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The NFire 1 - The 3D Printer which evolves with you.
The NFire 1 - The 3D Printer which evolves with you.
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The NFire 1 is the worlds first truly modular 3D Printer which can change and adapt to your own personal journey through 3D printing. If you purchase a small 3D printer and then want to print larger objects, currently you would have to buy a new 3D printer. Not any more. If you purchase the standard sized NFire 1 3D printer all you have to do is upgrade the axis and you can instantly double your build volume! Simply swap out the specific components and you are good to go. Printing in dual colours with the NFire 1 is as easy as printing with a single colour with a simple upgrade! We have focused on making upgradeability as easy as possible.

Build Volume                         - 150mm x 150mm x 150mm
(Z Upgraded Build Volume)   - 150mm x 150mm x 300mm
Desk Space Required            -  360mm x 400mm
Build Surface                         - Taped Acrylic
Hotend                                   - e3D V6 Lite
(Dual Extrusion Hotend)        - e3D Cyclops
Max Temp                             - 245*C

The NFire 1 was created to be flexible and upgradeable. What is the point of owning a 3D printer that is out-dated as the technology progresses?

Consumers are becoming frustrated with printers which are breaking due to poor quality parts. They end up spending more time fixing them than printing with them. This is why we are using the highest quality components to build the NFire 1 3D printer.

So our mission is simple: Create something that can have every aspect upgraded and uses the highest quality materials and parts. Additionally assembly is as simple as possible, so you most definitely don't need a PhD in electronics to put this printer together! If you know how to use simple tools you can do it.

This is why we are using the worlds finest hotends that are supplied by e3D. The e3D V6 Lite is a metal hotend which prints to an extremely high standard when tested, no other hotend came close to its performance.

e3D V6 Lite
e3D V6 Lite

For our dual extrusion upgrade we are using the e3D Cyclops. This is an all-metal hotend for dual colour prints and it cannot be surpassed! This is why we are dedicated to using this hotend over any others.

We are using Ino-Plaz, a local laser cutting company to produce the acrylic parts for the NFire 1. They use perspex acrylic which is world renowned for it's quality and tight tolerances.

One of the main objectives at NFire Labs is that all the design and production is carried out right here in the UK! In fact, most of the printer is coming from within a 2 mile radius of our location. Why get something shipped halfway across the world when you can find what you are after on your doorstep?

The NFire 1 can have its Z axis almost doubled by one simple add-on kit. This then turns the already large 150mm build height into a 300mm monster!

The dual extruder is another option which you can upgrade on the NFire 1 3D printer. This gives a quick and simple way of getting dual colour printing which doesn't involve major disassembly!

The standard single extruder features a premium hotend from e3D, but the upgrade will replace this with the Cyclops hotend. This extrudes the plastic out of one singular nozzle which has a number of benefits:

- No ooze from the secondary nozzle
- Only one heater cartridge and thermistor
- Reduced noise due to less fans
- Bigger build volume!

With the NFire 1 being highly customisable, we knew that the colour of the printer would be key. This is why we are offering 21 different colours, with an extra colour being Limited Edition! We have 4 different bands of colours:

- Black and White Frosted (As standard)
- Standard Frosted
- Premium Frosted
- Fluorescent

The Black and White Frosted are the standard colours you can choose from and these will be at no extra cost.

Midnight Black and Moonlight White
Midnight Black and Moonlight White

The Standard Frosted colour range includes: Sapphire Blue, Jade Green, Chilli Red, Saffron Yellow and Crystal Clear.

(From Left to Right) Sapphire Blue, Jade Green, Chilli Red, Saffron Yellow and Crystal Clear
(From Left to Right) Sapphire Blue, Jade Green, Chilli Red, Saffron Yellow and Crystal Clear

The Premium Frosted colour range includes: Slate Grey, Earth Brown, Aurora Violet, Azure Blue, Mandarin Orange, Citrus Yellow, Polar White and Blush Pink.

(From Left to Right) Slate Grey, Earth Brown, Aurora Violet, Azure Blue, Mandarin Orange, Citrus Yellow, Polar White and Blush Pink
(From Left to Right) Slate Grey, Earth Brown, Aurora Violet, Azure Blue, Mandarin Orange, Citrus Yellow, Polar White and Blush Pink

 The Fluorescent colour range includes: Neptune Blue, Celestial Blue, Acid Green, Helios Yellow, Lava Orange and Mars Red.

(From Left to Right) Neptune Blue, Celestial Blue, Acid Green, Helios Yellow, Lava Orange and Mars Red
(From Left to Right) Neptune Blue, Celestial Blue, Acid Green, Helios Yellow, Lava Orange and Mars Red

Any of these colour options can be added to any 3D Printer reward (apart from the crazy early bird) to really make your NFire 1 3D Printer truly personalised and fit into your home, office, workshop or any environment you put it in!

