Large Format Printing

True to its name, large format 3D printing offers the largest industrial printer bed size available. With a maximum part volume of 1000 mm x 600 mm x 500 mm, it is a cost-effective alternative to machining large parts, especially for small- to medium-sized production runs. Moreover, large 3D printing can produce complex geometries that would be impossible to machine in a single piece, eliminating the need for assembly and greatly reducing waste.

Our large 3D printing services are an excellent option for creating molds and tooling. We are able to reduce lead-times and tooling costs relative to traditional manufacturing technologies and remove many of the restrictions of conventional design, all while producing durable parts that are every bit as functional as their traditional counterparts.

3D printed plastics are durable, inexpensive and quick to produce. They also eliminate many of the design restrictions of traditional manufacturing. To learn more about our other 3D printed plastic options, check out our HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing services or our 5-Minute Buyer’s Guide.

Full-size motor block 3D printed in a single piece using large format printing.

Full-size motor block 3D printed in a single piece using large format printing.

Large Format Printing Guidelines

Please note that these are are guidelines, not hard-and-fast rules. Follow these, and you should be in pretty good shape. We'll let you know if we see any problems with your design.

Parameter Inches Milimeters
Maximum Part Size 39.4 x 23.6 x 19.7 1000 x 600 x 500
Minimum Supported Wall Thickness 0.080 2.00
Minimum Unsupported Wall Thickness 0.060 1.50
Minimum Supported Bosses 0.080 2.00
Minimum Unsupported Bosses 0.060 1.50
Minimum Embossed Detail (Height and Width) 0.015 0.40
Minimum Engraved Detail (Height and Width) 0.015 0.40
Clearance Between Parts/Bodies 0.020 0.50

Standard Material Properties

This data is provided for the convenience of our customers. It does not on its own represent a sufficient basis for any part design, nor does it provide any agreement about or guarantee the specific properties of a product or part or the suitability of a product or part for a specific application. It is the
responsibility of the producer or customer of a part to check its properties as well as its suitability for a particular purpose. This also applies to any possible intellectual property rights as well as regional laws and regulations. The data are subject to change without notice.

PMMA Partikelmaterial (Acrylic Based Powder infused with Wax or Epoxy)

Property Value Units
Tensile Strength (Wax Infused) 4.3 MPa
Tensile Strength (Epoxy Infused) up to 25 MPa
Yield Point 1 %
Burnout Temperature (Wax) 600 - 700 °C
Residual Ash Content (Wax) < 0.02 - 0.03 %
Softening Temperature (Wax) 73 °C
Softening Temperature (Epoxy) 90-93 °C
Standard Layer Thickness 150 µm
X-Y Resolution 600 DPI
Accuracy 0.3 %