The Best Large FDM 3D Printers Available on the Market

Published on March 5, 2024 by Carlota V.

Additive manufacturing is not limited to small parts and models that can be made at home. Increasingly, we are seeing machines with extremely large build volumes as the technologies continue to industrialize, eliminating the need to assemble different components to create a larger part. These types of large format professional 3D printers can rely on different processes, however, in this latest ranking, we will focus on fused deposition modeling (FDM) technology. As such, we have selected some of the best largest professional FDM 3D printers (with volumes above 800 liters) to give a quick overview of the market and the available AM solutions for creating XXL quality objects. The printers have been sorted by print volume, starting with the largest. 

The CFAM Prime Large-Format 3D Printer From CEAD

The CFAM Prime, an industrial large-format 3D printer from Netherlands-based CEAD, offers a vast print volume of 4,000 x 2,000 x 1,500 mm (12,000L). Designed for 24/7 use, it excels in the production of very large parts. Printing with the CFAM Prime is fast, reducing lead times, especially for complex products, with the ability to print several parts simultaneously on the build bplate. Compatible with various materials such as PETG, PLA, ABS, PET, PEEK and many others, its price is available on request via a quote directly from the company.

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Super Discovery 3D Printer Workstation

Launched in 2017 by CNC manufacturer Barcenas, the Super Discovery 3D Printer Workstation is a workstation designed to meet the needs of Industry 4.0. Using direct pellet extrusion (DPE) technology, it is capable of manufacturing large parts at high speed, and also of significantly reducing production costs, as it uses raw material in pellet form. On a more technical level, it has a standard print volume of 1.3 x 2.5 x 1 m³ (3,250L), a closed chamber, a build plate that can be heated to 150ºC, an extruder that is capable of reaching 410ºC, and incorporates CNC technology for post-processing by milling. In terms of materials, the machine can work with a wide variety of thermoplastics (ABS, ULTEM, PC, PPE, ASA, etc.).

The EXT 1270 Titan Pellet 3D Printer From 3D Systems

The EXT 1270 Titan Pellet, formerly known as the Titan Atlas 3.6, is 3D Systems’ large-format industrial 3D printer. It aims to optimize production while offering great versatility throughout the printing process. Thanks to pellet extrusion technology, it achieves speeds up to 10 times faster than traditional filament extrusion printers. Furthermore, with a print volume of 1,270 mm x 1,270 mm x 1,829 mm (2,949L), it can create extremely large parts. Features include an advanced motion control system and a second pellet extruder. Whether for prototypes, tooling or final parts, the EXT 1270 Titan Pellet offers a high-performance, efficient 3D printing solution, guaranteeing increased productivity while preserving quality.

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The Magnum From The Industry Sweden

The Industry Sweden, founded in 2015, is committed to establishing an innovative global network of large-scale sustainable 3D solutions. Their large-format FDM printer, known as the Magnum, boasts a print volume of 2.16 m³ (2,160 L) and a print capacity of up to almost 13 kilos of material per hour. This 3D printer aims to reduce the waste generated by traditional methods by producing parts only on demand. The Magnum also offers several nozzles from 2 to 10 mm, combined with a powerful E25 extruder.

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3D Dream’s 1300 Hybrid Solution

3D Dream’s 1300 Hybrid is a large-format 3D printer. It features both DPE (Direct Pellet Extruder) and FDM technology. In addition, PPFV, PPFC, PLA and TECH materials are compatible with this printer. Its print volume is 1,300 x 1,300 x 1,000 mm (1,690L) and its print speed is 85mm/s. The 1300 Hybrid’s build plate is fixed and features a self-leveling function. The 3D printer also features a filament sensor, PT1000 temperature sensor and LED lighting. Features include a webcam, 15″ touch screen, integrated USB drive, Ethernet connection, 32-bit processor and WIFI with remote control of working status.

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The NX3500 from NEXUM

The Dutch manufacturer has developed a range of large-format printers dedicated to industry, the largest of which is the NX3500. Featuring a print volume of 1,000 x 2,000 mm (1,650 L) and a speed of 600 mm/s, this 3D printer offers a heated build plate that can reach 110°C, making it compatible with a wide variety of polymers including PLA and ABS, though not high-temperature thermoplastics (>300°C). Its 7″ touch screen makes it easy to set up and operate. It also boasts features such as automatic bed levelling and a weight approaching 400 kg. Two more compact models, the NX300 and NX2300, offer a basic print volume of 1000 mm, but heights of 1500 mm and 900 mm respectively.

