Gigabot Makes Large-Format 3D Printing CheapBy: Zach Walton - March 11, 2013
3D printers are becoming increasingly cheaper, but these cheap printers have a limited build volume There’s no inexpensive option for large-format 3D printers just yet. Well, there might just be one option if a recent Kickstarter project becomes successful.
Meet Gigabot, a large-format 3D printer from re:3D that went live on Kickstarter over the weekend. The Gigabot has a build volume of 600mm x 600mm x 600mm which is unheard of among desktop 3D printers. It’s no Objet1000, but a 600mm build volume is more than enough for most projects.
It’s cheap for its size, but the Gigabot will still cost you a pretty penny if you decide to buy the full thing. For $2,500, you can get everything you need to build the Gigabot, including the frame, motors and extruder. If you already have the electronic components lying around, you can get just the frame for $2,000. If you don’t want to deal with building the machine, you can have it pre-assembled for $4,000.
Like most other 3D printer projects on Kickstarter, it looks like the Gigabot will secure the funding necessary to launch. The team is only asking for $40,000 and has raised $33,876 of it in less than a day. It still has 59 days to go as well so there’s no imminent danger of it failing.[h/t: 3ders]