Thermwood Corporation, known for its industrial CNC and hybrid machines, has recently announced and shown a new 3D printer. Want to print a car or even a boat? This low-cost Large-Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) printer will do it.
This printer is unique in that it uses a vertical 5 foot by 10-foot bed. The team at Thermwood Corporation has said it can print parts that are 5 x 10 x 10 feet.
Their new printer uses an FDM nozzle with their patented bead compression wheel. Parts produced by the printer “are solid, fully fused, vacuum-tight and virtually void-free”.
This printer is intended for industrial printing but is considered low-cost ($250,000). As a small scale hobbyist, I just want a few days on it, so I can print my Transformer! Well, I can dream, right?