3D Printer Big Enough for Product Design
Jeffrey Heimgartner posted on April 20, 2016 | 5269 views

One of the stars in the Additive Manufacturing Users Group Conference, recently held in St Louis, was a large-scale 3D printer by Titan Robotics. On hand was head of Titan, Clay Guillory, to show us the printer.

Titan Robotics display at the AMUG Conference. (Image courtesy of the author.)
Titan Robotics display at the AMUG Conference. (Image courtesy of the author.)

Titan, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., is in the business of building and selling large-scale 3D printers. They use heavy-duty components and precision machined steel to build their products. With their customizable approach, they can build a machine to suit almost any-size build envelope requirement. Titan’s customers include architectural firms, industrial design companies, prototype job shops, manufacturing facilities and more. Guillory, a mechanical engineer trained in CNC machine design, founded the company at the age of 26.

Titan's large 3D printer, The Atlas. (Image courtesy of Titan Robotics.)
Titan's large 3D printer, The Atlas. (Image courtesy of Titan Robotics.)

Titan's current products include The Atlas, which is their standard three-axis industrial 3D printer. The Atlas has a standard build space of 30 in X x 30 in Y x 45 in Z, but these dimensions are customizable to meet the needs of their clients. Titan’s other offering is The Hyperion. The Hyperion is their Core XY–based high-speed design and uses precision-machined components. The base model has a build space of 20 in X x 18 in Y x 22 in Z. The build area is fully enclosed and has a heated build plate. It has a customizable Bowden extruder capable of printing 1.75-or 3-mm plastics of any variant.

Also impressed by what Titan Robotics has been doing, Autodesk chose Titan to be part of its Project Escher team. Cory Bloome, Autodesk hardware lead, described Project Escher as “a parallel processing system where numerous independent extruders collaborate to make one thing, enabling faster print speeds at a large scale without compromising print detail.”

For more information on Titan Robotics, click here.

For more information on Project Escher, click here.

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