Apr 01,2019 / Architecture

Large Scale 3D Printing

In the late 1980s, when the earliest 3D printing technologies first became visible, the size of the print was very small, and quality and speed were extremely low.

Based on the nature of 3D printing as a manufacturing process size of the print is limited by the build volume of a 3D printer. Many things have changed since the first ever printer was created and surely, the build size of 3D printers has increased rapidly over the past few years. Now, just imagine the size of 3D printers from the fact that 3D printers can now be used for printing houses and cars.

3D printers are built in various sizes and depending on the applications big organizations are building bigger 3D printers. Last year, an Australian company claimed that they have created the world’s largest and fastest metal 3D printer— a development it said that could revolutionise the advanced manufacturing industry. The bus-sized printer prints complex aircraft wing parts of up to nearly 9m in length. It can also print metal bike frames in around 25 minutes. These extremely advanced industrial printers are actively used by aero and spacecraft manufacturers and normally involve this one of a kind 3D printer created to be installed in particular spaces and to produces particular objects.

However, large scale 3D printing is more accessible and useful than you think.

Mass produced big 3D printers are mostly based on FDM technology. FDM Technology works with specialized 3D printers and production-grade thermoplastics to build strong, durable and dimensionally stable parts with the best accuracy and repeatability of any 3D printing technology. 

One such 3D printers manufacturing company from Israel, specialize in building large size 3D printers and created so far, the most popular wide format 3D printer. It can print objects up to 145cmx180cmx111cm in size and even though it can be placed on your desk in the living room, it doesn’t require the whole warehouse to maintain and operate the printing process.  There are still not many manufacturing companies in the world who has access to large scale 3D printing, but luckily, we are proud to be one of them.

 The applications of large printing 3DCompare can provide you with are unlimited and exciting. These are only a few of the ways you could use wide-scale 3D printing services:

Big 3D printed objects make a great part of the brand experience. You can print any object to use in trade shows, pop-ups and installations whether it’s a logo, life-size figure of CEO or an interactive bigger version of your product

Large scale printing is an ideal solution for any OOH (out-of-home) advertising. Place 3D element on a billboard, create an installation on the street advertising stand or add the whole new object to the street – imagination is a limit.

Change the way you make your art or simply decorate your house with a life-size copy of Roman sculpture. Large scale 3Dprinting let you duplicate or create completely new pieces of art much cheaper and faster.

This list can be surely be continued, but what can be learned from this article is that the right technologies are within reach – just start to dream big.