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The Benefits of Using Large-Scale 3D-Printing Solutions

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One of the latest solutions to arise in the 3D printing industry is large-scale printing. Large 3D printers are mostly based on FDM technology and by their nature affordable, easy to use and to maintain. The most popular available material is PLA; easily accessible and with few printing challenges. Additional materials are available with better mechanical properties for more advanced applications.

Now comes the obvious question: who could enjoy the benefits of large-scale 3D printing and what are the benefits of using it?

All parts below were printed with BigRep Large Scale 3D-Printing Technology

 

DESIGN & CONCEPT MODELING
Once size limitation is no longer a factor, large parts can be produced at very low cost to simulate large products. Post-processing will bring the final model closer to the original product, and some of printed elements can be used as an end-use product.

Bathtub after Post Processing

Bathtub after Post Processing

The Ocke Stool

The Ocke Stool

Children’s Room Lamp

THE BENEFITS

Shortens the time from idea to a full-scale prototype, compared to alternative non-3D printing manual techniques (working with wood, foams, fiberglass)

Considerable costs saving

Freedom to design unique geometries and to create tailor made products.

FIT-FORM-FUNCTION
Printing of one large full-scale part or several individual parts that are assembled to a prototype of a large product or device.

Driving Seat

Driving Seat

MRI Machine

MRI Machine

Motorcycle Assembly

Motorcycle Assembly

THE BENEFITS

Produce a prototype of the final part/product to perform fit-testing with other parts, design verification and basic functional testing

Accelerating design and manufacturing processes

Save costs compare to alternative solutions

 

Learn more about modeling, building and testing custom products fast and cost-efficiently.

ENTERTAINMENT & ADVERTISEMENT

This is another example of an industry that traditionally produces models and objects in a manual process using different techniques. Using a large-scale 3D printer enables the creation of unique marketing and promotional elements.

3d printed sign

3d printed sign

THE BENEFITS

Traditionally all parts and models in this industry are made manually. Large-scale 3D printing dramatically reduces manual labor, saves time and costs compared to traditional processes

Offers freedom of creativity to design and produce customized products and elements

 

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Gil Lavi

With over 22 years in the printing industry, Gil Lavi is a Sr. 3D-Printing Specialist with vast experience in implementing diverse 3d-printing technologies in design and manufacturing processes.

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Frank Marangell Appointed President of BigRep America Inc. and EVP of Global Sales

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  • Frank Marangell, former CEO of Rize and former President Objet USA, named new President of BigRep America Inc. and Executive Vice President of Global Sales at BigRep
  • BigRep is investing in a global team of very experienced 3D printing executives

BigRep, the Berlin technology start-up for the world’s largest serial 3D printers and supplier of additive manufacturing systems, is announcing their next big move. Only weeks after hiring Moshe Aknin, formerly from Stratasys, as CTO, BigRep has hired Frank Marangell, former Rize CEO and former President Objet USA, as its new president for the US operations and as the Executive Vice President (EVP) Global Sales.

Mr. Marangell was the President & CEO of Rize Inc. until May of this year. From 2006 to 2013, he was the President of Objet USA Inc. and later Stratasys´s Vice President of Global Field Operations, responsible for the worldwide materials business as well as the company expansion into dental and medical 3D printing. Mr. Marangell holds a BS in engineering and an MBA from Northeastern University in Boston, MA.

René Gurka, CEO of BigRep GmbH: “This is a very exciting summer (2017). We have added Moshe Aknin as our new CTO, started a successful funding round and have now secured the perfect candidate to lead and expand our US operations. Frank Marangell is the best candidate for any 3D company in the US. When he became available I immediately reached out to him and offered him this role at BigRep.”

Frank Marangell is very excited to join the BigRep team. “I have been following BigRep for the last three years and appreciate their high-quality large industrial printers. BigRep already has customers all over the US and now it´s the perfect time to build a larger US team and grow the business. In my view BigRep is the most successful new European 3D printing company with the most trusted large-scale printers. It is quality German engineering at a very competitive price,” said Frank Marangell.

