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The best large volume 3D printers for professionals in 2020


Large volume 3D printers allow you to 3D print large objects in one go. Dozens of cheap, large 3D printers exist, but businesses– big or small– need professional machines that they can rely on. This guide covers large, desktop 3D printers for professionals.

What are the best large volume 3D printers in 2020?

 
Large 3D printers are increasingly popular for businesses. They allow engineers and designers to 3D print larger prototypes without having to break their 3D models into various pieces. These large volume 3D printers are also able to 3D print small production series.

Some challenges can arise with large 3D prints though, including warping issues or mid-print fails. For those that need a workhorse capable of printing big objects successfully, there are definitely some great, professional options out there.

Basing ourselves on feedback from partners and users, we’ve compiled an overview of some of the best large volume 3D printers for professional use. These big 3D printers can sit on a desktop all while offering over 35L of build volume.

We chose reliable machines from manufacturers that have a fair share of market experience, with at least two or three generations of 3D printers on their curriculum.

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Large desktop 3D printers (L): 2020 selection

3D printerBuild volume (mm)Build volume (L)*Price**Country
gCreate gMax 2457 x 457 x 609 mm127 L$3,995United States
eMotion Tech Strateo600 x 420 x 500 mm126 L$16,000France
JCR3D JCR 600580 x 400 x 500 mm116 LSpain
Tractus3D T1250⌀ 350 x 600 mm58 L€3,999Netherlands
Raise3D Pro2 Plus305 x 305 x 605 mm56 L$5,999United States
BCN3D Epsilon420 x 300 x 400 mm50 L$7,799Spain
Fusion3 F410355 x 355 x 315 mm40 L$4,599United States
CreatBot F430400 x 300 x 300 mm36 L$4,000China
This table represents our selection of some of the best large desktop 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.

Overview of the best large format desktop 3D printers

gCreate gMax 2

  • Build volume: 457 x 547 x 609 mm
  • Country: United States
  • Price: $3,995

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The gMax 2 is one of the biggest desktop 3D printers on the market. It offers a huge build size and a robust aluminum structure. Thanks to its 300°C all-metal nozzle, is compatible with a wide range of materials, ranging from PLA to TPU.

This gCreate large volume 3D printer can sit on a desktop, but an optional rolling cart is available separately.

More information: gCreate gMax 2

eMotion Tech Strateo3D

  • Build volume: 600 x 420 x 500 mm
  • Country: France
  • Price: $16,000

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This large volume 3D printer from France hosts a range of professional features, including a dual extruder, a large touchscreen with built-in slicer, and more importantly a heated build chamber. The chamber heats up to 60°C, while the nozzles can reach 350°C and the print bed can heat up to 120°C.

The Strateo3D by eMotion Tech is an office-friendly printer thanks to its HEPA and photocatalytic filters.

More information: eMotion Tech Strateo3D

JCR 3D JCR 600

  • Build volume: 580 x 400 x 500 mm
  • Country: Spain
  • Price: –

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The JCR 600 by JCR 3D, a Grupo Sicnova company spinoff, is an industrial-grade 3D printer that offers a large build area. Its closed chamber is able to heat up to 70°C, with an integrated webcam for remote monitoring.

This printer is also equipped with a dual extruder and is able to print Polycarbonate.

More information: JCR 3D JCR 600

Tractus3D T1250

  • Build volume: ⌀ 350 x 600 mm
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Price: €3,999

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Dutch manufacturer Tractus3D is specialized in developing professional and industrial-grade delta 3D printers (cylindrical build space); they produce some of the world’s largest 3D printers. PLA, PETG, TPE, TPU, and ABS are all compatible with the T1250’s 300°C nozzle.

An optional dual extruder is available as well as Wi-Fi connectivity. While it is easy to use, this large volume 3D printer is also upgradable, for users who like to tweak their equipment and adapt it to specific use cases.

More information: Tractus3D T1250

Raise3D Pro2 Plus

  • Build volume: 305 x 305 x 605 mm
  • Country: United States
  • Price: $5,999

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Raise3D has consistently offered professional-grade 3D printers that are praised by their users. Following the success of the Raise3D N1 and Raise3D N2 series, the Pro2 series is Raise3D’s latest release. The Pro2 Plus offers the biggest build size and is packed with features: dual extrusion, built-in camera, air filter, and more.

The standard Pro2 offers a shorter build size of 305 x 305 x 300 mm and is priced at $3,999. Both versions boast 300°C nozzles in order to print many different types of materials (including carbon fiber enforced filaments).

