Think BIG, Print BIG, Save BIG! The most trusted open market large format 3D Printer Company
The 3D Platform Excel Series – A Quantum Leap in Additive AND Subtractive Manufacturing.
Breaking through barriers of size and throughput. We design products that push the limits of innovation.
Our focus on size, speed, flexibility and durability is meant to help expand your business capabilities to new levels.
Why choose 3D Platform? Because your BIGGEST ideas should become a reality.
We have designed this extra large format 3D printer to provide aﬀordability – without sacriﬁcing quality or throughput.
It uses a Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) system and oﬀers an extra large build volume of 1.4 m x 2.8 m x 700 mm.
WorkCenter 500 Series is currently the only machine on the market in the large format category to provide the option of pellet or ﬁlament extruder(s) – or both!
Use a small diameter nozzle for fine layer resolutions. Use a large extruder and a large diameter nozzle for fast printing and ultra-strong parts.
3D Platform is an industrial strength large format 3D printer manufacturer. Don’t let the words industrial strength or large format scare you. In fact, printing with 3DP is easy as easy as 1 – 2- 3D! Watch our video and learn how to 3D print BIG.
Step One: Create your 3D model
Start with a 3D model either created in 3D modeling software such as a CAD program or download it from the internet. Save the model as an OBJ or an STL file. These are the file types that 3D printer processing software understands.
Step Two: Process the 3D model in 3D printing software
Once the file is imported you will need to set a few standard model modifiers such as the number of top and bottom layers, perimeters and infill. For example, start with something simple like this square box. I will import the STL, then set up our model modifiers. They include three top solid layers, three bottom solid layers, and two outside perimeters. Now let us look at infill. I want this box to be very strong so let’s set the interior fill percentage to 20 percent. I know I will not need supports for this piece but if supports are needed, they can be added by clicking the “generate support material” button here. These print settings will likely change with each print depending on the intended use of the printed part. I click “Ok” to accept the process settings and prepare to slice the model. Now we can see the model as this sliced into layers. We save the file to the SD-card in g-code format, which gives the printer step by step instructions for printing the part.
Step Three: Send the processed file to your 3DP large format 3D printer
Insert the SD-card into the card reader of the LCD panel. We need to heat the bed. Now at home all of the axes are very important that you home the axes prior to each print. Now, I select print from the SD-card and select my g-code file. The LCD screen shows the extruder temperature and the print will begin once the target temperature is reached. Watch the first few layers to make sure the print adheres to the build area and that the filament is flowing smoothly. Now let’s get started with your first large format 3D print with 3D Platform!
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