Volcano is E3D's answer to slow printing. If you want large parts, in less than half the time, with dramatically increased strength then Volcano is what you need.
Volcano enables you to print at high layer heights, through large nozzles, and extrude much more plastic per second. This results in dramatically reduced print times.
In addition to reduced print time the wide lines of filament printed by Volcano bond to one another with greatly improved strength. This results in parts that are extremely strong and feel much more solid than standard prints.
Printers are getting larger and the objects that can be printed are getting larger too.
However, as prints get bigger the time taken to print these objects increases exponentially. Volcano makes huge printers viable, and manufacturing large objects much more efficient by slashing print times by more than half compared to standard printing.
By combining speed and strength Volcano makes it possible to print objects a whole new class of objects like shelf brackets, large scale RepRap machines, and even furniture.