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BigRep acquires NOWlab and starts 3D print innovation consulting for materials and applications

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Renowned pioneers for digital technologies and processes Jörg Petri and Daniel Büning become part of BigRep and directors of the innovation department at the Berlin tech start-up.

 

High performance, functionally integrated, multifunctional and resource-friendly – in the field of large-scale 3D printing it is less about the hardware and software but more about the materials used and the resulting applications that have the greatest development potential. This is why BigRep, developer and manufacturer of the world’s largest serial 3D printer, has brought on board Jörg Petri and Daniel Büning, two renowned pioneers in disruptive digital technologies from the interdisciplinary design studio NOWlab. Under the name of [email protected], Petri and Büning are now responsible for innovation in materials and applied research to develop cross-sector customized applications at the Berlin based tech start-up.

“With [email protected] we can utilize our many years of experience in research, development and
design in using new, generative manufacturing methods. The additive manufacturing is only at the
beginning of its development – we’re therefore delighted that this technology can now be actively
pursued with our partners from industry and academia to jointly develop relevant application
scenarios. We understand our business as “New Digital Craft”, says Jörg Petri, Director of Innovation
& Applications at BigRep.

René Gurka, CEO of BigRep: “We have often worked successfully in the last 18 months with Jörg and
Daniel. With the acquisition of the NOWlab, the BigRep Campus in Berlin is currently growing at
over 1500 m2 with more than 60 employees. With this step, we are investing heavily in the growing
field of future consultation and closing a gap in the digital knowledge transfer within the field of 3D
printing.”

“With [email protected] our internal innovation work takes an enormous step forward and will
contribute to the many collaborative projects we are already engaged in with industrial partners,
research institutions and universities. In addition to conducting research into the current
generation of devices, we endeavor to develop solutions that address business-related challenges
and satisfy our core business. This includes, for example, the combination of additive
manufacturing and robotics”, added Daniel Büning, Director of Innovation & Research at BigRep.

We would like to invite you – in addition to a personal factory tour – to a personal interview with
Jörg Petri and Daniel Büning or BigRep CEO René Gurka to hear more about the company, relevant
developments in materials and applications, and to learn more about the 3D printing industry. If
you are interested, please contact the press office: [email protected].

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BigRep Opens US Headquarters in New York and Continues Strong US Growth

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BigRep America Inc., located in the interdisciplinary New Lab in Brooklyn, is pursuing its goal of servicing the US market even better

BigRep, the developer and manufacturer of the world’s largest serial 3D printer, is pushing ahead with its international expansion plans by opening a new location in Brooklyn, New York City, in addition to Berlin and Singapore. The Berlin-based technology start-up has now established BigRep America Inc., which is represented by its own branch office in New Lab, an interdisciplinary co-working space in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, which is very popular with technology and industry start-ups. The New Lab specializes in networking entrepreneurs of cutting edge technologies such as robotics, artificial intelligence and 3D printing. The goal of BigRep America Inc. is to take advantage of the potential for growth and innovation in this dynamic environment and to better serve the growing US market..

“When we got the chance to become a part of the New Lab in Brooklyn, we were immediately excited and enthusiastic because the location fits perfectly for us and our history. Our head office in Berlin-Kreuzberg and our representative office in Brooklyn unites both one-time important industrial locations. We are very proud to be able to make a significant contribution with our 3D printing solutions, putting both locations once again at the forefront of the manufacturing industry. Our plan is to expand the team at BigRep America Inc. in the coming years to 50 employees. In addition to our established offices in Singapore and Berlin, New York City is an integral pillar supporting our international expansion strategy,” says René Gurka, CEO of BigRep.

Eric L. Adams, Brooklyn Borough President, added, “The partnership between BigRep and New Lab is another milestone in the journey we began two years ago, a journey to bring Brooklyn closer with tech hubs around the world and therefore help Brooklyn companies to expand and bringing dynamic, new enterprises from around the world to our borough. I am excited for the potential growth and innovation that this latest collaboration will foster.”

