Builder Extreme 1500
The Builder Extreme 1500, a reduced-sized machine with all the capabilities of its siblings
While the availability of printers with large build volume is welcomed by industry leaders, their practicality has been somewhat of an annoyance. Typically, printers designed to create large parts have been difficult to fit through doorways for installation. Builder have thus joined some of their competitors, such as BigRep, in resolving the issue with a slightly smaller machine.
Builder have prided themselves on their production of large format 3D printers, for example their Builder Extreme 2000. That machine boasted a build volume of 700 x 700 x 1820mm, enabling it to print parts the size of humans. The smaller Extreme 1500 machine has a reduced build volume of 1100 x 500 x 820mm, allowing it to fit through doors, and in turn making sales more viable.
Though smaller in size, the Extreme 1500 adopts many of its sibling’s characteristics, maintain the productive quality that Builder aims to deliver. The Extreme 1500 is able to print multiple objects side by side, and comes with an integrated heated bed, on-board camera, Wi-Fi connectivity and the unique Dual-Feed extruder. This Dual-Feed extruder, which allows a single hot end to accept two input filaments. The extruder can be switched from one to the other to change colours and the user can even mix them with a customised ratio.
Moreover, the Dual-Feed extruder allows the user to utilise two spools of identical filament to one hot end and run them concurrently at 50% speed. Especially important for larger prints, this halves the intervention requirements of the user by doubling the spool size.
Meanwhile, the heated print surface indirectly heats the entire closed build chamber and the on-board camera and WiFi connectivity allows the object in manufacturing to be monitored.
Making it even easier to install, the machine possesses small wheels, allowing it to be pushed rather than lifted in to a facility.