Last year we covered the release of a mondo huge FDM printer called the 3DP1000 by 3DP Unlimited. At 3.3' x 3.3' x 1.64', the machine's build area had mouths watering, but the price was difficult for smaller businesses to afford.

3DP Unlimited wants to make their machines easier to acquire and so they've partnered with Lease Corporation of America to develop a leasing program that offers the 3DP1000 for under $400 per month.

"We have partnered with 3DP to power the Platform Leasing Program and bring affordable financing options to this rapidly growing industry," said Brian C. Kemp, Sr. Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Lease Corporation of America. "LCA and 3DP will work with each organization – from manufacturers and service providers to designers and schools – to develop tailored financing that allows them to quickly obtain their own 3DP1000 at a low monthly price."

The 3DP1000 is used for production, prototype and design applications in a wide range of industries including manufacturing, industrial equipment, aerospace, architecture, construction, retail, furniture, apparel and education. It is an open source platform with a build envelope 70 times larger than the average desktop unit.

"The impact of 3D printing cannot be understated," said John Good, Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing for 3DP Unlimited. "Just as personal computers revolutionized communication and creativity, 3D printing is upgrading the competitiveness and speed of global business. From rapid prototyping to finished goods, our clients rely on 3DP's professional-grade technology to drive their businesses, and now our Platform Leasing Program makes it available to everyone."