The 3D printing team behind the Empire State extreme build are back with a new, more streamlined, and portable, 3D printer. The Extreme 1500 FFF.
When 3DPI looked at the Builder Extreme 1000 and 2000 models earlier this year the build size was undoubtedly impressive, but the Dutch manufacturer found that some customers were unable to buy the printers because they simply wouldn’t fit through the office door. The 1500 is the answer to this problem. The new Extreme 1500 still offers the Builder 3D big-build volume, but it’s slimmer, and on wheels, meaning it’s now capable of fitting into an elevator taking printing on the go.
Slimline without the compromise
For comparison, the Extreme 2000, capable of printing a 1.8m tall replica of the Empire State Building, has a build volume of 700x700x1820mm XYZ. The smaller model 1000, measures at 700x700x820mm, and the new 1500 is 1100x500x820mm – 200mm slimmer, but 400mm longer to make up for it.
The 3D prints Builder 3D have demonstrated on the Extreme 1500 are no less impressive than their Empire State building. Below you can see a 1000 mm long prototype of a freight liner, and the volume being used make multiple shoe prototypes in the same print.
New and improved features
In addition to Wi-fi connectivity and the on-board camera so you can keep an eye on your build when away from the 3D printer, the Extreme 1500 can also be loaded with 4 spools of 4.5kg – 6.5kg of filament.
The 3D printer has dual extrusion too, so prototypes can be printed in 2 colors, or use the same color so it doesn’t run out as fast. Builder recommend the use of Innofil PRO1 filament for their printers. When re-tested in the Extreme 2000, PRO1 printed the Empire State Building model in 210 hours instead of the previous 300.
3DPI are happy to see that Builder 3D are adding improvements to their 3D printers rather than remaining stuck in such a competitive market. They are currently being sold and distributed all across Europe and the US, and are available to buy directly from the company’s website here.
Featured image shows side views and front view of the Builder Extreme 1500. Photos via: Builder 3D