HYREL 3D is offering a new, more robust 3D printer called the System 30. At $4,000 to $7,000, it is priced just above what most consider to be the personal class, fitting snugly into the least expensive professional ranks. "Our target market for the System 30 is educational and industrial applications," said David Herman of HYREL 3D.

Like their core Engine product, it sports hot-swappable extruders with up to four Gib System attachment points for quad extrusion potential. It also employs the same print heads, the Mk2 and the EMO-25, but it has a larger build envelope of 225 x 200 x 200 mm (the core Engine is 200 x 200 x 200 mm).

So, what's different besides the size of the objects you can make?

The System 30 comes with a full enclosure. It is well known that avoiding drafts and allowing ambient temperature to increase in a stable environment is conducive to better ABS printing. It is somewhat less known that FFF 3D printing releases small amounts of ultrafine particles into the air in a manner some scientists compare to the average backyard barbecue. This explains the printer's emission exhaust system.

The unit has a swivel-mounted 14-inch touchscreen to display information from its built-in Intel Atom-based PC, which enables operation without being connected to another computer. There is also chamber lighting, an industrial-style emergency off button and a tool tree to hold spare print heads and other printing-related items.

The System 30 is on sale until the end of November for $3,995, which includes two print heads, a tram kit and tool kit, two kilograms of material (ABS or PLA), five years of software upgrades and ten hours of Skype/TeamViewer training. There is currently an eight week lead time on orders.

HYREL 3D will have printers on display at 3D Printer World Expo in Burbank, Calif., Jan. 31-Feb. 1.

Printing Stats:

  • X & Y Axes: +/- 50 microns positional accuracy, 5 microns positional resolution
  • Z Axis: +/- 20 microns positional accuracy, < 1 micron positional resolution
  • Build Envelope:  225 x 200 x 200 mm