Gigabot XLT

Gigabot Information

The Gigabot is our largest FFF 3D printer, used for especially large parts that can't be printed on our other 3D printers.
The Gigabot is only operated by MakerSpace staff, so there is no training for this machine. Users who need to use this machine for their project must fill out a request form. To learn more about the Gigabot, please email
  • You must be an active NYU student, faculty, or staff to request a 3D print.
  • You must have finished our Safety and Orientation training to request a print.
  • Printing is subject to MakerSpace TA availability.
  • Files provided must be in .stl format. For more information on how to create an STL file, see the Resources tab.
  • Omission or restriction of support material to certain surfaces must be specified in the submission form.
  • In accordance with NYU guidelines, users may not use the machines in the Makerspace to create weapons or drug/smoking paraphernalia of any kind.
  • Continued misuse of the machines may result in revoked access to the MakerSpace.

  • Additional Notes
  • Large prints can adher to the print bed very well, and may warp upon removal.
  • Prints can take much longer than predicted on the slicer, as large prints can cause the filament to run out multiple times in a print, and the printer will pause the print each time until more filament is added.
  • Build Volume 760 x 590 x 900 mm (30 x 23.2 x 35.4 in)

    Print Resolution 0.06, 0.1, 0.15, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, 0.6mm layer height available

    Print infill 0, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, or 100% infill available
    Payment The MakerSpace accepts cash, department chartfield, and campus cash as payment forms. The cost of the print is determined by the volume of material being used. You can estimate the cost of the print by downloading Cura, a free slicing software, to determine the volume of material your print will require.

    Filaments Offered PLA: $0.60 per meter Good for reliable printing, PLA is best suited for rigid plastic parts that need to be printed quickly with good surface quality. TPU: $0.73 per meter Wear and tear resistant. TPU features a Shore-A hardness of 95 and an elongation of up to 580% before breaking. Well suited for applications that require flexibility, or frequent wear and tear.

    Users can supply their own filament. We recommend Dynamism: PLA and TPU
    Any software capable of generating 3D models can produce acceptable STL files. Such software includes, but not limited to:
  • Fusion 360
  • OnShape
  • Documentation
  • Exporting a .stl in SOLIDWORKS
  • Exporting a .stl in Fusion 360
  • Exporting a .stl in OnShape
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