Tiertime, the cutting-edge 3D printing technology company, has recently announced the launch of its latest product, the UP Box Plus, adding to their already impressive UP desktop 3D printer collection. This announcement comes just a few short months after the highly anticipated release of their most recent 3D printer, the UP Mini 2, which had the industry buzzing.
Excitement is building around the UP Box Plus, and for good reason. The original UP Box, released in late 2014, marked the beginning of a new era for Tiertime. The printer introduced several groundbreaking features, such as the in-built HEPA filtration system, that have now become standard in the UP 3D printers that we use today. It’s no surprise that Tiertime enthusiasts are eagerly anticipating the release of this new addition to their 3D printer family.
Same Outside, Different Inside
Upon first glance, the printer appears to be virtually identical to its predecessor, the UP Box. The only noticeable difference is the addition of the words “UP Box Plus” printed on top of the machine.
While the previous 3D printer from Tiertime, the UP Mini 2, underwent a significant redesign, the changes to the UP Box Plus are more subtle. The lack of design updates may seem like a missed opportunity, but the original UP Box’s design was already highly functional and aesthetically pleasing. As such, some argue that there was little need for major alterations.
The UP Box Plus retains all the beloved features of the original UP Box, including high-definition print quality, automatic calibration, and a HEPA filtration system. Additionally, its build volume remains massive, allowing for the creation of large-scale models.
What sets the UP Box Plus apart from its predecessor is the inclusion of Wi-Fi connectivity. Users can now print wirelessly, freeing themselves from the hassle of USB cables. Another major upgrade is the addition of nozzle and bed temperature settings, a feature that UP users have been clamoring for. This improvement opens up a world of new filament options, such as wood, bronze, copper, steel, glow-in-the-dark, and even flexible materials.
While the lack of design updates may disappoint some, the UP Box Plus proves that it’s what’s inside that counts. With its new and improved features, the UP Box Plus is a worthy successor to the original UP Box.
Other Exciting Features
One of the most exciting features of the UP Box Plus is the auto-pause filament detection, which solves a common problem faced by larger 3D printers. With prints taking up to 20 hours, running out of filament mid-print can be a major setback. However, the UP Box Plus automatically detects when the filament has run out and pauses the print until more filament is fed into the printer.
In addition to this, Tiertime has also addressed other common challenges faced by 3D printer users. The printer includes a power failure recovery function, ensuring that if the power goes out or the printer is accidentally switched off, the print can resume once power is restored.
The new extruder block is also a significant improvement. For many years, printing with filaments other than ABS has been problematic, but the UP Box Plus’ new extruder design features two fans, providing better cooling and reducing the likelihood of problems when printing with alternative materials such as PLA. The printer also features the same magnetic extruder attachment that users have come to appreciate.
The UP Box Plus is part of the UP range of desktop 3D printers available on the EduKits Marketplace, offering a user-friendly and efficient 3D printing experience. With its impressive range of features, the UP Box Plus is a game-changer in the world of 3D printing.