Prusa Pro AFS

Autonomous Farm System by Prusa Research

Introduced as a fully-functional prototype at EXPO 2020 in Dubai, the Prusa Pro AFS is the next-generation solution for rapid prototyping and small-batch production. Featuring 34 new Original Prusa CoreXY 3D printers, automatic collecting mechanisms, and a simple-to-use touchscreen interface, the AFS is the perfect solution for both large and small businesses.

  • Modular design with a flexible number of 3D printers
  • Internally developed print farm management software
  • Enables immediate production - upload a file and start printing
  • Supports a wide range of popular 3D printing materials
  • Automatic harvesting and delivery of finished 3D prints
  • Developed by Prusa Research, creators of the award-winning Original Prusa MK3S+

Design your own Snowflake

Using touchscreen tablets, the visitors of Dubai EXPO 2020 can create unique snowflake designs, which are then printed on the autonomous print farm from fluorescent plastic. Produced snowflakes can be added to a dynamically growing sculpture that is part of the exhibit.

If you have a 3D printer at home, you can test-drive our snowflake designer online and generate your own unique creation. You can then download the STL file, so you can print the snowflake at home.

The Road to Prusa Pro AFS

Prusa Research operates an in-house 3D printing farm with 600 machines running 24/7 to produce plastic parts for new 3D printers. For a long time, we wanted to make our farm unassisted - autonomous. Our goal is a facility for streamlined, efficient, cost-effective, and easy-to-maintain production.

The fully functional prototype displayed at EXPO 2020 Dubai is but a small taste of things to come. We aim to bring the Prusa Pro AFS to the market next year, so businesses around the world can switch to next-gen manufacturing.

The advantages of 3D printing

3D printers are popular and widely used technology capable of turning digital files into real-world objects using materials such as plastic, resins, metals or other resources. Prusa Research develops and manufactures mainly FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication) 3D printers and the new machines introduced in Dubai are based on the same principles.

Begin production immediately - simply upload a print file and start. The farm will do the rest.
Wide range of supported materials - PLA, PETG, ABS, ASA Polycarbonate, and more!
Less waste, lower costs, and industrially compostable materials for more efficient production.
Perfect for small-batch production, prototyping, research and development, and other fields.
Simple operation and maintenance, user-friendly software for management.

About Prusa research

Prusa Research was founded as a small one-man startup by Josef Průša, a Czech hobbyist, maker and inventor - and now one of the most recognized names in the 3D printing industry. The company was founded in 2009 in Prague, Czech Republic, and quickly became one of the leading 3D printing companies. More than 600 people work for Prusa Research and the company ships nearly 10,000 3D printers worldwide every month.

Prusa Research has become the no.1 fastest growing tech company in Central Europe (Deloitte 2018) with a growth rate of 17118 % and claimed the no.1 spot in Deloitte's 2019 BIG 5 category with the growth rate of 4527 percent!