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2021 Best Industrial 3D Printer- The Ultimate Buyer’s Guide

Is the classification of a printer into one amongst the two categories, desktop and an industrial 3D printer, necessary? And if necessary, is the necessity on the manufacturer’s end; or the customer’s end?

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If the selling of printers took place without any subjective adjectives like desktop or industrial prefixed to their names, how different would it look as compared to now?

To elaborate upon this idea more, think about today’s scenario without prefixes “desktop” and “industrial.”

If you were a customer who wasn’t informed about the company’s perspective of considering a printer desktop or industrial would you mistake a giant machine with complex mechanisms for your home?

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Also, is it not possible at all to buy an industrial 3D printer without having any idea of manufacturing parts or functional prototypes? Like a desktop 3D printer?

The provision of the above questions in the article is to generate curiosity by viewing the other side of the perspective than today’s fictional standardization.

This article will present in front of you three industrial 3D printers from the many out there in the market.

And by putting in front of you factors such as claims about those printers stated by their company on their website and other observations from the same, we will conclude the article.

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Industrial 3D Printers:

There was an article that we came across while researching this article that has a section titled “how to decide which industrial 3D printer to buy?” As if the decision to buy a printer or not buy it can be generalized!

Although it is not yet decided whether humans have free will or not, how foolish it is to market something by writing as if it’s going to sell and yet thinking that people would think, one is admiring the beauty of that product!

Hopefully, you would not get any such grandiloquence in this article.

FabPro 1000

There is video footage right behind the text when you land on the webpage on which this printer’s description is present on its website.

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Some seconds of that video footage is given to the printer’s top to turn to your face.

And the other seconds are given to the top view of some parts that are seemingly manufactured by this printer.

Claims about the printer on the webpage of the printer’s manufacturing company’s website

Just beneath the name of the printer, the company claims it as “a new standard in affordability, quality, and speed in entry-level industrial 3D printing.” Just to mention, the price of this printer is not stated on its own website.

The option to “Buy on Amazon” leads wot a webpage that has complete information about the product with a remark in red ” Currently unavailable.”

Scrolling down you get to “Prototyping and Production”, “Jewelry,” and “Dental.” All three of the claims, not three, the last two cannot be termed as claims, they seemingly are application industry sectors of this printer, but anyways… All three of them have a small readout of them with the option of reading More.

Claiming in the videos

Scrolling further down, you have an option to view the video on your right and an option to read what’s written on the left fun fact about this is, you can take both of those options.

The first option is a minute and three seconds long video, which has music for some unknowingly known reasons! And the video shows you the printer in one of the most stylish ways possible.

An observation to take away from the video is that all the parts or functional prototypes showed on that video were small in size.

“Easy to use” claim is shown by turning on the printer with the turn on the button! If that is what someone means by easy to use, we doubt what he or she has to say about the television remote control!

Coming to the claims on the left next of the video, you get to read “45% faster average print speed – up to 21mm/hr!” “22% lower average part cost,” “Layer thickness as small as 30 microns,” and “Six Sigma Repeatability – consistently print accurate parts.” Mr. Grant Cameron, MD Concurrent Design says the same sentence he does at the start, that he says at the end.

Or at least they both mean the same in a video that you will find next on scrolling down.

Although it would start with an old aged goldsmith who is speaking about how Fab Pro 1000 eased his work, it says nothing about how adept he was about 3D printing software or technology in general before operating the printer or using it.

Also, the same parts that were shown in the video before, are shown here. A point to also mention is, some parts related to jewelry are added.

Concluding about Fab Pro 1000

The webpage on which information about the printer is mentioned on the company’s website is long enough that there are still claims like “produce parts in hours, not days,” ” lower costs, delivered,” “materials made for quality.

Applications made for you,” “support you can count on,” and “simple post-processing for perfect parts,” before technical specifications, benefits, applications, and documents to download, before the webpage ends.

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Fab Pro by 3D Systems is a robust 3D printer that can be classified as a desktop 3D printer. The printer's wide range of variety offered in terms of ...
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Model FabPro 1000
Manufacturer 3D Systems
Price Range $ 500 - $ 5000
Availability Available
Classification Professional
Technology Resin (SLA- DLP...)
Material Liquid resin
Heated print bed No
Heated build chamber No
Automatic calibration No
Closed frame Yes
Dual extruder No
Independent Dual Extruder No
Full color No
LCD screen Yes
Touchscreen No
On-board camera No
Mobile app No
3D scanners No
CNC mill No
Electronics 3D printing No
Laser engraving No
Conveyor belt No
Air filter No
Pellet extruder No
USB No
Wifi No
Bluetooth No
SD card No
Ethernet No
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Raise3D Pro 2

Raise3D Pro2 3d printer

To interrupt the picture of the printer displayed to you when you land on the webpage of the printer on its manufacturer’s website, a fact i.e. 2019’s Digital Fabrication Guide chosen Best large-format 3D printer, is mentioned.

There are three complete pictures of this printer posted on that webpage, all of them taken from different angles to make them look different.

In terms of the photograph the company, has made sure every important part that has to be highlighted to its customer is done “zooming” enough!

After four photographs of different parts or functional prototypes manufactured by the printer, you get to see one after the other the parts of the printer zoomed in the images.

There is one for the touch screen interface or display, one for the rails connection with the gears, another for print bed, one for the company’s logo, another for the rails, the motor, the wiring, that’s it.

Claims about the printer on the webpage of the printer’s manufacturing company’s website

Thankfully the price of the printer is stated just right to all these pictures. There are three options to buy this printer:

  1. With one year warranty.
  2. With a two-year warranty.
  3. With a three-year warranty.

After the explanation of warranties is done, start the claim. “Competitive and scalable,” is the first claim about the printer.

