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Prusa Research reveals the pricing of its AFS automated print farm and publishes the names of its first customers


15th November 2022, Frankfurt, Germany

Prusa Research published the names of the first customers of its industrial 3D printing solution, the Original Prusa Pro Automated Farm System.. One year after the introduction of the concept during the Dubai World Expo, the company known mainly for its popular desktop printers is now expanding into the industrial segment.

Automated Farm System by Prusa Research is a complex industrial-level 3D printing solution. The scalable print farm offers sophisticated print management tools and an automatic collection of finished prints. Last year, the concept was introduced during the Dubai World Expo. During the six months of the exhibition, the print farm presented in the Czech pavilion proved itself in a demanding continuous operation.

This week, the prototype of the first production unit, consisting of eight 3D printers developed exclusively for the AFS, is on display at the Formnext exhibition in Frankfurt. Prusa Research also announced its price, which will start at 45.000 EUR / 50.000 USD (VAT excl.). Training courses and maintenance plans are available, including on-site support and immediate printer replacement. The AFS also features Prusa Connect software for effective task planning and print management. 

Next year, the Original Prusa AFS will be shipped to its first customers which were selected by Prusa Research. Josef Prusa, the CEO of the company explains: “The demand greatly exceeds our production capabilities, therefore, for the first phase, we have chosen companies that are geographically close to us and represent the application of 3D printing in various lines of business.”

These first companies include MOTOISM (custom-made motorcycle parts, Germany), SCHLEIF-TEC (prototyping, Austria), the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (education, Germany), and Oratek (innovative technological solutions, Switzerland). “We really appreciate that we managed to establish cooperation with such an interesting group of partners that are really going to utilize the capabilities of the AFS to the fullest. We expect really close cooperation and collecting a lot of feedback enabling us to improve our solution even further”, says Josef Prusa.

Representatives of MOTOISM and SCHLEIF-TEC with Josef Průša at the Formnext 2022

During the Formnext exhibition (15th -18th November, Frankfurt am Main), Prusa Research is going to introduce other new products as well. For example, the SL1S Medical, a printer designed for dental labs, or industrial, delta-technology 3D printers made by Trilab company, in which Prusa Research holds an 80% share. Josef Prusa adds: “We still want to focus primarily on individual customers, small businesses, and hobbyists. However, we also see increased demand from larger business customers that are becoming fed up with overpriced 3D printing solutions. It makes sense to cater to this demand, too.” 

Prusa Research is also introducing new printing materials of the popular Prusament brand: flexible and bio-based 3D printing resins and also the Prusament Refill, an environmental-friendly option for refilling the existing 3D printing filament spools. More information is available in the Prusa Research online blog.

You can visit Prusa Research in hall 12.1, exhibition booth G39. The Trilab booth (G30) is located in the same hall.

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Martin Bach
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About Josef Prusa and Prusa Research a.s.

Prusa Research, founded in 2012, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of desktop 3D printers. Its founder, Josef Prusa, was named EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2021 for the Czech Republic and was ranked among the 30 most promising young entrepreneurs in the Forbes Europe 30 under 30 list.