Dimension Review

By Business.com Editorial StaffLast Modified: December 14, 2017

Many printer technologies govern the realm of 3D printing but plastic printing is by far a favorite. The Dimension 1200es is an industrial 3D printer that utilizes plastic printing known as FDM, or fused deposition modeling. With the Dimension, you can print professional pieces in nine different colors.

The Dimension 1200es industrial 3D printer creates your finished parts and models through layers of heavy-duty plastic extrusion. The maximum build size of the Dimension 1200es is a bit larger than some of its sister FDM printers offer at 10 x 10 x 12 inches in size.

It prints with ABSplus, which is common for most FDM 3D printers. If you're printing quality parts or prototypes, you can choose your resolution between 0.25 and 0.33 mm, which is slightly below average for most commercial 3D printers. There are nine colors to select from for ABSplus, and one cartridge as well as a support material cartridge are included.

At 326 pounds, it’s a good thing this high-end 3D printer comes with a cabinet and wheels. It's not as large as other industrial 3D printers, in fact it's on the smaller end. With a little help, you should be able to move this printer around your workspace or production area fairly easily.

Like many other Stratasys professional 3D printers, the Dimension 1200es is backed by technical support. On the company website, you can find webinar information, contact details and other helpful resources. You can also order a sample part to check the print quality yourself before ordering the printer.

The Dimension 1200es in only compatible with Windows XP or 7 and not with any Mac or Linux systems. It's also Ethernet ready so you can connect with the rest of your office. The included CatalystEX software turns CAD STL files into the right printing format so you can use any CAD program during the design process.

If you're looking for a large 3D printer for prototypes or finished products, the Dimension 1200es is an excellent choice. Variable layer thickness and a large print capacity make this option versatile and convenient to use.

Business.com Editorial Staff
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