Anycubic Kobra 2 3D Printer On Market
The upgraded tool head, electronics, and other mechanical changes are all features to help to boost speed and print quality, Anycubic reports.
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June 2, 2023
As an update to the Kobra machines, the Anycubic Kobra 2, as with its predecessor, the Kobra 2 is built to be an affordable high-quality and fast 3D printer, the company reports. The upgraded tool head, electronics, and other mechanical changes are all there to help to boost speed and print quality, Anycubic adds.
The Anycubic LeviQ 2.0 auto bed leveling system feature is designed to make the leveling process easy and trouble-free. The system uses an inductive sensor to detect distance or gaps on the print platforms without direct contact and automatically compensates for irregularities.
The dual-gear direct drive extruder ensures compatibility with various materials, such as PLA, TPU, ABS and PETG, making it a versatile option for small business. The heated magnetic print platform should ensure print adhesion and easy removal on completion.
The promise of easy assembly and calibration should make it fast to get up and running.
Design and Features
The AnyCubic Kobra 2 has open-frame cartesian design that is functional rather than esthetic. Assembling the Kobra 2 is designed to be simple with a semi-assembled design and easy-to-follow instructions provided by the manufacturer, with setup taking approximately 10-15 minutes.
A significant feature is the printer's high printing speed. This speed is made possible by including a dual-gear direct drive extruder that enables better grip and prevents filament slipping. The 60W high-power hot end can provide sufficient heat to melt the filament quickly, improving the flow at higher print speeds.
The high-speed cooling fan also contributes to the speed by rapidly cooling the filament and allowing the next print layer to be applied quickly and precisely. So it can also achieve stable printing accuracy at a high printing speed, according to Anycubic. The special X/Y metal double axle core + SG 15 bearing structure can reduce the friction between the moving parts.
Regarding the mechanical design, the double screw motion mechanism on the Z-axis has been implemented to improve the Z-axis movement. This also reduces the resistance of the print head lifting during the printing process and helps ensure the X-axis platform remains flat. The nature and precision of the Z-axis movement help to avoid the appearance of layer lines when printing fine objects.
The Anycubic LeviQ 2.0 auto bed leveling system uses an inductive sensor that generates a magnetic field and detects the field's interference to compensate for irregularities in the print platform. It also includes a smart z-axis compensation module to adjust the height of the nozzle, achieving an accurate Z-offset automatically. Overall, it provides a more user-friendly experience and contributes to higher-quality first layers.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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