Brook Drumm continues to expand the Printrbot product line. Last month we heard about the Printrbot Play and now plans for two new devices have been disclosed – a large format 3D printer and a CNC router.
The large format printer will be called the Printrbot Pro. Full details have not been officially released, but preliminary information indicates a build envelope of around 2' cubed. It will have a heated bed with dedicated controls and a dual aluminum extruder configuration with all metal Ubis hotends. There will also be LED lights, an LCD panel and an SD card slot. An optional enclosed build chamber will be available.
Pricing is set at $4,999. Optional legs and enclosure will run $1,000. It has been in development for over a year.
"The Printrbot Pro is aimed at those who want a very large build volume but don't want to pay the big bucks for other options out there," said Drumm.
Drumm is aware the market for these monsters will be smaller than for a typical printer, so he doesn't plan to mass produce them, at least not initially. There will be a waiting list and units will be built one at a time. A kit version is not planned.
The new Printrbot CNC router is dubbed the Crawlbot. Details are very limited at this point, but it has the ability to cut a 4' x 8' sheet while occupying a smaller footprint in your workshop.
Printrbot developed their own software to run the unit. It will feature cloud-based project sharing and run in your browser but also work offline.
Drumm hasn't yet decided if the router will be available fully assembled or as a kit. The Crawlbot's price is expected to be $3,999.
"One cool thing about this design is we can definitely do a variety of sizes and price points – there are lots of options. I could even sell the kit and let Amazon deliver the extrusions," said Drumm.
Printrbot is bringing the Crawlbot prototype to the Bay Area Maker Faire this weekend.