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Large 3D Printers – World’s 35 Biggest & Most Expensive

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by Sean Rohringer
Oct 22, 2017

What's the most expensive 3D printer? Usually, that’s the biggest one. Here are the biggest large scale 3D printers in the world right now.

The origins of 3D printing and Additive Manufacturing lie in producing objects that are small, precise, and complex. While this remains its core competency, developments at the other end of the scale have escalated dramatically. Thus, a continuing trend within the 3D printing industry is to “go large.”

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Here, we line up the biggest 3D printers in the world and highlight their capabilities. While some are commercially available, others are proprietary or are purely research-oriented.

This feature also identifies application areas for these large-scale machines, some of which construct houses, car frames, furniture, or even aircraft components.

Large 3D Printers – World’s 35 Biggest & Most Expensive

3D Printer Build Volume (ft³) Build Dimensions (ft)
D-Shape Infinite
Infinite-Build Infinite
Winsun 86,000 130 x 33 x 20
BetAbram P1 13,000 52 x 30 x 8.2
BigDeltaWASP 12m 13,000 20ø 40h
Imprimere 2156 8,000 19 x 20 x 21
BAAM 900 20 x 7.5 x 6.0
ErectorBot 2076 LX 840 20 x 7.0 x 6.0
KamerMaker 480 6.6 x 6.6 x 11
Sciaky EBAM 300 300 19 x 4.0 x 4.0
Voxeljet VX4000 280 13 x 6.6 x 3.3
Mille HD 200 5.0 x 10 x 4.0
RPM Innovations 557 180 5.0 x 5.0 x 7.0
3D Platform Excel 130 4.0 x 4.0 x 8.0
MASSIVit 1800 110 5.9 x 4.9 x 3.9
The Box 86 4.9 x 3.6 x 4.9
SonicLayer 7200 75 5.0 x 5.0 x 3.0
ExOne Exerial 56 7.2 x 3.9 x 2.0
Tractus3D T3500 53 3.3ø 6.2h
The Atlas 49 3.5 x 3.5 x 4.0
Optomec LENS 850-R 44 3.0 x 4.9 x 3.0
CoLiDo Mega 42 3.3ø 4.9h
The Mammoth 41 6.9 x 2.3 x 2.6
BigRep ONE 36 3.3 x 3.3 x 3.3
Cheetah 36 3.3 x 3.3 x 3.3
Moebyus Machines M3 36 3.3 x 3.3 x 3.3
HORI Z1000 36 3.3 x 3.3 x 3.3
DeltaWASP 3MT 33 3.3ø 3.9h
Builder Extreme 2000 32 2.3 x 2.3 x 6.0
The Aeroswift 26 6.6 x 2.0 x 2.0
Leapfrog XceL 22 1.8 x 1.7 x 7.6
Fortus 900mc 18 3.0 x 2.0 x 3.0
I3D Innovation Multi512 18 2.6 x 2.6 x 2.6
German RepRap X1000 18 3.3 x 2.7 x 2.0
Merke IV 6 3.0 x 2.0 x 1.0

Most Expensive 3D Printers

With great size comes a great big price tag. As a matter of interest, the table below presents the approximate costs of some of the commercially available 3D printers, from most expensive to least expensive.

Most purchasable machines require quotes from manufacturers. For this reason, some do not appear in the list, as we were unable to reach the respective companies.

3D Printer Price (USD) Size Ranking
Imprimere 2156 $2,500,000 6
SonicLayer 7200 $2,500,000 17
Optomec LENS 850-R $1,200,000 21
3D Platform Excel $900,000 14
The Box $310,000 16
Mille HD $140,000 12
The Atlas $70,000 20
I3D Innovation Multi512 $65,000 33
ErectorBot 2076 LX $46,000 8
BetAbram P1 $38,000 4
Tractus3D T3500 $35,000 19
Leapfrog XceL $27,000 33
CoLiDo Mega $26,000 23
Builder Extreme 2000 $24,000 30
Moebyus Machines M3 $18,000 27
Cheetah $10,000 25

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Large 3D Printer D-Shape

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The D-Shape 3D Printer:

  • Build Volume: Infinite (theoretically)
  • Build Dimensions: Infinite (theoretically)
  • Commercially Available? No. (Research)
  • Company: Monolite UK
  • Process: Binder Jetting

What makes this large 3D printer special?

