Some may be content printing within the confines of their small printer; but for others, this simply won’t work. Some require a beast, a large 3D printer capable of printing the Goliath structures they intend to create.
Therefore, we have narrowed down the dozens of printers to create our definitive Top 10 large 3D printers, based on their price (a cheap large 3D printer for sale with similar specs to a more expensive printer will be preferred), print quality, actual size (an extra large 3D printer is advantaged here), among other general criteria.
If you have any other printers you feel belong in the list, feel free to comment or even get in contact.
Top 10: Large 3D Printer for sale
Creality CR-10 S5 (Large 3D Printer DIY)
- Company based: China.
- Maximum build volume: 500 x 500 x 500 mm.
- Price: $719.
The original Creality CR-10 machine made waves in the cheap 3D printer scene by virtue of its ease of assembly (just 45 minutes!) as well as its quality and resilience for the price.
The original DIY 3D printer kit could still print a very good 300 x 300 x 400 mm, but the team at Creality, never being satisfied, went and designed an even bigger machine, the CR-10 S5!
This beast boast a 500 x 500 x 500 mm print volume, far more than some that proclaim themselves a large 3D printer kit, swatting aside those machines more than thrice as expensive with far smaller print sizes.
In fact, the most impressive facet of the Creality CR-10 S5 is that, for such a large 3D printer, it is so cheap – under $1,000. For your money you still get a heated bed – key for printing filaments such as ABS and ASA – as well as a removable glass bed. It’s undeniably one of the best cheap large 3D printer options out there.
Lulzbot Taz 6
- Company based: USA.
- Maximum build volume: 280 x 280 x 250 mm.
- Price: $2,000.
A mainstay in the minds of all those who know a quality 3D printer when they use one, Aleph Objects’ Lulzbot Taz 6 is a large 3D printer to compete with any. Though its build volume isn’t near the largest on this list, it still prints far larger sizes than most FDM 3D printers, whilst enjoying superior quality and faster printing speeds.
As disciples of the open source movement, Aleph ensure that the Taz 6 is allowed to be tinkered with however you wish to, and can be easily adapted into a dual extruder 3D printer. It’s slightly more expensive than it’s little brother, the Lulzbot Mini, but as a result offers a larger print size and better quality. Known for its consistency and effectiveness as well as its versatility with 3D printer filaments, the Lulzbot Taz 6 is another large 3D printer we highly recommend.
- Company based: Holland.
- Maximum build volume: 330 x 240 x 300 mm.
- Price: $5,995.
The newly released follow up to the acclaimed Ultimaker 3, the Ultimaker S5 is the Dutch company’s launch into a new sector and price range. A large 3D printer, the S5 is geared towards a more professional and industrial clientele, expanding the build volume and focusing on the scalability of rapid prototyping.
Though more expensive than its predecessor, clocking in at just under $6K, Ultimaker are not struggling for clients. This large 3D printer is used in companies including Volkswagen, depicting Ultimaker’s stellar reputation. Time will tell whether the S5 is as big a hit as the Ultimaker 3 was, but nevertheless we believe it merits a place on our best large 3D printer list.
Raise3D Pro2 Plus
- Company based: China.
- Maximum build volume: 305 x 305 x 605 mm.
- Price: €4,999.
We have previously listed Raise3D printers in our best 3D printers of 2019 list as well as our best dual extruder 3D printer ranking, including both the Pro2 and the N2 Dual. Their large 3D printer model, the Pro2 Plus, is no different, excelling in what it does best – print big, and print good.
Based in China, Raise3D are a highly reputed 3D printing company whose printers are used by 3D printing services such as Voodoo Manufacturing as these large 3D printers can create big parts on demand. Expanded to a 605mm max part height, you should have no problems printing large structures with the Pro2 Plus.
It’s about a thousand dollars more expensive than the Pro2, but if you’re after a large 3D printer to build large models, this is the one for you.
- Company based: Hungary.
- Maximum build volume: 300 x 200 x 440 mm.
- Price: $2,199.
