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This guide covers the best large format 3D printers for businesses. We included printers in various price ranges, from $3,500 to over $70K. If you need any additional information or advice, please reach out to us via our quote contact form.

What is the best large format 3D printer for professionals?

 
When searching for a large format 3D printer, you can find anything from large desktop 3D printers to huge industrial AM systems.

In this guide, we’ll be focusing on big 3D printers that sit right in between those two categories. They offer much bigger volumes than desktop printers, but they won’t take up a whole office or room like XXL-sized additive manufacturing systems.

The XL 3D printers we’ve selected for this guide all use FDM/FFF technology with build volumes of over 200L. They’re designed with professionals in mind and their prices range from $3,500 to $70K and above for some.

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Large format 3D printer: 2019 selection

3D printersBuild volume (mm)Build volume (L)*CountryPrice**Buy
3D Platform 400 Series WorkBench Xtreme1000 x 1500 x 700 mm1050 LUnited States$49,999Quote
BigRep ONE V31005 x 1005 x 1005 mm1015 LGermany$39,000Quote
CreatBot F10001000 x 1000 x 1000 mm1000 LChina$29,999Quote
Builder Extreme 2000 PRO700 x 700 x 1700 mm833 LNetherlands€24,995Quote
Cosine Additive AM1850 x 850 x 1100 mm795 LUnited States$72,000Quote
German RepRap X10001000 x 800 x 600 mm480 LGermany$70,000Quote
Modix Extra Large 120 X1200 x 610 x 610 mm447 LIsrael$6,000Quote
WASP DeltaWASP 60100600 x 600 x 1000 mm360 LItaly€12,500Quote
BigRep Studio G2500 x 1000 x 500 mm250 LGermany€60,000Quote
Modix Big 60 V2610 x 610 x 610 mm227 LIsrael$3,500Quote
CreatBot D600 Pro600 x 600 x 600 mm216 LChina$9,900Quote
This table represents our selection of some of the best large format 3D printers on the market. They are ranked from biggest to smallest.

*Build volume (L): numbers have been rounded up or down.
**Price: these base prices are indicative and may vary over time and/or from one country to another (taxes, shipping, etc.).
Note: We haven’t tested all of the 3D printers in this list. For more information on our methodology, see how we work. To get a more extensive overview of what’s on the market, you can use our 3D printer comparison engine (world’s largest!).

Overview of the best large format 3D printers

3D Platform 400 WorkBench Xtreme large format 3D printer

3D Platform 400 Series WorkBench Xtreme

  • Build volume: 1000 x 1500 x 700 mm
  • Country: United States
  • Price: $49,999

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This large format 3D printer with dual extrusion is customizable. Various extruders are available, and it’s possible to add an enclosure. The enclosure can be heated and/or include an air filter as well.

It’s possible to choose from two different control systems; with Wi-Fi or with Ethernet connectivity. The automatic leveling probe touches over 400 points on the print bed to ensure optimal calibration.

More information: 3D Platform 400 Series WorkBench Xtreme

large format 3D printer BigRep ONE

BigRep ONE

  • Build volume: 1005 x 1005 x 1005 mm
  • Country: Germany
  • Price: $39,000

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The BigRep ONE, currently in its third generation of upgrades and updates, is one of the only large-sized 3D printers to provide independent dual extrusion (IDEX). IDEX can cut production times in half thanks to duplication or mirror modes.

The printer’s large touchscreen grants access to the webcam and allows users to resume prints even after a power outage. The filament holder is able to hold multiple spools of up to 8kg.

It doesn’t have an automatic calibration system, but it does have semi-auto leveling to help speed up the bed leveling process.

More information: BigRep ONE V3

Big 3D printer Creatbot F1000

Creatbot F1000

  • Build volume: 1000 x 1000 x 1000 mm
  • Country: China
  • Price: $29,999

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The F1000 offers a full cubic meter of fully enclosed and heated (60°C) build volume. There’s also a filament chamber that can hold two spools of up to 5kg each and heat up to 45°C or 65°C.

It’s dual nozzles are able to heat up to 420°C, while the print bed heats up to 100°C. Compatible materials range from standard PLA and ABS to PETG and carbon fiber-filled and flexible materials.