Since inventing the D-Shape 3D printer, Enrico Dini has been credited as one of the original people behind the concept of 3D printing a house. His technology is now the basis for a study by the European Space Agency (ESA) for the additive construction of lunar colonies using the Moon’s soil.

This large 3D printer doesn’t work on extrusion like many other construction printers, rather it uses a process called binder jetting, meaning it selectively deposits a liquid binding agent to join particles of a powdered substance. This offers more geometrical freedom for construction than other technologies.

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Large 3D Printer Infinite-Build

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The Infinite-Build 3D Demonstrator:

  • Build Volume: Infinite (theoretically)
  • Build Dimensions: Infinite (theoretically)
  • Commercially Available? No. (Demonstrator)
  • Company: Stratasys
  • Process: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

What makes this large 3D printer special?

The Stratasys Infinite-Build Demonstrator utilizes a completely original approach to part building: It prints sideways! This is accomplished by tilting the entire printing process so that the z-axis effectively becomes the x-axis. Thus, with the help of a conveyor belt, parts built by this large 3D printer can theoretically reach unlimited lengths (or heights).

Stratasys only revealed the project in 2016, although research began in collaboration with Boeing more than 10 years ago.

Not uncommon for a large 3D printer, material is fed into the Demonstrator in pellet form.

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Large 3D Printer Winsun

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Winsun’s 3D Printer:

  • Build Volume: 86,000 ft³ (2,400 m³)
  • Build Dimensions: 130 x 33 x 20 ft (40 x 10 x 6.0 m)
  • Commercially Available? No. (Service)
  • Company: Winsun
  • Process: Concrete Deposition

What makes this large 3D printer special?

One of the biggest 3D printers in operation belongs to Chinese company Winsun. Among several other large-scale projects, it has been used in the construction of five-storey buildings.

Winsun’s CEO and the inventor of the large 3D printer is Ma Yihe. According to him, construction via 3D printing is both cost-effective and environmentally friendly. Indeed, his machine prints using a mixture of quick-drying cement and recycled materials.

Both the company’s office and research center were 3D printed, and took about a month to construct.

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Large 3D Printer BetAbram P1

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The BetAbram P1:

  • Build Volume: 13,000 ft³ (370 m³)
  • Build Dimensions: 52 x 30 x 8.2 ft (16 x 8.2 x 2.5 m)
  • Commercially Available? Yes. (Price unknown)
  • Company: BetAbram
  • Process: Concrete Deposition

What makes this large 3D printer special?

BetAbram’s goal is to bring affordable construction to areas of the world affected by natural disaster or extreme poverty. Although they mainly focus on manufacturing houses, they also claim the same technology could be used for medical facilities.

Next to the P1, the Slovenian company offers two smaller models, the P2 and the P3. Naturally, even the smallest, the P3, is still a very large 3D printer. It boasts build dimensions of 13 x 7.2 x 8.2 feet and comes in at around $14,000.

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Large 3D Printer BigDeltaWASP 12m

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The BigDeltaWASP 12m:

  • Build Volume: 13,000 ft³ (370 m³)
  • Build Dimensions: 20ø 40h ft (6ø 12h m)
  • Commercially Available? No. (Service)
  • Company: WASP
  • Process: Deposition

What makes this large 3D printer special?

WASP carries its mission in its name: World’s Advanced Saving Project. Through the production of high quality 3D printers, they hope to encourage sustainable development and in-house production.

The BigDeltaWASP 12m is part of a special program to build “zero-mile” homes, that is, dwellings that use materials found in the surrounding area, like soil. In this way, construction is fast, cheap, and uses minimum energy. Additionally, none of the machine’s components are longer than 3 meters, ensuring the large 3D printer can easily be transported and set up.

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Large 3D Printer Imprimere 2156

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Imprimere’s Model 2156:

  • Build Volume: 8,000 ft³ (230 m³)
  • Build Dimensions: 19 x 20 x 21 ft (5.8 x 6.0 x 6.3 m)
  • Commercially Available? Yes, for $2,500,000 USD.
  • Company: Imprimere
  • Process: Concrete Deposition

What makes this large 3D printer special?

With their large-scale 3D printers, Swiss company Imprimere is looking to change the face of construction. Their mission is to reduce cost and eliminate inconsistency through a fully automated building process.

The 2156 belongs to an impressive portfolio of large 3D printer models. Each is capable not only of printing with concrete, but also of milling, grinding, and 3D scanning. In addition to that, the 2156 can travel on tracks of up to 70 meters!

