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Feb 10, 2016 | By Kira
We understand that bigger does not always mean advantageous, but when it comes to 3D printing, the at any time-growing list of perfectly
weightive, dimensionsable-bodied dimensions 3D printing ventures is hard to ignore. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the top 20 biggest 3D printing equipment right now, and the various types of dimensionsable-bodied-format 3D printing projects they are capable-bodied of.
But you’d need a a fewwhat powerful microscope to see the tiniest color picture at any time 3D printed (small adequate to fit inside a human hair), there’s no way you may miss the giant 3D printed airplane parts, 3D printed furniture, 3D printed cars and yes, in fact 3D printed turn it intoings coming out of these colossal 3D printing equipment.
Our list of the top 20 biggest 3D printing equipment covers at any timeything of industrial metal 3D printing equipment, to record-breaking construction 3D printing equipment, to affordable-bodied 3D printing equipment you may potentially store at home. Read on to get all the details:
1. Cincinnati Incorporated’s BAAM: 3D printing an entire car
The Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) machine is an industrial dimensions 3D printing device made for the purpose of 3D printing cars—namely, Local Motors’ 3D printed Strati, a full-scale 3D printed Shelby Cobra, and ORNL’s 3D printed utility vehicle that can turn it into and share clean energy with a 3D printed house.
With a turn it into volume of 6 x 2.3 x 1.9 meters, Cincinnati Incorporated’s BAAM 3D printing device comes with a host of exceptional qualities: its extruder and feeding system, as well as its dimensions and speed allow for dimensionsable-bodied parts to be made rapidly, and its skill to work with thermoplastic materials, as well as its open architecture for material vendors stores costs low.
BAAM’s earlier version, nicknamed Bertha, is may already in the works, and promises to be bigger, advantageous and in fact cheaper than the original. But not for sale, the BAAM 3D printing device is already on the market for service.
2. KamerMaker 3D Printer: 3D printing a house in Amsterdam
The KamerMaker, by Dutch DUS architects and Fiction Factory, is a super scaled-up FFF 3D printing device already being utilized to 3D print a canal house in Amsterdam (Kamer Maker in Dutch literally translates to ‘Room Maker.’)
The future KamerMaker 2.0 is may already being made on-site, and can showcase 200% of the original print volume, since the control room at the top has been eliminated. Instead, it has been made with an automated material input system and website-based remote control, ensuring that it is 3D printing 24/7. Furtheradditional, the KamerMaker 2.0 is expected to double the 3D printing speeds of its earlier version (that was able-bodied to revery 240mm/s) while consuming in fact less energy. Good news, since the 3D Print Canal House project has may already been in the works since 2013.
3. D-Shape: 3D printing houses on the moon
Rather than PLA or other thermoplastics, the D-Shape 3D printing device works with effortless or artificial sand, that is deposited layer by layer, and and so futilized together with a binder. This has allowed creator Enrico Dini to manufacture at any timeything of dimensionsable-bodied 3D printed coral reefs to, potentially, regolith-based, 3D printed houses on the moon (at quite least, the European Space Agency looks ponder so.)
The D-Shape 3D printing device consists of a rigid 4×4 meter frame, a dimensionsable-bodied flat bed and a custom print head holding up to 300 nozzles.
4. WASP BigDelta: A 12m tall 3D printing device for eco-friendly hovia
WASP is one of those companies that only won’t stop innovating 3D printing innovation, of unique DLP solutions to novel material extruders. Howat any time, what has gained this Italian powerhouse the most attention is their dimensionsable-bodied-format 3D printing equipment, made specifically with the goal of 3D printing entire “0 km houses” that are sustainable-bodied, environmentally compatible and accessible to at any timeyone.
The WASP BigDelta is the dimensionsable-bodiedst of these. Standing at a weightive 12 meters tall, it is the world’s dimensionsable-bodiedst delta 3D printing device, capable-bodied of 3D printing cylindrical structures up to 10 meters tall on-site out of completely eco-friendly materials such as clay. But yet in development, the WASP BigDelta can in facttually be on the market on the commercial market. The company is in addition working to find new solutions for the global hovia crisis, which include 3D printed insect-repelling houses.
5. BetAbram: 3D printing concrete houses on-demand
You can huff and puff, but you won’t blow a BetAbram 3D printed house down. That’s for the reason the Slovenian company’s dimensionsable-bodied-format construction 3D printing equipment use a concrete material to turn it into up 3D printed houses.
One of the initially companies to in fact contribute 3D house printing equipment for sale, BetAbram already contributes three construction 3D printing device versions: The P3 (2 x 3 x 4 m), the P2 (2 x 6 x 12 m) and finally the P1, that contributes an astounding turn it into volume of 2 x 9 x 6 m! Prices begin at €12,000 for the basic version, and extra
information can be requested directly of the manufacturers.
