Last summer at the 1st edition of Additive Manufacturing Europe Show I noticed that the new trend for 3D printer manufacturers is to go bigger and bigger. Therefor I thought it was about time to make a list of the best large scale 3D printers FFF / FDM.
In specs tables you’ll find details like the mechanical arrangement, the extruder and more specifications you might find interesting. If we forgot about something, please let us know in the comments below.
The best Large Scale 3D Printers FFF / FDM
And with large scale I mean enormous. Either the x, y or the z should at least reach ~40″ inches / 1000 mm. For the sake of keeping things simple I’ll only include FFF / FDM large scale 3D printers and leave out the contour crafting 3D printers and metal 3D printers. The last requirement is that they have to be commercially available.
Based in Sweden is BLB Industries. Their massive 3D Printer called ‘The Box’ has a maximum build volume (inch) of x ~59″ y ~43″ z ~59″ or build volume (mm) of x 1500 y 1100 z 1500. This printer can print a whopping 6Kg per hour.
Additive Machine 1
Cosine Additive is based in the U.S and their large scale 3D printer is called Additive Machine 1. This fully enclosed and heated machine has a big build volume (inch) of x 42″ y 33″ z 33″ or build volume (mm) of x 1066 y 838 z 838 and an open source philosophy.
BigRep ONE v3
BigRep is based in Berlin, Germany and was founded in 2014.
The BigRep ONE v3 is their latest release and features a build volume (inch) of x ~39.6″ y ~39.6″ z ~39.6″ or build volume (mm) x 1005 y 1005 z 1005.
Italy-based WASP (World’s Advanced Saving Project) was launched back in 2012. With its roots in the world of Open-source, WASP manufacturers professional large scale 3D printers with the aim to encourage sustainable development.
Their delta 3D printers are know for their suspended bowden extruders which combine the pros of bowden en direct extruders. The DeltaWASP 3MT is also suitable for CNC milling.
ErectorBot EB 2076 LX
ErectorBot is a US based manufacturer of gigantic open source multi functional bots. Their bots are able to use tools other than extruder heads and can be easily turn into large-sized CNC’s as well. The EB864LX has a build volume (inch) of x 240″ y 84″ z 72″ or a build volume (mm) of x 6096 y ~2134 z ~1829.
Builder Extreme 2000
Dutch manufacturer Builder is known for their large scale 3D printers. They offer fully assembled 3D printers but also the option to order them as a kit because sometimes… they just don’t fit through the front door.
The Builder Extreme 2000 has a maximum build volume (inch) of x ~27,6″ y ~27,6″ z ~71.7″ or build volume (mm) of x 700 y 700 z 1820 and a closed chamber.
Also based in The Netherlands is Leapfrog 3D printers. They’ve recently launched their XceL, a large scale 3D Printer with a closed chamber, dual extruder and auto bed-leveling.
The XceL has a maximum build volume (inch) of x ~20,1″ y ~19,7″ z ~90,6″ or build volume (mm) of x 510 y 500 z 2300.
Did we forget about something? Please let us know in the comments.
In case you were looking for the best large scale desktop 3D printers, please read our best 3D printersguide.