No Canadian 3D printing service bureau has quite as much to offer as the Toronto-based company Agile Manufacturing, one of the country’s largest provider of 3D printed parts, 3D printers and 3D printer materials. Agile has 18 different 3D printers at their disposal, utilizing different technologies such as SLA, SLS, MultiJet Printing (MJP), Direct Metal Printing (DMP), and more. Now, the service bureau has just announced the largest addition to their family of SLA 3D printers, the iPro 9000XL Monster.
This SLA production printer is only one of the two being used in North America to create 3D printed parts for the public, in fact, Agile’s newly acquired 9000XL is the largest operating 3D printer on the continent as well. With an outrageously large build-size of up to 59” x 30” x 22”, the iPro 9000XL quickly 3D prints ABS-like parts with extremely high resolution and smooth surface. The most ideal use of this large-scale 3D printer seems to be for manufacturing extra-large parts or components in a single print, without any assembly necessary.
“With the increasing demand for production parts as well as very large prototypes, the addition of the XL to our fleet of production systems will help Agile offer the largest part 3D Printing solutions and shortest lead-times to our clients”, said Richard Smeenk, the president of Agile Manufacturing.
A 3D printer capable of manufacturing at such a large scale must also come with a large price. The iPro 9000XL machine costs approximately $1 million dollars, but Agile Manufacturing is planning on using this printer to the fullest extent. With their newest and biggest SLA printer, Agile will be able to offer large-scale production at an extremely fast speed. In addition to their in-house printing capabilities, Agile Manufacturing also delivers new and used professional 3D printers, as well as 3D printing materials, to their North American customer base. Agile definitely has the skin in the game to run such a large-scale SLA printer, they claim to perform 150,000 hours of annual 3D printing capacity (or 4.2 billion cubic inches per year), giving them the experience and innovative spirit that makes them the go-to 3D printing service bureau in Canada.