The FabPro 1000 raises the bar for industrial entry-level 3D printing, producing high-quality parts with lightning speed, remarkably low operating costs and unsurpassed ease of use.
Ideal for engineering and jewelry applications, the FabPro 1000 excels at low-volume, small-part prototyping and direct 3D production across a wide range of high-quality materials.
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 (4.92 x 2.76 x 4.72 in), the FabPro 1000 is able to produce larger parts faster—or several smaller parts at once to generate multiple iterations simultaneously.
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 micron 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
Support You Can Count On
A one-year manufacturer’s warranty is included with purchase of the FabPro. Additional one-year and two-year warranties to extend the service life of the printer are available for purchase.
Should any issues arise with the printer, our hotline support team is available for any troubleshooting needs. Our team will attempt to remotely troubleshoot and repair the printer. If the problem cannot be fixed and the printer is covered under warranty, we will provide instructions on exchanging the unit to get you back up and running as quickly as possible.
Simple Post-Processing for Perfect Parts
Post-processing for the FabPro 1000 is a simple two-step process – clean and cure. Simply remove the printed part from the FabPro 1000, remove any support structures and clean in a solvent either in an ultrasonic cleaner or manually. The FabPro 1000 includes a Finishing Kit for supplies to help with the cleaning and support removal process. From there, the part requires UV-curing for final finishing, either in the recommended optional LC-3DPrint Box or other UV-curing unit. The LC-3DPrint Box is a revolutionary light-based UV post-curing unit, specially designed for post-curing 3D printing materials
Materials Made for Quality
FabPro Tough BLK
This durable black plastic material is ideal for making functional prototyping and production parts. In the FabPro 1000, it allows users to create prototypes for mechanical assemblies and fit testing.
FabPro Proto GRY
A fast, general-purpose plastic material, FabPro Proto is perfectly suited for creating high quality prototypes and models in prototyping applications. Combined with the FabPro 1000’s precision printing, this opaque gray material highlights fine features and is ready for finishing and painting.
FabPro JewelCast GRN
This green material is designed to create small, fine-featured jewelry master patterns for gypsum investment casting applications. Pair it with the precise, user-friendly FabPro 1000 to quickly and easily create high-quality show and casting masters.
- Rapid prototyping
- Design iteration
- Functional testing
- Mechanical assembly/fit testing
- Life testing
- Functional parts
- Injection molding alternative for small, micro-molded parts (direct printed or RTV molding)
- Display models (ready for finishing/painting)
- Jewelry pattern production
- Investment casting
- Prototype pieces
- Design verification
- Fitting pieces
- Master patterns for RTV/silicone molds
- Uses Digital Light Printing (DLP) Stereolithography technology
- Max build envelope capacity (W x D x H): 125 x 70 x 120 mm (4.92 x 2.76 x 4.72 in)
- 3D Sprint™ robust software solution for additive manufacturing
- High-quality materials excel across a wide range of applications
- Industrial performance and reliability
- 3x faster high-throughput print speeds compared to competing systems
- Optimized material usage with print preparation and support structures through 3D Sprint software
- Unsurpassed ease of use requiring no special training or certification
Technical Specifications for the FabPro 1000 Entry-Level Industrial 3D Printer
Build Volume (xyz)*
125 x 70 x 120 mm
(4.92 x 2.76 x 4.72 in)
FabPro Tough BLK
FabPro Proto GRY
FabPro JewelCast GRN
24V DC, 3.75 A
With power supply
55 kg (121 lbs)
83 lbs (37.5 kg)
*Maximum part size is dependent on geometry among other factors.