Besides leading the USA operations Frank will also become part of the global executive team as Executive Vice President and support global sales in the European and Asian operations of BigRep.

About BigRep:

BigRep is a technology start-up based in Berlin with offices in New York and Singapore, which develops and manufactures the world’s largest 3-D printers. One of the groundbreaking developments of the company founded in 2014 is the BigRep ONE, which is supplemented by the smaller BigRep STUDIO. Interdisciplinarity and well-founded experience in the field of additive manufacturing characterizes the multi-national team of BigRep, now more than 70 employees. In addition to new products, the Berlin company is now concentrating on complete solutions for industrial customers in the form of integrated additive manufacturing systems. One example is the TNO project, which is scheduled to be released in Summer 2018. The goal of the highly innovative engineering company is to revolutionize design, prototyping and industrial production from the ground up. Over the next five years, BigRep wants to become a leading supplier of additive manufacturing systems.

For further Information and picture and movie material please contact:

Maik Dobberack
PR & Communication
BigRep GmbH
T +49 (0) 30 208 4826-38
E [email protected]

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The Körber Group invests in BigRep

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  • Körber invests in the Berlin technology start-up BigRep as part of the current B-financing round
  • Körber is the perfect strategic partner for BigRep

Just only over three years after the founding, the Berlin technology start-up BigRep wins the international technology company Körber AG as a further investor in its current B-financing round. The partnership was officially announced today.

For BigRep, manufacturer of the world’s largest 3-D printer and supplier of additive manufacturing systems, this is an important next step in their growth. “Through this additional investment in our company, we are able to further expand the development and solutions as well as increase our global footprint and sales,” says René Gurka, CEO of BigRep. “Körber is a very experienced technology company that can support us not only financially, but also in industrial machine building. We are looking forward to working with our new colleagues. “

At Körber, too, all signs point to growth. The strategic investments of the Group are focused on future technologies and markets. “Since its founding 2014, BigRep has developed into a competitive, steadily growing company with more than 70 employees and offices in the US and Asia,” said Michael Horn, member of Körber AG’s Board of Management. “In addition to our existing know-how, we want to explore the possibilities of additive manufacturing even more intensively through our joint venture with the IRPD through our participation in BigRep. In addition, we will use these competencies within our business areas for further customer applications development.”

In addition to kloeckner.v, the Venture Capital Subsidiary of Klöckner & Co SE, Körber AG is the second investor to participate in the current financing round.

About BigRep:

BigRep is a technology start-up based in Berlin with offices in New York and Singapore, which develops and manufactures the world’s largest 3-D printer. One of the groundbreaking developments of the company founded in 2014 is the BigRep ONE, which is supplemented by the smaller BigRep STUDIO. Interdisciplinarity and well-founded experience in the field of additive manufacturing characterize the multi-national team of BigRep, now more than 70 employees. In addition to new products, the Berlin company is now concentrating on complete solutions for industrial customers in the form of integrated additive manufacturing systems. One example is the TNO project, which is scheduled to be released in Summer 2018. The goal of the highly innovative engineering company is to revolutionize design, prototyping and industrial production from the ground up. Over the next five years, BigRep intends to become a leading supplier of additive manufacturing systems.

About Körber:

Körber is an international technology group with around 11,500 employees worldwide. It brings together technologically leading companies with more than 130 production, service and sales companies. At locations around the world, Körber combines the advantages of a globally present organization with the strengths of highly specialized and flexible medium-sized companies that offer their customers solutions, products and services in the fields of automation, logistics systems, machine tools, pharmaceutical systems and tissue, Tobacco and business interests. The Körber Group generated sales of EUR 2.2 billion in the 2016 financial year.

About Klöckner & Co:

Klöckner & Co is one of the largest producer-independent distributors of steel and metal products and one of the leading steel service center companies worldwide. Based on its distribution and service network of around 170 locations in 12 countries, the Group supplies more than 130,000 customers. In addition to companies in the construction industry as well as machinery and mechanical engineering, Klöckner & Co serves customers in the automotive and chemical industry, in shipbuilding and in fields of household appliances, consumer goods and energy. Currently Klöckner & Co has around 8,700 employees. The Group had sales of around €5.7 billion in fiscal 2016.

