Big 3D Printers

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Big 3D Printers

So a lot of people look for a 3D printer with a big build area, so I’ve collected some Big 3D printers and a list of pros and cons. Feel free to suggest your recommendations in the comments and I’ll add them.

gMax 3D Printer – Big 3D printers

So lets start with the gMax, there are two versions: gMax 1.5 and gMax 1.5XT. Now thew gMax printers are big, really big : The XT version has a build area of 406.4 x 406.4 x 533.4 (16” x 16” x 21′). A YouTube channel called 3DPrintingNerd has made lots of videos on this printer.

gMax 1.5XT source -Big 3D printers :https://shop.gcreate.com/products/the-gmax-1-5-xt-the-next-big-thing-in-3d-printing?variant=5588510147
gMax 1.5XT source :https://shop.gcreate.com/products/the-gmax-1-5-xt-the-next-big-thing-in-3d-printing?variant=5588510147

Pros:

-It’s very big

-Metal construction

-Optional dual extruder

-All the printers can be customised and are built per order

Cons

-Expensive

-No heated bed

-The user must be experienced, the bed levelling can be difficult

Price (Starting price) : $ 2,995.00

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Robo 3D R1 Plus – Big 3D printers

This is the Robo 3D R1 Plus, it is a pre-built printer with off line printing , direct drive extruder, heated bed, offline SD card printing and auto levelling bed. The printer receives mostly positive feedback however it does have some bad reviews on Amazon. Overall I would say this printer is really good for the price. The build volume is 254 * 228.6 * 203.2 (10″ x 9″ x 8″), so the Robo has fairly big bed compared to most printers .

Robo 3D R1 Plus 3D Printer - Big 3D printers
Robo 3D R1 Plus 3D Printer

Pros:

Auto Levelling: A great feature for a big print bed!

-Heated Bed

-Offline SD card printing

-Good value

-Direct Drive Extruder

-24/7 Support

Cons:

Step up can be annoying if you are not experienced

-The 6 months warranty doesn’t cover many

-The bed is big , but not  massive.

Price : $799.99

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Hatchbox 3D PTR-ALPHA Delta Printer – Big 3D printers

The first delta printer on this list. This has a print area of 300mm (11.811″) in diameter with 330mm (12.9921″) in height. Now that is a very big bed, which is also heated and has automatic levelling. It prints off an SD card. One advantage with this printer is that it will be faster than a cartesian printer as it is a delta printer, which will help print those big parts quicker The quality from this printer is also very good.

Hatchbox delta 3D printer. Source Amazon.com - Big 3D printers
Hatchbox delta 3D printer. Source Amazon.com

Pros:

-Big Print area

-Good prints

-Heated bed

-Fast prints

-Offline SD card printing

Cons;

-Delta printers can be harder to calibrate and maintain

Price : $997.61 (+$102.35 shipping)

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Ultimaker 2 Extended+  – Big 3D printers

The Ultimaker is another pre-made high end printer that will print pretty much out of the box. It has a heated bed, offline print and sturdy construction. It would be really good if the enclosure could be closed for ABS prints but sadly it is left open. However I don’t think it would be too hard to add a door on. It has a build volume of 22.3 X 22.3 X 30.5 cm which is good, the height gives it a good size.

Ultimaker 2 Extended+ Source : Amazon.com - Big 3D printers
Ultimaker 2 Extended+
Source : Amazon.com

Pros:

-Good print volume

-All ready to go out of the box

-Low maintenance

Cons

-Expensive

-Not fully enclosed

Price : $2,999 (+ $65 Shipping)

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4 Comments
  1. Hans Fouche says

    Hi,
    Nice Printers, but they all still prints with expansive filament, and expensive nozzles…
    Look at this Printer, from South Africa….
    http://3dprintingbusiness.directory/custom-chair-3d-printed-one-day-hans-fouche/
    😉
    Hans

  2. Stan Baldwin says

    Is there a upgrade to put a heated bed on a gMax? I like the build volume, but I have to have a heated bed.

  3. Brandon Woods says

    Great post here. we’re looking to purchase a 3D printer and you’ve mentioned some that sound like they’re right up our alley. And the prices aren’t too bad, even for the more expensive ones.

  4. [email protected] says

    These are nice looking printers. Wish I could afford one.

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