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Our CEO, Florian Bautz, is presenting the features of our newest product: X1000 3D printer.
The large scale 3D printer is an absolutely professional industrial device – built with high quality components – Made in Germany. Continue reading
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Our 2nd generation of the popular carbon print plate is available
With a carbon print plate you can say good-bye to the onerous task of covering the print bed with PET or Kapton tape. The 2nd generation plate is 1 mm / 0.39 inches strong, which is an increase of 25 % compared to the previous model, and practically non-deforming with good holding. It is hold in place on the print bed with 16 clamps. The new format is 460 x 460 mm (181 x 181 ). Our support team suggests to cleaning the plate with Isopropanol improves holding even more.
TAKATA PlasTec GmbH Printing Prototypes for Automotive Manufacturers with German RepRap X1000 3D Printer
Use of the X1000 3D printer from German RepRap has enabled TAKATA PlasTec GmbH to now considerably reduce development costs and time for prototype production. The samples have to be made quickly and inexpensively so that the customer can then use them for concept examinations. These are used to create equipment and supports for production simply and quickly. “The costs for the external value added are reduced and it is now possible to create parts which were previously unjustifiable due to the prohibitively high costs involved,” reports Kevin Rogers, manager of Application Engineering at TAKATA PlasTec GmbH.
The particular challenge when printing large components is the optimum print preparation. Run times can be kept to a minimum here by the skillful arrangement and positioning of the parts in the build envelope in order to thus improve the quality of the print result. “The X1000 is the first printer that is optimized for industrial use and covers the dimensions required for TAKATA components. Our many years of experience in the field of 3D printing has certainly helped here and we are pleased that TAKATA has chosen our X1000,” explains Florian Bautz, CEO of German RepRap GmbH.
TAKATA PlasTec GmbH is a development and series supplier for interior and exterior plastic systems in the automotive sector and serves customers like Daimler AG, SCANIA, DAF. This includes door panels, interior and exterior trims for trucks or plastic housing sections for consumer electrical equipment. Thanks to the 3D printer, sample parts can be created during development in order to implement installation trials or concept tests in-house or at the customer.
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Airbus Helicopters is reducing the high development costs of function models in future through the use of 3D printers. The windshield wipers of the helicopters are one example of this, for which a new system has been developed. “These windshield wipers require a multitude of tests with regard to their functionality and serviceability, as well as their ease of installation and the future manufacturing process,” explains Frank Singer, manager of engineering at Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH.
After the computer animations, functionality was tested using a prototype made from a 3D printer. Gears, levers and shafts were manufactured quickly and economically with a 3D printer. Threads, bearings and sleeves are then later incorporated into the 3D model. This process thus enables the creation of functional prototypes for which the interaction with other components is easier to test.
The leading international helicopter manufacturer uses an X400 3D printer from German RepRap to produce the 3D objects. According to Frank Singer, the benefits of 3D printing essentially lie in the lower costs compared to conventional manufacturing methods such as CNC milling, and in the ability to provide the customer with a functional model already at an early stage in development and not just a CAD drawing.
We present German RepRap products and services together with INTEC International and 3Dokuteam at: Hall 5, booth #A05. Continue reading