Also, the claim that this printer is more capable than its predecessor as if it isn’t obvious, mentioned over there neatly. All the other claims mentioned after this are explained after the three-minute-long video.

Claims in the video

The video starts with pointers that seem more applicable to the company than to the printer. However, you get the point of view of how Pro2 is better than N2 i.e. in terms of the build volume, after seeing the video.

The parts’ explanation starts with hot dual extruders and their functioning in temperatures as hot as 300 degrees Celsius. And it shifts directly to filament spools of various colors and materials.

Coming back, it talks about electronic lifting nozzles, going forward speaking about 32-bit motion controller, live camera monitoring, filament run-out sensors, HEPA air filtration system, aerospace-grade high-temperature build plate system, digital interaction and control and monitoring.

The video ends with the same set of pointers it starts with and zooms out from the view that it zoomed into at its start.

Concluding about Raise 3D Pro 2

After all the claims and the explanations for the same, there is a technical specifications section of the printer that lists down all that you need to know about the printer. And that ends the complete description of the printer on its webpage.

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If you are looking for a professional 3D printer that costs below $10000, Raise 3D Pro 2 can be your go-to. Not only does the printer offers large ...
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Model Pro2
Manufacturer Raise3D
Price Range $ 3999
Release date 2018
Country United States
Availability Available
Classification Professional
Technology Extrusion (FFF- FDM...)
Material ABS, Carbon fiber and composites, Other plastics, PLA
Filament diameter 1.75 mm 0.07 in
OS compatibility Linux, Mac OS, Microsoft Windows
Generic material Yes
XY accuracy 0.0125 mm 0 in
Max. build size 305 × 305 × 300 mm 12.01 × 12.01 × 11.81 in
Max. build volume 27.91 L
Max. print speed 150 mm 5.91 in /s
Min. layer thickness 0.01 mm 0 in
Dimensions 620 × 590 × 760 mm 24.41 × 23.23 × 29.92 in
Nozzle diameter(s) 0.4 mm 0.02 in
Power input 100-240 VAC | 50/60 Hz
Heated print bed Yes
Heated build chamber No
Automatic calibration No
Closed frame Yes
Dual extruder Yes
Independent Dual Extruder No
Full color No
LCD screen No
Touchscreen Yes
On-board camera Yes
Mobile app No
3D scanners No
CNC mill No
Electronics 3D printing No
Laser engraving No
Conveyor belt No
Air filter Yes
Pellet extruder No
USB Yes
Wifi Yes
Bluetooth No
SD card No
Ethernet No
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Voxeljet VX 4000

Voxeljet VX 4000

An old person holding a 3D printed part in his hands, looking at the lady with curly hairs next to him, who is looking at the guy present in front of him is the image that will be up on the center of your device’s screen when you reach on the webpage of the printer’s manufacturer’s website.

Claims about the printer on the webpage of the printer’s manufacturing company’s website

“Largest industrial 3D sand printing system in the world: The VX 4000.” The explanation of this claim contains the job box size of the printer that is four meters long, two meters wide, and one meter high.

This in combination with the flexibility offered by the printer to quickly manufacture small as well as long pants and functional prototypes as well as a combination of both simultaneously. “Unique, patented layering process,” is another claim.

The explanation of this one is given in terms of comparing the building platform’s movement which is lowered, compared to here where the print head and recoater rise with the printing of each layer.

The benefits of the system are mentioned when you scroll down. They start with economical and flexible, followed by the first claim in repetition, backed up with easy to operate, productive, unique printing process, and quality.

Claims in the video

A minute and thirty-nine seconds long video of unloading on the printer is present on the right. The day changes to night and night again change today, but the printing on the printer does not stops.

Unloading in the video is shown in fast forward with a vacuum tube. After that, the five blocks which are cubical in shape are joined by rods and taken through a crane to a different location.

Then you can see clearly the sculptures that are 3D printed by this printer. “Always a layer ahead,” is the claim that comes at the last in the video.

Concluding about Voxeljet VX 4000

The technical specifications of this printer and then the exemplary filling of this printer is shown. There is one picture of the printer posted on the website which is like appears from the front like one room.

The VX4000 is said to use Binder Jetting technology, which works by depositing droplets of a binder agent to fuse the powder material together.

As mentioned in the above segment, the printer in contrast to many other systems does not lower following each completed layer; instead, the print head and coater are raised.

This phenomenon allows the machine to bear the substantial weight of its build platform.

The entire system of this printer also promises virtually continuous production thanks to its interchangeable build.

The printer is suitable for metal casting, and the technology is a boon for industries like foundry or companies using casting and molds in any way in terms of the accuracy they can generate using this printer and the speed.

The Conclusion

It is hard when it comes to making bigger investments and for the same reason, it is said to plan for the long term while making so.

Industrial 3D printers mentioned on the list above would require you to do the same.

Large-scale 3D printing systems or industrial 3D printers do offer unique manufacturing solutions that smaller systems cannot achieve.

And for the same reason they can, produce large prototypes and parts like parts used in aerospace defense and even multiple series of smaller parts simultaneously.

There are many advantages of large-scale 3D printing and industrial 3D printers. For the same reason, this area is seen progressing a lot in recent years.

Our list is an attempt to put your eyes on the facts claims mentioned about the printer, by the company and let you judge, how obvious, unwanted, or necessary they are, rather than amplifying them and making you wanting to buy them or regretting you had the money to buy them!

If you are looking to buy an industrial 3D printer, look for such claims and facts and let them strike out to your eyes and mind.

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