BigRep STUDIO G2 Available for Lease Across North America

We're proud to introduce a brand new leasing service for our industrial 3D printer, the STUDIO G2 across North America! The versatile 3D printer for demanding industrial applications, like jigs and fixtures, with a variety of engineering-grade filaments is now available in six-month rental leases at an affordable rate.

“For the first time, our service makes a large-format industrial 3D printer available to new customers or small- to mid-sized businesses looking for a hassle-free and flexible turnkey Additive Manufacturing solution at an affordable rate,” says Frank Marangell, BigRep CBO and President of BigRep America. “Facing a challenging economic environment and volatile markets, customers today want quick and flexible solutions without big investments or long-term obligations. By making 3D printing available today, BigRep is helping companies stay ahead of the curve with an agile manufacturing solution to be even more competitive tomorrow.”

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The STUDIO G2 rental service is offered in partnership with NCP Leasing, a company specialized in lease financing of AM systems and providing capitalization of other high technology capital equipment. The standard rental lease covers a six month period at a highly competitive monthly rate of (net) $3,000 USD. A small nominal base fee covers the simple installation and training. In addition, rental customers gain access to all of BigRep’s 3D printing technological expertise, industrial applications and full range of high-performance filaments as well as the company’s global partner network. Once the lease has expired customers can opt for different ways to proceed, giving them maximum flexibility: they can simply renew their lease, purchase the system at a competitive price, or return the printer to BigRep.

The STUDIO G2 is a durable, cost-effective partner for innovation and industrial production that makes manufacturing high-quality, large-format parts easy. With a sleek, space-conscious body, perfect for the production of factory tooling, the STUDIO G2 is optimal for any workspace - from the office to the factory floor. Its fully enclosed build envelope boasts a generous build volume of 1000 x 500 x 500 (mm) and maintains a controlled environment to ensure optimal conditions for advanced materials. With its high-flow dual extruder equipped with tool-steel nozzles, the G2 produces geometrically complex parts with ASA, ABS, and abrasive materials like carbon-fiber reinforced plastic quickly and reliably.

The printers come equipped with BigRep’s proprietary BLADE slicer software, which provides accurate printing time and material use calculations for optimized productivity.

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BigRep Ships its 500th Large-Format 3D Printer!

"Signed, sealed and delivered!"

Over at BigRep we're passing milestones and celebrating the 500th delivery of our large-format 3D printers - making BigRep one of the world's most trusted and successful AM manufacturers!

It's just the latest news in an exciting string of BigRep product and service launches, like the opening of a new 3D printing service in Boston - BigRep 3D PARTLAB - to expand North American customer benefits by offering 3D printed parts on demand, the recent premiere of a new printer - the STUDIO G2 - and the introduction of four new engineering-grade filaments - PA6/66, PET-CF, PLX, and
BVOH.

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For many customers across industries, BigRep’s large-format AM solutions are the preferred choice. In automotive, major global players such as Ford Motor Company and Volvo Car Corporation rely on BigRep systems for prototyping, tooling, and other applications. In aerospace, AIRBUS SAS and Etihad Engineering are using BigRep’s 3D printers for a variety of applications. Other renowned customers include Bosch Rexroth AG and manufacturing companies such as JC Steele & Sons Inc. in the U.S.

“This delivery is more than just a figure, it shows how much industrial customers value our products and the production freedom they create. We greatly appreciate this trust and will continue utilizing the full potential of AM applications to the benefit of our customers, new and old,” says Martain Back, BigRep's Managing Director. “Delivering consistently high quality, fast, precise, and cost-efficient products, is unthinkable without BigRep’s dedicated employees, as well as the commitment of our investors and partners, whom we’d like to thank with gratitude.”

The 500th delivered system is a BigRep ONE acquired by e-mobility tech-company JAMADE GERMANY, which just recently launched their underwater scooter, AMAZEA, the world’s first water sports mobility device scheduled to use serial produced AM parts at the consumer level, being 75% comprised of custom 3D-printed features.

“We are very excited about this delivery because it represents a new dimension of industrial AM in endconsumer products, both for us as a company and the industry. The new BigRep ONE will enable us to launch the serial production of AMAZEA as planned, completing our existing fleet of four BigRep ONE printers,” says JAMADE Managing Partner and Technical Director, Detlef Klages. “We greatly value the printers’ cost efficiency, accuracy and quality when compared to the extremely high investment for traditional tools.”

The BigRep ONE is among the three German-engineered AM systems manufactured by BigRep, which also include the recently introduced STUDIO G2 and BigRep PRO – the company’s next-generation 3D printers. The PRO includes BigRep’s proprietary Metering Extruder Technology (MXT®) and is equipped with a state-of-the-art Bosch Rexroth CNC motion control system to combine speed and precision for a truly industrial additive manufacturing solution with IoT connectivity to fully integrate with Industry 4.0. In addition, BigRep, in partnership with BASF, provides engineering-grade materials to take full advantage of their 3D printers’ potential.