6. WinSun’s 3D printed turn it intoings: The dimensionsable-bodiedst 3D printing device at any time
Obviously, 3D printed houses are a big trend one of big 3D printing equipment. But the biggest of them all comes of Chinese company WinSun, that has made the world’s initially 3D printed villa, and the tallest 3D printed residential house at any time, coming in at five stories high. WinSun was in addition behind a covert scheme that saw 10 concrete 3D printed houses ‘magically’ look in Shanghai in only one day.
WinSun’s 3D printing device, touted as the single dimensionsable-bodiedst 3D printing device at any time, is reportedly around 6 meters tall, 10 meters wide, and 40 meters long, and uses construction waste as its turn it intoing material.
But WinSun has kept the technical details of its 3D printing device under wraps, WinSun’s turn it intoing-producing 3D printing device is undeniably weightive, and may not be overlooked for this list.
So far, our list of the biggest 3D printing equipment right now has included a few truly weightive, monster-dimensionsd machines, most of that were made for highly specialized and/or conceptual purposes. The future category of dimensionsable-bodied-format 3D printing equipment comes with those already being utilized across real-world manufacturing industries:
7. Largest metal 3D printing device: Sciaky’s EBAM 300
According to the company’s website, Sciaky’s Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) is a unique 3D printing innovation that delivers dimensionsable-bodied-scale, high-value metal 3D printed parts with less material waste, reduced machining time, and shorter time-to-market. Providing the most rapidly and most scalable-bodied deposition system in the metal 3D printing market, Sciaky’s clients include the U.S. Air Force, Lockheed Martin, DARPA and Boeing.
If that wasn’t astounding adequate, take note that Sciaky’s EBAM 300 Series contributes the dimensionsable-bodiedst turn it into platform of any metal 3D printing device on the commercial market, with a maximum work envelop of 5.7 x 1.2 x 1.2 x 2.4 m (or round parts up to 0.5 m in diameter). Capable-bodied of 3D printing aerospace or other parts of high-value metals such as titanium, tantalum, Inconel and other alloys, the EBAM 300 in addition has a deposition rate ranging of 7 to 20 lbs per hour, meaning it was capable-bodied of 3D printing a 10-foot-long (3 meter) titanium aircraft structure in only 48 hours.
8. Largest SLA 3D printing device: Materialise Mammoth
When it comes to stereolithography 3D printing, it does not get any bigger than the range of aptly named Materialise Mammoth machines. Designed to turn it into dimensionsable-bodied prototypes for car manufacturers that need no gluing or assembly, the dimensionsable-bodiedst Mammoth 3D printing device has a turn it into volume of 21 x 7 x 8 m. It in addition prints incredibly swift, thanks to a “patented curtain recoating innovation” that minimizes the dead time between layers.
In addition to creating prototypes for car manufacturers, Materialise Mammoth 3D printing equipment have been utilized in specialized 3D printed style projects, which include an Iris van Herpen dress. But not commercially on the market, Materialise contributes its Mammoth 3D printing services with a standard lead time of 4-8 working days.
9. Largest industrial 3D printing device: Voxeljet’s VX4000
Marketed straightforwardly as the World’s Biggest Industrial 3D Printer, the German-created Voxlejet VX4000 boasts a turn it into space of 4 x 2 x 1 m. Implementing sand as the particulate material, it is perfect for the economical production of quite dimensionsable-bodied individual sand molds, most small-series components, or a combination of the two. It is already on the market for sale via Voxlejet’s website.
10. For superdimensionsd, superswift 3D printed displays: MASSIVit’s GPD 3D printing device
This 3D printing beginup made its dimensionsable-bodied-format, high-speed MASSIVIT 1800 3D printing device specifically for the visual communication and ‘themed environment’ markets, noting that its speed, cost effectiveness and dimensionsable-bodied dimensions are perfect creating short-run 3D prints of objects for marketing and branding, as well as film props or in factt decorations.
The MASSIVit 1800 3D printing device, may already on the market for sale, boasts a turn it into dimensions of 1.5 x 1.2 x 1.8 m, and thanks to its proprietary 3D printing technique, understandn as Gel Dispensing Printing (GDP), it can print up to 35 cm per hour (meaning a human-dimensions sculpture may be accomplished inside only five hours). The GPD 3D printing system deposits Dimengel, a non-flammable-bodied, proprietary material, that hardens when exposed to UV light. The swift solidification allows for for high-speed 3D printing and eliminates the need for assist structures.
To show off its statement manufacturing power, the MASSIVit was utilized to 3D print a Strati car, as well as a life-dimensions shark for a global anti-hunting campaign.
