BigRep Wins German Innovation Award 2018: STUDIO 3D Printer Wins Inaugural Machine & Engineering Prize
The German Innovation Award is run by the German Design Council – the foremost German body for recognizing German and international innovative design and branding excellence. Prizes were awarded to projects that truly represent pioneering contributions to the technology landscape.
BigRep has been named a winner of the German Innovation Award 2018, for its large-scale 3D printing machine the BigRep STUDIO. Setting new standards in usability, speed, precision and design, the STUDIO 3D printer was officially announced as a winner last night (6 June 2018) at the Award ceremony in the Deutsches Technikmuseum (German Museum of Technology) in Berlin, Germany.
The German Innovation Award is run by the German Design Council - the foremost German body for recognizing German and international innovative design and branding excellence. Prizes were awarded to projects that truly represent pioneering contributions to the technology landscape. The STUDIO is the only large-scale industrial 3D printer to win a German Innovation Award in 2018.
"We are thrilled to receive the German Innovation Award for our BigRep STUDIO printer, which has been a game-changing machine for professionals printing 3D objects in large scale," said BigRep CEO, Stephan Beyer. "The Award reflects the overwhelmingly positive response we have had thus far to the STUDIO and underscores our commitment to excellence."
With over 650 applicants, ranging from small businesses to established corporations, across a wide variety of B2B and B2C sectors, it is a feat for BigRep to have been named a winner of this inaugural prize, in the Machines & Engineering category. Representing BigRep at the ceremony to accept the certificate was Naor Israel, BigReps Director of Engineering.
Launched for serial production in 2017, the BigRep STUDIO is a workhorse industrial-grade 3D printer with a print volume of 1000 mm x 500 mm x 500 mm that enables continuous printing of large objects in a space-saving package. Inspired by the award-winning BigRep ONE printer, the STUDIO has been designed in Berlin and manufactured by renowned Heidelberger Druckmaschinen.
The win marks another milestone for BigRep in 2018, with the first half of the year holding several important announcements for the company, including investments, partnerships with leading global aerospace and automotive brands, and the launch of its flagship TPU material Pro FLEX. Almost at the mid-way mark for 2018, BigRep has additionally announced a host of new resellers joining its global partner network, particularly in the United States.
Furthermore, BigRep has been nominated for the German Brand Award 2018, in the category of Product Brand of the Year, with a special mention in the Machinery & Electronics category, the results of which will be announced at a ceremony on 21 June 2018.
BigRep is a technology start-up based in Berlin with offices in Boston, New York and Singapore, which develops and manufactures the world's largest 3D printers. One of the ground-breaking developments of the company founded in 2014 is the BigRep ONE, which is supplemented by the smaller BigRep STUDIO. Interdisciplinarity and well-founded experience in the field of additive manufacturing characterizes the multinational team of BigRep, now comprised of more than 90 employees. In addition to new products, the Berlin company is now concentrating on complete solutions for industrial customers in the form of integrated additive manufacturing systems. The goal of the highly innovative engineering company is to revolutionize design, prototyping and industrial production from the ground up.