The shares of Klöckner & Co SE are admitted to trading on the regulated market segment (Regulierter Markt) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse) with further post-admission obligations (Prime Standard). Klöckner & Co shares are listed in the SDAX®-Index of Deutsche Börse.
ISIN: DE000KC01000; WKN: KC0100; Common Code: 025808576.

For further information as well as pictures and video material please contact:

Maik Dobberack
PR & Communication
BigRep GmbH
T +49 (0) 30 208 4826-38
E [email protected]

Contact Körber AG:

Henriette Viebig
Head of Corporate Communications
Körber AG
T +49 40 21107-422
E [email protected]

Contact Klöckner & Co SE:

Christian Pokropp
Head of Corporate Communications
Klöckner & Co SE
T + 49 (0) 203-307-2050
E [email protected]

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BigRep wins Ex-Stratasys 3D Printing Expert Moshe Aknin as CTO

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  • Ex Stratasys Director Moshe Aknin named new Chief Technology Officer at BigRep GmbH
  • CEO René Gurka sets the course for the strategic development of BigRep

BigRep, The Berlin technology start-up for the world’s largest, standard 3-D printers and suppliers of additive manufacturing systems, recruited Moshe Aknin as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for BigRep with immediate effect. Together with René Gurka (CEO) and Dr. Stephan Beyer (CFO), Moshe Aknin will complete the management team of BigRep GmbH.

Previously, Moshe worked at Objet in Israel and later Stratasys in the US as Senior Director, Technology Development & Evaluation. Prior to Stratasys, he was with Aeronautics Ltd. as Ground Control Systems Development Manager and head of the mechanical design team. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA from the Hebrew University. In addition to numerous new industrial partnerships, Moshe Aknin is now leading a team of around 20 developers in the fields of mechanics, electronics, software and materials at BigRep.

René Gurka, CEO of BigRep GmbH: “We are thrilled to welcome Moshe Aknin to the BigRep family. There is only a handful of candidates with his expertise in additive manufacturing world-wide, and it is a great honor that after many years of working at the market leader Stratasys he has chosen BigRep. Moshe will further accelerate our path to become a global leader of industrial solutions in 3D printing.

“I am delighted to join BigRep as the company’s CTO and drive forward further development of current, as well as future, technologies and products. BigRep’s team is dynamic and enthusiastic about Additive Manufacturing. I am absolutely impressed with BigRep’s customer base and partners, and the huge potential this brings to the future products of the company. I am sure that BigRep’s focus on industrial grade Additive Manufacturing solutions will make it a major player in this market in the coming 5 years.” – said Moshe Aknin.

About BigRep:

BigRep is a technology start-up based in Berlin with offices in New York and Singapore, which develops and manufactures the world’s largest 3-D printer. One of the groundbreaking developments of the company founded in 2014 is the BigRep ONE, which is supplemented by the smaller BigRep STUDIO. Interdisciplinarity and well-founded experience in the field of additive manufacturing characterize the multi-national team of BigRep, now more than 60 employees. In addition to new products, the Berlin company is now concentrating on complete solutions for industrial customers in the form of integrated additive manufacturing systems. One example is the TNO project, which is scheduled to be released in Summer 2018. The goal of the highly innovative engineering company is to revolutionize design, prototyping and industrial production from the ground up. Over the next five years, BigRep intends to become a leading supplier of additive manufacturing systems.

For further Information and picture and movie material please contact:

Maik Dobberack
PR & Communication
BigRep GmbH
T +49 (0) 30 208 4826-38
E [email protected]

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BigRep Launches High-Speed PRO HS Filament

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  • BigRep Pro HS Filament reduces printing time by up to 50 percent
  • No machine modification necessary
  • Ideal for large format objects and prototypes

Cost-efficient production is essential in times of smart production. With Pro HS, the Berlin-based technology start-up BigRep brings a unique printing filament to the market. The innovative material reduces production times in 3D printing by up to 50 percent and makes additive manufacturing more efficient and cost-effective for companies.

