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A 3D Printer so large it can print a child and has 4 x Synchronous print heads for duplicating prints.  Available fully built and DIY.
A 3D Printer so large it can print a child and has 4 x Synchronous print heads for duplicating prints.  Available fully built and DIY.
A 3D Printer so large it can print a child and has 4 x Synchronous print heads for duplicating prints. Available fully built and DIY.
129 backers pledged AU$ 237,572 to help bring this project to life.

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The Beast - A Large and Precise, 4x Extruder 3D Printer

AU$ 237,572

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Greater than 470 x 435 x 690mm Build Area

The Beast's enormous build area allows users to print objects that have never before been possible on a printer with such a low price point.

Our hope is for "The Beast" to make many previously unattainable projects and prints possible and to make it accessible to as many makers, inventors, DIY enthusiasts and artists as we can.

Huge Print Area
Huge Print Area

High Speed and Simultaneous Printing

The Beast's ability to simultaneously print 4 identical objects or groups of objects will enable small scale manufacturing capabilities at a fraction of the cost of 4 individual 3D printers.

The Beast effectively cuts print times by 4 when printing simultaneously. 4x Synchronous printing combined with a high speed rail system and Bowden extruders means "The Beast" is capable of producing prints upwards of 10x faster than other FDM (filament type) 3D printers. The speed of printing can be increased even more by changing to a larger nozzle.  

4x Printing also enables the user to print 4 of the same object/s at the same time with different colours or materials.

4 x Part Printing
4 x Part Printing

High Resolution Prints

Taking advantage of high quality lead screws and belts, we are able to achieve positional resolutions of 0.00125mm in the Z direction (up and down) and 0.00625mm in the X and Y directions (left, right, back and forward). The images below give you an accurate idea of the immaculate fine detail "The Beast" is capable of. These images were not manipulated.

 
High Resolution Prints
High Resolution Prints

Print in Massive Scale!

For those who have owned 3D printers of any kind before, we're all aware of process of splitting large prints into smaller pieces to get them to fit on the print bed. The Beast boasts and enormous 470 x 435 x 690mm build area - that's big enough to print a single child, two full size Basketballs or four Radio Control Transmitters... at the same time!

Hard Copy Documentation

As we’re all aware, one of the most painful aspects of buying a cutting edge product can be the lack of support. At Cultivate3d we're here for you all the way. From the moment you unbox your printer, you’ll appreciate the quality and time we’ve spent documenting the entire build and printing process. 

We made our manual everything a great manual should be. A full colour printed manual, clearly labelled components, clear crisp images with parts references lists on every page and detailed instructions written in simple language.

We back that up with phone, live chat and email support as well as a range of online videos to help you through the process 24hrs a day.

Hard Copy Documentation
Hard Copy Documentation

Good Value For Money

You’ll probably notice "The Beast" isn't covered with a fancy case design. We don’t want "The Beast" to be a design statement, we want "The Beast" to be the best at what it does without costing a fortune. We spent our time and money making your investment a fast, precise production printer.

 Comparison to Similar Machines

Comparison of Relevant 3D Printers
Comparison of Relevant 3D Printers

Specifications

Product Specifications, The Beast Large Format 3D Printer
Product Specifications, The Beast Large Format 3D Printer

Highly Modifiable

"The Beast" is constructed using commonly available parts, allowing for easy modification to suit the specific needs of all users. Whatever your field, we are confident the simple but highly functional design will lend itself to many different customised applications.

We also will be more than happy to provide the CAD files for the printers parts to further to facilitate the customization of the printer.

We are also currently testing heated beds with "The Beast" and we will make them available soon after we find the most suitable candidate.

Highly Modifiable Design
Highly Modifiable Design

Rewards / Options

We have 2 main options available. DIY Kit and Fully Assembled.   
The options are intended to provide affordable solutions and reduced shipping costs for the DIY kits, while the fully assembled option costs more but will get you printing faster.

DIY Kit: - Our cheapest option.  Includes all necessary components to build a 4x Extruder "The Beast" 3D Printer.  Only basic tools required for assembly.  

Fully Assembled: - Plug and Play. This unit is fully constructed, calibrated and tested by our professional team. No further assembly will be required with this option.  

Stretch Goals

The support for our project this far has been absolutely amazing, while we have already tried to squeeze as much in as possible while maintaining a reasonable price we are happy to announce a couple of stretch goals. So spread the word lets turn "The Beast" into something truly great.


Shipping 

Each "The Beast" 3D Printer (both Pre-Built, Mostly Built and DIY Kit) comes professionally packaged to ensure your investment is protected during transit.  

We are prepared to ship world wide, however we have initially only included shipping options for Australia, USA, UK and most of Europe.  If your country is not listed in the "Rewards" to the right, please contact us so we can add an option for your country. (Through the "Contact Me" Link at the top of the page).  

We will pay all freight costs to your door, however please be aware, additional Taxes and charges may be incurred depending on your country / location. It is your responsibility to pay any additional taxes and charges.  

Professionally Packaged
Professionally Packaged

Why do we need your support?

While we have been selling 3D Printers for years, we do not currently have the manufacturing facility to be able to produce large quantities of 3D Printers such as "The Beast".  Your investment will allow us to establish a staffed production facility and fund further R&D to improve "The Beast".


Risks and challenges

Being a completed product, our main risks and challenges are through the supply and logistics chain.

Some of our parts are hard to find and can be sourced through limited vendors worldwide. Our initial goal in this respect will be to secure enough of these components as quickly as possible after gaining funding to ensure we can deliver the completed units on time.

Another major challenge will be fine tuning our assembly and packing routines to ensure our printers arrive in one piece and work out-of-the-box. This will involve securing adequate workspace and suitable staff to facilitate the build and shipping process.

Our location is also a challenge. Based in Australia, shipping large items to the rest of the world is not easy (or cheap). We have spent a considerable amount of time investigating a variety of shipping solutions and believe we can provide a suitable insured shipping service while maintaining a competitive, shipping inclusive price point.

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    To be admired and appreciated twice a day by all staff for years to come.

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    Pledge AU$ 2,565 or more About $1,904

    Australian DIY Kit :

    "The Beast" 3D printer, 4x Extruder DIY Kit
    (Contains all components necessary to build a fully functional "The Beast" 3D Printer as specified). Basic tools required.

    Includes FREE Shipping within Australia

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    Pledge AU$ 2,565 or more About $1,904

    (approx. USD $1850 at time of publishing)

    USA/UK/EU DIY Kit :

    "The Beast" 3D printer, 4x Extruder DIY Kit
    (Contains all components necessary to build a fully functional "The Beast" 3D Printer as specified). Basic tools required.

    Includes Shipping within USA, UK and most of EU.

    The rest of the world and some EU countries may incur additional shipping costs (If you country is not currently listed, please contact us)

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    Pledge AU$ 3,999 or more About $2,969

    Australian Fully Assembled:

    "The Beast" 3D printer, 4x Extruder, Fully assembled.
    (Fully assembled, calibrated and tested by our professional team).

    Includes FREE Shipping within Australia

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    Pledge AU$ 5,130 or more About $3,809

    (approx. USD $3700 at time of publishing)

    USA/UK/EU DIY Kit : x2

    You will get two of;
    "The Beast" 3D printer, 4x Extruder DIY Kit
    (Contains all components necessary to build a fully functional "The Beast" 3D Printer as specified). Basic tools required.

    Includes Shipping within USA, UK and most of EU.

    The rest of the world and some EU countries may incur additional shipping costs (If you country is not currently listed, please contact us)

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Funding period

- (30 days)