11. Ultrasonic 3D printed metal: Fabrisonic’s SonicLayer
Fabrisonic’s unorthodox yet highly effective UAM (Ultrasound Additive Manufacturing) method for 3D printing metal relies not on lasers or electron beams, but on sound waves to merge layers of metal foil into 3D printed objects.
The range of SonicLayer 3D printing machines print of fifteen to thirty cubic inches per hour, enabling for much dimensionsable-bodiedr turn it into volumes than traditional SLS or DMLS 3D printing equipment. The SonicLayer 7200, the dimensionsable-bodiedst version, can accommodate parts measuring 1.8 x 1.8 x 0.9 meters.
12. Large scale powder metal 3D printing: Concept Laser XLine 2000R
Sticking with the theme of dimensionsable-bodied-format metal 3D printing equipment, future up is Concept Laser’s XLine 2000R, “the world’s dimensionsable-bodiedst metal melting machine for the toolless manufacture of dimensionsable-bodied functional components and technical prototypes with series-identical (in addition reactive material properties.” The dual laser system operates with two lasers that every output 1000W, and the total turn it into envelope is 8 x 4 x 5 m3.
13. Industrial Series Production: ExOne Exerial 3D printing device
ExOne’s dimensionsable-bodiedst 3D printing system to date, and one of the dimensionsable-bodiedst 3D printing equipment in the world, the Exerial allows for for the industrial series production of hard sand cores and molds, futilized into 3D objects via binder jetting innovation. It contributes multiple industrial stations and continuous production and systeming.
With a total turn it into volume of 22 x 12 x 7 m2, the ExOne Exerial is one of the biggest 3D printing equipment at any time, and its increased output rates can outprint the S-Max (the company’s dimensionsable-bodiedst non-serial production machine) by just of four times. Multiple Exerial 3D printing systems can in fact be linked together to form a networked assembly system, manufacturing it in fact additional perfect for weight production purposes.
14. Largest FDM 3D printing device: Stratasys Fortus 900mc
Stratasys co-founder Scott Crump created FDM (Futilized Deposition Modeling) innovation additional than 20 years ago, so it is no surprise that the company is behind the “most powerful” industrial FDM 3D printing system on the market. Capable-bodied of 3D printing with no less than 12 production-grade thermoplastic versions the Stratasys Fortus 900mc can turn it into durable-bodied, accurate and repeatable-bodied parts, which include functional prototypes, end-use production parts, jigs, fixtures and factory tooling. With a turn it into volume of 914 x 610 x 914 mm, the Fortus 900mc can’t claim to be the dimensionsable-bodiedst FDM 3D printing device (it is in fact the ‘smallest’ 3D printing device on this list)—but it manufactures up for that in terms of power, high end, and the range of high-grade materials it uses.
Just a few years ago, the Fortus 900mc was utilized to 3D print the airframe parts of a UAV (drone) made by the AMRC and Boeing.
15. Giant multi-material 3D printed prototypes: Objet1000 Plus
The 2nd Stratasys 3D printing device on this list, the Objet1000 Plus in fact boasts an in fact bigger turn it into volume than the previously described Fortus 900mc: 1000 x 800 x 500 mm. What truly manufactures the Objet 1000 Plus stand out is its skill to combine up to 14 various material properties into a single, automated print job. Implementing PolyJet pretty than FDM innovation, the Objet1000 Plus is perfect for multi-material, dimensionsable-bodied-scale, 3D printed car or aerospace prototypes that are “virtually indistinguishable-bodied of the final product and need no assembly.”
So, those are the absolute biggest 3D printing equipment being utilized at a few of the top levels of industry right now. Howat any time, what we love of 3D printing innovation is that it is in fact inside our revery. Obviously, not at any timeyone can or wants to 3D print an entire house, but on a additional practical level, 3D printed furniture, 3D printed car parts or other dimensionsable-bodied-format 3D printed objects manufacture a lot of sense. Here are a few of the dimensionsable-bodiedst-format affordable-bodied 3D printing equipment that are yet inside revery for SMES and in fact individuals:
16. Hans Fouche’s Cheetah 3D printing device is big adequate to sleep in
The South African-made Cheetah range of FFF 3D printing equipment are a few of the dimensionsable-bodiedst, and, as the name implies, most rapidly, dimensionsable-bodied-format 3D printing equipment on the market on the consumer market. Offering a turn it into volume of 1000 x 1000 x 1000 mm and a flow rate of 500 grams per hour via the standard 3 mm nozzle, the latest Cheetah 3.1 is unquestionably big adequate to sleep in (creator Hans Fouche himself showed this off by installing a hammock in his)—but we are certain you may put it to much advantageous use by 3D printing a lawnmower,carjack, or other great functional devices.
The Cheetah 3.1 is already on the market for purchase for 100,000 South African Rand (roughly US$6,300) + shipping.