0.0025 in (65 micron)
391 effective DPI
0.050 mm (0.002 in)
0.050 mm (0.002 in)
0.030 mm (0.001 in)
18 – 28 °C
(64 – 82 °F)
Operating Humidity (RH)
30 – 70%
Includes part finishing kit and accessories; requires optional 3D Systems LC-3DPrint Box UV light-based Post-Curing unit or other UV-Curing unit
Vertical Build Speed
14 mm/hr (0.55 in/hr)
21 mm/hr (0.83 in/hr)
5.3 mm/hr (0.21 in/hr)
62 x 62 x 101 cm
(24.5 x 24.5 x 39.75 in)
43 x 43 x 61.2 cm
(16.9 x 16.9 x 24.1 in)
FCC, CE, EMC
Technical Specifcation for 3D Sprint Client Software
Included with the system is 3D Sprint Client Software with an online license activated using an activation code. You must be connected to the internet to check the license in and out. Multiple users can check it in and out, but only one at a time. You can use the license offline for up to 30 days, but at the end of that period it will prompt you to connect to the internet and launch the software so it can perform a license update.
You may also purchase a 3D Sprint upgrade to an offline dongle, an encrypted USB hardware key that can be plugged in to the computer being licensed. If you want to use the software on a different machine, the physical USB dongle moves to the new computer. This license type can be used offline permanently and updates have to be manually pushed to the dongle which does require an internet connection for that specific process.
Client Operating System
Windows® 7, Windows 8 or
Windows 8.1 (Service Pack),
Windows 10 (64-bit OS supported)
Input Data File Formats Supported
STL, CTL, OBJ, PLY, ZPR,
ZBD, AMF, WRL, 3DS, FBX,
IGES, IGS, STEP, STP, X_T
Network ready with 10/100/1000 BaseT
Ethernet interface USB (direct printing)
USB (direct printing)
Included Accessories and Part Finishing Kit
The following items are included with the purchase of a FabPro 1000 printer, and can also be ordered separately as replacement items:
Print Platform (x2): The 3D printed part adheres to the print platform during building
Storage Tray for Print Tray: Used to cover a print tray that contains resin, so as to protect it from UV light exposure
Print Tray: Contains the print material during part building (has a transparent membrane at the bottom that allows UV radiation to shine through and cure the print material)
Catch Tray: Prevents resin spills from entering the lower build chamber (comes installed in the printer)
Glass Print Base: Transparent plate that sits under the print tray that serves as an optical window to preserve print quality and reliability.
Rinse Tanks and Lids (x2 each): Containers used for cleaning build parts of uncured resin
FabPro Proto GRY Resin (1 kg) bottle: Photo-curable material
Power Brick/Power Cord
Finishing Kit (Platform scraper, Film (3), Tweezers, Diagonal Cutting Pliers, Rinse Bottle, Nitrile Gloves (50 pairs, Large), Resin Mixer, Part-Cleaning Brush, Paper Towels (x100)
Technical Specifications for Accessories
LC-3DPrint Box Weight
22 kg (49 lbs)
LC-3DPrint Box Power Configuration
110V – 230 VAC, 2.6-1.3A, 50-60Hz
FabPro Proto GRY
A fast, general purpose plastic material ideally suited for industrial applications.
FabPro Tough BLK
A durable plastic material for producing black parts for functional prototyping and production parts.
- FabPro 1000 Technical Specifications (English A4)
- FabPro 1000 Technical Specifications (English)
- FabPro 1000 Application Brief: Creating Jigs and Fixtures
- FabPro 1000 Application Brief: From Concept to Production
- FabPro 1000 Brochure (English A5)
- FabPro 1000 Brochure (English)
- FabPro 1000 Brochure (French)
About 3D Systems
3D Systems is a leading provider of 3D content-to-print solutions including 3D printers, print materials, and on-demand custom parts services for professionals and consumers alike. The company also provides CAD, reverse engineering and inspection software tools and consumer 3D printers, apps, and services. Its expertly integrated solutions replace and complement traditional methods and reduce the time and cost of designing new products by printing real parts directly from digital input. These solutions are used to rapidly design, create, communicate, prototype or produce real parts, empowering customers to manufacture the future.
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