Jul 5, 2016 | By Benedict

OMNI3D, a Polish manufacturer of 3D printers, has launched its latest model: the Factory 2.0 Production System. The OMNI3D Factory 2.0 3D printer, showcased last month at the Innovations Technologies Machines fair in Poznan, promises operating costs “up to 5 times lower” than other industrial solutions.

Although the Factory 2.0 3D printer was first announced this time last year and is currently being used by customers across three continents, manufacturer OMNI3D has just announced the 3D printer’s immediate commercial availability. So far, the company has delivered its 3D printer to customers in the electronics, engineering, automotive, and aviation industries, as well as companies designing production lines and offering on-demand 3D printing services.

The Factory 2.0 Production system is an FFF 3D printer featuring a 500 x 500 x 500 mm build volume, two print heads, and a closed and heated chamber. The machine has been optimized for industrial use, and works in tandem with the popular Simplify3D 3D printing software. A 7-inch touchscreen LCD display enables the 3D printer to function as a standalone machine without PC connectivity, while the machine also features SD card connectivity. The machine’s price is available on request. OMNI3D’s Marek Starow told customers earlier this year that the EU price for the Factory 2.0 would be €22,900 net.

“The device is of great interest, primarily because of its technical parameters, attractive price, and low operating costs,” said Sławomir Mirkowski, responsible for operations and finance at OMNI3D. “We estimate that, compared to other industrial solutions on the market, the cost of buying our 3D printer is 4 times lower, and operating costs can be up to 5 times lower—depending on the application. This means the devices can be used by small and medium-sized companies that have not yet been able to afford them.”

OMNI3D believes its new product to offer a comprehensive solution for a range of industrial 3D printing applications. The Factory 2.0 Production System has been earmarked as a suitable tool for producing spare parts for machinery and production lines, fabricating jigs and fixtures, rapid prototyping, and more. In addition to selling the Factory 2.0, OMNI3D is also offering additive manufacturing consulting services, as well as installation, maintenance, and training.

“The use of 3D printing globally is constantly increasing,” said Konrad Sierzputowski, responsible for technology development at OMNI3D. “It is mainly used for the production of spare parts for production lines and equipment (33%), prototyping (16%), in R&D departments and education (10%), production of models (9%), and patterns for metal castings (8%). The technical parameters of Factory 2.0 mean that it can be used in all these fields.”

Factory 2.0 3D printer technical specifications:

  • Print technology: Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF/FDM)
  • Compatible materials: ABS-42, ASA-39, HIPS-20
  • Print area: 500 x 500 x 500 mm
  • Layer height: 140 micrometers - 300 micrometers
  • Positioning precision: XY: 7.8 micrometres Z: 0.6 micrometres
  • Heads: 2 replaceable extruder modules, liquid-cooled
  • Chamber: aluminium, closed, thermally insulated
  • Working platform: heated glass surface
  • Maximum head temperature: 360 °C
  • Operating temperature: 20-35 °C
  • Filament diameter: 1.75 mm
  • Head diameter : 0.4 mm
  • Software: Simplify3D
  • Connection: SD card
  • Display: 7-inches LCD touch screen

Update Jul 6, 2016:

According to Iga Malinowska, marketing manager of OMNI3D, the above €22,900 net was its promotion price. The machine's current price is available on request.


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Hendrik wrote at 2/16/2017 7:52:13 AM:

Big build volume and dual extrusion? Great! More than €22k for the privilege? Utter nonsense. I get that it's not a hobbyist machine. But what justifies that price tag? What are we missing here?

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