Prusa, a 3D printer maker, has announced the release of the Original Prusa XL, its largest desktop 3D printer to date.
The FFF system, which was unveiled at Formnext 2021 last week, has a construction space of 360 x 360 x 360mm, which is more than four times larger than the MK3S+ and eight times larger than the MINI+. The XL is alsoPrusa’s first CoreXY 3D printer, which is designed to reduce vibrations for better print quality on larger print jobs.
Prusa’s XL 3D printer
The printer also comes with an optional tool changer that allows customers to utilize up to five different tool heads at the same time.
As a result, the technology is well adapted to producing multi-material prints using up to five different filaments at once.
“The Prusa XL’s large volume capacity will offer up a lot of options for consumers who want to make products on a larger scale than our current product line allows,” Josef Prusa, CEO of Prusa Research, stated. “Nearly every part of the machine has been entirely redesigned from the ground up to ensure that the Prusa XL is the 3D printing technology for a wide range of applications, including prototypes, architectural models, engineering, cosplay accessories, and more.”
Prusa 3D printing on a desktop
Prusa Research, founded in 2012 by Josef Prusa , is one of the most well-known manufacturers in the 3D printing world, with a diverse range of desktop machines aimed at both hobbyists and professionals.
The company’s most well-known product is the i3 3D printer, which is now available in the MK3S+ model.
The machine has a construction volume of 250 x 210 x 210mm and is offered as an assembly kit or a turnkey system that is ready to use.
Prusa has previously attempted to break into the resin 3D printing market with their original SL1 and SL1S Speed systems. The former has a 120 x 68 x 150mm construction volume and a 5.5′′ 2K LCD screen with exceptional precision. The latter, on the other hand, has a build area
that is 25% larger and a print speed that is three times faster than its predecessor.
The XL 3D printer
The XL 3D printer is Prusa’s most premium 3D printer, with a strong aluminium frame and a new bespoke 32-bit control board.
The new Nextruder (next-generation extruder) printhead, which was designed in-house and has a zero-backlash gearbox and a huge no-slip driving gear, is the first of these features. The design, according to reports, provides for better filament management as it is fed, resulting in better print quality.
Prusa has also designed a quick-change nozzle for easy maintenance and less downtime.
The XL also comes with a unique load cell-based levelling technology that promises a perfect initial layer every time. There will be no need for human calibrations or modifications because the system is automated.
When it comes to the build plate, Prusa has created a unique modular bed design in which the print surface is made up of multiple smaller pieces (44 grid) that each heats up separately.
This innovation not only eliminates bed warping but also makes the XL more energy-efficient for smaller constructions because only the necessary parts of the bed can be heated.
Finally, the Prusa XL’s tool shifting capabilities are the most impressive feature. The printer can accept up to five different printheads for multi-material builds, including soluble supports, and may be upgraded at any moment. Each printhead has its own electronics board, is water-resistant, and has an internally built kinematic coupler system that ensures millions of tool changes with no problems.
The Original Prusa XL 3D printer’s technical specs are listed below. Pre-orders for the system are now being accepted, with deliveries expected to begin in Q3 2022.
The Prusa 3D printer will be available in three models at first: single-head ($1,999), dual-head ($2,499), and full five-head ($3,499).
Build volume : 360 x 360 x 360mm
Extruders: Up to 5
Print surface: Magnetic steel sheets, removable
Power loss recovery: Yes
Source: Prusa, yahoo