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Please disregard this video about 3D printing your next motorcycle helmet

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The Zortrax M300 may sound like a plasma rifle from a futuristic FPS or a new type of heart medication, but it's actually a 3D printer — a big one. How big? Well, as this incredibly pumped-up intro video shows, it's large enough to print out a motorcycle helmet in a single run. Not that you should ever wear a motorcycle helmet made in a 3D printer (at least not if you're concerned with keeping your head during a crash), but it does give a good indication of the Zortrax M300's sizable build envelope.

The M300 is an upgrade to the M200, and the company's CEO says it's a "direct response to the needs of our customers." It can print objects up to 300 x 300 x 300 millimeters in size, and comes with extra large filament spools to do the job. There's no price for the printer yet, but Zortrax says it'll "soon become available for purchase across 50 markets." Until then you can just enjoy the hype video above and think about how utterly jacked you're going to be about 3D printing a helmet you should never wear.