Need a large-scale 3D printer? You might consider be3D’s gigantic DeeRed 3D printer.
be3D is known for their smaller 3D printers, most notably the DeeGreen, a 150 x 150 x 150mm machine targeted at hobbyists and some professionals.
Beyond DeeGreen is be3D’s massive DeeRed machine, which literally towers over nearby observers. Note the stepladder beside the DeeRed in the image at top.
This machine’s most important statistic is the build volume, which happens to be a huge 770 x 400 x 400mm. There are some other plastic extrusion 3D printers of this size, but most are open-style and do not offer a sealed build chamber to capture heat. Controlling the heat of the build chamber is critical to ensure highly accurate and reliable 3D printing.
DeeRed is thus capable of printing not only PLA, the plastic most often used by open-style large-format 3D printers, but also ABS plastic and even PVA for dissolvable support structures.
As you might expect, if PVA is supported, then there must be two extruders present. That’s certainly the case in DeeRed. This capability makes DeeRed a very capable industrial 3D printer that could well match some of Stratasys’ offerings.
While DeeRed can print in layers as small as 0.1mm, we’re not surprised it can’t do finer prints, as they would take quite a bit longer to produce on such a large machine.
One interesting feature is “Power Failure Protection”, that “ensures a smooth 3D printing experience”. We suspect this is simply a small uninterruptible power supply embedded in the machine that can handle brief power bumps. This again is quite important for a machine with large volume because the risk of a power failure increases the longer you print.
If you’re seeking a large volume, professional 3D printer, you might consider DeedRed, which is priced at around £21,000 or USD$32,500.