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Here at BigRep we're proud of these important milestones we're passing, and of the continued trust from our industrial partners who innovate their manufacturing with our systems. We're looking forward to continue working towards our goal to provide industrial manufacturers anywhere in the world with the tools they need to make production faster, more innovative, and more affordable.

About BigRep
BigRep develops the world’s largest serial production 3D printers, creating the industry benchmark for large-scale printing with the aim to reshape manufacturing. Its award-winning, German-engineered machines are establishing new standards in speed, reliability and efficiency. BigRep’s printers are the preferred choice of engineers, designers and manufacturers at leading companies in the industrial, automotive and aerospace sectors. Through collaborations with its strategic partners – including Bosch Rexroth, Etihad Airways and Deutsche Bahn – and key investors – including BASF, Koehler, Klöckner and Körber – BigRep continues to develop complete solutions for integrated additive manufacturing systems, as well as a wide range of printing materials on an open-choice source. Founded in 2014, BigRep is headquartered in Berlin with offices in Boston and Singapore. Leading the way in one of the world’s key technologies, our multinational engineering teams are highly trained, interdisciplinary and customer-focused.

For additional information, please contact:
To arrange an interview with BigRep’s executive management or NOWLAB team, and for more information on BigRep and its solutions, please contact:
Jürgen Scheunemann
PR & Communications BigRep GmbH
T: +49 30 9487 1430
E: [email protected]

Digital Solutions Empowering Production: BigRep Showcases Industrial AM’s Powerful Applications at Formnext 2019

Berlin/Frankfurt am Main, 19 November 2019 - BigRep, the global leader in large-scale 3D printing and additive solutions, today at formnext, the world's leading exhibition for additive manufacturing, unveiled a fully 3D printed, autonomous electric podcar, LOCI. The groundbreaking design prototype presented is an exciting showcase for a whole range of industrial applications in Additive Manufacturing (AM) today – from rapid prototyping and design to functional end-use transportation created by large-format 3D printers with engineering-grade materials.

LOCI: The 3D-printed evolution of personalized, sustainable mobility

Taking center stage at formnext, the LOCI prototype is a fully 3D printed autonomous electric podcar, specifically designed as a “last mile transportation solution” in urban environments: airport and train station departures, daily work commutes, campus transport, and local deliveries. LOCI has been envisioned and designed by NOWLAB, the innovation consultancy at BigRep.

“LOCI is more than a vehicle, it’s the evolution of personalized mobility,” said NOWLAB co-founder and BigRep CIO Daniel Buening. “LOCI is an affordable solution for urban transportation, harnessing the agility of AM while also demonstrating the cost-efficient advantages of 3D printing for sustainable AM such as manufacturing personalized products on-site and on-demand.”

Thanks to the flexibility of Additive Manufacturing, unique prototypes or small batches of LOCI can be locally produced on demand without added costs, supplier dependence or long lead times. This eliminates the need for large warehouses and remote production facilities while simplifying logistics and reducing transport. All of this leads to a more sustainable AM production process. Production volumes can be easily upscaled with a fleet of BigRep printers.

Developed using parametric modeling, LOCI utilizes the full potential of AM and its limitless flexibility. The podcar’s design can be easily customized for a given location or application; adjusting handling purpose, materials, structural properties, special tires for different terrains, custom branding, and integrated solar power.

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In fact, the formnext showcase captures three different LOCI iterations: The Berlin LOCI model presented is a single-person campus commuter with a sleek design, touch screen media display, surround sound audio, wireless phone/device charging, integrated LED lighting, TPU airless tires, and embedded BigRep Part DNA technology. The San Francisco LOCI is a render concept version for urban commuting. Its narrow body can maneuver in traffic, a single right-side door lifts up to cover exiting passengers from rain, and it has two passenger seats. Finally, the Dubai LOCI is a render concept version for airport transportation with a high-end luxury feel, solar panels, space for luggage, and rugged tires for desert weather.

LOCI’s BigRep Part DNA™ technology is based on NFC chips embedded into the 3D printed parts. This chip can be scanned using a mobile device to identify the part. In the future it can be additionally integrated with sensors to monitor part status and provide maintenance or replacement information – simply scan the part and print a replacement.

Built with just 14 unique parts, LOCI measures 85cm x 146cm x 285cm, with the largest part measuring 1000 x 600 x 700 mm. All parts were printed with a BigRep PRO, BigRep Studio G2, or BigRep ONE additive system. The pod showcases the possibilities of 3D printing and engineering-grade filaments for industrial manufacturing: The body was printed with BigRep’s PRO HT, for the airless tires designers opted for TPU, the bumpers were created with PLX, and beams and joints with PA6/66.

Industrial 3D-printed prototypes: Making manufacturing more efficient

In addition to LOCI, BigRep will also present a set of fully 3D-printed prototypes for industrial applications, developed by NOWLAB in cooperation with its industry partners and presenting cost- and time-efficient innovations for Industry 4.0 manufacturing.

