Production printers are often used by companies and organizations to provide specialized fabrication capabilities for a portion, or even all of their commercial production. They make use of specific advantages offered by Additive Manufacturing (AM) and Design for Additive Manufacturing (DFAM). These advantages include mass customization, integrated functionality, complex geometry, and rapid design iteration. Under certain conditions, production printer platforms can lend themselves to limited economies of scale and are typically incorporated into hybridized manufacturing processes.
MarkforgedMarkforged products transcend the realm of 3D printing prototypes and trinkets. Using unique technology to print amazing carbon fiber parts that can be reinforced for metal-strength, they break down the barriers between idea and reality for every designer, engineer and manufacturer.
Metal X (ADM) 3D Printer
Price: $99,500 USD
From the company that revolutionized 3D printing with composite carbon fiber, comes a breakthrough in metal. The Metal X greatly accelerates innovation, delivering metal parts overnight using a new technology at a fraction of the cost. Leave 20th century manufacturing in the dust and create anything from industrial replacement parts to injection molds to working prototypes.
Build Size (X,Y,Z): 300 x 220 x 180 mm (11.1 x 8.6 x 7.1 inches)
Resolution (Z thickness): 50 microns (0.002 inches)
17-4 Stainless Steel
303 Stainless Steel
6061 Aluminum (Beta)
7075 Aluminum (Beta)
A-2 Tool Steel (Beta)
D-2 Tool Steel (Beta)
IN Alloy (Inconel) 625 (Beta)
Titanium Ti-6Al-4V (Beta)
3D SystemsAs the originator of 3D printing and a shaper of future 3D solutions, 3D Systems has spent its 30 year history enabling professionals and companies to optimize their designs, transform their workflows, bring innovative products to market and drive new business models.
ProX 500 (SLS)
Price: $375,000 USD
The ProX® 500 Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) production 3D printer delivers superior parts with greater precision, durability and quality in a compact production-grade system that is easy to own and economical to use. Designed for the manufacturing floor, the ProX 500 produces ready-to-use functional parts and complete assemblies for a variety of aerospace, automotive, patient specific medical devices, fashion accessories, and mobile device use cases.
Build Volume (X,Y,Z): 381 x 330 x 460 mm (15 x 13 x 18 inches)
Resolution: 80 to 150 micron (0.003 – 0.006 inches)
DuraForm ProX PA (Nylon 12)
DuraForm ProX GF (Glass Filled Nylon)
DuraForm ProX HST (Fiber Reinforced High Temp Nylon)
ProX 320 (DMP)
Price: $620,000 USD
The ProX 320 offers fast build turnaround times in demanding 24/7 production environments. Designed for productivity with quick-swap build modules and fast powder recycling. This system offers the lowest O2 during builds (25 ppm) for exceptionally strong parts of high chemical purity.
Build Volume (X,Y,Z): 275 x 275 x 420 mm (10.8 x 10.8 x 16.5 inches)
Resolution: Adjustable. Preset values are 30 and 60 microns, minimum feature size 100 microns
LaserForm™ Ti Gr. 1²
LaserForm™ Ti Gr. 5²
LaserForm™ Ti Gr. 23²
LaserForm™ Stainless 316L3