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Audi Sport Accelerates Design and Production Processes with trinckle Software and UltiMaker 3D Printers

When the new Audi E-Tron GT was introduced, the Audi Sport Bôllinger Höfe location in Heilbronn, Germany, rapidly needed almost 200 new tools, jigs and fixtures for its production. Designing these tools costs a lot of time.

3D Printing Produces Engine Covers To Accelerate Aircraft Maintenance

How a specialized local engineering company supported a major airline during the pandemic with jet engine covers made with 3D printed molds.

Liquid-cooling VFD Increases Efficiency and Savings in Plastics Machinery

With operations running 24/7, 365 days a year, the company sought to upgrade its variable frequency drives (VFDs) to increase motor efficiency, thus reducing operational costs and enhancing energy efficiency throughout its extrusion processes.

Additive Manufacture: In-house 3D Printing versus Outsourced 3D Printing Service

In this 3-part series of articles, we will embark on a comprehensive exploration of 3D printing / additive manufacturing (AM), where our main focus is empowering you to make informed decisions about how to engage with the technology across an ever-evolving landscape.

Winds Of Change For Vestas: 3D Printed Tooling Transforms Wind Turbines

There aren’t a lot of technologies that can propel towering wind turbines to new heights of time and cost efficiencies, but large-format additive manufacturing rose to the challenge and delivered with its eclectic range of applications.

How to Create A Good Technical Drawing

Make sure your drawing undergoes all quality assurance and approval procedures. A drawing that is easy to follow and clearly defines your requirements is one of the first steps to a successfully manufactured part.

3D Printing Powers Wind Turbine Research At TU Berlin

On average, wind turbine blades are a massive 80 meters long. When it comes to reengineering these towering blades, no other technology offers the freedom, precision, and adaptability to scale parts quite like 3D printing.

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THE ROLE OF MICRO MOLDING IN THE PRODUCTION OF MICRO-OPTICS

Achieving the exacting tolerances required for these delicate micro-optic parts necessitates a deep and specialized processing knowledge that is distinctly different from that used for typical mechanical parts.

THE IMPACT OF 3D PRINTING ON MICRO MOLDING - A SYNERGISTIC APPROACH

The precision achieved in micro molding is not just about miniaturization, it's about reproducing complex shapes with exacting tolerances that are measured in microns repeatably.

The Evolution of Additive Manufacturing: How Automation Redefines Post-Processing Standards

In 2024, post processing metal parts is still a bottleneck in the AM process chain because it is still very often a manual, labor-intensive, messy (filthy, actually) and sometimes risky task.

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Stratasys Expands Access to Anatomical Realism with New Digital Anatomy Solution

Medical facilities and device manufacturers previously limited by constraints can now create patient-specific models to enhance surgical preparation, elevate patient outcomes, and fast-track innovation

Fonon's Additive Manufacturing Technology To Transform Naval Industry

Navy Domain To See a Decisive Advantage With 3D Laser Metal Printing

Azul 3D Launches OCEAN 3D Printer

OCEAN printing platform is the world's largest and most productive area-wide 3D printing solution.

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BigRep ONE: Large-Scale 3D Printing
BigRep ONE: Large-Scale 3D Printing

BigRep ONE: Large-Scale 3D Printing

The BigRep ONE is an award-winning, large-format 3D printer at an accessible price point. With over 350 systems installed worldwide, it's a trusted solution for prototyping and production by designers, innovators, and manufacturers alike. Featuring a massive one-cubic-meter build volume, the fast and reliable ONE brings your designs to life in full scale.

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BigRep

Founded in 2014, BigRep set sail to transform the 3D printing and manufacturing business. With its 1m3 volume, the BigRep ONE opens the gateway to a new dimension of 3D printing and 3D manufacturing, while the BigRep STUDIO allows fast and precise large-scale 3D printing. From furniture to vehicles to robotics, we think everything is possible. We want you to envision everything from human scale robot parts, sculptural artworks in all their full-dimensional glory, and dream the impossible world-changing designs of tomorrow while enabling you to print them today using one of our 3D printers.