A Really Big Unboxing

By on May 11th, 2011 in Event

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We thought we experienced a large unboxing when we uncrated a BFB 3000, but we were clearly outdone by i.Materialise. The 3D print service recently received a brand spanking new Fortus 900mc FDM large-scale production system from Stratasys. While we used a box cutter, i.Materialise had to use not only a crew of burly guys but also a crane to lift the near 3 tonne printer off the delivery vehicle. 
Effort aside, this should be a huge boost to i.Materialise’s production capacity, as this printer is designed for big-time production use and can build large objects (up to 91 x 61 x 91cm) at high resolution (0.0015 – 0.089mm). 
We hope no one lost any toes during the move.  


By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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