Frequently Asked Questions

What are the new features of the ProJet 660Pro?

The ProJet 660Pro is a professional full color 3D printer developed by 3D Systems. The machine is based on the technology of the ZPrinter 650 which was developed by Z Corporation. The new features include:

  • Improved Color (number of unique colors per part):

    • ProJet 660Pro: Over 6 million colors

    • ZPrinter 650: 390,000 colors only

  • Print in pastel or vibrant color mode

  • Print3D App: Remote monitoring and control from tablet, computers and smartphones

What are Boston 3D Printers refurbished professional 3D printers? 

Boston 3D Printers refurbished 3D printers are pre-owned machines that undergo our stringent quality refurbishment process prior to being offered for sale. 

Each refurbished 3D printer: 

  • is fully tested (including build testing).

  • is refurbished with replacement parts for any defective modules identified in testing.

  • is put through a thorough cleaning process and inspection.

  • includes either the software originally shipped with the unit or, in some cases, a more recent version.

  • is placed into a Final QA inspection prior to being added to sellable refurbished stock.

 

Do your refurbished 3D printers come with a warranty?

All Boston 3D Printers refurbished 3D printers are sold as is.

 

Are consumables included with your 3D printers? 

You will need to provide your own consumables to setup the machine. 

What do I need to start 3D printing in full color? 

At a minimum we recommend the following supplies and accessories: 

  • ProJet 660Pro or ZPrinter 650

  • VisiJet PXL Core (about 50kg or 3.5 large Eco-Drums)

  • Binder

    • VisiJet PXL Yellow (3)

    • VisiJet PXL Magenta (3)

    • VisiJet PXL Cyan (3)

    • VisiJet PXL Black (3)

    • VisiJet PXL Clear (3)

  • Cleaning Solution Pro (3)

  • HP-11 Printhead (5)

  • Waste Tray (1)

  • Post-Processing Supplies (Recommended):

    • ColorBond 2kg Container for strengthening parts (2)

    • Portable oven for baking parts (must reach at least 200°F / 93°C)

  • ZPrint or 3D Print software (now referred to by 3D Systems as 3D Sprint)

  • Windows-based PC (Recommended):

    • Operating System: 64-bit version of Windows 7 or Vista

    • Processor: Intel Core i5 or i7 series process, dual (or more) cores; 2.5 Ghz or better

    • Video: Separate graphics card (not Intel embedded graphics), 512 - 1024MB of dedicated (not shared) graphics memory and hardware Open GL acceleration

    • Memory: 4GB (6-8GB is recommended)

    • Hard Drive: 1 GB of free space (plus space for 3D model files)

    • Ethernet 10/100/1000 Base T

  • Shielded Ethernet Cable (1)

 

How do I order my refurbished 3D printer? 

When you are ready to purchase your 3D printer, please send a purchase order to sales@boston3dprinters.com. We will then invoice you for the full amount owed. Payment must be made in full in advance via wire (bank-to-bank) transfer for the machine to ship. 

 

Do you offer equipment financing or leasing? 

We offer financing for all refurbished professional 3D printers. When you finance, you get the 3D printing equipment you need with minimal up-front investment. 

 

What is a Fair Market Value Lease?

If you want the latest equipment now, with the option to upgrade every two to three years, a Fair Market Value Lease is probably the right choice for you. At the end of your lease, you can return the equipment to the lessor and get new equipment, or you can buy the leased equipment at its then-current fair market value. 

 

What is the $1 Buyout Option?

If you want to own your equipment but would rather spread the payments out over two to three years, the $1 Buyout Option is the choice for you. You can make monthly payments while keeping more chase on hand for other expenses. After all the payments are made, you own the equipment for $1.

 

When were the ProJet 660Pro and ZPrinter 650 released? 

The ProJet 660Pro was released in 2013. The ZPrinter 650 was released in 2008.

 

Do your machines work? What condition are they in? 

All of our refurbished 3D printers listed on the website are in excellent condition, fully functional and operate as intended.

