The 3D printing marketplace is bustling and booming. And with so many new printers and products coming at us rapid speed, one can easily become desensitized, losing sight of how much hard work is put into each new innovation, whether it’s design software, hardware, or materials for 3D printing. Prepare to be properly impressed, however, by the Massivit 1800, which we first heard about back in June, when it printed an entire Strati car. If a print volume of three cubic meters, boasting ‘super-sized’ and ‘super-fast’ attributes, isn’t enough to grab your attention, how about the fact that this new workhorse can bust out a six-foot tall 3D printed statue in just five hours? Are you wowed now? There’s plenty more.
- Speed up to 1,000 mm / 39 inch per sec in x- & y-axis
- Productivity up to 35cm / 1 ft of object per hour
- Printing dimensions of 1.5 x 1.2 x 1.8 m / 4 x 5 x 6 ft
- Dual process for easy printing of 2 different objects in parallel
- Low material consumption due to ‘support-less’ printing
“In developing Massivit 1800 we had to reinvent 3D printing, we had to invent a whole new technology–the GDP–Gel Dispensing Printing. The result is a 3D printer with remarkable performance, stunning design, and some of the most advanced 3D printing algorithms in the market enabling very fast and very economical printing, saving on printing material and printing time of superfluous support structures,” said Gershon Miller, one of the founders of Massivit, who is also known to many as the founder of Objet (now Stratasys).
Within an industry, fairly new and what many still call ‘fledgling,’ there is plenty of competition. Massivit, however, just bypassed all of that and went straight for reinvention with a tool for the serious 3D printing operator. The Massivit 1800 stands out not only due to the massive prints you can pump out, but also in its gel dispensing printing technology. The unique material, according to the Massivit team, is sensitive to a “specific UV wave and printing and curing engine” which allows it to be dispensed and then follow through with production of 3D models. This printing and curing engine is crucial in that it allows the gel to solidify instantly and facilitates high-speed printing.
While users can 3D print enormous objects, they can also look forward to making non-vertical walls and ceilings, and they won’t need support structures or be required to be printing solid objects. These techniques rely on unique software developments and take advantage of the special relatively low fluidity parameters of the gel.
Currently, the first installation of the Massivit is taking place in Israel at ES Digital, a printing and communication services provider.
“We are delighted and excited to own the Massivit 1800. We have great plans for this printer, and many of our customers are already awaiting this solution that will enable them to create unique, stunning promotional campaign in all kind of formats – from unique point of purchase displays all the way to amazing launch events,” said Eyal Shemesh E.S. Digital CEO. “With the Massivit 1800 we can now offer our customers more ways to grab attention, call for engagement and make their marketing campaigns attractive & entertaining – we can add another dimension to marketing.”
While this spectacular and unique 3D printer will allow for the production of enormous high quality products, it also produces them at such speed that companies can look forward to shaving off many hours in production time, meaning a very attractive bottom line when looking at numbers.
Have you had the opportunity to use this new 3D printer? Let us know in the Massivit 1800 forum thread on 3DPB.com. Check out more photos of the Massivit 1800 at ES Digital below.