Given its massive size, it comes as no surprise that this platform shares the podium with the SonicLayer 7200 for the most expensive commercially available 3D printer.

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Large 3D Printer BAAM

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Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM):

  • Build Volume: 900 ft³ (25 m³)
  • Build Dimensions: 20 x 7.5 x 6.0 ft (6.1 x 2.3 x 1.8 m)
  • Commercially Available? No. (Service)
  • Company: Cincinnati Inc.
  • Process: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

What makes this large 3D printer special?

BAAM is a one-of-a-kind part production machine, capable of printing an entire car frame in one build. Indeed, it was this large 3D printer that created the Strati car for Local Motors.

The platform was developed by Cincinnati Inc. and Oak Ridge National Labs, and is one of the first industrial size large 3D printers. But what really sets this machine apart from others is its speed. Given its accuracy and maximum build volume, 38 lbs of material deposited per hour is no small feat.

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Large 3D Printer ErectorBot 2076 LX

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The ErectorBot 2076 LX:

  • Build Volume: 840 ft³ (24 m³)
  • Build Dimensions: 20 x 7.0 x 6.0 ft (6.1 x 2.1 x 1.8 m)
  • Commercially Available? Yes, for $46,000 USD.
  • Company: ErectorBot
  • Process: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

What makes this large 3D printer special?

California-based ErectorBot offers a wide range of large format 3D printers. Each model, including the 2076 LX, comes with an impressive list of features. First and foremost is the unique gantry design, which makes more efficient use of the stationary build platform. Another key feature is the capability to turn into a CNC system, allowing for subtractive processes.

For its size, this large 3D printer is relatively inexpensive. And thanks to simple assembly, cleaning is fast and easy.

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Large 3D Printer KamerMaker

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The KamerMaker XL 3D Printer:

  • Build Volume: 480 ft³ (14 m³)
  • Build Dimensions: 6.6 x 6.6 x 11 ft (2.0 x 2.0 x 3.5 m)
  • Commercially Available? No. (Demonstrator)
  • Company: DUS Architects
  • Process: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

What makes this large 3D printer special?

“Kamer Maker” is Dutch for “room builder”. What more needs to be said?

This large 3D printer was one of the first to make headlines worldwide. Highly innovative, the platform was the result of a collaboration of a number of firms, lead by DUS Architects.

The KamerMaker’s current project is the Canal House in Amsterdam. The building consists of 13 rooms, all of which will be printed by the massive machine.

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Large 3D Printer Sciaky EBAM 300

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The Sciaky EBAM 300:

  • Build Volume: 300 ft³ (8.5 m³)
  • Build Dimensions: 19 x 4.0 x 4.0 ft (5.8 x 1.2 x 1.2 m)
  • Commercially Available? Yes. (Price unknown)
  • Company: Sciaky
  • Process: Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM)

What makes this large 3D printer special?

US company Sciaky has been providing electron beam welding systems to its customers since 1957. With such expertise, it’s no wonder they were able to transfer the technology to the area of additive manufacturing. Such is the reason for their line of EBAM machines, where the model 300 is the biggest.

Forget that its the 10th large 3D printer in this list. As a metal additive manufacturing machine, its the first of its kind. In addition to that, its also quite fast. At a rate of 15 lbs of metal deposited per hour, Sciaky claims it can produce a 10-foot-long titanium aircraft structure in just 48 hours.

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Large 3D Printer Voxeljet VX4000

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The Voxeljet VX4000:

  • Build Volume: 280 ft³ (8.0 m³)
  • Build Dimensions: 13 x 6.6 x 3.3 ft (4.0 x 2.0 x 1.0 m)
  • Commercially Available? Yes. (Price unknown)
  • Company: Voxeljet
  • Process: Binder Jetting

What makes this large 3D printer special?

According to Voxeljet, the VX4000 is the world’s biggest industrial 3D printing system for sand molds. However, in reality, it can use any material in particle form because, like the D-Shape, this large 3D printer uses binder jetting.

This system was designed for production. Whether printing few over-sized objects or many small items, the VX4000 allows for continuous printing. This is made possible thanks to the inclusion of multiple platforms which can be easily exchanged and conveyed by rail.

