In a continuously evolving industry, advanced and optimized procurement of complex prototypes and specialized tools is essential to production. It is also possible to print series parts. The use of lightweight but stable materials can save weight and therefore fuel. Our temperature-resistant high-performance materials can prove their quality perfectly and have already convinced many customers. With a flexible on-site production, you are guaranteed to maintain secret developments and are independent of suppliers.
Requirements of the industry:
- fast and cost-effective production of prototypes and small batches
- flexibility and faster customization
- complex shapes, e.g. bionic forms
- lightweight components
- lower production and development costs
- reduced complexity
- materials for high temperature areas, with optimal technical properties
Products of the industry:
Enormous savings potential often lurks in the production processes of the companies. By using our German RepRap 3D printers’ resources such as time, money, flexibility and the quality of your products can be optimized. Flexibility is often a deciding factor, especially when it is important to reach results quickly. The following machines are mainly used in the automotive industry:
Precision, speed and optimal sized build platform for many applications
Ideal for high temperature materials: latest extruder technology and heated chamber
Industrial 3D printer with large sized build platform for small batch production and large objects
Materials of the industry:
In the aerospace industry, high demands are placed on the materials. Complex shapes, often with a bionic character, are difficult to replicate with conventional technologies. High performance materials like:
- PEEK, ULTEM, PEKK
- Zytrel (polyamide)
bring the necessary properties, such as high strength, low weight, usability over a wide temperature range especially in the engine area, low flue gas development in case of fire and a very high heat deflection temperature of 195 ° C (383 F°), with it.
"Because of using the German RepRap 3D printer, the high development costs for our functional models at Airbus Helicopters are reduced by almost 50%."
Frank Singer, Head Of Department / CVE Vehicle System Installation Vehicle System Installation – ETVDG Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH
In the case of Airbus Helicopters, the German RepRap machines are used primarily to reduce development costs. An example of this are the windscreen wipers of helicopters. Therefore, a new system has been developed.