FabPro™ 1000

3D System FabPro 1000 Industrial-Grade DLP 3D Printer

FabPro™ 1000

Production Desktop Resin DLP 3D Printer

  • 24/7 Industrial durability and reliability
  • Six sigma repeatability (Cpk > 2)
  • Up to 45% faster print speed than SLA
  • Build speed up to 21mm/hour
  • Part in hand up to 52% faster than SLA
  • Up to 22% lower part cost
  • Quick and Easy Material loading
  • 3D Sprint™ robust software solution for additive manufacturing
  • High-quality materials excel across a wide range of applications
  • Uses 45% less material due to the intelligent support structure placement
  • Supported File Formats STL, CTL, OBJ, PLY, ZPR, ZBD, AMF, WRL, 3DS, FBX, IGES, IGS, STEP, STP, X_T
  • Build size 125 x 70 x 120mm
  • XY Resolution 65×65 microns
  • Z Resolution 30 microns
  • Simple to use – from material loading and file configuration to post-processing
  • 37.5 kg Weight – Made with Industrial Grade Components

Applications

Jewellery

Jewellery pattern production

Investment casting

Prototype pieces

Design verification

Fitting pieces

Master patterns for RTV/silicone molds

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Production

Injection moulding alternative for small, micro-moulded parts

RTV moulding

Injection Moulding Quality

Industrial performance and reliability

Unsurpassed ease of use requiring no special training or certification

Prototyping

Rapid prototyping

Design iteration

Functional testing

Mechanical assembly/fit testing

Life testing

Display models (ready for finishing/painting)

Functional parts

Dental

Orthodontic models

Prosthodontic models

Surgical Guides

Orthodontic Splints

Productivity, Redefined

Produce models in hours, not days. Compared to competing systems, the FabPro 1000 can create higher-quality parts with precision and smooth finish at up to three-times-faster high-throughput print speeds. It’s all in the technology:

  • Digital Light Printing (DLP) Stereolithography uses a projector to image each layer within a UV-curable, liquid material.
  • Layer thickness from 30 – 50 micron offers superior edge detail, accuracy and surface finish.

And with a build size of 125 x 70 x 120 mm, the FabPro 1000 is able to produce larger parts faster—or several smaller parts at once to generate multiple iterations simultaneously.

FabPro 1000 At A Glance

See how FabPro 1000 excels to deliver improved accuracy, speed, and cost-efficiency compared to other systems in its class.

Speed and Productivity Comparison

Using DLP technology the FabPro 1000 uses a projector to image each layer for easy and precise printing, with the ability to build several smaller parts on a single platform for increased productivity. Compare the same part file printed on a full platform at 50 microns to a competitive entry-level system:

FabPro 1000 Print Time: 2.5 hours
Competitive Entry-Level SLA Print Time: 10 hours

Lower Costs, Delivered

The FabPro 1000 is engineered for material efficiency and consistent, repeatable runtimes, making 3D prototyping and production more accessible and affordable than ever before. 3D Sprint file preparation and print management software helps manage material usage with less waste with optimized print builds and support structures. This combination of fast print speeds and optimized printing all leads to lower part costs and lower Total Cost of Operations (TCO).

Industrial Strength with Start-to-Finish Simplicity

This entry-level powerhouse packs industrial durability and reliability into a rugged yet compact platform, delivering professional quality day in and day out. It’s also simple to use – from setup, material loading and file configuration to post-processing, cleaning and maintenance:

  • No special training or certification is required due to an intuitive design and easy-access print chamber.
  • Replacing print trays and switching materials is a snap.
  • Post-processing is seamless with an included finishing kit, and optional light-based LC-3DPrint Box UV post-curing unit for required cleaning and curing.

Easy-to-Use with 3D Sprint

Preparing part files for printing and monitoring print jobs is easy with 3D Systems 3D Sprint software, which comes standard with every FabPro 1000. This robust additive manufacturing software streamlines printing preparation through file importing, editing, repairing, and slicing and optimizes part placement on the platform with support creation and nesting.

