The Buildini™ 3D Printer has a massive build size for printing big ideas and pushing your designs to new heights.
Print stunning detailed props at full scale for your latest studio production. Create that pièce de résistance for your up coming art show that will capture the hearts and minds of attendees. Print your next architectural project and WOW your clients with the size and scope of your imagination!
The build size is approximately 18.5 in x 11 in x 14 in, that's two to three times larger than the industry's leading desktop 3D printers.
At this scale, the Buildini is ready to 3D Print your most ambitious ideas yet!
Not that long ago in a workshop not so far away...
We built the Buildini™ as a reliable large format 3D printer for our own use in our creative studio.
In our studio, experimentation is the name of the game. It is common to find 3D printers printing everything from pastry to fabric to furniture. Needless to say, this sort of constant experimentation can be very demanding on a 3D printer.
Our goal was to build a large 3D printer that could meet the demands of extreme experimentation while keeping maintenance quick and easy.
We started from the ground up. Challenging traditional ideas and construction techniques. We obsessively pushed for a simpler, more reliable machine. Thousands of hours experimenting, testing and refining resulted in a singular 3D printer that is minimal, modular, and maintainable. We call it the Buildini™.
The city was designed to personify that image you get when close your eyes and imagine a vast urban landscape.
We started designing this city with a massive 10ft x 2.5ft mural on paper with good old fashioned crayons. Few tools capture the feeling of childhood wonder like crayons and as we set out to imagine what the skyscrapers and government buildings of our dreams looked like it was the perfect medium to work in.
With our creative engines running we turned to the computer to begin building this city one block at a time. As the different tiers of buildings emerged our skyline started to take shape.
The stop motion city has a clever design feature that allowed this epic model to 3D print reliably and with no wasted material. Every overhanging detail of the various row homes, municipal buildings and skyscrapers were all designed with an angled 45° surface underneath. This it gives the illusion of a true cantilevered building but allows the model to print without any extra material. As you look through the photos below be sure to keep an eye out for this detail.