The factory of the future requires great flexibility to manufacture customized products and small batches. The NEXT AGV (autonomous guided vehicle), an autonomous transport system, developed by BigRep and Bosch Rexroth, are integral to agile, smart production. Contrary to traditional sheet metal molding, the 3D printed Next AGV is manufactured much more efficiently. The base framework of core elements (battery and electronics)  are enclosed in a 3D-printed shell that can be easily adapted for flexible industrial applications. Powered by an inductive energy unit running on a power grid, the NEXT AGV can serve as an automated logistics carrier with a load capacity of up to 250 kg. Tools and additional devices such as robots can be mounted onto the platform.

Other key elements of the NEXT AGV are special 3D-printed wheels with two different materials, allowing the platform to perform sideways movements, and an integrated safety feature (Human Detection Antenna), which has also been 3D-printed.

Another BigRep prototype is the AIRBUS Investment Shipping Case, a fully 3D-printed solution for delicate equipment transportation. High-quality cases must be certified to transport sensitive equipment, such as aerospace imaging cameras, when they break down or otherwise require maintenance. Traditionally, these are individually manufactured by hand at only a few sites around the world, making their availability and delivery an issue threatening quality and workflow: As a result, wait lists for the containers often exceed two years. BigRep created their solution by designing a template that uses a data-driven process to quickly generate the final, unique design of each container on demand. The cases take advantage of the versatile, dynamic qualities of BigRep’s TPU filament, an engineering- grade material that is firm when printed in a thick wall but soft and flexible in thinner compositions – making it highly shock-absorbent. It also enabled a design that can be manufactured as a single piece in an automated process. As a result, the full design and manufacturing process can be reduced to just 60 hours, greatly optimizing the supply chain.

Saving costs: Retrofitted airline seat becomes 3D-printed high-tech comfort

A game-changing prototype presented is BigRep’s Retro Seat, an original airline seat frame that has been refurbished with AM at NOWLAB and developed in collaboration with Dassault Systèmes, using their 3DEXPERIENCE platform and the industry solution experience “Passenger Experience.” The Retro Seat is 50 percent lighter than a traditional airline seat, creating huge benefits for sustainable aircraft engineering and operational costs. The prototype has a fully integrated design, i.e. any bearings or desired electronics, such as inductive charging for wireless smart phone charging, can be integrated during the printing process. The back of the seat’s headrest is equipped with both a “Bring your own device” outlet for tablets or other devices and multiple USB ports for passenger convenience. Additionally, the seat offers embedded blue LED light panels for setting the right mood during night flights and the arm rest is equipped with a smart cabinet solution to safely store laptops during take off and landing.

For more information on BigRep’s debut of new products and technologies, please visit its formnext booth (hall 12.1 / C121, Nov. 19-22)

LOCI at a glance

Technical Specs:

  • Overall Dimensions: 85cm x 146cm x 285cm
  • Number of parts: 14 main parts with additional inserts
  • Largest part: 1000 x 600 x 700 mm
  • Printed with BigRep PRO, BigRep Studio G2, BigRep ONE

Print Materials: Body: PRO HT / Tires: TPU / Bumpers: PLX / Beams and Joints: PA6/66

Additional Features:

  • Electric power / Touch screen media display
  • Surround sound audio / Wireless phone/device charging / LED lighting / TPU airless tires
  • BigRep Part DNA™ technology

Team Credits:

Co-Founder NOWLAB, BigRep CIO: Daniel Buening
Lead Designer: Marco Mattia Cristofori
Design Team: Mirek Claßen, Lindsay Lawson, Tobias Storz, Angelo Vannicola, Marco Backenhaus
Marketing and Creative: Amir Fattal
San Francisco and Dubai Concept Design: Marco Traverso

About BigRep
BigRep develops the world’s largest serial production 3D printers, creating the industry benchmark for large-scale printing with the aim to reshape manufacturing. Its award-winning, German-engineered machines are establishing new standards in speed, reliability and efficiency. BigRep’s printers are the preferred choice of engineers, designers and manufacturers at leading companies in the industrial, automotive and aerospace sectors. Through collaborations with its strategic partners – including Bosch Rexroth, Etihad Airways and Deutsche Bahn – and key investors – including BASF, Koehler, Klöckner and Körber – BigRep continues to develop complete solutions for integrated additive manufacturing systems, as well as a wide range of printing materials on an open-choice source. Founded in 2014, BigRep is headquartered in Berlin with offices in Boston and Singapore. Leading the way in one of the world’s key technologies, our multinational engineering teams are highly trained, interdisciplinary and customer-focused.

For additional information, please contact:
To arrange an interview with BigRep’s executive management or NOWLAB team, and for more information on BigRep and its solutions, please contact:
Jürgen Scheunemann
PR & Communications BigRep GmbH
T: +49 30 9487 1430
E: [email protected]

BigRep Showcasing Four Brand-New Engineering-Grade Materials at FABTECH 2019

BigRep is once again expanding its materials portfolio, launching 4 new materials at FABTECH 2019. These new materials – PLX, PET-CF, PA6/66 and BVOH – support BigRep’s mission to provide cost-effective and environmentally-friendly engineering-grade materials to industrial users for large-format additive manufacturing.

