The 14 largest 3D printers in 2017

What are the best 3D printers with very large build volumes?

Large scale 3D printers have been in the spotlight for quite some time. When we say large scale, we mean large– these machines can 3D print objects with dimensions of over 1 meter. Indeed, they can be used to 3D print pieces of furniture, large prototypes, or several series of smaller objects in one go. More and more manufacturers are joining in the race to create the largest 3D printers.

The professional 3D printers featured in our article are basically super-sized versions of ordinary desktop 3D printers. They all use extrusion 3D printing technology (FFF) and work the same way as regular desktop printers. This list of the largest 3D printers commercially available follows certain selection criteria:

  • Build volume greater than 0.45 m³
  • Extrusion 3D printing technology
  • Available under $60,000

Our selection does not include industrial additive manufacturing 3D printing systems, nor house 3D printers, which fit into a different category. However, to offer a comprehensive view of the market we did include some as special mentions in the last section of this article.

The best 14 largest 3D printers in 2017

3D printerCountryBuild size (mm)Build volume (m³)Price (MSRP*)
Erectorbot EB 2076 LX United States6096 x 2133 x 182923.78$46,425
THE BOXSweden1500 x 1100 x 15002.48$60,000
Tractus3D T3500 RTPNetherlands1000 x 1000 x 19001.90€34,500
CoLiDo MegaChina1000 x 1000 x 15001.50$26,000
DeltaWASP 3MTItaly3000 x 3000 x 30001.20€22,400
3D Platform 400 SeriesUnited States1000 x 1500 x 7001.05$36,999
Titan Robotics Atlas 2.0 United States915 x 915 x 12201.02$26,200
BigRep ONEGermany1005 x 1005 x 10051.02$40,000
Moebyus Machines M3Spain1000 x 1000 x 10001.00€14,995
HORI Z1000China1000 x 1000 x 10001.00$40,000
Extreme Builder 2000 Netherlands700 x 700 x 18200.89€18,995
Zilla3D DeltazillaUnited States750 x 750 x 12200.69$7,995
Leapfrog XceLNetherlands510 x 500 x 23000.59€22,499
German RepRap X1000Germany1000 x 800 x 6000.48$65,500
The selection of the large volume 3D printers is based on decreasing build volume.
*MSRP: Manufacturer suggested retail price.

BigRep ONE v3, one of the largest 3D printers on the market.

The BigRep ONE v3 is one of the largest 3D printers on the market.

Applications for large scale 3D printing

Super-sized 3D printers have many applications, including 3D printing furniture in one piece, large-scale prototypes or even small production series.

3D printing furniture

The largest 3D printers can be used to 3D print furniture in one go. This includes tables, chairs and even bathtubs. Also, 3D printing furniture can generate unique, complex pieces that would be difficult to create otherwise. Customized furniture is becoming more and more accessible thanks to extra large 3D printers.

The Builder Extreme 2000 3D printing a yacht prototype.

The Builder Extreme 2000 3D printing a 700 mm yacht prototype.
Credit: BUILDER

The BigRep One in action.
CreditQMES

3D printing large prototypes

The professional large scale 3D printers featured in our article can also be used to 3D print large prototypes. This enables businesses to test out their products before actually launching production. Industrial designers and engineers are able to perform more revisions in significantly less time. Hence, they can test their future products extensively while at the same time reducing the production-to-market time.

3D printing production series

Large scale 3D printers don’t have to exclusively 3D print large objects and prototypes. Their huge build platform also enables 3D printing big series of smaller objects. This increases productivity and efficiency compared to smaller 3D printers.

Overview of the best large scale professional 3D printers

The 3D printers featured in this overview are professional 3D printers that features very large build size. The order in which these 3D printers are listed is purely based on decreasing build volume.

A huge 3D printed T-Rex thanks to BLB Industries' THE BOX.

Large T-Rex skull 3D printed by THE BOX.
Credit: BLB Industries

The EB 2076 LX by Erectorbot is a super-sized 3D printer.

