The 3D Printer Superstore is proud to announce the global release of the Flashforge Inventor 2017. This latest design is a further development of the Highly acclaimed Flashforge Dreamer Series of 3d printers which includes an increased build volume and enhanced features. These include a larger build volume by increasing the build height by 20mm. The build size is now 230 x 150 x 160mm. New technology includes a on-board camera to monitor your 3d prints from any mobile device. Also an pause/ auto restart feature has been included if power is cut from your 3d printer.
The all new Flashforge Inventor 2017 can print large 230 x 150 x 160mm models
The new Flashforge Inventor for 2017 now includes a camera so you can monitor your 3d prints from mobile devices
This 3D Printer has become available thanks to open source technology. With an improved design and at less than two thirds the price of the original, it is the best value fully capable Dual Head 3D printer on the market.
Flashforge have developed their own easy to use 3D printer software - Flashprint which can generate gcode files or send directly to the printer via USB or SD Card. You may also use open source and third party 3D Printing slicing software with the FlashForge Inventor such as Simplify3D.
The Flashforge Inventor is a high performance, easy to use 3d printer and offers excellent value. Flashforge is fast becoming the largest 3D printer company in China for good reason!
The Flashforge Flashprint 3D Printing software that comes standard with these printers has seen a number of advancements. Although being very easy to use, it now includes some of the most advanced features that we have seen in 3d slicing programs. You can now generate your own custom support structures. Let the software automatically generate them, or add and subtract them at will.
The Flashprint 3D Slicing software will now automatically build tree like support structures, plus you can build your own with just a few clicks. This powerful feature is especially ideal for creating support structures for Resin 3D Printers such as the up and coming Flashforge DLP Explorer.
With further improvements from the original design including improved electronic circuitry, a higher 0.1mm Z resolution, a refined MK9 print head and the addition of a cast aluminum heated build platform, allowing for printing in ABS and PLA plastic.
The left print head is optimised for PLA with integrated fan, whilst the right extruder is optimised for ABS
If this is not the best value low cost dual head 3D printer on the market, let us know, because we want to know about it!
The Flashforge Inventor is fully enclosed and includes a tempurature sensor combined with dual extraction fans. This enables the 3d printer to control internal temperatures of the enclosure, controlling cooling and optimising cooling rates for different printing materials which improves print quality, and significantly reducing warping of printed parts.
Improved Heated Build Platform-
The Flashforge Inventor includes an improved 6.3mm aluminum heat bed which has great flatness and a more even heat distribution, enabling more precise prints and better part adhesion. This platform can be heated up to 120℃, enabling the printer to print in ABS an HIPS plastic. Additionally the head be now includes an 3 point bed leveling system which simplifies the calibration the build platform. The Z axis has also been improved with increased rigidity and improved print quality, now with 10mm Z-axis Rods & Metal Supports.
Improvements to the 2017 edition of the Flashforge Creator Pro include a solid cast aluminum heat bed and 10mm Z axis rods.
The MK9 Dual Extruder Head-
The MK9 extruder head is suitable for printing PLA, PVA, ABS, HIPS, Flexible and new materials such and metals filled. It includes spring loaded tensioner, ensuring optimal reliability of the filament feeding mechanism. It incorporates a quality Nema stepper motor, polyoxymethylene injection molded and CNC machined aluminum parts as well as roller bearings for smooth axial motion and low friction teflon tubing, ensuring quality and reliable printing.
Dual print heads enpower the creativity by enability the production of two colour parts. Additionally the second print head can be used to print soluble support structures. No more cleaning up of complex supports inside internal cavities, now you can print in water soluble PVA, Lemonine soluble HIPS or Caustic soda soluable PLA.
Two Heads are better then one- The Flashforge Inventor can print two colour parts and soluble support structures.
The compact design of the Flashforge Inventor has the filament spools located inside the machine. The rear panel includes dual extraction fans which are used to regulate interior temperatures.
Whats in the Box-
Fine Detailed Printing-
When it comes to 3D printers, the proof is in the print quality. This is where the Flashforge Inventor 2017 3D printer delivers. No other printer gives you so much performance for such a small price tag. This is the best value low cost printer on the market today!
Flashforge Inventor User Manual pdf
Latest Software and Firmware
|Print volume / build size (X,Y,Z)
|| 5.5 litres (230x 150x160)
|Frame size (X,Y,Z)
0.1 - 0.3
|Accuracy (Theoretical positioning resolution)
||Z axis 0.0025, XY axis 0.011
|Nozzle Flow Velocity
|Recommended Nozzle Temp
||ABS, PLA, PVA, HIPS, Nylon etc
||Flashprint / Simplify3d (optional)
||Windows 7, Linux, Mac OX
|Print without PC
||Yes with SD card (included) or USB link
|Heated Bed included
||Yes up to 120
|Extruder Heads included
|Comes with 6 Months Extended Replacement Parts Warranty