“These materials are specially designed to take full advantage of our large-format 3D printers’ speed, precision and quality,” said BigRep CBO, Frank Marangell. “They are the result of combining our continuous, customer-focused experiences and extensive knowledge of materials to push the limits of AM even further.” At FABTECH, Mr. Marangell will also give a presentation on “How Large-Format 3D Printing is Transforming Industries” (Tuesday, Nov. 12th, 12:45 CT).

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BigRep PLX is being introduced to address the industry’s need for a fast, reliable and environmentally friendly material. The material is a general-use bio-performance filament derived from organic compounds perfectly suited for open-environment 3D printing. Best suited for design and functional prototyping, BigRep’s PLX can print up to 80% faster than standard PLA with no modification to the 3D printer at a strength surpassing the typical mechanical properties of even ABS-printed parts.

The second new material, PET-CF, is a carbon fiber reinforced filament now introduced to BigRep’s growing line of engineering-grade materials for high-strength, large-format printing. Offering exceptional dimensional stability and low moisture absorption, PET-CF is capable of producing exceptionally strong, stiff parts with a fine surface finish and heat resistance up to 100 °C. Designed for the BigRep STUDIO G2, the material is suitable for functional, performance applications.

BigRep's PA6/66 is a highly durable, lightweight thermoplastic filament with high rigidity and resistance to heat and chemicals. Its high compatibility with machining and mechanical strength make it an excellent candidate for many industrial applications like tooling, patterns, molds and end use parts. Functionally similar to Nylon PA6, a common material for injection molding, PA6/66 is uniquely suited for scalable batch productions, printing end-use parts or prototyping with nearly identical material properties to mass production parts.

Equally innovative is BigRep's new BVOH support material, an advanced water-soluble filament that eliminates support-removal post-processing for complex 3D-printed parts. Due to BVOH's solubility and ability to support heavy prints, it is especially suited for printing complex, ready-to-use prototypes.


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With open-source material compatibility, BigRep printers are the ideal choice for industrial users with advanced or niche material requirements. As a company dedicated to supporting its community of industrial users, BigRep is always working with groups of high-level users with specific material requirements for their advanced processes. By addressing the needs of industrial users and consistently launching supported specialized material, BigRep ensures the value and reliability of its additive offerings are always growing.

BigRep continues to expand its filament offerings, enabling users to produce large-format parts with advanced, engineering-grade materials. By introducing and supporting the engineering-grade materials our industrial users require, BigRep continues to expand its additive systems’ capabilities to enable the advanced applications and efficient workflows that help businesses grow and prosper.

About BigRep
BigRep develops the world’s largest serial production 3D printers, creating the industry benchmark for large-scale printing with the aim to reshape manufacturing. Its award-winning, German-engineered machines are establishing new standards in speed, reliability and efficiency. BigRep’s printers are the preferred choice of engineers, designers and manufacturers at leading companies in the industrial, automotive and aerospace sectors. Through collaborations with its strategic partners – including Bosch Rexroth, Etihad Airways and Deutsche Bahn – and key investors – including BASF, Koehler, Klöckner and Körber – BigRep continues to develop complete solutions for integrated additive manufacturing systems, as well as a wide range of printing materials on an open-choice source. Founded in 2014, BigRep is headquartered in Berlin with offices in Boston and Singapore. Leading the way in one of the world’s key technologies, our multinational engineering teams are highly trained, interdisciplinary and customer-focused.

For additional information, please contact:
To arrange an interview with BigRep’s executive management or NOWLAB team, and for more information on BigRep and its solutions, please contact:
Jürgen Scheunemann
PR & Communications BigRep GmbH
T: +49 30 9487 1430
E: [email protected]

Global Additive Applications Summit (GAAS) 2019

The 2019 Global Additive Applications Summit, held in Berlin and organized by RedCabin Events, was the first of a new interactive additive conference with a unique focus on applications and adoption. This first holding of the annual event featured a variety of industry leaders with impressive new additive applications – both conceptual and immediately adoptable.

“RedCabin did an amazing job organizing the event. Their unique, highly interactive conference style focused on networking and hands-on workshops was much more impactful than traditionally organized conferences,” BigRep’s CIO, Daniel Büning lauded. “In a way, their agenda mirrored the additive advancements that were presented, which promise so be so much more impactful if they can break away from simply filling in for traditional workflows.”

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Presentations addressed recent advancements in additive technology that have helped to realize previously developed concepts and presented brand-new contemporary applications that will continue additive’s upward trend of industrial adoption. Overall speakers confirmed that there is increasingly incredible, immediately applicable, value from additive technology left unapplied by many would-be industrial users.

