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  • BCN Epsilon W50

    BCN3D

    New product

    6 995,00 €tax excl.
    8 463,95 €tax incl.

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    Professional 3D FDM printer with large printing area, closed and independent double extruder.

    BCN3D Epsilon is the range of professional 3D FDM printers or Workstations, developed to manufacture high volume parts with industrial materials over long periods of time.

    Within the BCN3D Epsilon, we can find Epsilon W27 and Epsilon W50. Both devices differ only in the printing volume, which corresponds to 420x300x220 mm for Epsilon W27 (27 L volume) and 420x300x400 mm for Epsilon W50 (50 L volume).

    Epsilon W50


    The designation of professional 3D printer or Workstations, is due to its closed design that keeps the temperature inside the printing chamber stable, its high printing temperatures, its high printing volume and its double independent extruder system (IDEX).

    The Epsilon W50 has a maximum printing temperature of 300°C and a maximum bed temperature of 120°C. In addition, it has a completely closed structure that constitutes the passive heated chamber, and allows a chamber temperature of up to 60 ºC (depending on the printing and bed temperature) to be maintained during the printing process.

    The first thing that catches the eye of the BCN Epsilon W50 3D printer is its two independent extruders, which can print two different materials at the same time or make two-colour parts. When printing parts on two materials, the extruder that is not active is moved away from the part, preventing drips and unwanted marks that could affect the surface finish of the part.

    Independent extruders.

    Image 1: Independent extruders. Source: BCN3D

    The BCN3D Epsilon W50 printer allows the following materials to be printed with excellent results PLA, PVA, PETG and TPU. Thanks to its double extruder, it allows different combinations of materials to be made.

    In addition, the BCN3D Epsilon W50 allows you to print technical materials such as ABS, PP, PA, or advanced materials and fibres such as Nylon CF15 or Nylon AF80. This is due to the high printing and bed temperature, as well as the passive heated chamber, which allows the interior of the printer to be kept at the right temperature to avoid undesired effects such as the dreaded Warping.

    As can be seen in the following image, rigid materials (PLA) can be combined with flexible materials (TPU) easily, obtaining an amazing finish.

    Rigid material combined with a flexible one.

    Image 2: Rigid material combined with a flexible one. Source: BCN3D

    Within the combination of materials, another interesting set is formed by rigid material (PLA) and another water-soluble support (PVA), a combination that allows for the creation of models with complex shapes and the effortless removal of the supports.

    Another advantage of the Epsilon W50 is that it offers different printing methods, among which those that make the same piece on each extruder stand out:

    Duplication mode, which prints the model simultaneously on both heads, thus doubling manufacturing productivity. This mode is very useful for making large quantities of the same piece.

    Mirror Mode, which prints the model and its symmetrical part at the same time (needing only the original design), thus increasing the working speed and saving valuable design time.

    Different printing modes of Sigma D25.

    Image 3: Different printing modes of Sigma D25. Source: BCN3D.

    In addition to duplicating and mirroring modes, the Epsilon W50 has the following print modes: Single mode, multi-media mode and soluble media mode.

    The extrusion system used by Epsilon W50 is from the famous manufacturer Bondtech. Bondtech extruders are composed of two opposing hardened steel gears mounted on a CNC machined aluminium body. This combination provides a high traction of the filament, which flows to the nozzle without interruption and continuously, even at high printing speeds.

    BondTech Sigma BNC3D.

    Image 4: BondTech Sigma BNC3D. Source: BNC3D

    E3D-Online, creator of the famous nozzles and HotEnds v6, has been responsible for evolving the entire large range of HotEnd (brass nozzle: 0.40 mm, 0.60 mm, 0.80 mm and 1.00 mm) offered by BNC3D, which allows printing from small parts to large models  and abrasive materials thanks to a HotEnd with the Nozzle X of 0.60 mm diameter, ideal size to print all kinds of materials containing fibers (wood, ceramic, carbon, graphene) and materials for industrial use such as Nylon or PC. The Nozzle X is optimized thanks to its manufacturing materials, a tool steel that has been added a nickel plated to all the nozzle walls and a nano-coating inside, which increases the surface hardness and reduces the problems of jamming caused by materials containing carbon fibers or glass.

    HotEnd con Nozzle X

    Image 5: HotEnd with Nozzle X. Source: BCN3D

    Thanks to this whole range of HotEnd and the IDEX system (Double Independent Extruder) the user can use two different materials with different nozzle diameters, optimizing the time of 3D printing.

    As for the printing base, it has been redesigned from Epsilon's predecessor models. The heat distribution has been improved thanks to an aluminium construction plate and a silicone heating pad, which distribute the heat evenly over the printing surface. The calibration process has also been refined through an optimised firmware calculation system that allows for a more precise levelling adjustment.

    The BCN3D Epsilon W50 incorporates a mechanical switch to detect the presence of filaments, thus avoiding one of the most common and frustrating causes of error. Should the user run out of filament during a print job, the printer will automatically stop and warn the user to load a new filament to resume printing, saving time and costs.

    Filament end sensor.

    Image 6: Filament end sensor. Source: BCN3D

    One innovation that the Epsilon W50 presents compared to previous BCN3D 3D printers is the Safety Pause. This new function stops the printing process every time the user opens the printer door, allowing the printing status to be checked in complete safety.

