Sep 2, 2015 | By Tess

From the Feldkirchen, Munich based company that introduced the successful X400 professional 3D printer, German RepRap has just released a new version of its large format printer the X1000. The original 3D printer X1000 was announced at the Euromold 2014 trade fair, but its design has since undergone further enhancements and is now available for purchase as the X1000 V2.

Looking to fill the demand for a large format industrial 3D printer, German RepRap has introduced a 3D printer that can not only print on a large scale, but can also print multiple parts at once. With a build envelope of 1000 x 800 x 600 mm or 39.5 x 32 x 23.6 in, the X1000 V2 certainly fills those demands.

Not only that, however, the design of the X1000 V2 was made with industrial requirements in mind, making it an extremely accommodating and safety conscious 3D printer model. With features like a closed build envelope and an automatically locking door, nothing can disturb or disrupt the 3D print while in progress. And with an integrated automatic two-fold CO2 fire extinguisher as an option, companies or users of the X1000 V2 are no longer restricted to printing in specified locations determined by fire codes.

A notable function as well, the X1000 V2 3D printer possesses a pause function which enables the maker to replace any filament that may be running out without obstructing the 3D print in progress. In line with this, the printer also comes with a material management two-point sensor system, which measures and detects the amount of filament left, effectively preventing any errors that may occur because of filament running out.

In terms of accessibility and usability, the X1000 V2 can be connected to a network through either Ethernet or Wifi, and is built as an open architecture facilitating any access to its interior elements. The printer is equipped with Simplify3D software, which allows for a print preview option and the manual positioning of support material. And, like German RepRap's other 3D printer models, the X1000 V2 will print with any non-proprietary filament.

The large format 3D printer is also equipped with German RepRap's Direct Drive DD3 extruder, which permits for a variable contact pressure. Also optional with the X1000 V2 are a dual extruder, allowing for two color printing or an alternate support material, and a heating bed. Supported materials include PLA, Performance PLA, Laywood, and PVA support material.

The X1000's built in full metal hotend can accommodate nozzles ranging from 0.4 to 1 mm openings, enabling a wide range of detail accuracy and print speed.

The X1000 V2's versatility and safety features would be ideal for industrial additive manufacturing, but could also prove useful for many of German RepRap's other types of clients which include designers, architects, artists, universities, and even private users.

The X1000 V2 is currently available for purchase from German RepRap and its sales partners, which include 3Dchimera in Florida, USA and Shanghai Chengmei Technology Co., Ltd among others. As stated in their press release, prices are provided on request and the delivery takes three months' time.

Specs for the German RepRap X1000 V2:

  • Build envelope (X/Y/Z): 1000 x 800 x 600 mm / 39.4 x 32 x 23.6 in
  • Print speed: 10 – 150 mm/s
  • Travel speed: 10 – 300 mm/s
  • Layer thickness (minimum): 0.1 (depending on nozzle)
  • Nozzle diameter (standard): 1.75 mm / 0.8 mm
  • Nozzle options: 0.4 / 0.6 / 1 mm
  • Material: PLA, Performance PLA, Laywood, PVA
  • File transfer: LC touch display, wireless printing via Wifi, Ethernet
  • Outer dimensions (L/W/H): 1725 x 1500 x 1320 mm / 67.9 x 59.0 x 52 in
  • Weight: 400 kg / 881.85 lbs


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anon wrote at 12/7/2015 9:31:17 PM:

just under $40k

Bob wrote at 9/3/2015 9:10:41 AM:

Anyone got a ball park figure for this machine ?

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