Siemens’ Ulli Klenk discussed additive’s growing roll in the energy sector, specifically in the form of gas turbines. Siemens has managed to design a gas turbine for power generation that is fully 3D printable using metal additive systems. A now proven end-use application in a highly demanding industrial process, the use case is demonstrative of the incredible adaptability of additive technology. The application also takes advantage of additive’s ability to leverage local manufacturing for cost savings; by enabling in-house part production on demand, Siemens eliminates the need for spare part storage.


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From Ottobock, Thomas Stitz presented functional 3D printed orthotics. With exoskeleton designs, Ottobock has developed personal mobility orthotics that successfully enable disabled persons to walk. Additive manufacturing is an integral part of the process, leveraging body scanning and 3D printing to create the orthotics with perfect fit – an integral quality for long-term orthotics.

Representing Deutsche Bahn, Stefanie Brickwede, Managing Director of Mobility Goes Additive, discussed the use of additively manufactured end-use spare parts in Deutsche Bahn trains. The application here has seen massive savings in storage and the acquisition of parts that are no longer manufactured in traditional processes. To bring this application to the next level, Brickwede discussed ongoing development efforts of flame-retardant polymer materials that would enable Deutsche Bahn and other public transportation companies to meet the legal standards required to affordably print spare parts that come into passenger contact.

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Developing technology to test the feasibility of all these applications is Dr. Sven Lammers, head of Dassault Systems’ 3DEXPERIENCE Center in Hamburg, and Jörg Schnorr, Senior Project Manager of Automotive 3D Printing for BASF. The technology demonstrated by Dr. Lammers is an advanced additive simulation software designed to improve print validation, the generative design process, and end-use part integrity in their given applications. BASF and Shnorr’s similar technology focuses specifically on the simulation and validation of parts in an automotive context.

“We learned a lot about what it will still take to meet the challenge of serial industrial production in large quantity with additive technology,” said Martin Back, BigRep’s Managing Director. He added that “change management” endeavors aimed at seeing additive technology taught and adopted for radical innovation instead of gradual adoption – that only mimics traditional applications and workflows – is necessary for 3D printing technology to reach its true potential and increase its rate of adoption. “Copying non additive parts and printing them with AM doesn’t make sense,” Back said. “We need redesign for additive manufacturing, and conferences like GAAS are vital to guide industrial users in that change.”

About BigRep
BigRep develops the world’s largest serial production 3D printers, creating the industry benchmark for large-scale printing with the aim to reshape manufacturing. Its award-winning, German-engineered machines are establishing new standards in speed, reliability and efficiency. BigRep’s printers are the preferred choice of engineers, designers and manufacturers at leading companies in the industrial, automotive and aerospace sectors. Through collaborations with its strategic partners – including Bosch Rexroth, Etihad Airways and Deutsche Bahn – and key investors – including BASF, Koehler, Klöckner and Körber – BigRep continues to develop complete solutions for integrated additive manufacturing systems, as well as a wide range of printing materials on an open-choice source. Founded in 2014, BigRep is headquartered in Berlin with offices in Boston and Singapore. Leading the way in one of the world’s key technologies, our multinational engineering teams are highly trained, interdisciplinary and customer-focused.

For additional information, please contact:
To arrange an interview with BigRep’s executive management or NOWLAB team, and for more information on BigRep and its solutions, please contact:
Jürgen Scheunemann
PR & Communications BigRep GmbH
T: +49 30 9487 1430
E: [email protected]

Why Neofab is bringing BigRep to France

Neofab, BigRep’s reseller in France, is part of Hava3D group – the national leader in the distribution and commercialization of additive manufacturing solutions. Specializing in industrial additive solutions like BigRep’s large-format 3D pritners, Neofab are experts in a variety of industrial printing technologies including high temperature and metal.

We asked Neofab’s Guillaume Coudreuse to answer a few questions about why they’re excited to offer BigRep’s industrial additive manufacturing solutions in France, and which industrial applications they find ripe for large-format additive manufacturing.

1. What value has large-format brought your prospects?

Large format brings a lot of value to our prospects. Some of them need to print large parts for a variety of projects, so having the option to print many parts at once saves a lot of production time while also eliminating the restrictions on parts dimensions that smaller printers have.

The interesting part is that even if our prospect doesn’t need to print large parts, they can benefit from the dimension. Thanks to the build size of BigRep printers they can print multiple parts in the same job and reach a higher level of productivity.

2. What applications and industries do you see benefiting the most from additive?

At first, we saw a lot of applications for the design industry, then prospects from other industries saw the potential for printing large parts. Now we see interest from automotive, education, research, aerospace, and more.

3. What are some of the questions or myths that you address the most?

Right now we have a lot of questions about the upcoming BigRep PRO. Prospects are really intrigued about the MXT® extruders and want to see them print. The technology looks really promising and has the potential to revolutionize 3D printing. We have a lot of questions about the PRO’s print speed and the new slicer, Blade.