In terms of user-friendliness, the F1000 offers an intuitive, 8-inch color touchscreen and automatic bed leveling.

More information: CreatBot F1000

Builder Extreme 2000 PRO big professional 3D printer

Builder Extreme 2000 PRO

  • Build volume: 700 x 700 x 1700 mm
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Price: $24,995

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The Builder Extreme 2000 PRO is a user-friendly 3D printer with a fully closed frame. It’s possible to adjust lighting and temperatures from the printer’s 7-inch touchscreen. An onboard camera allows you to check in on print progress from a smartphone or computer.

This printer offers dual extrusion and easily swappable nozzles for material versatility. There are two closed filament compartments, filament detection, and the front door locks automatically during 3D printing.

An air filter and BOFA air extractor are available optionally.

More information: Builder Extreme 2000 PRO

large format 3D printer Cosine Additive AM1

Cosine Additive AM1

  • Build volume: 850 x 850 x 1100 mm
  • Country: United States
  • Price: $72,000

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The AM1 is a comprehensive additive manufacturing system. It integrates an onboard camera for remote monitoring, multiple connectivity options, and the printer’s heated aluminum bed (up to 200°C) only requires leveling once during installation.

Cosine Additive uses high-quality components and parts, from the ballscrews to the servo motors, ensuring excellent accuracy and repeatability. Additionally, it’s equipped with both filament and pellet feed systems, with 500°C dual extrusion on top of that. The AM1’s insulated build chamber is able to heat up to 100°C in order to prevent warping.

It’s also possible to customize the printer’s colors according to your branding, which is a thoughtful touch.

More information: Cosine Additive AM1

large format 3D printer German RepRap X1000

German RepRap X1000

  • Build volume: 1000 x 800 x 600 mm
  • Country: Germany
  • Price: $70,000

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The X1000 by German RepRap is an industrial-grade 3D printer with a large build size. It’s designed to be a reliable workhorse that can print high-quality parts and prototypes.

It is equipped with filament detection, a large touchscreen with Wi-Fi or Ethernet connectivity, and an all-metal hot end that can heat up to 290°C. The door also locks automatically when a print is launched.

Optional features include a dual extruder, heated print bed, and a CO2 fire extinguishing system.

More information: German RepRap X1000

Modix Extra Large 120 X

Modix Extra Large 120 X

  • Build volume: 1200 x 610 x 610 mm
  • Country: Israel
  • Price: $6,000

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Modix produces XL-sized 3D printer kits with high-quality components such as E3D Volcano hotends and Titan extruders. Its auto-calibration function probes the print bed’s level at 100 different points for optimal leveling.

This 3D printer is customizable: it can boast single or dual extrusion, and can come with or without an enclosure. The print bed is heated in two different zones, and it’s possible to choose to heat one or both zones depending on the size of your prints.

More information: Modix Extra Large 120X

WASP DeltaWASP 60100 big delta 3D printer

WASP DeltaWASP 60100

  • Build volume: 600 x 600 x 1000 mm
  • Country: Italy
  • Price: €12,500

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WASP, based in Italy, produces an extensive range of delta-type 3D printers. The DeltaWASP 60100 is one of the largest 3D printers in their catalogue, aside from their construction 3D printers of course.

Its build plate is automatically calibrated and is able to heat up to 120°C. An optional LDM WASP extruder is available in order to print paste-type materials such as clay. In addition, the WASP DeltaWASP 60100’s frame is closed and heated.

More information: WASP DeltaWASP 60100

BigRep Studio G2 large size 3D printer professional

BigRep Studio G2

  • Build volume: 500 x 1000 x 500 mm
  • Country: Germany
  • Price: €60,000

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BigRep’s second and most recent version of the STUDIO is designed to process both abrasive and engineering-grade materials with its dual ruby nozzles. The filament chamber is sliced in half, leaving room for two independently-controlled environments that each accommodate one spool of material.

This large format 3D printer features a big color touchscreen for an intuitive user experience, paired with accurate ETA and material amount predictions from BigRep BLADE software.