  • Easy build job set-up, submission and job queue management
  • Automatic part placement and build optimization tools
  • Part nesting capability and part editing tools
  • Automatic support generation
  • Job statistics

What Our Customers are Saying About FabPro 1000

“Overall I am impressed with the build speed and accuracy of the FabPro 1000, when comparing to other Desktop resin printers in this price range. You can expect more dimensional accuracy, on downward facing features that require support removal due to the optimized support structures which minimize deformation when compared to other printers in this range.”

Werner Blumenthal, President of WB Engineering, Inc.

“The FabPro 1000’s speed allowed me to build parts and finish them in the same day, and the surface quality rivals what I’ve seen on more expensive technologies. Changing materials was also easy compared to other systems – there is no need to purge print heads as it is building from the tray and I can just add more material to the tray.”

Scott Young, Engineering Manager, Bastech, Inc

“In my experience, I have been very impressed with the FabPro 1000’s print quality and smooth surface finish – so important when you’re producing pieces to be cast for fine miniatures and intricate jewelry. The Achilles heel of most 3D printing solutions for investment casting has been the material. However, with the FabPro JewelCast GRN resin, I am getting consistently great casts.”

Simon Walker, Owner of Artforge

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“FabPro 1000 is an excellent entry-level 3D printer that can produce good looking, high-quality parts. If you’re looking to incorporate additive manufacturing into your business and don’t know where to start, FabPro 1000 might be just what you’re looking for.”

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FabPro 1000 – Resins Made for Quality

FabPro Tough BLK

DURABLE PRODUCTION PLASTIC

Combined with the versatility, reliability and small footprint of the FabPro, this tough material provides a solution to create prototype applications quickly, right at the desktop to keep projects moving.

Durable plastic material for producing black parts for functional prototyping and production parts. Combined with the versatility, reliability and small footprint of the FabPro, this tough material provides a solution to create mechanical assemblies, fit testing prototypes and functional parts right at the desktop.

Applications:

  • Mechanical assembly/fit testing
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Functional testing
  • Life testing
  • Functional parts
  • Design Iteration
FabPro 1000 Resin Specs

FabPro Proto GRY

FAST, GENERAL PURPOSE PLASTIC

Ideally suited for industrial applications, this opaque grey material highlights fine features and is ready for finishing and painting, perfect for high-quality prototypes and models.

A fast, general purpose plastic material ideally suited for prototyping applications. The FabPro’s precision printing in this opaque grey material highlights fine features and is ready for finishing and painting, perfect for high-quality prototypes and models.

Applications:

  • Rapid prototyping
  • Design iteration
  • High-quality prototypes (ready for finishing and painting)
  • Display models (ready for finishing and painting)
FabPro 1000 Resin Specs

FabPro Elastic BLK

DESIGN ELASTOMER

A material for accelerated designing and prototyping of a wide variety of rubber-like and elastomeric products for industrial and consumer goods applications. This black elastomeric material offers excellent compressive characteristics.

FabPro Elastic BLK is a material suited for the prototyping and design of a wide variety of elastomeric parts. Combined with the FabPro 1000’s productivity and part quality, this material accelerates the design and iteration of new concepts with rubber-like prototypes for industrial and consumer goods applications.

Applications:

Design verification and validation and testing of:

  • Overmolds
  • Weatherstripping
  • Seals
  • Grommets
  • Gaskets
  • Spacers and other vibration dampening components
  • Especially well-suited for compressive applications
FabPro 1000 Resin Specs

FabPro JewelCast GRN

GREEN MATERIAL FOR JEWELRY CASTING PATTERNS

Ideal for small, fine-featured jewellery master patterns for gypsum investment. When it’s all about the wow factor, the precise, user-friendly FabPro shines, quickly and easily creating high-quality show and casting masters from the desktop.

A green material ideal for small, fine-featured jewellery master patterns for gypsum investment casting applications. This material leaves minimal ash after burnout to produce superior casting quality. Create and produce custom jewellery or other investment castings that capture fine detail with a smooth surface finish.