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The Sequoia FDM 3D Printer From 3ntr

Among large-format FDM 3D printers, we can cite the Sequoia industrial solution from Italian manufacturer 3ntr. With a print volume of 1,200 x 1,100 x 900 mm (1,188 L), this 3D printer features a closed chamber suitable for printing standard and technical polymers. In addition to its ability to print large-format parts, it can also extrude polymers such as TPU and carbon fiber, as well as materials certified for medical use.

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The Exabot From re:3D

The Exabot represents an evolution of the well-known large-format Gigabot FDM printers, with extended printing capabilities and an improved height of 1.83 meters. Offering a print volume of 762 x 762 x 1,829 mm ( 1,061L) , the Exabot makes it easy to produce large-scale prints using a variety of materials such as ABS, TPU, nylon and polycarbonate. What’s more, this printer has features that ensure greater precision and control throughout the printing process. It is compatible with most operating systems (Mac, Windows and Linux) and supports a wide range of software, including Simplify3D and Slic3r. Finally, it can handle thermoplastics melting at under 320 ºC, and boasts a print speed of up to 60 mm/s.

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Photo Credits: re:3D

The BigRep One V4

The BigRep One is a large-format 3D printer designed in Germany. It is ideally suited to prototyping, production and a multitude of applications. It is already widely used in sectors such as design, architecture, research and education. This 3D printer offers great configuration flexibility to suit individual needs. Options include a single, dual or twin extruder, as well as a choice of different colors. BigRep One is compatible with a wide variety of materials, including HI-TEMP, HI-TEMP CF, PETG, PLA, PLX, PRO HAT, TPU 98A and BVOH. The One V4 version of the printer weighs around 460 kg and has overall dimensions of 1850 x 2250 x 1725 mm, with a print volume of one cubic meter (1,000 L). It also offers adjustable layer thicknesses of 0.3, 0.6 or 1.0 mm, and a print speed of 500 mm/s.

The CreatBot D1000 Professional 3D Printer

Chinese manufacturer CreatBot presents the D1000, one of their professional large-format 3D printers. This is an enhanced version of the F1000 model. With a print volume of 1,000 x 1,000 x 1,000 mm (1,000L), this 3D printer is ideal for manufacturing large parts. It features a heating plate capable of reaching 100°C and a closed chamber rising to 60°C. The D1000 is also equipped with a new intelligent dual-extruder kit, capable of reaching a temperature of 420°C. What’s more, it boasts a print speed of 120mm/s and is compatible with materials such as ABS, PLA, PETG and nylon.

WASP 3MT HDP 3D Printer

The 3MT HDP is one of the largest, industrial printers from Italian company WASP, known for its large 3D printers including for construction. Designed to print objects of up to 1 meter in diameter and 1 meter in height (1000 L), it is compatible with thermoplastic, technical and recycled plastic pellets (thanks to a heated chamber that can reach up to 150°C and a hotend temperature maxing out at 350°C). Not only that, but this delta-style FDM printer includes features like closed loop brushless motors, negative pressure HEPA filters, steel core precision belts, pneumatic continuous feeding, safety door sensors with pneumatic brakes, a new patented heated chamber and active vacuum build plate control. Making it an ideal solution for even office or exhibition areas for big, industrial parts. 

The Extreme 3000 Pro Large-Format Professional 3D Printer

Dutch manufacturer Builder is dedicated to the development of FDM 3D printers, mainly those that are large-format. Its range of printers includes the Extreme series and, more specifically, the Extreme 3000 Pro. This industrial 3D printer offers a maximum print volume of 1,100 × 1,100 × 820 mm (992.2 L). Equipped with 3 nozzles of different diameters (0.4, 0.8 and 1.2 mm), it optimizes print quality and time to suit each user’s needs. As well as being able to work with PLA, ABS, PET and other flexible filaments, it offers interesting features such as end-of-filament detection, automatic leveling and access to the Simplify3D slicer. According to the manufacturer, the Extreme 3000 Pro 3D printer is ideal for prototypes, final parts and large molds.

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The Modix BIG-Meter Large-Format Professional 3D Printer

Israeli manufacturer Modix specializes in large-format additive manufacturing. Its range includes the BIG-Meter model, now in its fourth generation. The machine features a print volume of 980 x 1000 x 1000 mm (980 liters) and automatic bed leveling. It is equipped with an optional IDEX extruder, an enclosed printing chamber and a 7″ touch screen for easy parameter control. The printhead has been upgraded to deliver higher throughput, higher print temperatures and greater reliability. It can be replaced quickly and easily, enabling a wide range of filaments to be used. Finally, the BIG-Meter large-format 3D printer is equipped with a series of sensors to detect any printing problems, such as nozzle jamming or under-extrusion.

Photo credits: Modix

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  1. L V Hatcher says:

    What does your F100 cost

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