4. Where do you see the biggest growth opportunities?

For me, the biggest growth opportunities I see is about developing new materials. Large-format allows us to print for a lot of new applications, but the temperature can be difficult to control. With the BigRep PRO’s new enclosed print envelope, temperature control will be more precise, so our prospects will be able to print with new engineering-grade materials.

5. Why BigRep?

BigRep allowed us to reach new industries and develop new applications for our prospects. Having this large format technology is important for us and for our contacts. Last year BigRep was one of our top selling printers, and all of our customers are really happy with the printers.

We plan to film testimonials in our customers’ offices to showcase how they’re using the printers. Follow Neofab to find out more about BigRep’s printers in France!

GAAS, A Hands-On Additive Conference for Industrial Applications

As a leader in industrial additive manufacturing solutions, BigRep is invested in growing processes, materials and applications and their effective implementation to push modern manufacturing forward. That’s why we’ve partnered with RedCabin Events to host a unique meeting of additive manufacturing experts.

On October 30th and 31st the new, exclusive Global Additive Applications Summit (GAAS) will run. A gathering of selected executives and innovative thought leaders over 2 days of detailed workshops and panels in an intimate Berlin location.

We decided to work with RedCabin because of the unique, exclusive, hands-on style of event they organize. We believe that in a field as functional as additive manufacturing, attendees should be bringing home more than thought leadership – they should take away new techniques and workflows to change the way they work with additive technology.

During this two-day Global Additive Application Summit, keynotes will be given from experts in the automotive, railway and aviation industries such as Ford, Bombardier and Airbus explaining their advanced applications and techniques for additive technology. Attendees will have a one-of-a-kind experience as the conference is blended with hands-on workshops guided by thought leaders for unmatched learnings.


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The event’s keynotes and panel discussions will be followed with attendees organized into small participatory groups for rotating workshops, formulated to gain deep insights into additive processes and experience a user perspective. With networking events spread throughout the two-day conference, attendees can be sure they’ll leave the event with enhanced knowledge and meaningful industry connections.

As an incredibly dynamic field that has dramatically evolved in recent years, additive manufacturing has enabled the fast, inexpensive prototyping for highly cost-efficient product development to inexpensively test enable the production of high-strength, light-weight components with geometries that were not previously achievable. Today, additive technology is evolving again from a prototyping focus to the production of end-use parts and will continue to grow into an accessible serial production technology.

Visit www.global-additive.com now to view the event’s agenda and reserve your spot.

About BigRep
BigRep develops the world’s largest serial production 3D printers, creating the industry benchmark for large-scale printing with the aim to reshape manufacturing. Its award-winning, German-engineered machines are establishing new standards in speed, reliability and efficiency. BigRep’s printers are the preferred choice of engineers, designers and manufacturers at leading companies in the industrial, automotive and aerospace sectors. Through collaborations with its strategic partners – including Bosch Rexroth, Etihad Airways and Deutsche Bahn – and key investors – including BASF, Koehler, Klöckner and Körber – BigRep continues to develop complete solutions for integrated additive manufacturing systems, as well as a wide range of printing materials on an open-choice source. Founded in 2014, BigRep is headquartered in Berlin with offices in Boston and Singapore. Leading the way in one of the world’s key technologies, our multinational engineering teams are highly trained, interdisciplinary and customer-focused.

For additional information, please contact:
To arrange an interview with BigRep’s executive management or NOWLAB team, and for more information on BigRep and its solutions, please contact:
Jürgen Scheunemann
PR & Communications BigRep GmbH
T: +49 30 9487 1430
E: [email protected]

BigRep Wins Creative Use at the 3D Printing Industry Awards 2019

Last week, BigRep was proud to participate in the prestigious 3D Printing Industry Awards! We had the honor to be nominated in three categories and to receive the Creative Use of 3D Printing award for the NERA eBike – our fully 3D printed e-motorcycle.

BigRep was represented at the event by Mirek Claßen, NOWLAB Head of Innovation and Generative Design Applications, and Jan Hoffmann, Head of Software, who received the award on the company’s behalf.

“We are thrilled about the award for our prototype NERA, the world’s first fully 3D-printed, functional e-motorcycle,” said Daniel Büning, NOWLAB co-founder and Head of Innovation “With our creative use of 3D printing, we have demonstrated the unprecedented capacity of FFF large-scale 3D printing technology in AM.”

The NERA development was led by Marco Mattia Cristofori at BigRep’s internal innovation consultancy, NOWLAB, to demonstrate the incredible developments that can be accomplished with today’s accessible additive manufacturing technology, like BigRep’s large-format 3D printers. The NERA dispels many of the assumed limitations of additive technology, such as its applicability for end-use parts.

“To us, the award also confirms BigRep’s ability as an innovation leader bringing new technologies from design to reality – in this case in only 12 weeks – providing an added-value market lead for industrial customers.”

The award-winning e-motorcycle was printed with a combination of consumer-friendly industrial filaments including BigRep Pro Flex, BigRep Pro HT, BigRep PLA, and BigRep PETG materials. Pro HT was used for rigid parts, PLA for color details and PETG for the light reflectors. Pro Flex allowed for embedded functionalities in a unique way; tires, bumper, seat and handles were printed with the flexible material to effectively fulfill functions that usually require complex mechanical constructions like hydraulic, shock absorbing suspension systems.