Gurka elaborates further on goals: “For the next few years, we will be stepping up our US operations in Brooklyn, by sharing our 3D printing expertise with other New Lab members, combining all of our innovative capabilities and solutions to enable future development. Customers and visitors to New Lab have the opportunity to learn more about our large-scale 3D printing solutions and to experience them live.”

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PRESSEMELDUNG: “Regierender Bürgermeister Michael Müller besucht Berliner Tech-Start-up BigRep”

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PRESSEMELDUNG: “Regierender Bürgermeister Michael Müller besucht Berliner Tech-Start-up BigRep

Berlin, 29. April. 2016. Der Regierende Bürgermeister Michael Müller hat heute im Rahmen der „Smart City Berlin“-Tour das Berliner Tech-Start-up BigRep besucht. In der Kampagne, die unter dem Motto „Vom Startup bis zum Weltmarktführer“ steht, machte sich Michael Müller ein Bild vom Hersteller und Entwickler des weltweit größten, seriellen 3-D-Druckers, der mit seinen großformatigen 3-D-Drucklösungen den Innovations- und Wirtschaftsstandort Berlin maßgeblich mitprägt.

Bildmaterial können Sie sich mit folgendem Link herunterladen: https://we.tl/xWMJif9X89


Über BigRep:
BigRep ist ein Technologie-Start-up mit Sitz in Berlin, das den weltweit größten, serienmäßig verfügbaren 3-D-Drucker entwickelt und herstellt. Das 2014 gegründete Unternehmen ist in nur 18 Monaten Markt- und Technologieführer im Bereich des großformatigen, seriellen 3-D-Drucks geworden und hat sich zum Ziel gesetzt, Design, Prototyping sowie industrielle Produktion von Grund auf zu verändern. Mit einem Volumen von mehr als 1 m³ ist der BigRep ONE der größte zur Zeit auf dem Weltmarkt erhältliche FFF-Drucker (Fused Filament Fabrication) und schließt somit die Lücke zwischen 3-D-Druckern im Modell- und Industrieformat. Mit der neuen 3. Generation des BigRep ONE lassen sich dank des innovativen Extruder-Systems sowie der überarbeiteten Halterungen, die nunmehr bis zu 10 Kilogramm schwere Spulen lasten können, großformatige Objekte bis zu 4x schneller drucken. Das ständig wachsende und vornehmlich aus Ingenieuren und Maschinenbauern bestehende BigRep-Team von bereits über 50 Mitarbeitern aus zwölf Nationen trägt somit nicht nur einen entscheidenden Teil zur Herausbildung des „Maschinenbauers der Zukunft“ bei, sondern arbeitet auch voller Leidenschaft an der nächsten industriellen Revolution. Einen Eindruck vom 3-D-Druck mit dem BigRep ONE im Zeitraffer gibt es unter: http://bit.ly/1S1UENV.

Für weitere Informationen sowie Bild- und Videomaterial wenden Sie sich bitte an:
Jasmin Ribouni
Head of Communications BigRep GmbH
T +49 (0)30-20 84 826-22
[email protected]

Matthias Grünewald
Pressebüro BigRep c/o public link GmbH
T +49 (0)30-44 31 88-13
[email protected]

Weitere Informationen:
Web www.bigrep.com
Facebook www.facebook.com/bigrep3dprinter
Twitter www.twitter.com/BigRep

 

 

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PRESS RELEASE: Angela Merkel visits BigRep

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Angela Merkel visits BigRep: Chancellor convinced herself of the high performance of large-scale 3D printing solutions by the Berlin-based technology startup during her traditional tour of CeBIT 2016

  • CEO René Gurka: “The 3D printing solutions by BigRep make a decisive contribution to the digitization of the economy.
  • BigRep is main partner of Bitkom [email protected]

Berlin/Hannover, March 15, 2016. In her traditional tour of CeBIT this year, Chancellor Angela Merkel made a stop today at BigRep, the developer and manufacturer of world’s largest serial 3D printer. René Gurka, the CEO of BigRep, was personally approached by the chancellor, whereby he demonstrated the performance of largeformat 3D printing solutions by the Berlin technology startup, much to Mrs Merkel’s delight. In addition to the exclusive presentation of the new, third generation of the BigRep ONE, she also looked at various examples and applications of this breakthrough technology that is defining the industry of tomorrow.

