Large 3d prints on a machine that sits on a table or desk are usually limited to something near 12 x 12 x 12 inches, but today's release of the Factory 2.0 ups the ante, with a build volume of 19.6 x 19.6 x 19.6 inches.
The printer, from Polish manufacturer OMNI3D, is meant to bring industrial capabilities to the desktop, with the company claiming existing use cases for aviation, automotive and electronics industries across the globe.
The device is of great interest, primarily because of its technical parameters, the attractive price and low operating costs," the company's Head of Operations, Sławomir Mirkowski said. "We estimate that, compared to other industrial solutions on the market, the cost of buying our 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 before."
The company requires interested parties to request pricing on its website.
Small batch, customized production runs, prototypes and end use parts are the primary uses for the printer, according to the figures released by the company, which is similar to other high end desktop printers on the market.
With the exception of a dual extrusion capability, the large build volume seems to be the main point of difference for the Factory 2.0, as it pushes the envelope on the size of objects users can create at their office, school or home.