BigRep, the large‐scale 3D printing company, at formnext unveiled a significant breakthrough in Thermoplastic Extrusion (Fused Filament Fabrication – FFF). BigRep’s new proprietary MXT® will power its two new 3D printers and set a new standard for and redefine additive manufacturing.
The BigRep PRO and BigRep EDGE are the German‐engineered company’s next‐generation 3D printers, promising to provide engineers and designers with the ability to create functional prototypes, as well as composite tooling, end‐use parts and small‐number serial production. Capable of printing with high performance materials, the PRO and EDGE will firmly establish 3D printing as an innovative, added value production technology in industries such as automotive, aerospace, consumer goods, manufacturing and more.
The new printers are embedded with BigRep MXT®, an exclusive Metering Extruder Technology, and equipped with a state‐of‐the‐art Bosch Rexroth motion control system, delivering unprecedented speed, precision and quality and IoT connectivity that fully integrates with Industry 4.0.
The new technology powering these 3D printers is significant because extrusion technology has largely been unchanged for a quarter‐century. The first major advancement is a result of the development partnership announced earlier this year between BigRep and Bosch Rexroth, one of the world’s leading suppliers of drive and control technologies. Through this partnership, the PRO and the EDGE will be the first 3D printers by BigRep incorporating a state‐of‐art CNC control systems and drives by Bosch Rexroth, making 3D printing a truly IoT‐ready machine with full connectivity and data. BigRep PRO is available to order immediately. BigRep EDGE is scheduled for release in Q2 2019