Today we are excited to announce the availability of the 3DP1000 by 3D Platform in our online store.
The 3DP1000 Large Format 3D Printer by 3D Platform lives up to its name. It is the largest 3D printer we sell, and it’s also one of the highest resolution printers on the market in the super-size category. These two facts alone make the 3DP1000 a formidable machine, but when you also take into account the huge range of filaments it can print with, it becomes a game changer for aviation, engineering, industrial and manufacturing industries.
Size is everything.
The key selling point of the 3DP1000 is its build volume. It has an enormous build volume of 1000 x 1000 x 500mm / 39.3 x 39.3 x 19.6in for printing prints up to 500,000cm³, or in other words, prints 74x larger than the average desktop 3D printer can handle. The ability to print prints 1m wide and even wider on the diagonal opens up a whole new world of possibilities for engineers – think life-size chairs, V8 engine blocks and bicycle frames.
Of course, printing one huge print isn’t just what the 3DP1000 is all about. You can print dozens of consistent and perfectly replicated prints side-by-side. It is this capability which has been put to the test by the aviation industry among others over the last 12 months.
In addition, no matter what filament your project requires, chances are the 3DP1000 supports it. Standard ABS and PLA filaments are perfectly fine while the printer will also take Nylon, Ninja Flex, PVA and HIPS. The consistency with each filament is impressive, due to the wide range of temperatures the extruder heads can operate at, and the diameter of the nozzles (0.6mm).
Robustness is also everything.
The 3DP1000 has been designed by engineers for engineers. It is built using industrial-strength actuators and mechatronics.
The mechanics powering the 3DP1000 are SIMO Series Linear Motion Actuators from PBC Linear, and the printer is held together by self-lubricating and maintenance free Constant Force Lead Screws and Nuts from PBC Linear. The result is a machine designed for heavy use in the most demanding industries.
Size doesn’t come at the expense of quality.
The most impressive thing about the 3DP1000 is the quality of the prints it makes. It uses a tried and tested Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) extrusion process to get the job done and while this means larger complex prints take a long time to make (you’re looking at days, not hours, for an engine block), the final results are nothing short of excellent.
Key to this is the layer resolution and the quality of the extruder heads. The layer resolution goes down to just 70 microns (70-100 microns / 0.07mm – 0.1mm) and the 3DP1000 uses all metal extruder heads, with melt points up to 295°C. A lot of work went into the development of these extruder heads, and the result is heads that can smoothly lay down a consistent bead and prints that always look amazing.
Overall, we recommend the 3DP1000 to any industry with a need for huge build volumes for modelling, rapid prototyping and production applications. Contact our team today for a quote, or to find out more about this fantastic 3D printer.
Printer size: 0.787 m x 1.549 m x 0.876 (31″ x 61″ x 34.5″);
Printer weight: 133kg / 300lbs;
Build volume: 1000 x 1000 x 500mm / 39.3 x 39.3 x 19.6in;
Layer thickness: 70-100 microns / 0.07mm – 0.1mm;