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The monumental success of the NERA, its development and execution with additive technology, shows how processes are ripe for re-thinking with a totally new, future-forward additive perspective to change the way designers envision products.

The NERA eBike and other challenging projects like it are taken on by BigRep’s innovation and consultancy department, NOWLAB, with clients working on similarly incredible projects that push 3D printing to its limits and uncover the technology’s true capabilities. The NERA is just one example of revolutionary applications that companies at the forefront of their industries are capable of with large-format additive manufacturing at their disposal.

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About BigRep:

BigRep develops the world’s largest serial production 3D printers, creating the industry benchmark for large-scale printing with the aim to reshape manufacturing. Its award-winning, German-engineered machines are establishing new standards in speed, reliability and efficiency. BigRep’s printers are the preferred choice of engineers, designers and manufacturers at leading companies in the industrial, automotive and aerospace sectors. Through collaborations with its strategic partners – including Bosch Rexroth, Etihad Airways and Deutsche Bahn – and key investors – including BASF, Koehler, Klöckner and Körber – BigRep continues to develop complete solutions for integrated additive manufacturing systems, as well as a wide range of printing materials on an open-choice source. Founded in 2014, BigRep is headquartered in Berlin with offices in Boston and Singapore. Leading the way in one of the world’s key technologies, our multinational engineering teams are highly trained, interdisciplinary and customer-focused.

For more information on BigRep and its solutions and to arrange an interview with BigRep CEO, Stephan Beyer, PhD, or BigRep CBO, Frank Marangell, and, please contact:

Juergen Scheunemann
PR & Communication
PR & Communications BigRep GmbH
T +49 30 9487 1430
E [email protected]
Abbey Delaney
North American Marketing Manager BigRep
M (989) 860 – 8210
E [email protected]

We saw you at RAPID+TCT 2019

This year at RAPID+TCT, North America’s most influential additive manufacturing event, BigRep contributed to the industry’s ever-growing momentum by announcing a new and improved  additive workhorse. The introduction of BigRep’s new generation STUDIO G2 large-format 3D printer was met with enthusiasm. We heard from industry leaders just how exciting an accessible large-format printer capable of producing finely finished parts with engineering-grade materials is. If you missed the chance to see the STUDIO G2 live, take a look at our article introducing the Studio G2.

The highly anticipated BigRep PRO was also on the floor, displayed for the second time ever in North America. The PRO’s massive size, fully enclosed with a one cubic-meter build volume, astounding speed, precision, and engineering-grade materials demonstrated the impressive capabilities of BigRep’s brand new Metering Extruder Technology (MXT®). We were happy to announce that beta units are already being installed at some of BigRep’s trusted partners, like New York’s Boyce Technologies, Inc.

“At this year's RAPID+TCT we were excited to show how BigRep continues to redefine additive,” said Frank Marangell, President of BigRep America, Inc. “It's not easy to do large-format, but BigRep has solved a lot of past challenges that limited the technology. Now we’ve unlocked the size, speed, accuracy, and repeatability in additive that industrial users need.”

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Marangell complimented the impressive knowledge from attendees at this year’s event, suggesting it may be a result of the continued adoption of 3D printing at the industrial level as access to engineering-grade materials within additive increases.

“BigRep has been an active participant in the industry’s growth,” he added. “The technology we presented at RAPID+TCT, the BigRep PRO and STUDIO G2, align to create industrial additive solutions for any business. They show how BigRep has moved on to the next industry challenge – enabling speed and precision with the engineering-grade materials that users demand.”

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The NERA, BigRep’s fully 3D printed eBike, also appeared at the event, presented for the first time ever in North America. It was accompanied by the vehicle’s designer, BigRep’s own Marco Mattia Cristofori, who was present to answer questions about the NERA’s design and how industry leaders can similarly harness the power of large-format 3D printing to create futuristic achievements.

"The NERA is made to be an inspiration for the automotive industry," Cristofori said, "We made it to open the industry's eyes to the potential of additive manufacturing today. It shows how processes are ripe for re-thinking with a totally new perspective. With today's additive technology we can make yesterday's impossible a reality in a faster, more sustainable and customizable way."

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Cristofori took the stage during the conference’s applications track to share some insight into designing the NERA eBike and other challenging projects taken on by the innovation and consultancy department of BigRep’s NOWLAB that defy many of the assumed limitations of 3D printing. The NERA is just one example of revolutionary applications that companies at the forefront of their industries are capable of with large-format additive manufacturing at their disposal.

With the new wealth of 3D printing knowledge at the event came an innate understanding of the need for large-format additive and sights set beyond prototyping. Attendees were well informed that additive technology has evolved beyond initial prototyping applications and is now boasting new capabilities in producing end-use parts, and facility tooling by creating jigs and fixtures.

