Manufacturer Objet has launched its largest-ever 3D printer, which boasts a 1000 x 800 x 500 milimetre wide=format build envelope.
Eurekamagazine.co.uk reports that the Objet1000 has been made with the defence, aerospace, automotive, industrial machinery and household appliances sectors in mind. Over 100 materials can be used in conjunction with the model.
The printer will probably hit the industry at the right time, as thenextweb.com revealed that as a business prospect, 3D printing is "hot property" at present; perhaps complementing companies' existing regular and vinyl printers.
Object's chief executive officer (CEO), David Reis, explained: "As our largest ever 3D printing system, the Object1000 takes advanced inkjet 3D printing technology to the next scale.
"The system enables our customers in a range of industries to quickly and effectively prototype anything at full size, 1:1 scale, from whole airplane and automobile assemblies to complete household appliances," he added, appearing proud of the invention. Reis went on to call the model the "next step" in the evolution of 3D printing.
What's more, Igal Zeitun, the company's vice-president of product marketing and consumables, explained that the printer saves designers from having to create prototypes from small pieces. The model is very easy to work, he added and doesn't necessitate a lot of manpower to work efficiently.