Gurka-Merkel-BigrepRené Gurka, CEO from BigRep states: “We are very proud that we were able to welcome Chancellor Angela Merkel to our stand at CeBIT. She could get an idea of the opportunities and potential offered by large-scale 3D printing with respect to the digitalization of the local economy. Current studies conclude that there is still a great need to catch up on the digitalization and digital transformation of the German economy. Our goal is to enable our 3D printing solutions to address this opportunity and to be a significant contributor. ” BigRep is the main partner of Bitkom this year, whose breakthrough changes by digitization under the motto “[email protected]” allow you to become familiar with this technology at their stand. Moreover, companies from different areas, which are excellent examples of the digital transformation, are represented at the Bitkom booth.

We cordially invite you to stop by the Bitkom stand in Hall 4, Stand B72 to get a personal impression of large-scale 3D printing technology and to obtain more information about BigRep – until March 18.

About BigRep:
BigRep is a Berlin-based tech startup and manufacturer and developer of the world’s largest serial 3D printer. Founded in 2014, the company became the market and technological leader for large-scale serial 3D printing in only 18 months, aiming to revolutionize design, prototyping, and industrial production from the core. Prestigious enterprises and institutions from around the world rely on BigRep’s 3D printing solutions. With a volume of more than 1m³, BigRep ONE is the largest FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication) printer currently available on the world market, thus bridging the gap between 3D printers designed for modelling and industrial use. The BigRep ONE.2 received the German Design Award Gold 2016 by the German Design Council in October 2015. BigRep’s ever-growing team of presently 40 employees from ten nations is passionately committed to working on the next industrial revolution. See a sped-up 3D printing procedure with a BigRep ONE here.

For further information, images, and video footage please contact:
Jasmin Ribouni
Media Relations BigRep GmbH
P +49 30 208 4826-22
E [email protected]

Matthias Grünewald
Press office BigRep c/o public link GmbH
P +49 30 44 31 88 -13
E [email protected]

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Former MakerBot Head of Software Far McKon Joins Berlin-based 3D Printing Pioneer BigRep As New Head of Software

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Berlin, January 28, 2016. Renowned American software developer Far McKon is joining Berlin-based tech start-up BigRep, manufacturer and developer of the world’s largest serially available 3D printer. The 38-year old American will join BigRep as new Head of Software effective immediately and will chiefly oversee the future development of the software as well as control electronics for the start-up’s large scale 3D printer BigRep ONE. “We are very proud to be bringing a real original from the US maker and hacker scene to Berlin with Far McKon,“ says BigRep CEO René Gurka. “In his former positions, at MakerBot among others, Far has shown us how to profoundly re-imagine the industry. For BigRep he will now be expanding many of the things he achieved there, only instead of desktop 3D printers he will now be working with BigRep’s large scales.”

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Berlin Tech Startup BigRep Successfully Closes Series A Financing Round with over €7 Million and Continues Rapid Growth

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  • Koehler Invest GmbH and venture capital firm b-to-v join as new investors

  • BigRep is one of Germany’s fastest growing hardware startups

  • BigRep is investing new capital in research and development, expanding its global market leadership, internationalizing and strengthening distribution

Berlin, November 11, 2015. BigRep, developer and manufacturer of the world’s largest serially produced 3D printer, has successfully closed a Series A financing round. The family-run Koehler Paper Group and venture capital firm b-to-v will join existing shareholders such as KFW-Bankengruppe and its ERP-Startfonds, to invest over €7 Million in BigRep GmbH. “We are thrilled to have found further investors with Koehler and b-to-v who appreciate the capacities of our large-scale serial 3D printing solutions and share our vision: as the 21st century’s key industry, 3D printing will substantially change global supply chains and production processes. We will use this fresh capital to further our product development, expand our global market presence, and to internationalize and strengthen our distribution,“ says BigRep CEO René Gurka.