More information: BigRep Studio G2

Modix Big 60 V2 big 3D printer professional

Modix Big 60 V2

  • Build volume: 610 x 610 x 610 mm
  • Country: Israel
  • Price: $3,500

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The Big 60 is a flagship Modix 3D printer that is in its second generation. Its 130°C print bed features dual zone heating, which means that users can choose to heat only part of the print bed to save energy, if the parts to print are smaller.

This big 3D printer also features automatic bed leveling, a closed frame, and a filament detector. Additionally, it comes with various nozzles ranging from 0.15 mm to 1.2 mm in diameter.

The fact that the Big 60 V2 comes as a kit to be assembled contributes to keeping its price affordable for small businesses.

More information: Modix Big 60 V2

CreatBot D600 Pro 3D printer large build size

Creatbot D600 Pro

  • Build volume: 600 x 600 x 600 mm
  • Country: China
  • Price: $9,900

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This professional 3D printer with a large build size is compatible with a wide range of filaments. This is thanks to its all-metal hotend that can reach up to 420°C and its fully enclosed and heated chamber (70°C). In addition, the printer integrates a filament-drying compartment that heats up to 65°C.

Other features include a dual extruder, a touchscreen, filament detection as well as a BLTouch sensor for automatic bed leveling.

According to CreatBot, the first batch of this 3D printer series has been up and running for five years with over 8,000 hours of 3D printing.

More information: CreatBot D600 Pro

Special mentions: big 3D printer alternatives

In this section, we mention a few alternatives.

Below are a few alternatives to the printers in our main selection.

Dowell 3D DM 1610

  • Build volume: 1600 x 100 x 100mm
  • Country: China
  • Price: $4,820

This large format 3D printer comes as semi kit to be assembled. It features automatic bed leveling, and dual extrusion is available optionally.

SeeMeCNC BOSSdelta 0521

  • Build volume: 500 dia x 2100 mm
  • Country: United States
  • Price: $7,495

SeeMeCNC is a US-based delta 3D printer manufacturer. The BOSSdelta comes in various build sizes, the 0521 version being the largest.

re3D Gigabot XLT 3+

  • Build volume: 590 x 760 x 900 mm
  • Country: United States
  • Price: $16,995

The Gigabot 3+ is equipped with a dual extruder with nozzles that heat up to 320°C.

Stacker S4-XL

  • Build volume: 610 x 610 x 610 mm
  • Country: United States
  • Price: $29,999

This large-sized 3D printer boasts quadruple extruders that can be mounted in either direct or Bowden configuration.

Buying guide for professional large format 3D printers

These are some of the things you should take into account when deciding on which 3D printer to buy.

What do you plan on 3D printing?

Having the absolute best large format 3D printer can be reassuring, but you may be overdoing it depending on your printing frequency and the materials you’ll be using.

High-temperature features– like a 450°C nozzle or 200°C print bed– will only truly be useful if you want to print with materials like PEI (ULTEM), PEEK, or PEKK.

Heated build chambers are good to have in any case, even if you’re only printing with PLA. They help reduce warping, a phenomenon that is even more common with large-sized prints. It is recommended to have at least a closed frame.

If you think you will be printing with abrasive materials such as carbon fiber filled filament, note that you will need a high-quality, all-metal nozzle. This is often the case with professional and industrial 3D printers, but double-check before you place any orders.

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Other functionalities

  • Dual extrusion: a dual extruder can be used to print two materials at a time, including support material.
  • Onboard camera: with an onboard camera, you can check on your print progress remotely.
  • Filament detection: this feature has become more or less standard and detects if the spool is finished or not. Often, the printer pauses itself automatically to avoid printing mid-air without material.
  • Automatic bed leveling: some printers only need to be calibrated once during installation, but usually it’s recommended to level your print bed before each print. Automatic bed leveling helps save time and may deliver better results than manual leveling.
  • Heated filament chamber: heating the filament before and while it’s being 3D printed allows for better 3D printing quality.

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About this author

Ludivine Cherdo

Ludivine is in charge of Aniwaa's content strategy and works towards providing useful, informative content, including detailed guides based on her deep knowledge of the additive manufacturing scene. She also reviews 3D printers and stays on top of the latest industry news and trends. After growing up in the US and living in Spain, Chile, and Cambodia, Ludivine is now based in France.