And it won't stop there! With the funding from the Kickstarter campaign we will be looking at various other upgrades for the NFire 3D printer. The main reason we are not offering these upgrades at the moment is that we are currently working on making them more cost effective and efficient. They will however, be available to purchase after the Kickstarter campaign once they are ready for sale and the development is complete.

As you can see the NFire 1 3D Printer is complete, however the future upgrades will require continuous development. We have already developed the Z axis and the dual extrusion upgrades, but we still have plenty of ideas and this is where you come in. When the NFire 1 gets funded, the money raised will go directly back into the company so we can start developing further ideas. Some of which are: 

- Heated build plates.
- Better firmware/software which is bespoke to the NFire 1
- A 3D scanner built in.
- And many more...

To keep the 3D printer at such an affordable price we need to buy in bulk! Funding via Kickstarter will allow this so that we don't have to compromise quality for the price.

Floreon is a local company to NFire Labs in Hull. They are producing one of the best performing bio-plastics in the world! Floreon is over 4 times as strong as the standard PLA formula.

Not only is it strong, but the colours stay vibrant after they have been passed through the hotend.

Floreon is by far the easiest filament to use that we have tested due to it's chemical formula. Floreon has never clogged during countless testing hours.

Because Floreon has ticked all the boxes, and then some, we are delighted to ship all 3D printers with at least 1 free spool!

The Floreon filament comes in 1.75mm diameter and comes in 1kg sizes.

Floreon comes in 6 different colours: Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, White and Black.

£1 - Hall of Fame
You will receive all project updates straight to your inbox and have your name on our Hall of Fame section of our website along with every other backer as a huge thank you for believing in us!

£20 - Downloadable Files
You will receive a downloadable folder which includes the plans for the NFire 1 3D Printer. This enables you to create your own modifications and you will also gain access to the build manual.

£25 - NFire Labs T-Shirt
Receive a limited edition NFire 1 Kickstarter T-Shirt, showing the NFire 1 3D printer on the front and will come in a choice of colours. On the reverse it will say 'Kickstarter Backer'. Excludes Shipping & Taxes.

£40 - NFire Labs USB Memory Stick and Free Spool of Floreon Filament!
You will receive an 8GB NFire Labs memory stick pre-loaded with plenty of exclusive .stl files which you can print with a 3D printer! Included is a free spool of Floreon Filament to be used with a 3D printer. Excludes Shipping & Taxes.

£100 - NFire 1 Laser Cut Parts
You will receive a complete set of NFire 1's laser cut frame available in either black or white! Please remember that you will have to provide your own fixings, electronics and all other components to make this work! A full list of materials will be sent out with these parts along with the instruction manual. Excludes Shipping & Taxes.

£250 - Crazy Early Bird NFire 1 3D Printer
Receive a complete NFire 1 kit in your choice of colours! This kit includes everything you need to have your very own NFire 1. In addition to the printer you will receive a free spool of Floreon filament (again, available in a choice of colours). You can also add the Z axis extension and/or the dual extrusion upgrade to this reward. (Batch 2) Excludes Shipping & Taxes.

£299 - Super Early Bird NFire 1 3D Printer
Receive a complete NFire 1 kit in your choice of colours! This kit includes everything you need to have your very own NFire 1. In addition to the printer you will receive a free spool of Floreon filament (Again, available in a choice of colours). You can also add the Z axis extension and/or the dual extrusion upgrade to this reward. (Batch 2) Excludes Shipping & Taxes.

£349 - Early Bird NFire 1 3D Printer
Receive a complete NFire 1 kit in your choice of colours! This kit includes everything you need to have your very own NFire 1. In addition to the printer you will receive a free spool of Floreon filament (Again, available in a choice of colours). You can also add the Z axis extension and/or the dual extrusion upgrade to this reward. (Batch 2) Excludes Shipping & Taxes.

£399 - NFire 1 3D Printer
Receive a complete NFire 1 kit in your choice of colours! This kit includes everything you need to have your very own NFire 1. In addition to the printer you will receive a free spool of Floreon filament (Again, available in a choice of colours). You can also add the Z axis extension and/or the dual extrusion upgrade to this reward. (Batch 3) Excludes Shipping & Taxes.

£499 - Priority Access NFire 1 3D Printer
Receive a complete NFire 1 kit in your choice of colours before anyone else! You even receive a limited edition plaque which is attached to the 3D printer to say it was one of the first 50 NFire 1 3D printers! This kit includes everything you need to have your very own NFire 1. In addition to the printer you will receive a free spool of Floreon filament (Again, available in a choice of colours). You can also add the Z axis extension and/or the dual extrusion upgrade to this reward. (Batch 1) Excludes Shipping & Taxes.

