Jun 8, 2014

For architects or naval architects, it is important to be able to print out usable presentation items such as a city scape and building facade to present to customers. But most of the desktop printer isn't big enough. A company called 3DP Unlimited has developed a large format 3D printer that has a build volume of 1m x 1m x 0.5m (39″ x 39″ x 19″), significantly larger than other prosumer and desktop 3D printers, so you can print one-to-one scale prototypes and models or multiple production parts at once.

Built on open source control platforms, the X1000 3D printer is capable of printing objects with layer resolution down to 70 microns. The X1000 utilizes integrated stepper motor / amplifiers, with microstepping up to 25000 steps per revolution and also features the combination of accurate mechanical components and drive mechanisms with repeatable smooth motors and motion control for large format prints.

Width: 15″ x Height: 19″

5 tops, 4 bottoms, 3 perimeters, 7% infill

Approx. 37 hours to print

The X1000 was designed and built for engineers to decrease design cycles and increase speed to market. For keeping the cost low, the printer utilizes open source software and control platforms. The X1000 is offered in two versions:

The Base printer is mounted on an industrial cart with the price starting at $15,999. It includes LED display with SD card, filament spool rack with 1 kg spool of 3mm PLA filament. The Base-Plus printer is mounted on an enclosed industrial cart, and the price is $16,699.


  • Build envelope: 1m x 1m x 0.5m (39″ x 39″ x 19″)
  • Layer resolution: As low as 70 micron (0.0027″)
  • Nozzle diameter: 0.4mm
  • Filament diameter: 3mm
  • Print bed: Heated borosilicate, 5mm thick
  • XYZ Axis: Lead screw driven SIMO series linear actuators, screw max values: 640 RPM, 16000 mm/min, 267 mm/sec
  • Stepper motors: Nema 23 stepper motors with integrated amplifier and 800 micro-stepping.
  • Printer size: 1.422 x 1.358 x 0.990 m (56″ x 53.5″ x 39″)
  • Material compatibility: ABS, PLA
  • Connectivity: USB
  • Weight: 300 lbs

Check out the large format 3D prints made on the X1000 3D printer below. You can also see X1000 3D printer at Detroit's Rapid Conference and Expo between June 9th and 12th, or at the Automation Technology Expo East in the Javits Center on Jun 10-12, 2014 in New York.

30.5″ long x 15″ wide x 18″ tall

4 tops, 4 bottoms, 3 perimeters, 11% infill

Approx. 75 hours to print

Sailboat Hull & Deck

1150mm long (45.275″) x 140mm tall (5.510″) x 215mm wide (8.465″)

Set at 8% in-fill to create one solid piece

Approximately 55 hours to print


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Martin wrote at 6/30/2016 11:56:21 PM:

Hi I want to buy big 3d printer, were did you buy for only $5500??? martin.volny.11@gmail.com

Dave Townsend wrote at 2/7/2016 1:22:49 PM:

is there one of these x1000 in indianapolis that offers printing services??? davet70@comcast.net 765 318 2260

Abdul Aowal wrote at 12/12/2015 7:20:36 AM:

Hi, I am ABDUL AOWAL from WALTON Bangladesh, We are interested to buy a 3d printer like X1000, would you help us? Thanking you, Abdul Aowal e-mail: aowal17668@waltonbd.com or : aowal09cuet@gmail.com mob: 008801678860396

Dave wrote at 10/17/2015 7:45:01 AM:

48x48x6" router or 3D printer, good and reliable quality from where? Email reply calfougee@yahoo.com.com Thanks Dave

Dave wrote at 10/17/2015 7:37:05 AM:

48x48x6" router or 3D printer, from where? Email reply calfougee@yahoo.com.com Thanks Dave

Chris Jackson wrote at 9/3/2015 10:47:37 PM:

I need to find a source to 3D print some big panels that are going on a wall. The overall size of the wall is 10' H x 20' W. The pieces can be printed in sections to complete the entire wall. Does someone have a source to print at least 4' X 4' panels that are about 4" thick? 210-694-6013 chrisjackson@coldfiresigns.com

Buster wrote at 6/7/2015 10:54:46 PM:

I love how everyone is an expert on price. Nothing like Walmart shoppers/part time engineers to know it all. Good. Fast. Cheap. Pick two. That's a solid machine with industrial LiMo components on it - not some cheese boy plywood machine with rubberbands driving it. Know your hardware. Know your prices. Know your role!

Phil wrote at 4/25/2015 1:36:56 AM:

For those who claim this is to expensive, I know very little about these printers but VERY interested, where or what would you suggest I look at in this size range?

yusuf j wrote at 12/2/2014 2:03:16 PM:

I notice for 220v, 60hz on your spec. My country run 220, 50Hz, is it going to be any problem? yusuf J yusuf21@yahoo.com

Steve wrote at 11/28/2014 4:17:27 AM:

Don't sell a good machine like that too cheap. $16000 is about right. The cheap companies machines Suck and so does their support. There Too many junky unreliable 3d printers around. A makerbot is successful 30% of the time Like the cheap cnc routers fom china with absolutley no support. I know 2 people that had to rewire and change the controller when they arrived.

Todd wrote at 11/2/2014 2:34:24 PM:

I want to print chair tops so I need a large format 3d printer

Olivier wrote at 7/2/2014 12:23:19 PM:

Right, selling this printer at this price is a true suicide for the company, looking all the printer companies that make growing very quickly the performances and sizes of their products, if they do not slow down the price (about 6000 USD should be the maximum), there are dead.

Kevin wrote at 6/20/2014 10:59:27 PM:

There is another video of the printer running with 2 extruders in a configuration where it is making 2 identical parts at a time. Multiple extruders all working on the same print is an unrealistic request for this type of printer.

Bri wrote at 6/14/2014 6:36:55 PM:

Can you say week long print times!

execcr wrote at 6/10/2014 8:18:37 AM:

I made since 2 years now big printers, and this is overpriced and i have some question about a heated bed with this configuration. Yes, abs will stick, PLA will stick better, but heated bed effect will vanish in 5-6cm from the base if this is all opened!

John wrote at 6/9/2014 2:24:07 PM:

Nick >> God forbiden to make a profit ha?

Bob wrote at 6/9/2014 12:08:40 AM:

I have a Gecs2tc1 and some CNC Router tables ... Do you offer instructions and software suggestions for how to do big 3d printing?

Nick Lancaster wrote at 6/8/2014 9:24:54 PM:

Sorry, Over Priced! I just bought a 48x48x6in router for only $5500. Selling this machine for $16,000 is crazy.

Sum-Ting Wong wrote at 6/8/2014 11:13:52 AM:

Cut those printing times by half. Maybe make a printer with three extruders that work simultaneously?

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