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Usually when we talk about affordable 3D printers the lower price does come at the cost of the available build volume you get, or that is true at least for most already assembled devices. If you want a device that has a larger build volume available to be able to print bigger 3D objects, then normally the price literally skyrockets and can go as high as tens of thousands of dollars for the BigRep ONE for example that offers 1.3 cubic meters of build volume. But you can find devices that still offer larger build volume than most of the traditionally available FDM/FFM 3D printers that are not much more expensive than devices that have two times smaller print volume. One such example is the CreatorBot 3D printer that started with a successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter and apparently is now shipping for the backers of the project. But even if you did not back the project on Kickstarter you can already order the device and have it shipped to you early next year.


The main advantage of the CreatorBot 3D is that it offers a larger print volume than other similar devices in the same price range, with it you are able to print thing at up to 305x305x457mm (12″x12″x18″) size and the price of the base configuration starts at $1595 USD. This includes the CreatorBot 3D with a single extruder, no heated build platform and an open box frame and no WiFi, but you can upgrade the device to get extra features available should you need them or directly go for the Pro package available for $1845 USD that has dual extruders, heated bed and acrylic enclosure and for extra $75 USD you can also get WiFi support. The CreatorBot 3D is made in USA, but it is being shipped worldwide, so you can order it directly from the website of 3D PrinterWorks that are making the device.

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A German company called BigRep GmbH is making an interesting 3D FDM printer that offers a massive 1.3 m3 volume (1100 x 1067 x 1097mm) giving you the ability to 3D print really big things. The printer is called BigRep ONE and is essentially an FDM (Fused deposition modeling) 3D printer that extrudes thermoplastic just like the smaller and more affordable devices are. While having up to 27 times the volume of a large desktop 3D printer, the BigRep ONE.2 costs only about 5 times as much as the biggest desktop machine available from other manufacturers. Do note that the information available on the official website could be a bit confusing and contradicting as apparently it has not been updated to correctly reflect the updated specifications of the new BigRep ONE.2 everywhere (apparently a version 2 of the device).

The resolution that the printer supports is from 100 micron (0.1 mm) to 1 mm, equipped with dual nozzle extruder, heated build platform and designed to print using PLA, CoPolymere, Laywood and Laybrick filament, though it can also print with various other materials, but support for them is considered experimental. The suggested retail price of the device is €36000 EURO and the transport would add some extra along with setup and installation fee should you need assistance with that. Do note that the BigRep ONE.2 3D printer itself if quite big which is expected for a device with such a large build volume. It is surely an interesting products that shows the possibilities of larger scale 3D printing for businesses that are not able to invest hundreds of thousands for hardware.

For more information about the BigRep ONE.2 large build volume 3D printer….