall it is a user-friendly 3D printer that comes with a 7-inch color display offering a touchscreen, and making it easy to learn and control.

Beginners will find it easy to use and will be amazed to have complete control over their projects including monitoring and fine-tuning while printing 3D parts and functional prototypes.

Touch screen

A touch screen that is also easily accessible via Wi-Fi accompanied by a LAN setup, so as long as you’re on the same home or office network as your printer, you can print from anywhere near or far away from the printer.

The Raise3D N2 Plus’ touch screen is fully integrated with the print resume feature enabling you to immediately start your print from where you left off even in the event when you lose power or the printer shuts off accidentally.

Heated bed

This printer comes with a heated bed that some 3D printers don’t, meaning that this is a great upgrade that will make the printing much easier and your results much higher quality.

The printer’s V2 Hot End is capable of reaching 300 degrees Celsius which means that all the materials that have a temperature lower than this would be easily printed in the printer.

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The Raise 3D N2 plus is compatible with most materials that are currently available in the market so you have plenty of options for your projects including printing with ABS, PLA, PETG, Carbon Fiber, Nylon, TPU, and TPE. By upgrading to the wear-resistant nozzle, you can now also print using Metal Composites.

Dual extrusion

In case you need dual extruders, the Raise3D N2 Plus is the best option for you.

Using the printer, you can print in two colors simultaneously or you can also use two different materials at the same time.

The idea of pairing with one material with dissolvable support is also possible and this will allow you to print more complex designs effortlessly.

Specifications

raise3d n2 plus 3d printer lcd screenCredit: imagetransforms.com

The printer is based on FDM 3D printing technology, and offers a layer resolution range of 0.01 mm – 0.25 mm. The filament size of the printer is industry standard 1.75 mm.

The types of filament the printer can 3D print with are ABS, PLA, PETG, Carbon Fiber, Nylon, TPU, TPE, as well as Metal Composites.

The printing surface on which the 3D printing process takes place is to build task.

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The printer comes with a heated bed, there is an enclosed print chamber which ensures the stability of the temperature.

The working temperature range of the nozzle is 170 degrees Celsius to 300 degrees Celsius.

Also, the nozzle diameter of the printer is 0.4mm and the number of nozzles you can use with the printer is one.

The moving speed of the print head is in the range of 150 millimeters per second to 300 millimeters per second.

Whereas the printing speed range of the printer is 10 millimeters per second to 150 millimeters per second.

The XY axis positioning accuracy of the printer is 0.0125 mm whereas the Z-axis positioning accuracy of the printer is 0.00125 mm.

Price

The price that is displayed on the company’s webpage is $999.

First Impression

Raise3D N2 Plus Impression

The frame of this printer is sturdy, and it includes locking casters, as well as using the touchscreen is simple.

Although there are some complaints from the users about the hot end design causing some jamming, the Raise3D N2 isn’t nearly as touchy as many other 3D printers.

The versatility of the print materials, in addition to the removable enclosure, is what makes the printer easy to work on and monitor the complete printing progress simply.

Setup

All the 3D printers by Raise come fully assembled, and therefore unboxing them and setting them up is easy. You will have to unpack it and position it wherever it’s convenient at your workplace.

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The printer is accompanied by all of the instructions you need to set up the hardware right out of the box. The company has attached the list of contents as well as all of the tools you need.

In addition, the company offers a comprehensive guide for installing the software on your computer, as well as the instructions are available online for easy reference if you prefer so.

Having said that the printer is fully assembled, you will need to unclip the zip ties before you start your first build.

And if you wish you can save them for a later part in case you decide to move or transport the printer from one place to the other.

There is an accessory bag that is located under the build plate of the printer, so you can unscrew the Z-axis ball screws which are with a hex wrench.

Obviously, you will have to remove all plastic and foam packaging and gently put the printer components back in place.

And after a brief filament holder installation, you can plug in your new printer and give it the fuel it needs to run.

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While turning on, the printer will begin a short startup sequence, and then it will be ready to print.

Please note that a step-by-step guide to launching your first build will appear on the touchscreen and going through all this will take no less than ten to fifteen minutes.

Printing Type/Cost

The printer prints using FDM 3D printing technology.

The cost of printing a product with this technology is lower than printing it with other printing technologies that use laser for curing the final product, once the layers are printed.

Although you need to check the other variables that are required before determining the final cost of printing one part or a functional prototype.

Print Quality

raise3d n2 plus 3D Printer print qualityCredit: treatstock.com

The printer is known to print parts and functional prototypes that can be used in various industries.

So, the print quality produced by the printer is enough to print 3D parts that can find the application.

However, the layer resolution range is something that you can look at in the specifications section and compare it with other printers in the same range to see whether the printer’s print quality is more than those of the competitors, in case you want to know whether it is worth buying or not!

Software

ideaMaker softwareCredit: raise3d.com

The Raise3D N2 comes with ideaMaker software. Apart from the guide that helps you understand the printer, the complete package also contains a step-by-step guide to installing the software on your computer.

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This is contained on a USB drive, so all you have to do is plug it in to download it.

This software can be installed on as many machines as you want.

Because it is compatible with Windows and Mac operating systems, so you can use whatever machine and operating system you’re used to as the software does not give you any tough time.

Also, once the software is installed, you can check leveling settings, as well as create designs, or import project designs that are already present on your computer into the software.

Storing the designs on the USB drive and plugging it straight into the touchscreen for printing is also one option that can be used.

The user interface which is present on the software is easy and intuitive to use.

When it comes to configuring your settings and monitoring your builds via the touchscreen or the ideaMaker software installed on your computer, you have many options for doing it in one way or the other.

Customer Service

The company has a huge community of users offering forums. On them you can discuss improvements, as well as the troubleshooting issues, you can also share experiences.

In case you can’t find what you need there, the company also runs online tech support, wiki pages, as well as you can search for a question similar to yours on FAQs.

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There is a support line where you can call for help, there is also an option of emailing them if needed.

Parameters Influencing Buying Decision

The factors mentioned in the brief below should be taken into account while purchasing the printer.

3D Printer cost: Affordable for most beginners who are looking to experiment with the technology.

3D Print quality: Above average than competitors in the same price range.

3D Print speed: Industry standard.

3D Printer capability: The printer is capable of printing with many materials and that denotes its capacity. The list of materials includes the most popular materials for 3D printing these days.

3D Printer Practicality: Parts and functional prototypes manufactured by this printer find their use in many industries including automotive, industrial, jewelry, healthcare, etc.

3D Printer User expectations: Beginners who are looking to experiment with this technology can use this printer. As well as the expectations of small business owners are something the printer aims to fulfill.

The Verdict

The Raise3D N2 is a printer that offers versatility as far as aspects of print volume and print materials are concerned.

An easy to use printer with offering such as touchscreen and Wi-Fi for increased compatibility.

Though the printer only allows its users to use ideaMaker software, the software is easy to install and play with.

Overall, the printer is an excellent machine for beginners because of how easy it is to use and the added safety of the enclosure.

Arguably, the printer is a bit more expensive than other 3D printers, also it comes fully assembled, and the setup is easy, so all in all it’s a great tool for students or the workplace.

Offering a fun experience for all users with sturdy, as well as quality construction, with a backup battery, and overall, all of the tools and instructions you need, the Raise 3D N2 Plus is where you can get started and enjoy printing your 3D projects and designs.

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