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Large 3D Printer Mille HD

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The Mille Heavy Duty (HD) Production System:

  • Build Volume: 200 ft³ (5.7 m³)
  • Build Dimensions: 5.0 x 10 x 4.0 ft (1.5 x 3.0 x 1.2 m)
  • Commercially Available? Yes, from $128,000 to $143,000 USD.
  • Company: Millebot
  • Process: Deposition

What makes this large 3D printer special?

As if putting a manufacturing machine inside a shipping container wasn’t enough, Millebot offers even more with their HD platform. To begin, this large 3D printer uses additive, subractive, and hybrid processes. Add to that multiple tool options, including extruder, plasma, laser, and spindle.

The above price range corresponds to the base 20 and 40 foot models, without any options. In contrast, a well-equipped HD40 goes for around $250,000 USD. And with a custom order, its build space can be even larger.

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Large 3D Printer RPM Innovations 557

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RPM Innovations Model 557:

  • Build Volume: 180 ft³ (5.0 m³)
  • Build Dimensions: 5.0 x 5.0 x 7.0 ft (1.5 x 1.5 x 2.1 m)
  • Commercially Available? No. (Service)
  • Company: RPM Innovations
  • Process: Laser Deposition

What makes this large 3D printer special?

The second metal additive manufacturing machine in this list comes from RPM Innovations. Their primary focus is on manufacturing and repair using laser deposition technology, which melts and deposits metal powder using a high-power laser.

This large 3D printer is the biggest of the company’s models and comes with several useful features. They include a tilting and rotating build platform, a hermetically-sealed work envelope, and a controllable build atmosphere.

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Large 3D Printer 3D Platform Excel

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3D Platform’s Excel Series:

  • Build Volume: 130 ft³ (3.7 m³)
  • Build Dimensions: 4.0 x 4.0 x 8.0 ft (1.2 x 1.2 x 2.4 m)
  • Commercially Available? Yes, from $450,000 to $1,200,000 USD.
  • Company: 3D Platform
  • Process: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

What makes this large 3D printer special?

The Excel Series of 3D printers represents 3D Platform’s objective to accommodate the unique needs of every customer. The above dimensions are only the minimum possible, with the maximum pre-engineered size to date being 13 x 328 x 13 feet. In fact, given the machine’s design, the y-axis could theoretically be of an infinite length.

Other customizable features include number and type of moving gantries and modular extensions of the hard-sided enclosure. With so many features, it should come as no surprise that the price range for this platform is so wide.

3D Platform also offers a number of standard large 3D printers, the biggest being the Workbench Xtreme, at 37 ft³.

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Large 3D Printer MASSIVit 1800

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The MASSIVit 1800:

  • Build Volume: 110 ft³ (3.1 m³)
  • Build Dimensions: 5.9 x 4.9 x 3.9 ft (1.8 x 1.5 x 1.2 m)
  • Commercially Available? Yes. (Price unknown)
  • Company: MASSIVit 3D
  • Process: Gel Dispensed Printing (GDP)

What makes this large 3D printer special?

Israel-based MASSIVit 3D employs a proprietary technology called GDP, wherein a gel-like material is extruded and then rapidly cured with UV light. As a result, this large 3D printer is able to print super-size lightweight objects in a remarkably small amount of time. The company even claims to be able to print a life-size human model in as little as five hours!

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Large 3D Printer The Box

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The Box:

  • Build Volume: 86 ft³ (2.4 m³)
  • Build Dimensions: 4.9 x 3.6 x 4.9 ft (1.5 x 1.1 x 1.5 m)
  • Commercially Available? Yes, for $310,000 USD.
  • Company: BLB Industries
  • Process: Fused Granular Fabrication (FGF)

What makes this large 3D printer special?

The Box started as a hobbyist project between two Swedish students, Cim Bergdahl and Jacob Lundin. Now, along with several other members, BLB Industries is a full-fledged company offering one of the largest and fastest 3D printers in the world.

Their motto is “Think inside the box”. And indeed, while capable of extraordinary tasks, this large 3D printer is the image of simplicity.

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Large 3D Printer SonicLayer 7200

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The SonicLayer 7200:

  • Build Volume: 75 ft³ (2.1 m³)
  • Build Dimensions: 5.0 x 5.0 x 3.0 ft (1.5 x 1.5 x 0.91 m)
  • Commercially Available? Yes, for ~$2,500,000 USD.
  • Company: Fabrisonic
  • Process: Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM)

What makes this large 3D printer special?

