BFP Series Industrial 3D Printers
First YouTube Review (Click Here). Full Disclosure: The reviewer, Adam from Heated Bed 3D Printing, paid for his BFP310 and did this review without being asked to. Yes, that is correct, he bought this 3D Printer and did this review without us even asking him to. In other words, we did not buy this review or give something away for free for it.
BFP Series 3D Printer Kits are now available! All kits have a 3-4 week lead time from the time of order to when they ship via UPS Ground.
Welcome to an open-source, industrial large scale 3D Printer design from a truly, open-source company! We have been developing the BFP Series 3D Printers for three years now and have put it through extensive R&D. Scaling a 3D Printer is one thing, but scaling a 3D Printer, and doing it right, is another. The BFP series of 3D Printers were built to fill a void that is currently present in the market. The 3D Printer market strongly lacks industrial, robust, and affordable large-scale 3D Printer kits. The BFP series of 3D Printers are designed to run non-stop and be the work-horses of small business. We designed these printers from the ground up. And we think customers will notice how robust these printers really are from their Carbon Fiber print plates, over-sized aluminum framing, custom made 15mm GT2 timing belts, and 110VAC heated bed platform (to name a few). Oh and did we mention it comes stock with a Filament Innovations version of the BullDogXL 5:1 geared extruder and stainless steel Prometheus V2 hotend? That is correct - exotic and infused filaments are no problem for this machine straight out of the box!
These printers come into two designs: the BFP475 and the BFP310. The only difference in these 3D Printers lies in their build area. The BFP475 has a build area of 18"x16"x27", while its smaller counterpart, the BFP310, has a build area of 12"x12"x18". The BFP475 was designed for small businesses in mind, for those businesses that need a large build area to create bigger prototypes and finished goods. The BFP310 was designed for advanced 3D Printing users who are looking for a more robust and industrial 3D Printer, but may not have the room to store such a large machine as the BFP475. The only difference in these two models are the print areas of the machines.
Both of these printers ship in wooden crates (custom built by us) and arrive as pre-assembled kits. What is a pre-assembled kit you ask? We build the printers in house and ship them slightly taken apart to keep shipping costs down. This means you will have to assemble some parts. Don't worry though, we make this easy, just hop on over to our build guide to get a detailed idea of the assembly process. We think you will quickly see that it isn't hard at all. Have no fear though, if you would like to purchase one of these assembled and ready to go out of the box, feel free to drop us a line through our Contact page and we will work with you anyway we can.
We also have our first review of the BFP Series 3D Printers! Full Disclosure: The reviewer, Adam from Heated Bed 3D Printing, paid for his BFP310 and did this review without being asked to. Yes, that is correct, he bought this 3D Printer and did this review without us even asking him to. In other words, we did not buy this review or give something away for free for it ;-). Link to the YouTube review.
All 3D Printers ship with a PRINTinZ Skin for bed adhesion standard. Removable print plates are also available as an upgrade in the SKU options above.
If you are looking for all the good technical specifications, then don't you worry my friend, we have all of that just below. That will give you an overview of the parts we use, what you can expect, and just how industrial this 3D Printer really is. Thank you for taking the time to consider one of our BFP Series 3D Printers and support an American, family-owned company that is dedicated to the open-source 3D Printer movement!
The early reviews are in, and they all say the same thing. "The BFP Industrial 3D Printer Kits by Filament Innovations are built like tanks!"
|Part Description||BFP Series 3D Printers|
|BL-Touch Bed Leveling Sensor||Yes|
|FI Version of the BullDog XL 5:1 Geared Extruder||Yes|
|Prometheus V2 Metal Hotend (300C Max Temp)||Yes|
|Custom 15mm Wide GT Belts||Yes|
|Custom 24T Pulleys||Yes|
|Aluminum 20x60 and 20x20 Extrusions||Yes|
|MGNC12 Rails and Bearings||Yes|
|Nuts, Bolts, Washers, etc||Yes|
|Realistic Print Speed||=< 100 mm/s|
|Theoretical X/Y Accuracy||0.012mm|
|Theoretical Z Accuracy||0.004mm|
|Minimum Layer Height||100 microns (0.1mm)|
|PRINTinZ Skin for Bed Adhesion||Yes|
|PRINTinZ PLATE for Bed Adhesion||Optional|
|Hybrid NEMA 23 for X, Y, and Z Axis||Yes|
|Electrically Shielded Extruder Wires||Yes|
|MKS TFT TouchsScreen and LCD Screen||Yes|
|MKS Gen 1.4 Board and A4988 Drivers||Yes|
|110VAC Heated Bed||Yes|
|Support Help Located in Bethlehem, PA||Yes|
|Bearing Plate and Print Plate||Carbon Fiber|
|Z Axis Cable Chain||475 Model Only|
|Wiring Harness (Wires are Supplied)||Pre-Assembled|
|Certain Components (Extruder Assembly, etc)||Pre-Assembled|
Shipping and Logistics
All printers ship UPS Ground. We build custom shipping crates for these in house.
It is the customer's responsibility to have a basic set of Metric Allen Keys and pliers on hand to assemble the machine.
General and Legal Disclaimer
We have been developing the BFP Series of 3D Printers for three years now, and are fully confident in it's design and the parts we have chosen to include so you have the best possible 3D Printing experience. As a business that sells 3D Printer Kits, we would never put our name on anything that we were not fully confident with. If you are unsure about if you can view our highly detailed build manuals here: Build Manuals. While this is boring, we need to state this, we are not legally liable for any mistakes or issues that may arise during the build or use of the 3D Printer - however we can offer assistance along the way. We are selling you a 3D Printer Kit, and therefore the end user is responsible for the final inspection of the parts, assembly, and build quality. Please take your time and assemble your BFP 3D Printer with care as this will give you the best print quality possible! Plus, assembling a 3D Printer is fun and allows you to really know how the machine works.
As a general rule of operating a 3D Printer, never leave your 3D Printer alone while it is running!