Gigabot 3D Printing Prints Huge Models

Tuesday, March 19th 2013. | Computer & Accessories, Miscellaneous

Kickstarter has helped a bunch of 3D printers hit the street but none of them work with large models. From the affordable RoBo 3D printer to the high end one such as Deltamaker 3D printer, handheld objects are only what they’re capable of printing. Realizing this, re:3D decides to come up with a much bigger machine which they call as Gigabot 3D Printing.

Gigabot 3D Printing

Measuring in at 34 x 34 x 36-inch, it’s a little too cumbersome to be placed on a desktop. Good thing is it allows you to print multiple small objects at once or print one huge model in precision, thanks to 100 micron layer resolution. Unlike Deltamaker’s machine, Gigabot 3D Printing adopts closed enclosure system just like Dream Vendor. Furthermore, along with the increased dimension comes an increased prize. At $2,750, it might be a little to hefty for casual hobbyists. Check out the pitch video below!

Despite being quite costly, Gigabot 3D Printing proves to be the most awaited solution. Only in a couple of days, the campaign has raised fund up to $40,000, which is outstanding. I guess people are bored already with small printed objects. Anyway, the fact that it can print more should also make you more cautious because a technical error would result in a considerable loss of the expensive ABS filament. You know such printers can’t be paused while running as it’s ink counterpart can, don’t you?

Due to some feedback to the interested backers, re:3D is said to be working on shrinking its size a little. This isn’t as easy as it sounds because decreasing the dimension would likely cause the machine to perform poorly. But, lets cross our finger for that.

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