Fabrisonic’s patented UAM technology uses ultrasonic waves to bond layers of metal together. In other words, this large 3D printer uses sound waves! A key benefit of this process is the relatively low temperatures needed for printing, as bonding temperatures are significantly lower than melting points.

Inherently, the 7200 is a CNC mill, meaning it employs both additive and subtractive processes.

Priced in the millions, this large 3D printer appears at the top of our list of most expensive, alongside Imprimere’s 2156. This is likely due to the complicated nature of its unique manufacturing technology.

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Large 3D Printer ExOne Exerial

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The ExOne Exerial:

  • Build Volume: 56 ft³ (1.6 m³)
  • Build Dimensions: 7.2 x 3.9 x 2.0 ft (2.2 x 1.2 x 0.60 m)
  • Commercially Available? Yes. (Price unknown)
  • Company: ExOne
  • Process: Binder Jetting

What makes this large 3D printer special?

The biggest printer in American company ExOne’s extensive catalog comes from their line of production machines. This explains why multiple Exerials can be linked together to form a networked assembly system.

A key use case of this large 3D printer is the creation of sand molds and cores. As with the Voxeljet VX4000, this is made possible due to binder jetting technology.

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Large 3D Printer Tractus3D T3500

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The Tractus3D T3500:

  • Build Volume: 53 ft³ (1.5 m³)
  • Build Dimensions: 3.3ø 6.2h ft (1.0ø 2.0h m)
  • Commercially Available? Yes, for $35,000 USD.
  • Company: Tractus3D
  • Process: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

What makes this large 3D printer special?

Tractus3D provides professional easy-to-use 3D printers at affordable prices, and the T3500 is no exception. Despite being number 19, its the largest commercially available delta printer on this list. (The BigDeltaWASP doesn’t count…)

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Large 3D Printer The Atlas

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The Atlas:

  • Build Volume: 49 ft³ (1.4 m³)
  • Build Dimensions: 3.5 x 3.5 x 4.0 ft (1.1 x 1.1 x 1.2 m)
  • Commercially Available? Yes, from $50,000 to $90,000 USD.
  • Company: Titan Robotics
  • Process: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

What makes this large 3D printer special?

The Atlas is Titan Robotic’s flagship model. Like all of their machines, it was designed with two concepts in mind: quality and durability.

This large 3D printer can be purchased with a number of options. For example, customers can add a heated enclosure in order to accommodate high temperature plastics like ABS or PC. There’s also an option for dual extrusion.

Titan Robotic’s latest model, the Cronus, is slightly smaller than the Atlas, with build dimensions of 72 x 30 x 20 feet, but comes with a variety of tool heads for fabrication of more complex parts.

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Large 3D Printer Optomec LENS 850-R

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Optomec’s LENS 850-R System:

  • Build Volume: 44 ft³ (1.2 m³)
  • Build Dimensions: 3.0 x 4.9 x 3.0 ft (0.9 x 1.5 x 0.9 m)
  • Commercially Available? Yes, from $1,200,000 USD.
  • Company: Optomec
  • Process: Laser Engineered Net Shaping (LENS)

What makes this large 3D printer special?

Similar to laser deposition, LENS builds a print layer by layer by melting metal powder with a high-power laser. Put that technology in a hermetically-sealed chamber with full atmosphere control and you have the 850-R.

In addition to building something from scratch, this large 3D printer allows one to add to or repair already existing parts.

Despite being 21st largest printer on this list, it qualifies as the 3rd most expensive. This is likely due to the unique LENS technology.

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Large 3D Printer CoLiDo Mega

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The CoLiDo Mega:

  • Build Volume: 42 ft³ (1.2 m³)
  • Build Dimensions: 3.3ø 4.9h ft (1.0ø 1.5h m)
  • Commercially Available? Yes, for $26,000 USD.
  • Company: CoLiDo
  • Process: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

What makes this large 3D printer special?

From CoLiDo’s wide range of 3D printing products comes the Mega, your affordable large-format solution.

This large 3D printer is unique for two reasons. First, it’s one of the few delta printers in this list. Second, its aluminum alloy frame makes in light and able to resist vibrations while printing.

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Large 3D Printer The Mammoth

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The Mammoth:

  • Build Volume: 41 ft³ (1.2 m³)
  • Build Dimensions: 6.9 x 2.3 x 2.6 ft (2.1 x 0.70 x 0.80 m)
  • Commercially Available? No. (Service)
  • Company: Materialise
  • Process: Stereolithography (SLA)

What makes this large 3D printer special?

