November 12, 2021
BigRep is unveiling its new generation of 3D printers at the Formnext 2021 event in Frankfurt, Germany (November 16–19).
The new, improved BigRep PRO, a meter cubed 3D printer, is designed with the industrial user needs in mind. Its versatility allows for full-scale, large parts including functional prototypes, factory tooling, patterns, molds and end-use parts, according to BigRep. Built for productivity throughout all stages of manufacturing, the PRO provides designers, engineers and manufacturers with an easy-to-use, flexible solution to innovate and produce faster and cheaper. Fully fiber-ready, the new BigRep PRO is now compatible with many fiber-filled filaments, including PA12-CF.
Using the BigRep PRO is now easier thanks to a new hybrid software-hardware solution, BigRep JUMPSTART lets you start printing within minutes and skip manual print preparation. JUMPSTART combines three features.
First, removing large and small parts on the PRO just got easier with SWITCHPLATE, a removable and flexible print bed surface that eliminates the need for glues and removal tools. Second, LOCKSTAGE allows for accurate, secure extruder mounting with little effort, providing even greater precision throughout the entire print. Lastly, BigRep’s MXT Controls System simplifies the user experience, bypassing the need for manual print bed and extruder calibration.
BigRep’s upgraded MXT Controls System orchestrates the performance of all components and processes to ensure fast printing, accuracy and repeatability. It employs algorithms that improve the gcode print file, resulting in smoother surfaces, higher accuracy and consistent results, the company reports.
The new and upgraded BigRep ONE is tailored to support designers, pattern makers, and researchers .
The ONE comes with a new, lighter, and more precise portal and can now be configured easily to the needs of the user. Customers are able to choose from single, dual or twin extruder modes plus add-ons like an enclosed housing and even the printer's color. As 3D printing needs evolve, users can upgrade their ONE with additional features.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.