    Continuing with the user's safety, Epsilon has a HEPA filter and an active carbon filter to keep the environment where the printer is located safe. The HEPA filter filters out harmful particles and the active carbon filter takes care of the harmful gases that can be produced when printing, especially when using industrial materials.

    Filtro HEPA y carbón activo

    Image 7: HEPA filter and active carbon. Source: BCN3D

    The BCN3D has equipped this printer with a connectivity system so that users can easily send print files over a WiFi network using its new online platform, the BCN3D Cloud. This system also allows the firmware to be updated via OTA (Over The Air), which not only puts manual updates behind it, but also keeps the printer always with the latest firmware automatically.

    Inicio de impresión de forma remota

    Image 8: Remote start of printing. Source: BCN3D.

    The BCN3D has a lamination software for Epsilon, called BCN3D-Cura, which is based on the well-known Cura3D software with the specific configuration for its 3D FDM printers, giving the user a great facility to take advantage of the full potential of the Epsilon.

    BCN3D-Cura

    Image 9: BCN3D-Cura. Source: BCN3D

    The key parts of this professional 3D printer are in its aluminum housing that guarantees precision and rigidity, its enclosure, its print base capable of reaching 120 ºC, its multilingual touch screen of 5 " with advanced features, its extrusion system powered by Bondtech and complemented by a filament sensor; and its range of HotEnds developed and manufactured by E3D-Online. All this together with the large volume of printing (420 x 300 x 400 mm), make the BCN3D Epsilon a 3D FDM printer capable of making parts quickly and accurately with conventional materials (PLAABS or PTEG), technical materials (Nylon PolyMide CoPANylon-Fibra Carbon CF15XSTRAND GF30-PA6XSTRAND GF30-PPXSTRAND GF30-PC, etc.) or even some advanced material (PETG with Carbon FiberPETG with Aramida FiberABS ESD, etc).

    Smart Cabinet

    With this new version of Epsilon printers, BCN3D also offers the option of accompanying the printer with a Smart Cabinet, a solution that has been specially developed to improve the user experience during the 3D design and printing process. This option would be the Epsilon W50 SC.

    Smart Cabinet (SC) completes the Epsilon ecosystem, offering a perfect interaction with the Epsilon W50 printer. This cabinet increases the printer's performance, keeping the materials in optimal conditions and significantly improving the quality of each print.

    Smart Cabinet works by controlling humidity, keeping the filaments in optimal conditions. The dehumidifying area admits up to 8 small reels (between 750 g - 1 kg) or 4 large reels (up to 2.5 kg).

    Operation of the Smart Cabinet filament dryer.

    Image 10: Operation of the Smart Cabinet filament dryer. Source: BCN3D

    To improve the printing and post-processing experience, Smart Cabinet has a toolbox that includes all the tools needed, as well as additional storage space to keep the workspace tidy and with all the tools within reach.

    Smart Cabinet details.

    Image 11: Smart Cabinet details. Source: BCN3D

    Smart Cabinet also has an uninterrupted power supply system that protects the printing process at all times, avoiding the risk of failure due to power cuts.

    The 3D printer FDM BCN3D Epsilon has a HEPA and active carbon filter to eliminate all possible odors and harmful particles that are generated during the printing of certain materials. This filter should be replaced with a new filter approximately every 6 months, depending on the printer usage and the materials used.

    ModelEpsilon W50
    Manufactured BCN3D Technologies (Spain)
    Technology FDM/FFF
    Certificates CE and FCC
    Printer properties
    Print volume 420 x 300 x 400 mm
    Extruders 2 extruders IDEX
    Filament diameter 2.85 ± 0.05 mm
    Nozzle diameter available  0.40, 0.60, 0.80 and 1.00 mm (standard)
    0.60 mm (Stainless Steel Tempered)
    Screen Color capacitive touch screen 5'' (TouchPAD)
    Electronics Single-plate computer: Toradex ARM computation
    Motion Board: BCN3D electronics with independent step-by-step drivers
    Firmware BCN3D Embedded Linux distribution
    BCN3D Epsilon - Marlin
    Filament sensor Yes
    Nozzle clog sensor No
    Autolevel Yes
    Webcam No
    Print properties
    Positioning resolution (XY) 1.25 µm
    Positioning resolution (Z) 1 µm
    Layer height 0.05 - 0.50 mm
    Max print speed -
    Max extruder temperature 300 ºC
    Max base temperature 120 ºC
    Max camera temperature 60 ºC
    Working environment temperature 15 - 30 ºC
    Software y conectivity
    Software Cure-BCN3D
    Compatible files gcode
    Conectivity SD, WiFi or Ethernet
    Electrical properties
    Input AC 84-240V / AC 3.6 - 1.3 A / 50-60 Hz
    Output -
    Consumption 840 W
    Dimensions and weight
    Printer dimensions 690 x 530 x 900 mm
    Printer weight 37 Kg
    Package dimensions 800 x 600 x 1230 mm
    Package weight 50 Kg
    HS Code 8477.5900
    Package content

    1x BCN3D Epsilon
    2x 0.40mm HotEnd
    1x Quick Start Guide
    2x Bowden tubes
    4x Flat cable clips
    2x Reels for coils
    2x Purge tabs
    1x Crystal
    1x Power cord
    1x SD
    1x USB Cable
    2x PLA coils
    1x Spatula
    3x Allen wrenches
    1x Pliers
    1x Nylon filament
    1x Magigoo
    1x Sample piece
    1x Warranty

    1x Smart Cabinet (Optional)

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