The Koehler Paper Group has been investing in new technologies increasingly via financial involvement with startups in recent years. The industrial enterprise, family-run for eight generations, also plans to participate in the growing market for 3D printing. “We have thoroughly studied the market for 3D printing and are positive that BigRep is one of the best positioned providers in the rapidly growing segment for industrial clients,” Koehler Paper Group CEO Kai Furler states.
With offices in St. Gallen and Berlin, venture capital firm b-to-v is one of the leading networks for entrepreneurial private investors in Europe. Dr. Christian Reitberger, Lead Investor at b-to-v, was previously involved in BigRep’s seed funding as a Business Angel: “BigRep’s aim is to reduce the entry barriers for industrial 3D printing through lower operating costs, establishing a coherent software environment, and smart filament material innovations. BigRep will access new customer groups for additive manufacturing and provide industry insiders with a wider applicability in everyday use, too“.

A Rapidly Growing Market
The market for professional 3D printing has been growing rapidly: the annual growth rate is expected to increase by approx. 20 percent by 2020. Wohlers Report, the industry’s preeminent source, estimated the worldwide market for 3D

printing was worth over US$5 billion in 2015. The competition is relatively small in the segment for large-scale serial 3D printing, particularly cost-efficient 3D printing solutions. This is not the only field where BigRep has succeeded in establishing global market leadership in just 18 months. Thanks to its unique printing volume of over 1m3, which allows for prints 27 times the size provided by customary appliances, as well as its integrated software solutions, the BigRep ONE, which is available already in its third generation, also sets the industry’s technological standard.

René Gurka – CEO

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About b-to-v:
b-to-v Partners AG is a venture capital company with offices in St. Gallen and Berlin. With around 200 members, it is also one of Europe’s leading networks of private entrepreneurial investors. b-to-v combines the industry expertise and experience of its entrepreneurs with the longstanding venture capital expertise of its in-house team. With this investment approach, b-to-v has set itself the goal of generating sustainable added value for its portfolio companies and investing entrepreneurs. At core, the b-to-v philosophy is all about investing together and a desire to mutually benefit from the financial, content-based and personal support provided from entrepreneur to entrepreneur. So far, b-to-v has invested in Facebook, Xing, Linguee, Qype, and Finanzchec, among others.

Dr. Stephan Beyer – CFO

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About KfW Bankengruppe:
The KfW Group finances and supports, among other things, business startups, small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) as well as investments in economic growth and employment projects in Germany. The ERP Start-up-Fund, administered and co-financed by KfW, offers equity financing for innovative, technology-based enterprises with excellent growth prospects. The fund finances research and product development as well as the launching of new products, procedures and services. KfW always cooperates with a lead investor and exclusively adopts market conditions. Since 2004, the ERP Start-up-Fund has had €720 Mio. at its disposal to support emerging technology-based companies.

For further information, images, and video footage please contact:
Jasmin Ribouni
Media Relations BigRep GmbH
P +49 30 208 4826-22
E [email protected]

Matthias Grünewald / Katharina Hein
Press office BigRep c/o public link GmbH
P 49 30 44 31 88 -13 / -21
E [email protected]

Find out more on:
Web www.bigrep.com
Facebook www.facebook.com/BigRep
Twitter www.twitter.com/BigRep

For Koehler Paper Group:
Antonia Birk
Advertising & Public Relations
Papierfabrik August Koehler SE
P +49 7802 81-4161
E [email protected]

For b-to-v:
Lennart Meyer
HOSCHKE & CONSORTEN
Public Relations GmbH
P +49 40 36 90 50-32
[email protected]

For KfW-Bankengruppe:
Wolfram Schweickhardt
Deputy Public Relations Officer Palmengartenstraße 5-9
60325 Frankfurt am Main
P +49 (0)69-7431-1778
E [email protected]