BigRep Contributes to Industrial Additive Manufacturing Research as Newest Member of DMRC

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BigRep is known for big 3D printing. The German company’s claim to fame is its giant BigRep One 3D printer, which was followed up by the smaller – but still sizable – BigRep Studio. BigRep takes FFF/FDM 3D printing to a new scale, and now the company is further distinguishing itself by becoming the only FFF 3D printer manufacturer in the Direct Manufacturing Research Center (DMRC), one of the world’s foremost industrial research networks.

The BigRep ONE. [Image: BigRep]

29 companies make up the DMRC, representing the entire additive manufacturing value chain and including machine and material manufacturers as well as service providers and end users. Other companies in the network include major corporations such as Boeing, Siemens, Porsche and John Deere, working together to develop additive manufacturing toward an industrial established production process. Industrial is the key word, and FFF 3D printing, which is still working to establish itself in the industrial sector, has been absent from the network so far. That changes with the addition of BigRep, however, whose research capabilities and large-scale technology make it a valuable partner.

As part of the DMRC, BigRep will collaborate with industry-leading companies on cutting-edge additive manufacturing projects, with the underlying aim being to improve the quality, reliability and cost efficiency of additive manufacturing technology for industrial use.

“Being a partner in the DMRC allows us to connect with a diverse array of companies across sectors, all with a common goal – to optimize manufacturing for the future,” said BigRep CEO Stephan Beyer. “We look forward to collaborating on ground-breaking projects with them and expanding our portfolio of research.”

“We are pleased to have BigRep join the DMRC network, as we feel their experience in additive manufacturing solutions will bring a strong additional player to our research efforts on future industrial manufacturing,” said Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Schmid, Scientific Director of the Center at the faculty of mechanical engineering at Paderborn University.

The DMRC conducts joint research products in a range of application fields, including new material development, design for additive manufacturing, mechanical behavior and process chain management. The interdisciplinary approach is designed to develop additive manufacturing toward an established industrial production process. BigRep should prove itself to be a well-chosen member of the team, bringing its innovative thinking and quality hardware to the project.

“The DMRC works together as an excellent network of stakeholders along the complete value chain of AM,” said Dr.-Ing. Christian-Friedrich Lindemann, Managing Director of the DMRC. “Together with BigRep, and our material manufacturers, we look forward to pushing the boundaries of industrial additive manufacturing a bit further once again.”

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