The Gigabot 3D printer lets you print in a 60-centimetre cube.
3D printers are going gangbusters, but one thing that seems to be holding them back: consumer models have a pretty small build volume. Now, a new printer has come along that will let you build potentially more than twice as large as any consumer printer on the market.
The Gigabot 3D has a build volume of 60x60x60 centimetres (24x24x24 inches). By comparison, the MakerBot has a build volume of 28.5x15.3x15.5 centimetres (11.2 x 6.0 x 6.1 inches).
Other features, according to creator re:3D's Kickstarter page, include:
Rigid aluminium extrusion frame
100-micron layer resolution capability
Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) using 1.75 or 3mm filament
Efficient footprint to build envelope ratio
Azteeg X3 Printer Controller
Open construction provides easy access to prints
Mechanics optimised for reliability
Utilises an open source software work flow
Most importantly, though, it looks as though it prints well.
There aren't many left. The US$2500 pricing tier has been all bought out, which means, at the time of writing, a Gigabot will set you back at least US$3500.
You can check it out in the video below, or head over to the Gigabot Kickstarter page for more info.