Here at BigRep we’re thrilled to have been a part of the prestigious happenings at RAPID+TCT and are proud to hear that our big innovations are meeting the industry’s growing needs.

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About BigRep:

BigRep develops the world’s largest serial production 3D printers, creating the industry benchmark for large-scale printing with the aim to reshape manufacturing. Its award-winning, German-engineered machines are establishing new standards in speed, reliability and efficiency. BigRep’s printers are the preferred choice of engineers, designers and manufacturers at leading companies in the industrial, automotive and aerospace sectors. Through collaborations with its strategic partners – including Bosch Rexroth, Etihad Airways and Deutsche Bahn – and key investors – including BASF, Koehler, Klöckner and Körber – BigRep continues to develop complete solutions for integrated additive manufacturing systems, as well as a wide range of printing materials on an open-choice source. Founded in 2014, BigRep is headquartered in Berlin with offices in Boston and Singapore. Leading the way in one of the world’s key technologies, our multinational engineering teams are highly trained, interdisciplinary and customer-focused.

For more information on BigRep and its solutions and to arrange an interview with BigRep CEO, Stephan Beyer, PhD, or BigRep CBO, Frank Marangell, and, please contact:

Juergen Scheunemann
PR & Communication
PR & Communications BigRep GmbH
T +49 30 9487 1430
E [email protected]
Abbey Delaney
North American Marketing Manager BigRep
M (989) 860 – 8210
E [email protected]

Introducing a New Generation of Large-Format 3D Printing: The STUDIO G2

Building on the monumental success of BigRep’s STUDIO large-format 3D printer, we’re excited to announce the new and improved BigRep STUDIO G2. A new generation of workhorse 3D printers, the STUDIO G2 is made for engineering-grade materials.

“The new generation STUDIO G2 is a great addition to our expanding industrial portfolio of large-format printers. Based on proven, successful technology, the STUDIO G2 is upgraded with key features that industrial users need,” said BigRep CEO, Stephan Beyer, PhD. “We’ve built it for printing with the engineering-grade materials the industry demands in a next-level, space-saving printer for large-format parts.”

Offering unmatched speed and resolution in large-format additive, the German engineered and manufactured STUDIO G2 is specially designed for industrial applications. Thanks to its new fully enclosed and insulated build envelope of 1000 x 500 x 500 (mm), fast-heating build platform, and temperature-controlled filament chamber, the STUDIO G2 has been propelled to a class of its own. With its dual extruder equipped with two 0.6 mm ruby nozzles, the printer is capable of printing large-format parts quickly in ultra-fine detail with engineering-grade materials, such as PA6/66, at layer heights as little as 0.1 mm. Future materials to be released will include other engineering-grade materials like ASA and composite materials with carbon / glass fiber enhancement. The STUDIO G2 is available for order now.

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“We are excited to host the world premiere of the STUDIO G2 at North America’s most influential AM event – RAPID+TCT. We believe that both customers already relying on the original machine and new ones will appreciate the many advanced features of the STUDIO G2,” said BigRep CBO, Frank Marangell.

Going above and beyond industry standards, features like modular temperature controls have been implemented to unlock engineering-grade materials that require precisely heated environments throughout the printing cycle. With the STUDIO G2, BigRep is answering the industry’s demand for high-quality material capabilities in FFF 3D printers. Its heated filament chamber ensures that engineering-grade materials remain dry in a consistently controlled environment while the fast-heating build platform, reaching up to 100 °C in less than 15 minutes, surrounded by its fully insulated print envelope creates the ideal environment to achieve perfect material properties.

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The BigRep STUDIO G2 makes creating large-format, high-resolution 3D printed parts a streamlined process. A new inductive sensor enables semi-automatic leveling of the build platform to ensure optimal calibration. Custom print speeds and material flow coupled with the modular temperature controls enable completely customizable optimization to suit any need. The STUDIO G2 works quickly and efficiently – helping business’ deliver exceptional results.

The STUDIO G2 ships including the brand new, easy to use BigRep BLADE slicing software. BLADE allows for greater control of printing parameters while providing presets for all BigRep-compatible materials, making a rapid, hassle-free start to printing possible. The new estimation engine gives accurate printing time and material use predictions for unmatched productivity. BLADE is one of the fastest and most precise slicers on the market, specially designed for large-format prints.

The STUDIO G2 is ergonomically designed to fit any workspace with maximum ease of use and accessibility. Standing at an ideal height of 1765 mm, it’s a sleek space-conscious workhorse machine that’s optimal for all workspaces, from design labs to production floors.

As winner of the prestigious 2018 German Innovation Award the BigRep STUDIO is the ideal German-engineered 3D printer, proven for all types of industry professionals to bring their innovative designs to life. Now the STUDIO G2, specially designed for 3D printing with engineering-grade materials, propels the STUDIO G2 to a class of its own.
Come and see the new BigRep STUDIO G2 in Detroit, Michigan at Rapid+TCT, unveiled May 20th at booth 503.

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