Successful Kickstarter campaigns have launched their fair share of 3D printing companies, and Raise3D is one such example. The ambitious young company boldly proclaimed themselves the standard-raisers of 3D printing, favorably comparing their developing line to some of the biggest names in the industry. All of their "N Series" printers boast of an impressive suite of features, including the ability to resume prints in the event of power failure, a seven inch touch interface, and eight gigabytes of embedded computer memory for G-code files ready to be printed. The most tantalizing selling point offered by the N Series, however, was the claimed maximum resolution of 10 measly microns—incredibly fine by standards of FDM printers of its day.
The N2+ is the largest printer in the three printer series; its print area's dimensions of one-by-one-by-two feet make it larger than the Craftbot XL, yet not quite as large as the Zortrax M300. The combination of a two-foot z-dimension and a maximum print resolution of 10 microns can spell trouble for some prints, however. As the print progresses to the upper parts of the model, the minuscule errors in the stored 3D model relative to the existing print compound, a problem that can be exacerbated by the fine resolution as it gives the machine more chances to compound its error. In addition to this, the print bed, which the company describes as "pre-leveled," does not actually feature any sort of automatic calibration.
For a printer of its price and potential, the Raise3D N2+ can therefore not accurately be described as "plug-and-play" at the time of this review. We do advise you to check out the machine in action yourself, as YouTube reviewer 3D Printing Nerd has printed several models with his N2+ to varying levels of success. While the failures are spectacular, the successful prints seem to have a quality that is undeniable.
It takes a bit to find where settings are located. But once you do that, it works just great. This really is the best printer I've owned and the quietest too.
Have used many 3D printers and this is the best by far.
Works well with both ABS and PLA. The only other niggly thing is the perspex lib is not high enough for the long feed pipes which are required for the PLA.
So far very nice! Some issues with the software during a pause. Print not sending the z axis away so the nozzles don't interfere with the front heat platform clamps.
We are working with this machine for over a month now and the results are above expectations, even in ABS. The best option for HQ big 3D prints.
The build volume on this printer is spectacular! N2 Plus has been a great addition to our business. We are a professional prototype firm and have found it very helpful.