Applications:

  • Jewellery pattern production
  • Investment casting
  • Prototype pieces
  • Design verification
  • Fitting pieces
  • Resin moulds for wax cast and RTV
  • Master patterns for RTV/silicone moulds
FabPro 1000 Resin Specs

NextDent Ortho Rigid

Easily design and 3D print splints

NextDent Ortho Rigid is a biocompatible Class IIa material developed for digital manufacturing of splints. In combination with suitable software, it is possible to easily design and print splints. Available in Transparent Blue.

Specifications

NextDent SG (Surgical Guide)

Design and print high-precision transparent drilling template

NextDent SG is a biocompatible Class I material, developed for the printing of Surgical Guides for implant surgery use. Because of the high precision of this material, it is easy to insert drill sleeves, directly after printing. Enabling even greater precision during surgery. The properties of NextDent SG will not change by using disinfectants.

In addition, the material can also be sterilized using standard autoclave protocols. The use of an autoclave does not affect the dimensional stability, therefore NextDent SG can be used in every operating theatre. Available in colour Translucent Orange.

Specifications

NextDent Model 1.0

Accurate dental model prints

NextDent Model is characterized by its high degree of accuracy, making this material suitable for detailed master models where high precision is needed. The models show high visual details due to colour and opacity and have an ideal surface for scan-impressions. The accurate printed models are the perfect base for creating your dental workpiece.

Specifications

NextDent Model 2.0

(available in Peach and White for FabPro 1000)

High-precision dental model prints

NextDent Model 2.0 is characterized by its high degree of accuracy, making this material suitable for detailed master prosthodontic and orthodontic models where high precision is needed. The models show highly visual details due to colour and opacity and have an ideal surface for scan impressions.

The accurate printed models are the perfect base for creating your dental workpiece. Available in colours Peach and White.

Specifications

Accessories

The following accessories are available for use with the FabPro 1000 3D printer.

LC-3DPrint Box UV Post-Curing Unit

The LC-3DPrint Box is a revolutionary light-based UV post-curing unit, specially designed for post-curing 3D printing materials and is recommended for curing your FabPro 1000 prints. The LC-3DPrint Box is a revolutionary light-based UV post-curing unit, specially designed for post-curing 3D printing materials.

Equipped with 12 UV light bulbs strategically placed inside the unit, the light-based LC-3DPrint Box ensures illumination from all directions, which results in a quick and uniform curing cycle. It is also large enough to all for easy curing of multiple prints at one time, and has enough space to place an articulator inside. When necessary, the UV light bulbs can be changed easily. UV Curing is required for finishing your printed parts, and the LC-3DPrint Box is available for purchase separately.

LC-3DMixer

The LC-3DMixer is an optional accessory that may be purchased separately to stir the material before pouring into the print tray to obtain the best possible chemical mixture in the bottle. Two bottles can be rolled at once for a specified period of time.

Print Tray

INCLUDED WITH THE PURCHASE OF FABPRO 1000

The Print Tray holds the print material during part printing. One Print Tray is included with the purchase of a FabPro 1000, with an included Storage Tray. The Storage Tray is used to cover the Print Tray holding any remaining material to protect it from UV light exposure during storage. Additional Print Trays and Storage Trays may be purchased separately.

Print Platform

TWO ARE INCLUDED WITH THE PURCHASE OF FABPRO 1000

The 3D-printed part builds on the Print Platform. Two Print Platforms are included with the purchase of a FabPro 1000, and additional Print Platforms may be purchased separately.

Finishing Kit Accessories

INCLUDED WITH PURCHASE OF FABPRO 1000

The FabPro 1000 comes with a Finishing Kit to aid in the cleaning and post-processing of your printed parts.

Included in the kit are:

  • Rinse tanks with lids (2)
  • Platform scraper
  • Film scraper (x3) tweezers
  • Diagonal cutting pliers
  • Rinse bottle (50mL)
  • Nitrile gloves (x50 pairs, Large)
  • Resin mixer for mixing material in the print tray part-cleaning brush
  • Power brick/power cord
  • Paper towels (x100)

Replacement Finishing Kit Accessories may be purchased separately.

Not included:
Isopropyl alcohol required for part cleaning
UV Post-Curing Unit required for curing

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