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Ark Platonics - 3D printers
Basic specs Price: $ 4,0883 495 €3,126 £461,998 ¥
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Model Ark
Manufacturer Platonics
Category Professional
Technology Extrusion (FFF, FDM...)
Material PLA
Max. build size 200 Γ— 200 Γ— 200 mm7.87 Γ— 7.87 Γ— 7.87 in
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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 theΒ architecture industry,Β such as design analysis and creation of scale models.Β 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 withΒ a CAD plugin and Platonics software and advanced maintenance and customer support.Β It is available at the retail price of €4,995.

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

 
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General

Model Ark
Manufacturer Platonics
Metascore β€”
Price $ 4,0883 495 €3,126 £461,998 ¥
Release date β€”
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Status Available
Category Professional
Technology Extrusion (FFF, FDM...)
Material PLA
Filament diameter 1.75 mm0.07 in
OS compatibility Mac OS, Microsoft Windows, Linux
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Performance

XY accuracy 0.1 mm0.004 in
Max. build size 200 Γ— 200 Γ— 200 mm7.87 Γ— 7.87 Γ— 7.87 in
Max. build volume 8.00 L
Max. print speed 100 mm3.94 in/s
Min. layer thickness 0.06 mm0.002 in

Hardware

Dimensions 610 Γ— 474 Γ— 494 mm24.02 Γ— 18.66 Γ— 19.45 in
Weight 18 kg39.68 lb
Nozzle diameter(s) 0.3 mm0.01 in
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Features

Heated print bed β€”
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Automatic calibration Yes
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Full color β€”
LCD screen Yes
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Connectivity

USB β€”
Wifi Yes
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Ethernet Yes
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