3DP Unlimited's large format X1000 3D printer lets you print bigger

10/06/2014 - 01:36
For architects or naval architects, it is important to be able to print out usable presentation items such as a city scape and building facade to present to customers. But most of the desktop printer isn't big enough. A company called 3DP Unlimited has developed a large format 3D printer that has a build volume of 1m x 1m x 0.5m (39″ x 39″ x 19″), significantly larger than other prosumer and desktop 3D printers, so you can print one-to-one scale prototypes and models or multiple production parts at once.
Built on open source control platforms, the X1000 3D printer is capable of printing objects with layer resolution down to 70 microns. The X1000 utilizes integrated stepper motor / amplifiers, with microstepping up to 25000 steps per revolution and also features the combination of accurate mechanical components and drive mechanisms with repeatable smooth motors and motion control for large format prints.

The X1000 was designed and built for engineers to decrease design cycles and increase speed to market. For keeping the cost low, the printer utilizes open source software and control platforms. The X1000 is offered in two versions:
The Base printer is mounted on an industrial cart with the price starting at $15,999. It includes LED display with SD card, filament spool rack with 1 kg spool of 3mm PLA filament. The Base-Plus printer is mounted on an enclosed industrial cart, and the price is $16,699.


Build envelope: 1m x 1m x 0.5m (39″ x 39″ x 19″)
Layer resolution: As low as 70 micron (0.0027″)
Nozzle diameter: 0.4mm
Filament diameter: 3mm
Print bed: Heated borosilicate, 5mm thick
XYZ Axis: Lead screw driven SIMO series linear actuators, screw max values: 640 RPM, 16000 mm/min, 267 mm/sec
Stepper motors: Nema 23 stepper motors with integrated amplifier and 800 micro-stepping.
Printer size: 1.422 x 1.358 x 0.990 m (56″ x 53.5″ x 39″)
Material compatibility: ABS, PLA
Connectivity: USB
Weight: 300 lbs

Check out the large format 3D prints made on the X1000 3D printer below. You can also see X1000 3D printer at Detroit's Rapid Conference and Expo between June 9th and 12th, or at the Automation Technology Expo East in the Javits Center on Jun 10-12, 2014 in New York.


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