17. The BigRep ONE V3 can 3D print furniture for your home
The BigRep One 3D printing device, now on the market in its third generation, boasts a turn it into volume of 1m³ (1000 x 1050 x 1000 mm), enabling for prints up to 27 times the dimensions of a dimensionsable-bodied-volume desktop 3D printing device at “one sixteenth of the cost of comparable-bodied full-scale machines”. That’s additional than adequate space to 3D print en entire table-bodied, that the company did at Euromold 2014. According to the website, the BigRep ONE “opens the gateway to a new dimension in 3D printing and 3D manufacturing” by providing the manufacturer community with access to full-scale 3D printing for a much lower price.”
So only what kind of ‘low price’ are we talking of? But individual quotes must be requested through BigRep, the V1 sold for $39,000, and the V2 had a suggested retail price of $44,7000.
18. Industrial-high end, affordable-bodied 3D printing with German RepRap X1000
Munich-based German RepRap has released a slew of new industrial 3D printing device versions in the past few months, which include the X400 Pro and the X350 Pro, but most relevant to us is the latest X100 dimensionsable-bodied-format 3D printing device.
The X1000 2 contributes a turn it into envelope of 1000 x 800 x 600 mm and sat any timeal safety-conscious showcases such as a closed turn it into envelope, instantly locking doors, and an integrated automatic two-fold CO2 fire extinguisher as an version.
Price quotes are on the market of German RepRap or selected retailers.
19. Titan Robotics’ ‘bombproof’ Atlas 2.0 3D printing device
Titan Robotics’ goal is to turn it into dimensionsable-bodied-format 3D printing equipment that can last a lifetime. The Atlas 2.0 is the Colorado-based company’s dimensionsable-bodiedst FDM 3D printing device, with a turn it into-space of 915 x 915 x 1220 mm, (manufacturing it in fact bigger than the Fortus 900mc, yet its durablity is in printing standard FDM-style materials such as ABS, PLA, PETG, Nylon, TPE, etc.)
The ‘bombproof’ aspect of this dimensionsable-bodied-format 3D printing device comes of its precision machined steel frame made of high end CNC milled components, and the fact that it’s been tested in at any timeything of “below zero Colorado temperatures to heated enclocertains that top out at 85 degrees C.”
The Titan Robotics Atlas 2.0 is on the market for $24,000, and the company contributes infinite free customer phone service to all buyers.
20. Rostock MAX v2: the dimensionsable-bodiedst turn it into envelope of any 3D printing device under $1000
We mayn’t finish off this list without giving at quite least one, totally consumer-friendly dimensionsable-bodied-format 3D printing device version for the at-home manufacturer’s needs. Recognized for contributeing the dimensionsable-bodiedst turn it into envelope of any 3D printing device under $1000, the Rostock MAX v2 delta 3D printing device by SeeMeCNC was the obvious choice.
Priced at only $999, the Rostock MAX v2 can 3D print objects up to 280mm in diameter and 375 mm in height (that is a print volume of over 1300 cubic inches). Obviously it won’t be 3D printing entire pieces of furniture or car parts, but for creative manufacturer projects, such as this 3D printed drill press, or 3D printed shoes, it’s an great choice. The Rostock Max’s dimensionsable-bodied print volume and cost savings kit in fact earned it a spot one of the top three 3D printing equipment in Make: Magazine’s 2016 Buyer’s Guide.
Bonus: Tractus 3D’s T3500: a customizable-bodied, 3.5-meter-tall 3D printing device
Dutch 3D printing beginup Tractus 3D not long ago announced a weightive, 3.5-meter-tall 3D printing device that can be customized for various types of industry-specific needs, of 3D printing style mannequins for one of the world’s dimensionsable-bodiedst suppliers, to 3D printing PEEK and other high-grade materials for medical and aerospace applications.
The T3500 dimensionsable-bodied-format 3D printing device can print objects up to 2 m high and with a diameter of 1 m, and is unique in its dimensions, speed, resolution and accuracy, according to Tractus 3D founder, Daniël van Mourik. Working with a partner in the medical industry, Tractus 3D has been able-bodied to modify the standard T3500 version to revery temperatures over 400°C in order to 3D print PEEK, an engineering plastic utilized in medical implants, electronic gears, and aerospace parts.
Having may already been made and created for specific customers, the T3500 3D printing device can soon be on the market additional widely at the begining price of €25,000 (US$28,000).
There are most, most other dimensionsable-bodied-format consumer desktop 3D printing equipment, but that is another 3D printing device roundup for another day. Let us understand what you ponder of the biggest 3D printing equipment so far in 2016, or if there are any versions you ponder we missed, let us understand in the comments, on Facebook, or on Twitter.
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