• Question: hi how can you make such big things with 3d printers?

    Asked by illumanati rulz to Emma on 16 Mar 2017.
    • Photo: Emma Ryan

      Emma Ryan answered on 16 Mar 2017:

      Well, because my 3D printer is very big.

      If the robot is just on its own, we can build things about 1 – 2 m in size. The robot itself is about 3 m.

      We have also put the robot on tracks that are 10 m long so now it can build things 10 m long.

      Unlike other 3D printing techniques, WAAM isn’t in an enclosed chamber. We can just do it in a normal environment. That’s why we picked it! We like building big things.