The Mammoth is the only printer in this list to use stereolithography (SLA). This may not be surprising given that SLA machines are typically quite expensive to operate. Yet, this doesn’t seem to be a hurdle for Materialise, who operate 13 of the large 3D printer from their headquarters in Leuven, Belgium.

While SLA’s high definition is often used for jewelry and orthodontics, these particular platforms mostly print large prototypes for automotive and high-end design industries.

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Large 3D Printer BigRep ONE

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The BigRep ONE:

  • Build Volume: 36 ft³ (1.0 m³)
  • Build Dimensions: 3.3 x 3.3 x 3.3 ft (1.0 x 1.0 x 1.0 m)
  • Commercially Available? Yes. (Price unknown)
  • Company: BigRep
  • Process: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

What makes this large 3D printer special?

The original BigRep ONE was released in 2014 and continues to be a popular large 3D printer among non-professionals. Its simple design and open platform allow for a straightforward printing process.

Now in its third iteration, the latest model comes with a few upgrades. They include two independent modular print heads for fully flexible dual extrusion and a high throughput extruder.

BigRep also offers another model of large 3D printer, the Studio. Slightly smaller than the ONE, it aims to be a more affordable alternative.

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Large 3D Printer Cheetah

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The Cheetah:

  • Build Volume: 36 ft³ (1.0 m³)
  • Build Dimensions: 3.3 x 3.3 x 3.3 ft (1.0 x 1.0 x 1.0 m)
  • Commercially Available? Yes, for $10,000 USD.
  • Company: Fouche 3D Printing
  • Process: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

What makes this large 3D printer special?

The Cheetah is the creation of South African inventor and engineer Hans Fouche. The name is meant to reflect its speed, given that the large 3D printer has a reported throughput roughly 10 times higher than standard FDM machines. The trade-off is a lower resolution, but this doesn’t stop the Cheetah from creating complex and fully functional prints. Advertised examples include a working lawn mower and a vacuum cleaner.

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Large 3D Printer Moebyus Machines M3

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Moebyus Machines Model M3:

  • Build Volume: 36 ft³ (1.0 m³)
  • Build Dimensions: 3.3 x 3.3 x 3.3 ft (1.0 x 1.0 x 1.0 m)
  • Commercially Available? Yes, for $18,000 USD.
  • Company: Moebyus Machines
  • Process: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

What makes this large 3D printer special?

Like the BigRep ONE, the M3 incorporates an open platform so the user can easily monitor the progress of a print. Unlike the ONE, this device’s print head remains near the top while the print bed gradually lowers.

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Large 3D Printer HORI Z1000

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The HORI Z1000:

  • Build Volume: 36 ft³ (1.0 m³)
  • Build Dimensions: 3.3 x 3.3 x 3.3 ft (1.0 x 1.0 x 1.0 m)
  • Commercially Available? Yes. (Price unknown)
  • Company: Beijing Huitianwei Technology (HORI)
  • Process: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

What makes this large 3D printer special?

The Z1000 is the largest of the 3D printers offered by Chinese company Beijing Huitianwei Technology, better known as HORI. This platform was designed for safety and ease of use. Its fully enclosed chamber allows for a controlled print environment and a simple user interface makes operating the large 3D printer straightforward.

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Large 3D Printer DeltaWASP 3MT

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The DeltaWASP 3MT:

  • Build Volume: 33 ft³ (0.93 m³)
  • Build Dimensions: 3.3ø 3.9h ft (1.0ø 1.2h m)
  • Commercially Available? Yes. (Price unknown)
  • Company: WASP
  • Process: Deposition

What makes this large 3D printer special?

Italian company WASP is back! Unlike its larger cousin, the 3MT is commercially available. And thanks to an exchangeable tool head, it’s a maker’s dream. The large 3D printer comes with 4 attachments: a pellet extruder, a dense fluid extruder (e.g. for clay), a milling machine, and a high-throughput extruder.

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Large 3D Printer Builder Extreme 2000

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The Builder Extreme 2000:

  • Build Volume: 32 ft³ (0.91 m³)
  • Build Dimensions: 2.3 x 2.3 x 6.0 ft (0.70 x 0.70 x 1.8 m)
  • Commercially Available? Yes, for $24,000 USD.
  • Company: Builder 3D Printers
  • Process: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

What makes this large 3D printer special?

