What is the difference between the Flashforge Guider 2 and the 2s? Read on to find out.
Let’s see how the new model differs from the old one and why you may want to upgrade
Flashforge Guider 2 vs 2S
Visually, the printers practically do not differ, except for the color of the case. The Guider II is black while the Guider IIs is blue-gray.
However, when it comes to functionality, the Guider IIs has been improved and optimized.
Here are some of the notable differences:
1. Flexible Plastics Printing
To begin, the Flashforge Guider 2S has a new bright red extruder.
The distance between the feeder and the hot-end has been reduced, which enables the extruder to prints flexible filaments excellently. This solves the main problem of working with TPU and TPE-plastics, when the flexible thread becomes excessively soft when passing from the hot-end and clogs the nozzle.
2. Extruder Heating Up to 300°C
The maximum operating temperature of the Guider 2S extruder is 300°C while the original Guider 2 reaches just 240°C.
The increase in the extruder temperature expands the possibilities of use of the printer. Apart from low-temperature materials (PLA, ABS, etc.), you can also print plastics such as nylon, carbon, polycarbonate, PETG, and other
The printbed heating temperature remained the same – up to 120°C.
3. HD Camera
Inside the Guider 2S, an HD camera is installed for remote online monitoring of the printing process. This is done through the FlashCloud cloud platform .
If something goes wrong during printing, you can pause or stop it through the cloud. Also, several devices can be connected to the Flashforge branded cloud at once and controlled simultaneously.
The Guider 2s has an air filter and a fan to clean the air and minimize harmful emissions. This innovation makes it more comfortable to work with the printer.
Here is a comparison of the main characteristics of the 2 models:
|Guider II||Guider IIs|
|Plot area size||280 x 250 x 300 mm||280 x 250 x 300 mm|
|Layer thickness||0.05-0.4 mm||0.05-0.4 mm|
|Nozzle diameter||0.4 mm||0.4 mm|
|Extruder operating temperature||up to 240°C||up to 300°C|
|Working table temperature||up to 120°C||up to 120°C|
|Print speed||10-200 mm/s||10-200 mm/s|
|XY-axis positioning||0.011 mm||0.011 mm|
|Z-axis positioning||0.0025 mm||0.0025 mm|
|Display||5 “LCD Touchscreen||5 “LCD Touchscreen|
|Built-in HD camera||no||Yes|
|Printer size||490 x 550 x 560 mm||490 x 550 x 560 mm|
|Printer weight||30 Kg||30 Kg|
Both the Guider 2 and 2S are professional printers with excellent performance and large print area. Both printers feature a robust and rigid housing that provides stable, vibration-free operation. Finally, both units have a power-on resume function and a filament end sensor.
One of the biggest differentiators of Guider IIs is the ability to print on a wide range of materials. Heating the extruder to 300°C allows you to print models with higher temperature materials than PLA and ABS. The extruder is also designed to make it easy to print flexible filament.
The camera in the printer is also a welcome upgrade. Whether you have multiple Flashforge printers or have to “leave” printing, the camera, together with the FlashCloud cloud, will help optimize the work with the printer.
Finally, the Guider 2S also has an air filter.
If you print with standard plastics and do not need to control the printing remotely, then the Guider 2 will be enough.