The BigRep Pro HS Filament is, in addition to the high-temperature-resistant filament Pro HT, the second product of the BigRep “Industrial Filament” line. The mechanical properties and also the printability of Pro HS are similar to those of PLA, but the material is somewhat more robust and has twice the flowability. The production of this non-oil-based biopolymer is also much more environmentally compatible than that of ABS plastics. The raw materials come from sustainable and renewable resources.

Pro HS can be used in various industrial areas, but is particularly suitable for printing large-format objects and prototypes. “With the BigRep Pro HS Filament we have developed a versatile material. In addition to the significantly reduced printing time, a major advantage of the product is that machines do not need to be modified for the application. It can be used on both new and older BigRep models. Especially when working with our large-format printers BigRep ONE and BigRep STUDIO, we offer our customers a flexible, complete solution for the most diverse requirements”, explains René Gurka, CEO of BigRep GmbH.

BigRep Pro HS Filament is available in natural and basalt colors. Both paints are matt after extrusion and give the objects a refined look – even at large layer heights. On request, the color can be customized.
The BigRep Filament Pro HS is now available in the three coil sizes 2.5 kg, 4.5 kg and 8 kg in 2.85mm diameter in the BigRep-Onlineshop.

BigRep Pro HS Filament – Technical Data:

Material: BioPolymer
Density: 1.4 g / cm³
Diameter: 2.85 mm
Print Temperature Guideline: 170 – 210 ° C
Heating Bed: 0 – 60 ° C
Heat Distortion Temperature (ISO 75): 48 ° C
Tensile Strength (ISO 527): 43 MPa
Impact Strength (ISO 179): 59 KJ / m²
Flexural Modulus (ISO 178): 3500 MPa

About BigRep:

BigRep is a technology start-up with headquarters in Berlin and offices in New York and Singapore. One of the groundbreaking developments of the company founded in 2014 is the BigRep ONE, which is supplemented by the smaller BigRep STUDIO. Interdisciplinarity and well-founded experience in the field of additive production characterize the multi-national team of BigRep, now more than 60 employees. In addition to new products, the Berlin Kreuzberger company is now concentrating on complete solutions for industrial customers in the form of integrated additive manufacturing systems. Such as the continuous printing project with TNO, which was announced in Autumn 2016. The aim of the highly innovative engineering company is to revolutionize design, prototyping and industrial production from the ground up. Over the next five years, BigRep intends to become a leading international supplier of additive manufacturing systems.

For further information as well as picture and video material please contact:

Maik Dobberack
PR & Kommunikation
BigRep GmbH
T +49 30 208 4826-38
E [email protected]

More information:

Web www.bigrep.com
Facebook www.facebook.com/BigRep
Twitter www.twitter.com/BigRep

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3D Printing The Next Five Years by René Gurka CEO and co-founder of BigRep

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This is a guest post in our series looking at the future of 3D Printing. To celebrate 5 years of reporting on the 3D printing industry, we’ve invited industry leaders and 3D printing experts to give us their perspective and predictions for the next 5 years and insight into trends in additive manufacturing.

René Gurka is the CEO and co-founder of BigRep. Headquartered in Berlin-Kreuzberg, with offices in Brooklyn and Singapore, he has been actively involved in the future of additive manufacturing together with his international interdisciplinary team for the last three years.

3D Printing: The Next Five Years – Industrial 3D Manufacturing is the Ultimate Goal

If you want to look at the future of 3D printing, it is worthwhile looking back in time; additive manufacturing has been around for about 30 years. But only in the past five years has it gained this big recognition. The promise was: everyone can print objects at home with a 3D printer and become a designer. “We wanted people to 3D print anything” said 3D industry pioneer Bre Pettis in 2013. But these high expectations have not been fully realized. Except for a few talented individuals, home use of 3D printers has not hit the mainstream. The reason is simple: most of us lack the necessary design and construction understanding to be able to use the devices productively, or the skills to create the necessary digital data at home.

