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Afinia 3D Printing

The Afinia H-Series 3D Printer provides a true "Out of the Box 3D Printing Experience" as the 3D Printer comes fully-assembled, with easy-to-install software for both the PC and Mac! The Afinia 3D Printer is both portable and affordable. The Afinia H-Series 3D Printer can prototype a part or model that is up to 5 inches cubed in dimensions. The output is accurate to within .15mm (6 thousandths of an inch), and has 30% of the strength of injection molded parts.

The 3D Software features an easy-to-use interface for laying out, orienting, duplicating, and scaling parts. Simply use the included utility to calibrate the printhead height, and within minutes you are printing. It easily imports STL files, and the output can be customized in terms of the amount of support material and “raft” (base support) printed. Breakaway support material is simple to remove, and tools for aiding the breakaway are included. Design files for 3D printing can be created using online software, professional software such as SolidWorks™, or by downloading from the extensive online 3D printer community for free.

The Afinia H-Series 3D printer uses inexpensive, high-quality plastic filament for 3D printing. Afinia offers an array of plastic filament colors including: natural, black, red, blue, yellow and green.

The portable Afinia H-Series 3D Printer is just under 11lbs making it easy to transport. It can also be operated in standalone mode. Once the file is downloaded to the device, the USB connection between the 3D printer and computer can be disconnected – even while printing.

Afinia For Educators

It’s clear that 3D Printing holds, and will continue to hold, an important place in education. The question is, how does one decide which printer to use to support a given curriculum?

Some things to consider:

  • How easy is the 3D printer to set up and use?
  • How many students can use it at one time?
  • How do I get help if things don’t go as planned?
  • What kind of a warranty guarantee comes along with the printer?

The Afinia Desktop 3D Printer is a logical choice:

  • Make Magazine selected it as “Best Overall Experience,” “Easiest To Set Up,” and “Easiest To Use” in their most recent review of 15 3D printers.
  • Some printers cost in excess of $30,000 and can only print a few students’ projects at one time. For that investment, you can get 18 Afinia printers and everything you need to get started quickly.
  • The Afinia Desktop 3D Printer was voted ‘Educator’s Choice‘ at MakerFaire NY 2013.
  • Teachers appreciate Afinia’s friendly and knowledgeable telephone support.
  • Afinia has the industry leading 1 year warranty, with an option to purchase an extended warranty.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Read below to learn the answers to common questions. If you need more help, please contact our support team, and we’ll be happy to assist you.

How big can the Afinia H-Series 3D Printer print? View Answer

It has a 5-1/2 inch “envelope”, or a 5-1/2 inch cubed range of motion. 5-1/2 inches = about 14 centimeters.

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What is the cost of printing? View Answer

A single reel contains 1.5 lbs (.7kg) of filament. The amount you print per lb/kg varies with the amount of raft and support material required, but it averages out to $.02-$.05 per cubic centimeter, or $.33-.82 per cubic inch. The easiest way to calculate the cost of the material that will be used for your model is to use the print preview option under the 3D Print menu. This will calculate the total weight of material used, including the raft and any support material. Then, use this formula: Cost to Print = Weight of Model x (Cost of Spool / Full Spool Weight)

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Does it come with supplies? View Answer

Yes. It comes with a starter spool, 1.5 lbs (.7kg) of filament and platform adhesive. It also comes with a set of work gloves and hand tools. The hand tools include: woodcut knife, screws, scraper, pliers, brush, nozzle wrench, hex wrench, and tweezers.

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How fast is it? View Answer

That depends, of course, on size. The choice of resolution, support material, and raft influence speed greatly. The included print software provides a time estimate before you begin printing.

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What resolution does it print to? View Answer

The plastic filament it extrudes is .15mm (about “6 thousandths” or .006 of an inch).

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Do I need 3D software? View Answer

Afinia provides a 3D software that will lay out the model in the printing area, scale it, or duplicate it. The model needs to be designed and/or modified in a CAD program like SolidWorks, AutoCad or SketchUp Pro and then imported to our software as an “STL” file.

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What kind of plastic filament is used? View Answer

ABS and PLA plastic filament is used on the AFINIA H-Series 3D Printer.

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Do you have to calculate the support material in your model? View Answer

No. The 3D software lets you select the angle to which you would like to have support material, and it automatically places the material for any angle that exceeds it. There is a simple visual tool in the driver (it shows a bowl with varying sloped sides) to help you set it. You can also set whether or not to have the model print with a “raft”, or base piece.

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Is the support material easily removed? View Answer

Yes, the support material is the same plastic as the model. The support material is attached to the model at “pinpoints” so that it easily tears away.

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How hard is it to set up? View Answer

It’s very simple and comes with a step by step set of manual. Loading the software, plugging in a USB cable, and importing an STL file are explained thoroughly in the manual. When you first use the machine, you need to manually calibrate the high of the table to bring it very close to the print head to start; there is a utility in the software that steps you through the process, and once it is done the settings are stored in the machine so it doesn’t have to be done again. For more information on the setup process, download the manual, or watch the setup video.

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If I don’t know how to design, can I get files to print? View Answer

Yes, there is a large community of designers sharing thousands of STL files online. STL files can be downloaded to your computer and imported to the AFINIA 3D Software for printing.

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What colors of filament are available for printing? View Answer

Currently, Afinia offers natural, black, red, blue, glow blue, yellow, green, glow green, silver, pink, white, and gold. You can see all available filaments in our store.

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Can I print in multiple colors? View Answer

To have more than one color in a single object, you must change out the filament during the printing process. This can easily be done by pausing the print in the software, and then using the utility to back out the existing filament and initiate the extrusion of the new filament.

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Can I use anyone’s filament? View Answer

>Afinia supplied filaments have been tested and conformed with the H-Series 3D Printer’s specifications. Although other filaments may be used, it is not recommended as some filaments work poorly or can cause damage to the extruder head and machine.

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How hot is the machine? View Answer

The extruder nozzle (printhead) heats to 260 degrees Celsius. The platform is heated as well, but not as hot, to aid in depositing and removing the base layers.

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What’s the difference between Premium and Value Line filament? View Answer

The Premium filament has been designed specifically to the specifications of the H479 3D printer, the most important being the 260 degree Celsius extrusion temperature. The Value-Line filament has an extrusion temperature range between 210 and 250 degrees Celsius. This range allows for broad support among a number of different 3D printers on the market. For more information, and detailed differences, check out our filaments page.

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