Steelcase is the global leader in office furniture and space solutions for offices. Their designers in the Learning + Innovation Center (LINC) are using the the BigRep ONE 3D printer to create full-scale samples of their new projects. It allows them to have human scale version of their models and have a better idea of the way the final product would fit in a working space. With the 3D printer they try different patterns and can validate the best concepts.
CHANGING THE INDUSTRY
Paravan renowned around the world for adapting vehicles for drivers with special medical needs. The size of the BigRep ONE allows the engineers at Paravan to use it for large-scale rapid prototyping. With the BigRep ONE Paravan’s engineers are also able to create functional parts to fit the exact needs of their clients. These parts can be printed overnight ready to be installed the next day and used by Paravans clients.
The Nowlab Team @BigRep presents a 3D printed formwork solution for concrete casting. This giant mold was printed with the BigRep ONE for the Geiger GmbH, a german construction company based in Ansbach. It was used to rebuild the lintels as part of the buildings renovations. It enabled the client to save time and material.
CHANGING THE INDUSTRY
VILLEROY & BOCH
Villeroy & Boch is a well known manufacturer of ceramics.
Johan de Groot, who works as a product designer, describes how the use of the BigRep ONE revolutionized the way they create prototypes and designs. They are now able to produce bathtubs and shower trays one-to-one at high levels in about three weeks. This was unthinkable before the introduction of the BigRep ONE.
3D PRINTED SIGNAGE
WITH DUAL EXTRUSION
BigRep creative team shows you how to 3D print large scale customized signs, with the size, the font and the color of your choice. They used the BigRep 3D printer to print the logo without any support filament, which made the print very fast and inexpensive. They used double extrusion with two different filaments to be able to diffuse lights through the transparent material.
THE FUTURE OF
3D printing can change music as we know it. No only for the on-demand manufacturing of parts but for creating entire instruments. Ofer Löwinger, Mechanical Engineer at BigRep, shows us how he imagined and then printed a full functional violin with fantastic sound quality on the BigRep ONE. Additive manufacturing opens new doors for the music instruments industry.
INNOVATION BY NOWLAB
NowLab presents the results of their latest innovation combining the capability of the 3D printer BigRep ONE with innovative materials.
By embedding electronics and sensors into PLA printed walls, NowLab pushes the limits of what additive manufacturing is capable of today.
For the first time, they have embedded 3D printed electronics inside larger printed parts.
A MODULAR LAMP
FOR CHILDRENS’ ROOMS
3D printing is revolutionizing the manufacturing industry and is in the process of replacing many other production methods. Our design team decided to put this idea to the test by looking at which plastics technologies we could replace with large-scale 3D printing.
BIGREP MEETS NOWLAB
A NEW DIGITAL CRAFT
NOWlab is an interdisciplinary design studio established by Jörg Petri and Daniel Büning in Berlin 2014. They fuse two decades of high-level experience in global and local architecture with a profound research expertise in contemporary computational design and digital manufacturing technology.