The only Hungarian machine on this list, the CraftBot XL is a large 3D printer that won’t break the bank. Priced at a far more affordable $2,200, the CraftBot XL prioritizes simplicity and effectiveness, evident in the easy-to-use touchscreen and app compatibility.
Ever focused on quality, the CraftBot XL prints with 50 micron layer resolutions, and despite its large size is still movable, weighing 21kg. CraftBot make their own 3D software and slicers which makes the actual printing process quicker, and overall all CraftBot’s printers garner high praise, winning a number of ‘best of’ awards in their respective categories.
BCN3D Sigmax R19
- Company based: Spain.
- Price: $4,299.
- Build volume: 420 x 297 x 210 mm.
Featuring a dual extruder and a very commendable 420 x 297 x 210 mm print volume, the Sigmax stands out for reasons other than just being a large 3D printer. Moreover, it’s extraordinarily versatile, happily printing with 3D printer filaments ranging from ABS and PLA to HIPS, PC, Nylon, and more.
Perhaps most impressively, the Sigmax’s duplication and mirror modes capitalize on its dual extruder to enhance scalability of part production. These two modes mean two identical parts can be produced effectively and simultaneously, easing time pressures when printing multiple parts. It’s large, it’s fast, and it’s versatile – what more could you want?
Zortrax M300 Plus
- Company based: Poland.
- Price: $4,100.
- Build volume: 300 x 300 x 300 mm.
The original Zortrax M300 was good enough to make our year-end ‘best of’ list back in 2018, and now the large 3D printer Plus version is out, we have to include it here too. Polish company Zortrax were originally known for producing some of the best quality FDM 3D printers around, and when you combine quality with large size, the results are immense.
Although it has a smaller build area than some others on this list, we still believe it can be considered a large 3D printer, and is the largest 3D printer that Zortrax currently sell. Zortrax also produce a number of interesting filaments for the M300 and M300 Plus – including interesting glass filaments and flexible filaments – which the M300 can print with ease. Overall, it’s a strong machine.
Delta WASP 3MT
- Company based: Italy.
- Price: around $25,000.
- Build volume: 1000 x 1000 x 900 mm.
The first adjective used on WASP’s webpage describing the 3MT is simply: ‘big 3D printer.’ And that’s exactly what it is, a big 3D printer beast able to print a meter width and length, and 90 cm vertically.
Images show the Delta WASP 3MT can print entire plastic chairs in one part, and it makes sense given that the WASP team are also involved in 3D printed houses. WASP aim to use 3D printing to save the world, creating more environmental, safe and effective 3D printers that minimize waste. This is exactly the type of goal every company should strive for, and we commend them for that.
- Company based: Germany.
- Price: around $36,000.
- Build volume: 1000 x 500 x 500 mm.
This behemoth is a huge 3D printer, one of the many immense beasts that German manufacturer BigRep sell to their industrial clientele. Used for prototyping and in the medical, automotive and aerospace sectors, the BigRep Studio weighs in at over a quarter of a ton and can also be adapted to feature a dual extruder.
BigRep sell a number of custom materials for use in their large 3D printers, including commonly used printer filaments like PLA and PETG, as well as more niche materials such as flexible filaments, HT and HS. Though it’s obviously not targeted at the average amateur maker, the BigRep Studio excels at industrial production as a large FDM 3D printer.
Concept Laser X Line 2000R
- Company based: Germany.
- Price: let’s just say, a lot.
- Build volume: 800 x 400 x 500 mm.
We’re arguably cheating here, because the Concept Laser X Line 2000R is not an FDM 3D printer, but one that uses Direct Metal Laser Sintering to print strong and accurate metal parts. However, this machine is such an engineering feat that we felt compelled to include it, with large print volumes exponentially harder to achieve with metal 3D printing technologies.
Undoubtedly a leader in its sector – and you can check out some other fantastic metal 3D printers here – the ability to create metal parts up to 800 x 400 x 500 mm in size is an invaluable asset. If you’re not a billion dollar company then you’re unlikely to buy one, but this machine is a lock in for our large 3D printer list, able to print metal structures at sizes never achieved prior.