HAND PICKED 3D PRINTING KNOWLEDGE
Additive manufacturing (AM) isn’t just one process. It’s a whole workflow that can impact product development from design to manufacturing. Let’s dive into a look at how AM works, where it can be used, and what the future might bring.
NERA shows that the low cost and fast results of additive manufacturing allow designers to immediately test prototypes and rapidly produce iterations of experimental engineering.
Ford Motor Company optimized factory-floor tooling production with a 94% lead time reduction by introducing BigRep large-format additive manufacturing.
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4-Hour Parts! Fast 3D Printing in Large Scale
Fast 3D printing has been the goal of new additive manufacturing technology forever. Now, as innovative new technologies hit the market that change the extrusion process allowing industrial 3D printers to produce large-scale parts in just 4 hours, that’s finally changing.
Mass Customization and the Power of 3D Printing
At its simplest, mass customization is exactly what it sounds like: customization on a large scale.
Customization is typically thought of as more one-of-a-kind than one-size-fits-all, which can make it difficult to achieve on a large scale. The major benefit here is in combining the low cost-per-unit of mass manufacturing with the appeal and flexibility of individual design.
Design for Industrial Additive Manufacturing: Eliminating Support Structures
Optimizing designs is a crucial skill to create manufacturing efficiencies. To get the most out of your additive manufacturing system, or the least in terms of time and material, you need to understand the nuances of your 3D printer and how it differs from other manufacturing technologies.
High Speed 3D Printing with the BigRep PRO – MXT versus FFF
BigRep printers are designed for industrial applications from the ground up. German-engineered for reliability, all our systems use the high-quality components needed for fast, dependable manufacturing. Now, with the advanced BigRep PRO and its proprietary Metering Extruder Technology (MXT®), we’re raising the bar again to print industrial parts from start to finish in half the time with demanding engineering-grade materials.
BigRep’s COVID-19 Response
Faced with the challenges of COVID-19, we at BigRep believe the response should be nothing less than all hands on deck. Fortunately, additive manufacturing technology is uniquely capable of tackling the supply chain challenges the world is currently faced with.
Here you’ll find an updated post about how we’re working to support COVID-19 relief efforts, and any resources we can share that will help you contribute too.
AMAZEA Underwater Scooter, Serially-Produced with BigRep 3D Printers
For the first time ever a consumer water sports mobility device will be 75% additively manufactured (AM) with serial-produced, custom 3D-printed parts: The AMAZEA scooter’s body and front parts are being produced on three BigRep ONE large-format 3D printers using engineering-grade materials by BigRep.