BigRep and Bosch Rexroth: in their way to establish 3D printing as an industry 4.0 application

Additive Manufacturing has already had a significant impact on prototyping and small serial production. However, one of the biggest challenges of large format 3D printing is the integration of full connectivity into 3D printers. BigRep, a German manufacturer that specializes in large format 3D printers would overcome this barrier thanks to a solution of Bosch Rexroth, who is a supplier of drive and control technologies.

The solution would consist in equipping BigRep’s 3D printers with CNC control systems driven by Bosch Rexroth.

Additive Manufacturing as a key industry 4.0 application

BigRep aims to integrate IoT in its machine. The exploitation of full connectivity and data while 3D printing might enable the user to better control the manufacturing process and to prevent some failures in the fabrication.

Across industries, customers are looking for reliable, controllable and efficient 3D printers in order to manufacture top quality parts”, says BigRep CEO Dr. Stephan Beyer. “As BigRep is the first to integrate CNC-grade control systems in 3D printers, we will re-define Additive Manufacturing. The Rexroth controls are also an excellent platform for providing our 3D printers with full connectivity for existing production and automation systems. This will establish 3D printing as a key industry 4.0 application.

Furthermore, one advantage of Bosch Rexroth in this solution is to make easier the creation of models, patterns, prototypes, tools and end products while offering 3D printing components.

With this new collaboration, we can discover a new commitment of BigRep and Bosch Rexroth in reshaping manufacturing.

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