Dec.23, 2013

You can now print large, complex objects in multiple materials with precision and enough speed on 3DMonstr. 3DMonstr is a rigid and powerful 3D printer with large build volume. The smallest of its family is 1 cubic foot and the largest is 8 cubic feet.

3DMonstr printers come in two parts, the gantry and the table bed for easy transport. Its openwork frame is built from high strength U-channel extrusions, providing the necessary rigidity. The printers can be folded for storage and transport. The specially designed self-aligning locking mechanism enables makers to repeatedly lock and unlock the printer into a horizontal position for easy transport. A level is built into the frame, so that the printer can be easily used on uneven surfaces simply by turning the leveling feet.

The heated printbed is made from 1/4" aircraft grade aluminum plate and the print surface is borosilicate glass. Its extruder is designed specially for 3DMonstr printers which , according to the team, is almost .5" smaller in width than most of the extruders out there and weighs about half. Each printer can house up to 4 extruders, each with its own temperature control. More than one extruder will enable makers to add a temporary support material, add additional colors, or additional materials.

"When the printer is fully populated with four extruders, you may use one material extruded through a fine nozzle for the perimeter, a larger diameter nozzle for the infill, an easily dissolved plastic for support scaffolding, and another material for special purposes (such as a different perimeter color or electrically conductive structures printed right in)." writes the team. The extruders are attached to the machine via a QuickMount release making it really easy to switch them in and out. Future extruders will include 'Food grade' for chocolate, frosting, cheese, 'Low-temp paste' for paraffin wax, silicon rubber, clay, and ceramics, and 'Plastic pellets' for ABS and PLA.

The 3DMonstr printer family has three models:

  • T-Rex-12: The one cubic foot model, provides a 12"x12x12" (304 x 304 x 304 mm) build platform.
  • T-Rex-18: The 3.375 cubic feet (5,832 cubic inches) model, provides an 18"x18x18" (457 x 457 x 457 mm) build platform.
  • T-Rex-24: The 8 cubic feet model, provides a 24"x24x24" (610 x 610 x 610 mm) build platform.

3DMonstr printers are capable of printing 40 micron layers with max. print speed of 110mm/s. It supports PLA, HIPS, PVA & Nylon. Check out the specs for 3DMonstr below:

The price for 3D printers starts at $2,499. The 3DMonstr team has launched 3DMonstr 3D printers on Kickstarter. Check them out here.

All images credit: 3DMonstr

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Joe St. Columbia wrote at 8/18/2015 8:19:52 PM:

How close are you to printing paraffin wax? Looking to print Solid Propellant motors!

RED wrote at 3/4/2014 12:24:11 AM:

When will you be able to sell a T-Rex-18 (4 head) with warranty and support? This would be purchased with a university PO.

Jerry wrote at 12/31/2013 4:44:08 AM:

does is come with software for windows, and will it work with files from thingiverse

William Yu. wrote at 12/30/2013 6:13:31 AM:

I am really interested in your 3d printer. While we would have to wait for extruders for other materials, what materials are used for the currently available printer?

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