Erectorbot EB 2076 LX

  • Build size: 6096 x 2133 x 1829 mm
  • Build volume: 23.78 m3
  • Country: United States
The EB 2076 LX is a very large format professional 3D printer made by Erectorbot, a manufacturer based in the United States. The Erectorbot EB 2076 LX features a dual extruder, ideal for 3D printing using two colors or materials. Despite its massive build size, the EB 2076 LX also boasts a moving heated bed with a 12 volt auxiliary reserve for 3D printing using ABS filaments.

  • Price: $46,425
THE BOX by BLB Industries is an XXL 3D printer.

BLB Industries THE BOX

  • Build size: 1500 x 1100 x 1500 mm
  • Build volume: 2.48 m3
  • Country: Sweden
THE BOX is a large volume professional 3D printer made by BLB Industries, a Swedish manufacturer. This huge 3D printer uses granulate material in order to reduce costs. This also allows users to use a wide variety of thermoplastics. THE BOX features multiple nozzle diameters, ideal for 3D printing using varying thickness. BLB Industries’ THE BOX is capable of 3D printing up to 6 kg per hour.

  • Price: $60,000
The Tractus3D T3500 RTP offers a very large build volume.

Tractus3D T3500 RTP

  • Build size: 1000 x 1000 x 1900 mm
  • Build volume: 1.90 m3
  • Country: Netherlands

The T3500 RTP, a huge delta 3D printer, offers a massive build size that can 3D print to an exact scale of 1:1 up to 1.9 meters high. The large-scale Tractus3D T3500 RTP can 3D print exotic materials such as PEEK and ULTEM (PEI). This 3D printer features a heated bed and can be equipped with an optional dual extruder.

  • Price: €34,500

 

The CoLiDo Mega, an XXL 3D printer for XXL 3D prints.

CoLiDo Mega

  • Build size: 1000 x 1000 x 1500 mm
  • Build volume: 1.50 m3
  • Country: China
The Mega is a large delta 3D printer made by CoLiDo, a well-known Chinese manufacturer offering a wide selection of 3D printers. According to CoLiDo, a 1000 x 1000 x 1000 mm object usually takes two to three days to 3D print with the Mega. Its aluminum alloy delta frame is lightweight yet sturdy.

  • Price: $26,000
The super-sized DeltaWASP 3MT is an all-in-one 3D printer.

WASP DeltaWASP 3MT

  • Build size: 1000 x 1000 x 1200 mm
  • Build volume: 1.20 m3
  • Country: Italy

The WASP DeltaWASP 3MT is a huge all-in-one delta 3D printer that features CNC milling and paste extrusion. The DeltaWASP 3MT also features a pellet extruder that allows users to 3D print raw polymeric materials such as pellets for an eco-friendly production. Its spitfire extruder enables doubling 3D printing speeds without sacrificing quality when 3D printing large objects.

  • Price: €22,400
The 400 Series WORKBENCHXTREME offers a very large build volume.

3D Platform 400 Series WORKBENCH XTREME

  • Build size: 1000 x 1500 x 700 mm
  • Build volume: 1.05 m3
  • Country: United States
The 400 Series WORKBENCHXTREME is a large build volume professional 3D printer manufactured by 3D Platform. This industrial XXL 3D printer offers interesting features such as automatic calibration, a filament sensor and dual extrusion.

  • Price: $36,999
Titan Robotics Atlas 2.0: a 3D printer with a huge build volume.

Titan Robotics Atlas 2.0

  • Build size: 915 x 915 x 1220 mm
  • Build volume: 1.02 m3
  • Country: United States
The Titan Robotics Atlas 2.0 is a large format professional 3D printer that can be customized according to users’ needs. This XXL 3D printer is available with an open frame or a closed frame. The Atlas 2.0 can be equipped with different toolheads such as the Bulldog XL, the E3D Volcano, the E3D V6 hot end and even a dual extruder. Another famous large format 3D printer by Titan Robotics is the Cronus.

  • Price: $26,188



The BigRep ONE is an XXL 3D printer.

BigRep ONE

  • Build size: 1005 x 1005 x 1005 mm
  • Build volume: 1.02 m3
  • Country: Germany

The BigRep ONE is a professional 3D printer from Germany that can 3D print objects of up to 1 meter wide and 1 meter high. This industrial large scale 3D printer features dual extrusion to 3D print in two different materials or complex objects with soluble support material.

  • Price: $40,000
The Moebyus Machines M3 is a super-sized 3D printer.

