Take a mini-tour of one of the world's largest 3D printers
MASSIVit 3D provides a sneak peek at the technology it hopes will usher in the future of 3D printing.
MASSIVit 3D, an Israeli startup specializing in the printing of large objects, last month partnered with California software giant Autodesk and Arizona-based Local Motors to print a carbon-fiber reinforced vehicle is less than 44 hours. While the car was impressive and garnered MASSIVit plenty of good publicity, their focus isn't on the auto industry but instead on creating a line of giant 3D printers for the masses. That extra space you have in your basement? This company wants to fill it with something incredible.
To make the future of printing large 3D objects a reality, MASSIVit developed a unique Gel Dispensing Printer (GDP) that utilizes a material that hardens as it's exposed to ultraviolet light. You can see an example of this technology at work in the video below.
The company then took this innovative approach and turned it into something that looks as if it belongs on the set of the latest "Star Trek" film.
According to the company, the printer is capable of producing a very fast speed of one foot of an object per hour with dimensions up to 4-feet-by-5-feet-by-6-feet. To put this in perspective, the statue of an average-sized adult would take about five hours to go from idea to real-world 3D object.
MASSIVit 3D is currently working on bringing its GDP 3D printer to market, with an eye of capturing the attention of those within the advertising and decorative markets first. The company joins others involved in a burgeoning 3D industry that includes printers for healthcare, fashion, art and even food.
As you can see in the newly released short video tour below, the GDP is also capable of printing additional objects simultaneously.
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