Gigabot Makes Large-Format 3D Printing Cheap

    March 11, 2013
    Zach Walton
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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]

  • Marijan Pollak

    Can larger models be custom made? I would need at least 3.5m x 3.5m x 3.5m and plastic UV protected and with Carbon threads or Nanotubes added for strenght, Eventually option for metal synthering head would also come handy……….
    Is there possibility to cut model in parts and assemble them later?

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