£999 - Limited Edition Gold NFire 1 3D Printer
You will receive a true one of a kind 3D printer. This exclusive 3D Printer will come in a metallic gold acrylic and come with the Z extension free of charge! The Printer also comes with a Limited Edition plaque to say you are 1 of only 20 people in the world to own such a 3D printer! This kit includes everything you need to have your very own NFire 1. In addition to the printer you will receive 2 free spools of Floreon filament (Available in a choice of colours). You can also add the Z axis extension and/or the dual extrusion upgrade to this reward. (Batch 2) Excludes Shipping & Taxes.

Limited Edition Metallic Gold Acrylic
Limited Edition Metallic Gold Acrylic

+£30 - Standard Frosted Colour Upgrade
Have your NFire 1 3D printer in a choice of 5 more colours! The Standard Frosted colour range includes: Sapphire Blue, Jade Green, Chilli Red, Saffron Yellow and Crystal Clear.

+£50 - Premium Frosted Colour Upgrade
Have your NFire 1 3D printer in a choice of 8 more premium colours! The Premium Frosted colour range includes: Azure Blue, Mandarin Orange, Blush Pink, Polar White, Citrus Yellow, Aurora Violet, Earth Brown and Slate Grey.

+£50 - Fluorescent Colour Upgrade
Have your NFire 1 3D printer in a choice of 6 premium fluorescent colours! The Fluorescent colour range includes: Mars Red, Lava Orange, Helios Yellow, Neptune Blue, Acid Green and Celestial Blue.

+£60 - Z Axis Extension
Because bigger is better! Have your NFire 1 with a much larger maximum Z axis. This then turns the already large 150mm maximum build height into a 300mm monster! Your printer will be shipped with all the parts needed for this extra size.

+£120 - Dual Extrusion
The dual extruder provides a quick and simple way of getting dual colour printing which doesn't involve disassembling the entire machine! As with the single extruder as standard we are using the premium e3D hotends. This time we will replace the standard V6 Lite with the Cyclops hot-end when we ship the printer. The printer will be shipped with everything you need to set-up dual colour printing!

+£35 - Add another Spool of Filament
If you want to try more than 1 colour of Floreon filament simply add as many as you want to your pledge.

+£120 - The Complete FIlament PackageIf you want to try every single colour which Floreon produces then this is the one for you! Get one of every colour filament (6 in total, including the 1 which is shipped with the 3D Printer as standard)

For any of the upgrade items please state which ones you are pledging towards in a message which can send to us via the contact me button. For example, if you are wanting the Priority NFire 1 in Chilli Red with dual extrusion simply put: £499 (NFire 1) + £30 (Chilli Red) + £60 (Z axis Upgrade) = £589 (Total pledge amount). Please state the colour you would like for the filament and the printer if you have pledged towards these rewards. Don't worry if you forget to do this step, once the campaign is funded we will be emailing everyone to confirm their choices.

How much is the shipping to my country and how do I pay it?

With the NFire 1 3D printer not in full production yet, it will be a number of months before we ship the printers. With the shipping and courier market ever changing the last thing we want to do is to over charge you for the shipping. There is no point in speculating over the delivery of the item as each person will be different (different add-ons, number of spools etc...) so when we are ready to ship we will get the best price we can to have the printer and all the extra's shipped directly to you. This means it is custom to your address and the weight of your package. And please remember you will only be charged just for the shipping costs.

How much is the Tax and to whom do I owe it?

If you are inside the UK or the EU the tax currently stands at 20%. This means we have to add 20% onto the sales value of the item (This doesn't include the cost of shipment). You will be charged VAT when your order is ready to be shipped. You will also pay the shipping at this time to make it easier.

For backers who are outside the EU then you will be responsible for your local import duties. We will only collect the shipping cost from you when your order is ready, no tax.

Risks and challenges

The main source of risks are going to be a delay in the supply of parts or a flaw in the design which has to be fixed before shipment.

We have extensively tested the NFire 1 to eliminate the possibility of errors occurring within the printer. We have run our prototypes day and night to try and find flaws and fix them as the arise (And to also try and anticipate potential flaws). Before shipment we will also be running a closed Alpha testing scheme which again will help find any further problems which need to be made before we release the printer!

To help reduce the chance of a delay in shipment we have already got all of our suppliers lined up and ready to go, all we have to do is press the green button. In addition to this we have given ourselves generous lead-times to make sure that we will be covered if a slight delay occurs.

We would like to stress that we can take all the precautions in the world, but sometimes these things crop up and there is no way of preventing them. Rest assured we will do everything to make sure we minimise the impact of these events so that we will get everything out, to you our backers, in perfect working order!

We will be posting constant and regular updates on the project and how it's progressing. Even if the project is well on track and there is nothing wrong, we will still give you an update. In the unfortunate event of something happening which could cause a delay we will let you know as soon as possible and what implications it may have (if any) on you.

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    Gold NFire 1: You will receive a true one of a kind 3D printer. This exclusive 3D Printer will come in metallic gold and come with the Z extension free of charge! The Printer also comes with a Limited Edition plaque to say you are 1 of only 20 people in the world to own such a 3D printer! (Batch 2) Excludes Shipping & Taxes

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