Moebyus Machines M3

  • Build size: 1000 x 1000 x 1000 mm
  • Build volume: 1.00 m3
  • Country: Spain
The M3 is a professional 3D printer with a very large build volume made by Moebyus Machines, a Spanish manufacturer. This XXL 3D printer is capable of pausing and resuming the 3D printing process on demand and even saves the 3D printing status in case of a power outage. The M3 is equipped with multiple nozzle diameters and a touchscreen that makes the 3D printer easier to monitor.

  • Price: €14,995
The HORI Z1000 is a very large scale 3D printer.

HORI Z1000

  • Build size: 1000 x 1000 x 1000 mm
  • Build volume: 1.00 m3
  • Country: China

The HORI Z1000, a large scale 3D printer, comes with its own specially designed 3D software in order to maximize its performance. This 3D printer features a dual extruder for multi-material 3D prints and a heated build envelope for better overall 3D printing quality. Another great feature of the HORI Z1000 is that it automatically powers off when the 3D printing process is over.

  • Price: $40,000
The BUILDER Builder Extreme 2000, an XXL 3D printer for large scale 3D prints.

BUILDER Builder Extreme 2000

  • Build size: 700 x 700 x 1820 mm
  • Build volume: 0.89 m3
  • Country: Netherlands
The Builder Extreme 2000 is a large format 3D printer ideal for professionals such as architects, designers, product developers and many more. This XXL 3D printer is capable of 3D printing up to 800 hours continuously. The large scale Builder Extreme 2000 comes with a dual-feed extruder, a heated bed and an on-board camera for remote monitoring of the 3D printing process.

  • Price: €18,995
The Deltazilla by Zilla3D is a very large volume 3D printer.

Zilla3D Deltazilla

  • Build size: 750 x 750 x 1220 mm
  • Build volume: 0.69 m3
  • Country: United States
The Deltazilla is a relatively affordable large volume 3D printer that can 3D print objects of up to 1.2 meters high. Users can equip this 3D printer with a heated bed and a WiFi-enabled screen and camera. Multiple tool heads are also available, including a laser engraver and a genuine diamond 3-in-1 hotend.

  • Price: $7,995
The Leapfrog XceL, a very large scale 3D printer.

Leapfrog XceL

  • Build size: 510 x 500 x 2300 mm
  • Build volume: 0.59 m3
  • Country: Netherlands
The XceL is one of the largest 3D printers manufactured by Leapfrog. This dual extruder XXL 3D printer features Leapfrog’s patented PerfectLevel automatic calibration system. The XceL also features its own 3D printing software to improve the 3D printing workflow. The software can be accessed through a smartphone or tablet, to control the 3D printer remotely. Its closed build envelope can be heated up to 80°C.

  • Price: €22,499
German RepRap X1000, a super-sized 3D printer.

German RepRap X1000

  • Build size: 1000 x 800 x 600 mm
  • Build volume: 0.48 m3
  • Country: Germany
The German RepRap X1000 is a very large-sized 3D printer with dual extrusion for multi-material 3D prints. This 3D printer features separate filament compartment with sensors that warn users when the filament is close to running out. Nozzles are automatically wiped clean after each 3D print. For extra safety, an automatic door-locking mechanism ensures that the hatch stays shut during the 3D printing process. An optional fire-extinguishing system is also available.

  • Price: $59,990

Large scale industrial 3D printers and additive manufacturing systems

The 3D printers mentioned below are industrial grade additive manufacturing systems. Most of them feature a larger build size than most of the professional 3D printers in our main table. As explained earlier, we chose not to include these additive manufacturing systems because of their high cost and more industrial-type use.

These industrial 3D printers are much more expensive than the professional ones. Indeed, their prices typically start at $100,000 and can reach up to millions of dollars.

One of the major differences between large format professional and industrial 3D printers is that industrial 3D printers usually use jetting technology instead of extrusion.

Also, most of the additive manufacturing systems listed below can 3D scan, laser cut and plasma cut in addition to 3D printing.

Sciaky EBAM 110 Series

  • Build size: 5791 x 1219 x 1219 mm
  • Build volume: 8.61 m3
  • Country: United States
  • Technology: Extrusion (metal)
The Sciaky EBAM 110 Series is a super-sized industrial 3D printer that is part of the Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM) series of Sciaky.