Traditional Production will be Disrupted

The question arises that if this vision was wrong, what is the realistic development in next five years in 3D printing? For BigRep, the answer is clear: the focus will shift from individual users to industrial production. And by this I do not mean the production of prototypes, because this is already firmly established, especially with large manufacturers. The trend is rather towards automated additive production. 3D printing will become an integral part of industrial production and the traditional production process will change disruptively. This is made possible by the close interaction between software and cloud services, materials and robotics in additive manufacturing (AM). Similar to 3D printing, these have undergone an enormous development in recent years.

Keep reading…. (on 3dprintingindustry.com)

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Klöckner & Co invests in technology startup BigRep

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  • Strategic investment as part of international financing round
  • 3D Printing matches Klöckner & Co´s portfolio ideally
  • Klöckner & Co continues to systematically drive forward digitalization strategy

Klöckner & Co has invested in technology startup BigRep via its venture capital subsidiary kloeckner.v. Klöckner & Co’s upfront investment before the conclusion of the ongoing international Series B financing round for BigRep GmbH marks its entry into the future market of additive manufacturing. BigRep designs and produces the world’s largest 3D printer and provides consulting for additive manufacturing system solutions. Alongside the financial investment, Klöckner & Co plans to use BigRep’s industrial 3D printers in its extensive European and US site network going forward. This market segment has a promising outlook, with an annual growth rate of around 20 percent expected by 2020.

“The systematic emphases of our Klöckner & Co 2020 strategy are digitalizing the supply and value chain as well as boosting higher value-added products and services,” says Gisbert Rühl, Chairman of the Management Board of Klöckner & Co SE. “Our investment in BigRep targets both elements of the strategy, paving the way to our participation in a highly promising growth market.”

“We expect digitalization to radically alter traditional value chains,” says René Gurka, CEO of BigRep GmbH. “Together with Klöckner & Co – the pioneer of digitalization in the steel industry – as our strategic partner, we aim to exploit this trend as we move forward.”

About Klöckner & Co:
Klöckner & Co is one of the largest producer-independent distributors of steel and metal products and one of the leading steel service center companies worldwide. Based on its distribution and service network of around 190 locations in 13 countries, the Group supplies more than 130,000 customers. In addition to companies in the construction industry as well as machinery and mechanical engineering, Klöckner & Co serves customers in the automotive and chemical industry, in shipbuilding and in fields of household appliances, consumer goods and energy. Currently Klöckner & Co has around 9,100 employees. The Group had sales of around €5.7 billion in fiscal 2016.

The shares of Klöckner & Co SE are admitted to trading on the regulated market segment (Regulierter Markt) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse) with further post-admission obligations (Prime Standard). Klöckner & Co shares are listed in the SDAX®- Index of Deutsche Börse.
ISIN: DE000KC01000; WKN: KC0100; Common Code: 025808576.

About BigRep:
BigRep is a tech startup headquartered in Berlin with offices in New York and Singapore. The pioneering developments of the company founded in 2014 include BigRep ONE, which is complemented by the smaller BigRep STUDIO. BigRep’s multinational team has since grown to over 60 employees with interdisciplinary expertise and in-depth experience in additive manufacturing. As well as new products, the company based in Berlin’s Kreuzberg district today focuses on end-to-end solutions for industrial customers in the form of integrated additive manufacturing systems. One example is the TNO project, which was launched in fall 2016. The highly innovative engineering enterprise aims to revolutionize design, prototyping and industrial production worldwide from the ground up. BigRep’s goal is to become a leading global supplier of additive manufacturing systems within the next five years.

