Le BigRep: World’s Most Gigantic Rep Strap Build Underway
A lot of people ask, “What’s the biggest thing I can make with a DIY 3D printer?”
Well, someone known as “Kurt Circuit” is hoping to push the limits of the print envelop for a rep strap beyond anything any of us has ever seen by leaps and bounds. If he succeeds, this will be the biggest open source 3D printer…ever. It’s designed to accommodate prints up to a cubic meter – 35.3 cubic feet- meaning you could build a chair or table or cradle, or…or…
According to Mr. Circuit’s blog:
The build-envelope will be big enough (1 cubic meter) for printing a chair, a table, prosthetics, parts for humanoid robots or spaceships and such.”
I assumed that this was one of the biggest – if not the biggest – 3D printer out there. But then Marty told me about the D-Shape, which can print one or two story buildings. It’s definitely not open source, though, so Le Big Rep will undoubtedly hold the record for biggest DIY printer when it’s complete.
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