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Pilz GmbH halved their manufacturing costs with X350Pro and Carbon20

Pilz GmbH, whose full name is Produktentwicklungs-, Initiativ- und Lehrzentrum Finsterwalde/Lausitz GmbH, is a company that has been using the German RepRap x350Pro 3D printer for almost a year and has reaped considerable benefits from it in terms of production speed and costs. The 3D printing technology is primarily used for prototypes and initial samples of smaller assemblies. Attempts are also sometimes made to replace metal workpieces with plastic ones. The commercial use of 3D printing is also suitable for the supply of spare plastic components.

With the x1000 3D printer RWTH Aachen is analyzing latest requirements of industry for additive manu

In Search of the Production Processes of Our Time With the help of the German RepRap x1000 3D printer RWTH Aachen is analyzing the latest requirements of industry for additive manufacturing. Due to the rapid development of new additive manufacturing processes, industry is facing new challenges. In recent years the increasing professionalization of industry-standard manufacturing systems has been greatly influenced by manufacturers like German RepRap GmbH. Aspects such as process safety, high mechanical precision and the repeatability of results in particular are playing here an increasingly more significant role for industry.

Airbus Helicopters is building a Prototype for a Camera Mount with x400

Airbus Helicopters is currently about to develop an extension for camera mounts to be used with observation cameras on their helicopters. These have possible applications with the police or army for helping them to follow movements on the ground. To achieve the optimum design, the X400 3D printer from German RepRap is used to create different possible prototypes for testing.

Reitlinger Engineering Reduces Development Costs through 3D Printing

Design engineering company ReitlingerEngineering GmbH+Co. KG, Weinstadt-Endersbach, used reverse engineering and 3D printing to develop a labelling machine. This produced a flexible, fast and inexpensive solution compared to alternative methods.

Oberle Specialty Manufacturing’s State-of-the-Art Orthopedic Shoe Technology

The history of the Oberle shoe company began more than 150 years ago. In 1859, the great-great grandfather of Oberle’s current General Manager, Achim Oberle, opened a cobbler’s shop in Ettenheim that made shoes for customers in town and the surrounding areas. In 2006, the company began specializing in “Healthy Shoes.” Committed to a mission of custom-tailoring medical products for their customers, the company added an orthopedic footwear line.

A Racing Design from Elbflorace e.V. - Hightech Parts with the German RepRap x400

A Racing Design from Elbflorace e.V. – How the German RepRap x400 3D Printer Manufactures High-Tech Parts for the Formula Student Competition. Elbflorace is the registered club representing the TU Dresden University in the Formula Student competition. The Formula Student is an international design competition in which the teams of individual universities develop and construct a new racing car each year and race against each other at different events over the particular year.

Spare Parts Self Printed with the German RepRap x400

Printing spare parts yourself – that is one of the most frequently mentioned applications of 3D printing. However, there are surprisingly few cases in which this application is actually implemented. One of these rare cases is at the lifting platform hire company SCHMID Hebebühnenverleih, based in Haimhausen near Munich. The company uses an X400 from German RepRap to print spare parts for its lifting platforms, but also to adapt them to the demanding requirements of the rental business.

Anita Dr. Helbig GmbH reduces 50% of the costs by 3D printing casting cores for breast epitheses

A new industry trend takes form in the 3D printing arena: projects, in particular R&D oriented ones, that were once outsourced are now being taken on internally. Take the Anita Dr. Helbig GmbH in Brannenburg, manufacturer of bodices, swimwear and breast prostheses. Here they use an X400 3D printer by German RepRap to produce moulds for berast protheses while reducing the costs by about 50%.

Footwear Polytechnic: new product development opportunities with the X400

Footwear Polytechnic: new product development opportunities with German RepRap x400 3D Printer. For the Footwear Polytechnic FFlab is the future. German RepRap’s Italian Reseller 3DZ provided printers and 3D scanners to the laboratory that will focus on research, training and rapid prototyping. In September 2016 the Footwear Polytechnic of Riviera del Brenta, institute of excellence in the footwear industry, launched FFlab – a digital laboratory specializing on new 3D scanning and 3D printing technologies.

Casting Core from the 3D Printer - Carl GmbH Reduces Manufacturing Costs

Distillery equipment manufacturer Carl GmbH is using an X400 3D printer to reduce manufacturing costs. Carl GmbH has been manufacturing equipment for artisan stills, distilling and brewing for over 140 years. The Swabian company delivers and installs its plants all over the world. When they received an order from an Irish whisky distillery, they broke new ground and used cast copper. The casting core for it was produced with an X400 3D printer from German RepRap.

Door panels made by the 3D printer x400

Car designer Thomas Pazulla changes the prototyping process from laser-sintering to 3D printing using PLA. At the car designer house "Thomas Pazulla technical services" prototypes are now build by a 3D printer, specifically the x400 by German RepRap.

Prototyping for TAKATA PlasTec GmbH in the automotive sector with x1000

TAKATA PlasTec GmbH Printing Prototypes for Automotive Manufacturers with German RepRap x1000 3D Printer. The 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.
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