For further information as well as pictures and video material please contact:

Maik Dobberack
PR & Communication
BigRep GmbH
T +49 (0) 30 208 4826-38
E [email protected]

For Klöckner & Co SE:

Christian Pokropp
Head of Corporate Communications
Klöckner & Co SE
T + 49 (0) 203-307-2050
E [email protected]
Christina Kolbeck
Investor Relations & Sustainability
Klöckner & Co SE
T + 49 (0) 203-307-2122
E [email protected]

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Announcing a Major UI Update (v. 0.7.1 ) 

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Dear BigRep Customers and fans. After several months of work, internal tests and testing together with our alpha customer, we are happy to announce a new UI with a new back-end from BigRep. With the upcoming  release of the STUDIO, we have decided standardize on a new look and a new control system that can work across multiple product families.

The most visible change is that we are using modern web technologies and design guides for making a clear and easy interface. To do this we have also adjusted to using Octoprint as the back-end of our new UI. This also means that we will validate and use more existing tools for the interface when they exist. This also allows us to put custom technologies in private plug ins; and means less time doing small bugfixes and boilerplate work, and more time making product-specific features.  Furthermore is the new UI also simpler easier to use and much more stable than our old UI that we have been delivered with the printer for the last years.

Existing BigRep ONE.3 customers (The new UI is not yet available for the 1.2)  that would like to update, please contact [email protected] to schedule a phone or Skype call with our software team. We want to make sure you have all of your questions answered, since this is a somewhat major update! To download a new manual, please go to the support portal, and download  the updated manual here (login required).

New BigRep ONE.3 machines (Shipped from May 2017 on), and our new STUDIO machine will ship with the new software by default.

Here is a shot-list of new features:

  • • Resume from power outage
  • • Better/clearer UI
  • • Built-in software update tool
  • • Improve path-planning firmware, 10% machine speed improvement
  • • Once a print is completed, exact print-time logged for future display
  • • Local network Web UI for loading files and tracking print progress
  • • Easier pre-heat and configuration options.
  • • … and lots lots more !

Contact us to book your upgrade spot today: [email protected]

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The 3D Printing Process: Taking One Designer’s Idea from Concept to Reality

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Case Study #1 / Cocktail Table / By Anna Maria Mannarino of Mannarino Designs, Inc.

Our first Designer Case Study was submitted by Anna Mannarino, an award-winning interior and event designer based in Holmdel, New Jersey. For more information on Anna and her studio, keep reading to the end of this post!

The concept for this cocktail table – appropriately named The Mannarino Table after its designer – centered around reinventing a classic piece of furniture: the piece emulates a side table draped with a traditional white tablecloth. The juxtaposition of the inherently soft fabric of a tablecloth with the rigidity of recycled plastic offers a unique and beautiful spin on a classic silhouette.

For the popup we printed a 13” diameter version of the table using white PLA filament. In her design submission Anna envisioned a set of three tables in various sizes, which could be used as a set or on their own. She also suggested using bright colours or metallic finishes, which would even further transform the table into a decidedly modern and on-trend piece of furniture.

Right away, I could also see these tables being stackable or even offered in a bar-height version – complete with a couple glasses of wine and a light summer breeze on a New York rooftop. The beauty of 3D printing – and a key element of Print the Future’s vision – is the idea that designers can engage with these moments of inspiration and innovation, quickly and affordably. It sounds cheesy, but the only limit to what you can create really does become your imagination.

Keep reading…. (on Print the Future)

 

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A Big Perspective On BigRep

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We’ve been following the development of BigRep for some time now, and at this point the company is a significant player in the 3D space.

Started only a few years ago, the idea was to build a large-format 3D printer based on technology that had, at the time, only been used within smaller desktop models.

Since then the company has gradually improved their products and just last week announced their second machine. Actually, they have a third product in a way also, as they’ve partnered with Germany-based Kühling&Kühling to rebrand their massive delta-style heat-controlled 3D printer through BigRep’s globe-spanning sales and service network.

BigRep is itself now big: they boast of around 70 staff, 40 resellers and have multiple offices: Europe, North America and Asia. This globally-spaced office configuration permits them to deploy “follow the sun” support services: there’s always someone awake to provide assistance to their customers. BigRep says they are able to provide 4-hour response time all day long now.

Keep reading… (on fabbaloo.com)