Raise3D N2 3D Printer Review

Looking for a large format 3D printer that is easy on your pocket? Read our Raise3D N2 3D printer review to find out whether it will meet your requirements.

The additive manufacturing industry continues to grow and new strong players continue to appear in this market. One of them is Raise3D, which stands out for its range of industrial printers.

In this guide, we’ll look at the Raise3D N2 3D printer.  Not every 3D printer in the middle price segment can boast of the impressive features of this unit. The ratio of versatility, price, speed and print quality makes Raise3D equipment very competitive in its price niche.

Let’s get started.

Raise3D N2 3D Printer Review

The history of the development of the Raise3D brand dates back to 2015, when a team of graduates of prestigious universities founded a small research association in Shanghai. The team wanted to actively pursue developments in the field of 3D printing and their implementation in the additive manufacturing industry. This is how the Duplicator 5 line of 3D printers was born.

After the Duplicator 5 line was recognized as one of the best at that time, the team decided to release a series of printers under their own brand, Raise3D. The team launched a KickStarter campaign in 2015, which later became one of the most successful in the 3D printing segment. In a relatively short time, almost $ 450,000 was raised. In early 2016, the first Raise3D printers were sent to the happy owners.

To date, the lineup of 3D printers from Raise3D includes three models.

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Raise3D Printers Overview

The main distinguishing features of the N-line 3D printers are:

Versatility

Thanks to the massive extruder, the N-Series 3D printers can handle a wide variety of materials, from PLA to flex. At the same time, the presence of two extruders allows you to simultaneously use two materials or to print complex shapes that require the use of a support material.
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Built-in touch screen

The 3D printers are controlled using a large touch screen. This is very convenient as it allows you to adjust the print settings without connecting the device to a computer. You can also monitor extruder temperatures and other key print parameters as you print.
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Large working chamber

The large volume of the working chamber significantly expands the boundaries of printing. Therefore, you can use these printers not only at home, but also in the commercial sector.
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Factory Calibration

You don’t have to calibrate the platform, as this is done at the factory using high precision equipment.
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We have a Raise3D N2 Plus 3D printer in our lab and have had some time to test it. In this review, we’ll go through what to expect of the printer.

Raise3D N2 Plus Review

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Specifications

Print Technology FFF
Build Volume (WxDxH) 12 x 12 x 12 inch / 305 x 305 x 305 mm
Layer Resolution 0.01~0.25 mm
Filament Type PLA, ABS, PETG, Nylon, Carbon Fiber, TPU/TPE (Flexibles), Metal Composites, and more.
Filament Size 1.75mm
Printing Surface Buildtak
Heated Build Platform Yes
Enclosure Yes
Nozzle Diameter 0.4 mm (0.016 in)
Nozzle Working Temperature 170-300 ℃
Number of Nozzles 1
Printing Speed 10 ~ 150 mm/s
Moving Speed 150 ~ 300 mm/s
Positioning Accuracy XY-axes: 0.0125 mm, Z-axis: 0.00125 mm

Raise3D N2 3D printer runs on the propritary IdeaMaker slicer. The slicer contains a large number of settings and has an intuitive interface.

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The slicer software has two modes: simple (for beginners) and advanced (for advanced users).

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Simple Mode
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Advanced Mode

Appearance

At the first glance, you will notice the large touchscreen on the Raise3D N2 3D printer. During the printing process, all important information will be displayed on it.

The built-in battery charge indicator is displayed in the upper right corner. If the power supply to the 3D printer is suddenly cut off and then on, the printer will resume printing from the same place thanks to the backup power supply.

On the right side of the 3D printer case, there is a slot for a memory card and many ports for connecting external media.

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Mechanics

Anyone who has worked with 3D printers with a large build area knows about problems such as the printbed warping when it’s heated. To prevent this problem, the Raise3D N2 Plus printbed is fixed in nine points.

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There is a special screw for height adjustment. With it, you can quickly adjust the position of the table relative to the print head.

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There are two large diameter screws on both sides of the Z axis. In addition to ball screws, shafts are located in the corners. This design minimizes the chances of shifting or skewing the table during printing.

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The extruder is tall and rather massive. This allows the 3D printer to work with a wide range of plastics, from ABS to flex.

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Heat dissipation takes place using heat dissipating plates and two fans on the sides. When printing PLA with plastic, this approach to the organization of cooling will be an indisputable advantage.

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Unfortunately, we did not have time to test the compatibility of the 3D printer with all types of materials. However, we tested it with PLA filament.

Check some of the results we got below:

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Both one-color and two-color printing were at their best.

The IdeaMaker software is well-structured and easy to understand. Before running the test, we deliberately reset all settings to default to see the basic result.

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A cocoon was waiting for us on the table, almost completely repeating the shape of the printed model.

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Opening the cocoon, we got to the model. The end result pleasantly surprised us.

Layer thickness: 0.15 mm. Material: PLA plastic.

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Conclusion

The Raise3D N2 3D printer has a good balance of print speed and quality. Versatility, reliable design and quality software make Raise3D N2 Plus one of the best 3D printers in its price segment. Moreover, the quiet operation of the unit was a nice bonus.

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