Large 3D Printers

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Intro

When printing on large 3D printers, thermal effects become more pronounced. Here is a study of issues for printing large objects successfully.

Analysis of Industry Standards

  1. Airwolf Axiom 20 $10K - [1]
    1. 150C max temperature (lower than 178C continuous temp for OSE)
    2. 12 by 12 by 20"
    3. Internal heated chamber has 3 heat sources - Tri-heat
    4. internal chamber dries filament in 20 minutes
    5. Uses bed adhesive (consumable). Not state of art.

Papers

  • Deformation with PLA - [2]
  • Study of printing skateboards with Gigabot X - [3]

Cost

  • Gigabot - $9k for kit, $13k for machine - [4]

See Also

Links

  1. Axiom latge 3D printer with enclosure - only 12x12x20, $10k [5]