Modix Introduces the Core-Meter: A New Large Format 3D Printer

By on October 19th, 2023 in news, printer

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The Core-Meter large-format 3D printer [Source: Modix]

Modix announced a new large format 3D printer, the Modix Core-Meter.

The company has been producing larger-sized FFF 3D printers for several years, and most recently introduced a prototype CoreXY design, the Core-60. That’s quite different from their usual cartesian motion system, and positions them to develop a high speed device. The CoreXY design offers a way to print quickly without moving the build plate, as typical i3 designs must do.

Now they’ve followed up on the prototype with a production machine announcement: the Core-Meter.

That seems to be an unusual name for a printer, but there’s some logic here. The Core-60 prototype had a build volume of 600 x 600 x 600 mm, and as you might guess, the Core-Meter has a build volume of 1000 x 1000 x 1000 mm: one meter on a side.

As expected, Modix has designed the Core-Meter for high speed 3D printing. The device includes not only the speed-friendly CoreXY motion system, but also an accelerometer on the toolhead. This sensor allows the device to perform self-calibration required for high speed operations.

The Core-Meter also sports a Duet controller board, a Phaetus Rapido hot end and an APUS extruder.

Modix explained that the device, which is set to be released in 1Q 2024, will have a number of options available including an enclosure, air filtration, filament dryers and more. It seems that buyers will be able to configure the Core-Meter for their specific applications.

There’s another key feature of the Core-Meter: price. Modix has set the list price for the base Core-Meter at US$6,900. That’s incredibly low for a device that can competently print meter-sized objects at high speed.

However, the idea is to compare the price of the new machine with Modix’s other large-format machine, the BIG-Meter. This cartesian device is priced significantly higher at US$13,900. The new machine allows far easier access to large-format 3D printing.

There’s one different, however: the BIG-Meter is capable of dual extrusion with an IDEX option, while the new Core-Meter cannot do this, at least not yet.

Once again the price / performance ratio of 3D printing has changed. I recall a time not that many years ago when a meter-sized machine of any kind would have cost many tens of thousands of dollars. Now it seems you’ll be able to get one for well under US$10K.

Via Modix

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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