 

Can you send me a test print? 

Our 3D printers are fully inspected and cleaned prior to being listed on the website. During this process, all excess powder and binder are removed to prepare the machine for immediate shipment. Therefore, we cannot provide a test print.

 

What should I expect when I purchase a Boston 3D Printers refurbished 3D printer?

  • Substantial savings

  • A fully functional unit with complete documentation

  • The assurance that the unit meets our premiere quality standards, and that its defective components have been replaced with genuine OEM components

 

How do I know the 3D printer will work when it is delivered to me? 

All of our refurbished 3D printers are fully functional and operate as intended prior to shipping. Each machine is given a complete inspection by Boston 3D Printers and tested by one of our 3D printing experts.

 

What if I still have concerns about buying a refurbished professional 3D printer?

We recommend purchasing a new machine from a 3D Systems reseller. A brand new ProJet 660Pro will cost over $65,000. 

How can I buy consumables and spare parts for my professional full color 3D printer?

You can purchase consumables and spare parts from your local 3D Systems reseller.

How do I find a 3D Systems reseller in my area?

Please use 3D Systems' Reseller Locator to find a 3D Systems reseller in your area. 

How can I buy an extended warranty for my refurbished 3D printer? 

For extended coverage, you have the option of purchasing an extended warranty from 3D Systems or your local 3D Systems Reseller. The warranty extends the coverage on your refurbished 3D printer up to one year.

What are the dimensions and weight of the ProJet 660Pro?

  • Dimensions: Length 76" (193 cm) x Width 31" (79 cm) x Height 57" (145 cm)

  • Weight: 750 lbs (340 kg)

  • Stands on six casters. Two front casters are lockable.

What are the dimensions and weight of the ZPrinter 650?

  • Dimensions: Length 74" (188 cm) x Width 29" (74 cm) x Height 57" (145 cm)

  • Weight: 750 lbs (340 kg)

  • Stands on six casters. Two front casters are lockable.

 

A refurbished item that I wanted is no longer available. How can I ensure that I get an item when it's in stock?

Refurbished supply is usually very limited and we often run out of refurbished inventory. We recommend that you act quickly if you see an item that you like. A 3D printer will be reserved for you once you've submitted a purchase order and we've received full authorized payment. Please note that some payment methods take longer than others and that availability of a refurbished 3D printer is not guaranteed until we receive your full payment.

 

How do I ship my 3D printer to a destination in the United States?

We can deliver your 3D printer using freight shipping. You are responsible for all shipping arrangements and freight costs including packing, crating, palletizing, shipping, rigging and insurance. Freight costs should be quoted from zip code 01801. A lift gate is required for pickup at our warehouse. Contact your shipper for an exact quote.

Free local pickup from our warehouse is available if you are located within the greater Boston area. 

 

Can you ship a 3D printer to Canada?

We can arrange delivery of your 3D printer to Canada using freight shipping. The machine must be paid for in full before we can make shipping arrangements and provide you an exact quote from our carrier. Shipping costs will be billed on a separate invoice and must be paid in full via wire transfer for the machine to ship. You are responsible for all freight costs to Canada including packing, crating, palletizing, shipping, rigging, and insurance. You as the customer will be responsible for any duties and taxes imposed upon delivery of your item. 

 

Can you ship a 3D printer internationally? 

We can arrange delivery of your 3D printer using ocean freight to a port of destination chosen by you. The machine must be paid for in full before we can make shipping arrangements and provide you an exact quote from our carrier. Shipping costs to your port of destination will be billed on a separate invoice and must be paid in full via wire transfer for the machine to ship. You are responsible for arranging pickup of the 3D printer from the port of destination and forwarding the machine to your business address. You are responsible for all shipping costs including packing, crating, palletizing, shipping, rigging, insurance, and freight forwarding costs. You as the customer will also be responsible for any duties and taxes imposed by your country upon delivery of your item. 

Can you sell my 3D printer? 

Unfortunately, we are not taking any additional inventory at this time.