More information: Raise3D Pro2 Plus

BCN3D Epsilon

  • Build volume: 420 x 300 x 400 mm
  • Country: Spain
  • Price: $7,799

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Announced at formnext 2019, the Epsilon boasts all the latest updates and features. It’s equipped with BCN3D’s signature independent dual extruder, with robust E3D nozzles and powerful Bondtech extruders.

Its chamber is passively heated to up to 60°C to avoid warping and ensure better interlayer adhesion when 3D printing large parts.

More information: BCN3D Epsilon

BCN3D’s Sigmax R19 also provides a large build volume (420 x 297 x 210mm).

Fusion3 F410

  • Build volume: 355 x 355 x 315 mm
  • Country: United States
  • Price: $4,599

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This closed-frame 3D printer is based on Fusion3’s F400 series. It features a heated build chamber that can maintain a constant temperature of 45°C. The F410’s print bed heats up to 140°C, while its extruder goes up to 300°C (compatible with composite filaments such as carbon fiber enforced material).

When it comes to features, the F410 is all set with automatic bed leveling, interchangeable print heads, a filament detector, and more. According to Fusion3, it also has an impressive max printing speed of 250 mm/s.

More information: Fusion3 F410

CreatBot F430

  • Build volume: 400 x 300 x 300 mm
  • Country: China
  • Price: $4,000

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CreatBot is a promising and emerging brand from China. Their CreatBot F430 is an affordable, high-temperature 3D printer with a large build area.

The chamber heats up to 70°C, and an optional 420°C extruder is available optionally. Other interesting features include dual extrusion, auto bed leveling, and an air filter.

More information: CreatBot F430

Runner-ups

There are a few other brands that produce large, high-quality desktop 3D printers, which almost made it to the main list. We didn’t include them for various reasons (e.g. limited distribution network, slightly too small).

Airwolf 3D EVO 22

  • Build volume: 305 x 305 x 578 mm
  • Country: United States
  • Price: $11,995

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The EVO 22 large volume 3D printer is on the higher end of the price spectrum compared to other printers on our list. This can partly be explained by the fact that it is equipped with two build chamber heaters, in addition to its 160°C print bed.

The EVO 22’s nozzle is able to heat up to 315°C for great material compatibility. Airwolf states that the EVO 22 is even able to 3D print metal filament.

More information: Airwolf 3D EVO 22

MakerGear Ultra One

  • Build volume: 406 x 356 x 330 mm
  • Country: United States
  • Price: $12,500

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This industrial-grade large volume 3D printer offers a heated build chamber (50°C), independent dual nozzles that can go up to 300°C, and a print bed that heats up to 140°C. Hence, the Ultra One is compatible with a range of materials, including metal and carbon fiber composites.

It’s also equipped with 10GB of onboard storage, touch probe leveling, and comes with a lifetime Simplify3D license.

More information: MakerGear Ultra One

Zortrax M300 Plus

  • Build volume: 300 x 300 x 300 mm
  • Country: Poland
  • Price: $3,199

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The M300 Plus is based on the award-winning M200 and M300 Zortrax 3D printers from Poland. It has picked up numerous upgrades along the way, such as a redesigned hotend and enhanced extruder and cooling system. This large volume 3D printer even comes with an onboard camera to enable remote print monitoring. Its standard frame is open on top, but an optional air-filtering HEPA cover is available separately. More information: Zortrax M300 Plus

Benefits of large volume desktop 3D printers

3D printing large objects in one go

With a large format 3D printer, you can 3D print a big object in one piece instead of having to separate it into different files to later reassemble and glue them together.

Small production series

Large scale 3D printers enable you to 3D print multiple small objects at a time, which helps save time and energy.

How much does a large 3D printer cost?

Large 3D printers are available in many different price ranges.

Large volume 3D printer price

Prices for large 3D printers depend of many different factors, similar to other 3D printer categories. Some of these factors include:

  • Build: standard or industrial-grade components
  • Extruders and nozzles: single or dual, maximum temperature, material (brass, hardened steel, etc.)
  • Chamber: fully enclosed or open, heated or not
  • Print bed: maximum temperature, material (glass, PEI, …)
  • Features: NFC reader, onboard computer, camera, etc.

Large volume 3D printer prices usually start at around $2,000 and can go all the way up to over $10,000.

FAQ

How big of a 3D printer do I need?

The size you need depends on the size of the objects you’ll be printing.

What is the largest 3D printer available?

The largest 3D printers in the world have build sizes of over 20 cubic meters. They can 3D print furniture, car prototypes, and much more.

How big do 3D printers get?

Some 3D printers are built into shipping containers and therefore offer huge volumes. Concrete construction 3D printers provide even bigger volumes.

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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.