Guider 3 Ultra: Flashforge’s Latest 3D Printer Offers 24/7 Production Capabilities

By on May 7th, 2024 in news, printer

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The Guider 3 Ultra 3D printer [Source: Flashforge]

Flashforge announced a new 3D printer: the Guider 3 Ultra.

The Guider is one of the two main product lines for Flashforge, the other being the Adventurer series. By the way, we recently reviewed the company’s Adventurer Pro 4 machine.

The Guider 3 Ultra is designed for production use, as it is capable of 24/7 operation. Here are the most interesting specs for the new device:

  • Massive build volume of 330 x 330 x 600 mm
  • Fully enclosed build chamber
  • Dual extruders, allowing use of soluble support for complex geometries
  • High speed printing, up to 500mm/s
  • High acceleration of 20,000mm/s/s
  • High maximum flow rate of 32 cubic mm per second
  • Ability to print up to 2kg of material per day
  • Fully automated leveling system
  • TBI ball screws for dual Z-axis motion system
  • Ability to be used for 10,000 continuous hours
  • Three second quick-swap nozzle system (optional 0.6 and 0.8 mm available)
  • Advanced cooling system for high speed printing
  • HEPA 13 air filtration system for the enclosure
  • Dual sealed filament drying chambers on the rear of the machine
  • Remote control via network
  • 120C plate temperature
  • Onboard HD camera
  • Power-out detection and recovery
  • Filament run-out detector

Another very interesting feature is a an “extruder pressure compensation algorithm” that ensures a constantly accurate amount of material flow through the nozzle.

The Guider 3 Ultra also includes a vibration compensation feature that reduces “ringing” and enables higher speed printing of good quality parts.

Flashforge said the machine has a dimensional tolerance of +- 0.15 mm, meaning it should be capable of 3D printing mechanical assemblies in place and producing parts that fit together.

The hot end on the Guider 3 Ultra is able to high a whopping 350C, enabling the use of a wide variety of engineering materials. Flashforge lists the following as being supported:

  • PLA
  • ABS
  • HIPS
  • PC
  • TPE
  • PETG
  • ASA
  • PP
  • Nylon
  • Glass fiber reinforced
  • Carbon fiber reinforced

Flashforge seems to have made arrangements with multiple third party filament providers to set up print parameters. They explain:

“The software synchronously configures multi-brand material data, which is convenient for customers to choose suitable filament by themselves.”

Flashforge provides their own FlashPrint slicing software with the system, but it is compatible with UltiMaker Cura and Slic3r (and likely PrusaSlicer as well).

The Guider 3 Ultra doesn’t yet appear in Flashforge’s online store, so we don’t know the price point. Nevertheless, this looks like quite an interesting machine that has a wide variety of potential applications.

Via Flashforge

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!