The 110 features a CNC-controlled joint, a 3D scanning and digitizing system as well as a high efficiency pumping chamber with a hard vacuum.

The Sciaky EBAM additive manufacturing system in action.
Credit: Sciaky

The Millebot MILLE, an XXL industrial 3D printer inside a shipping container.

 The MILLE LE, an all-in-one (AIO) industrial 3D printer made by Millebot.
Credit: Millebot

Millebot Mille LE

  • Build size (3D printing): 1600 x 3050 x 1600 mm
  • Build volume: 7.81 m3
  • Country: United States
  • Technology: Extrusion
The Millebot MILLE LE is an industrial all-in-one 3D printer with a massive build volume that is built into a shipping container. This 3D printer combines additive and subtractive manufacturing thanks to its CNC milling spindle, laser cutter and plasma cutter. The MILLE LE features a single, wall-mounted arm that moves across the container.
     

Voxeljet VX4000

  • Build size: 4000 x 2000 x 1000 mm
  • Build volume: 8.00 m3
  • Country: Germany
  • Technology: Jetting (sand molds)
The VX4000 is, according to Voxeljet, the largest industrial 3D printer for sand moulding in the world. The Voxeljet VX4000 is capable of 3D printing either very large individual molds or many small components. This large format 3D printer features a patented layering process that keeps the building platform stable while raising the print head and coater with each layer.

MASSIVit 1800

  • Build size: 1200 x 1500 x 1800 mm
  • Build volume: 3.24 m3
  • Country: Israel
  • Technology: Extrusion (gel-dispensed)
     
The MASSIVit 1800 is a large volume industrial 3D printer that uses gel-dispensing technology (GDP) to 3D print. GDP technology offers many advantages including speed and versatility in the 3D printing process.
Optomec LENS 850R, large volume additive manufacturing.

The LENS 850-R uses jetting technology to 3D print.
Credit: Optomec

I3D innovation Multi1000H

  • Build size: 1030 x 1030 x 1030 mm
  • Build volume: 1.09 m3
  • Country: France
  • Technology: Extrusion

The I3D innovation Multi1000H is a PEEK-ready 3D printer that can use up to three different filaments at a time to 3D print. This large volume 3D printer features a rigid steel frame that absorbs vibrations caused by the acceleration of the fast printing head.

Optomec LENS 850-R

  • Build size: 900 x 1500 x 900 mm
  • Build volume: 1.22 m3
  • Country: United States
  • Technology: Jetting

The Optomec LENS 850-R is an ideal 3D printer for repairing, reworking and re-modifying large industrial components. The LENS 850-R uses a high-power fiber laser to fuse metal powder together and create various structures.

BeAM Magic 2.0

  • Build size: 1200 x 800 x 800 mm
  • Build volume: 0.77 m3
  • Country: France
  • Technology: Jetting
The BeAM Magic 2.0 is a large format industrial 3D printer that was designed to repair or create new metal parts of big dimensions using jetting technology. This large scale 3D printer also features a CNC milling spindle and a strain gauge inspection probe.

ExOne S-Max

  • Build size: 1800 x 1000 x 600 mm
  • Build volume: 1.08 m3
  • Country: Germany
  • Technology: Jetting
The S-Max is an industrial metal 3D printer made by the German manufacturer ExOne. The S-Max is perfect for sand casting as it creates complex sand molds directly from CAD data.
ExOne S-Max, large volume additive manufacturing system.

 The S-Max, an industrial 3D printer manufactured by ExOne.
Credit: ExOne

3D Systems ProX 950

  • Build size: 1500 x 750 x 550 mm
  • Build volume: 0.62 m3
  • Country: United States
  • Technology: Resin (SLA)
The ProX 950 is an industrial 3D printer made by the US manufacturer 3D Systems. The ProX 950 uses Stereolithography (SLA) technology to 3D print.

Stratasys Objet1000 Plus

  • Build size: 1000 x 800 x 500 mm
  • Build volume: 0.40 m3
  • Country: United States
  • Technology: Jetting
The Stratasys Objet1000 Plus is a large format 3D printer that uses triple-jetting technology and that is capable of 3D printing with 14 photopolymers.

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