With the Extreme 2000, Dutch company Builder 3D Printers aims to offer a professional-grade large 3D printer at an affordable price. It include a dual-extruder and can reportedly print for hundreds of hours without stopping.

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Large 3D Printer The Aeroswift

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The Aeroswift:

  • Build Volume: 26 ft³ (0.74 m³)
  • Build Dimensions: 6.6 x 2.0 x 2.0 ft (2.0 x 0.60 x 0.60 m)
  • Commercially Available? No. (Service)
  • Company: Aerosud
  • Process: Selective Laser Melting (SLM)

What makes this large 3D printer special?

One of the many services provided by South African aeronautical company Aerosud includes is the manufacturing of high-quality aerospace components. Helping with this is the Aeroswift, a metal additive manufacturing machine capable of working with titanium.

The large 3D printer started producing its first parts last year and flight tests confirming their viability are ongoing.

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Large 3D Printer Leapfrog XceL

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The Leapfrog XceL:

  • Build Volume: 23 ft³ (0.65 m³)
  • Build Dimensions: 1.8 x 1.7 x 7.6 ft (0.54 x 0.52 x 2.3 m)
  • Commercially Available? Yes, for $27,000 USD.
  • Company: Leapfrog
  • Process: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

What makes this large 3D printer special?

Dutch company Leapfrog now offers a large-format machine, the XceL. This large 3D printer comes with several useful features, including a dual-extruder, a closed environment, and an automatic print bed calibration system.

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Large 3D Printer Fortus 900mc

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The Fortus 900mc:

  • Build Volume: 18 ft³ (0.51 m³)
  • Build Dimensions: 3.0 x 2.0 x 3.0 ft (0.91 x 0.61 x 0.91 m)
  • Commercially Available? Yes. (Price unknown)
  • Company: Stratasys
  • Process: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

What makes this large 3D printer special?

No list of 3D printers is complete without Stratasys making an appearance. If you want to make industrial-grade end parts using some of the most advanced thermoplastic materials, like Nylon 12 or ULTEM, you’ll need the Fortus 900mc.

Of course the 900mc is only one of several large 3D printer models offered by Stratasys. The runner-up in size is the Objet1000 Plus, with build dimensions of 3.3 x 2.6 x 1.6 feet.

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Large 3D Printer I3D Innovation Multi512

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I3D Innovation’s Multi512:

  • Build Volume: 18 ft³ (0.51 m³)
  • Build Dimensions: 2.6 x 2.6 x 2.6 ft (0.80 x 0.80 x 0.80 m)
  • Commercially Available? Yes, for $65,000 USD.
  • Company: I3D Innovation
  • Process: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

What makes this large 3D printer special?

Based in France, I3D Innovation is a family-run startup company specializing in customized large 3D printer solutions. Their standard product is the Multi512, which includes several impressive features. First and foremost is the steel-welded frame, offering strength and stability against fast print head acceleration. Additionally, the fully-metal extruders are made in-house.

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Large 3D Printer German RepRap X1000

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German RepRap’s Model X1000:

  • Build Volume: 18 ft³ (0.51 m³)
  • Build Dimensions: 3.3 x 2.7 x 2.0 ft (1.0 x 0.80 x 0.60 m)
  • Commercially Available? Yes. (Price unknown)
  • Company: German RepRap
  • Process: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

What makes this large 3D printer special?

Located near Munich, German RepRap offers a number of large 3D printer solutions, the biggest of which is the X1000. Prints with this machine are always high quality thanks to the enclosed environment and specialized ventilation system. It also boasts network capabilities, allowing for files to be transferred without the need for a USB device or SD card.

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Large 3D Printer Merke IV

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The Merke IV:

  • Build Volume: 6.0 ft³ (0.17 m³)
  • Build Dimensions: 3.0 x 2.0 x 1.0 ft (0.91 x 0.61 x 0.30 m)
  • Commercially Available? No. (Service)
  • Company: Norsk Titanium
  • Process: Rapid Plasma Deposition (RPD)

What makes this large 3D printer special?

With their proprietary RPD technology, Norsk Titanium is seeking to revolutionize the additive manufacturing industry. It works by melting titanium in a cloud of argon gas to precisely and rapidly build layers. Given the material and the high quality of the prints, the process is ideally suited for aerospace components.

That’s all, folks – for now. Know of any large 3D printers that we missed? If so, please let us know in the comments below.

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