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Basic specs Price: $ 3,845
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Model Ark
Manufacturer Platonics (see all products)
Category Professional
Technology Extrusion (FFF, FDM...)
Material PLA
Max. build size 200 × 200 × 200 mm
Release date
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Platonics Ark review

The Platonics Ark is a plug-and-play desktop 3D printer for architects made by Platonics, a manufacturer based in Finland.

The Ark 3D printer optimizes its settings according to the detected material thanks to its filament sensor.

A 3D printer for architects

This 3D printer is geared towards applications in the architecture industry, such as design analysis and creation of scale models. It targets professionals working in the architectural sector.

Ark main features

  • Automatic calibration: provides automatic cleaning and bed leveling.
  • Swappable nozzles: comes with two different nozzle diameters (0.3 mm and 0.5 mm).
  • Software: comes with Platonics proprietary software for architectural applications. An online application is also available.
  • Biodegradable filaments: the Ark has eco-friendly proprietary filaments, available in Matte, Transparent, Wood, Terracotta, Clay, Granite, Concrete, Copper, and Bronze materials.
  • Waste management (optional): the team offers to recycle the users’ filament waste every 6 months.
  • Architectural software compatibility: Archicad, Rhino, Vectorworks, Sketchup Pro, Revit.

Platonics Ark pricing

The Platonics Ark is available in 3 different packages:

  • Platonics basic: comes with the software. It is available at the retail price of €3,495.
  • Platonics Ark: comes with a CAD plugin and Platonics software. It is available at the retail price of €4,295.
  • Platonics Ark +: comes with a CAD plugin and Platonics software and advanced maintenance and customer support. It is available at the retail price of €4,995.

Interested in architecture 3D printing? See our 3D printing guide for architects and the architecture industry.

 
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General

Model Ark
Manufacturer Platonics
Metascore
Price $ 3,845
Release date
Country
Status Available
Category Professional
Technology Extrusion (FFF, FDM...)
Material PLA
Filament diameter 1.75 mm
OS compatibility Mac OS, Microsoft Windows, Linux
Generic material

Performance

XY accuracy 0.1 mm
Max. build size 200 × 200 × 200 mm
Max. build volume 8.00 L
Max. print speed 100 mm/s
Min. layer thickness 0.06 mm

Hardware

Dimensions 610 × 474 × 494 mm
Weight 18 kg
Nozzle diameter(s) 0.3 mm
Power input

Features

Heated print bed
Heated build chamber
Automatic calibration Yes
Closed frame
Dual extruder
Independent Dual Extruder
Full color
LCD screen Yes
Touchscreen
On-board camera
Mobile app
3D scanners
CNC mill
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Laser engraving
Conveyor belt
Air filter
Pellet extruder

Connectivity

USB
Wifi Yes
Bluetooth
SD card
Ethernet Yes
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