3D Printing

BigRep ONE 3D printer creates whole pieces of furniture

Printing life-sized designs with the full-format RepRap-based BigRep ONE
Printing life-sized designs with the full-format RepRap-based BigRep ONE
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Large-format 3D printing enabled a small designer to create this table based around "adaptive growth patterns of trees and bones"
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Large-format 3D printing enabled a small designer to create this table based around "adaptive growth patterns of trees and bones"
Printing life-sized designs with the full-format RepRap-based BigRep ONE
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Printing life-sized designs with the full-format RepRap-based BigRep ONE
Large-format 3D printing enabled a small designer to create this table based around "adaptive growth patterns of trees and bones"
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Large-format 3D printing enabled a small designer to create this table based around "adaptive growth patterns of trees and bones"
BigRep sees its printer as having a use in easily creating new designs, furnishings, and art
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BigRep sees its printer as having a use in easily creating new designs, furnishings, and art
A closeup of a structural home furnishing piece created using the relatively cheaper BigRep ONE
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A closeup of a structural home furnishing piece created using the relatively cheaper BigRep ONE
The BigRep ONE has a large print volume, with each side measuring a meter or more
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The BigRep ONE has a large print volume, with each side measuring a meter or more

Consumers and small businesses certainly have a handle on using 3D printers to create small mockups of bigger products, but there’s few options for creating true-to-size models or even finished products without having access to an industrial printer. German company BigRep aims to break that boundary with its RepRap-based BigRep ONE 3D printer, which offers over a cubic meter of print space.

The BigRep ONE prints in a volume of 1.3 cubic meters (46 cubic feet), with each side at or exceeding a meter in length, but really, at that point who’s counting? This large size allows for creating 1:1 prototypes, larger mechanical parts and prototypes, or even designer home furnishings.

It has the basic printing features like a heated bed, along with the not-so-basic such as optional CNC milling and double print heads.

The BigRep ONE has a large print volume, with each side measuring a meter or more
The BigRep ONE has a large print volume, with each side measuring a meter or more

The BigRep ONE's name alludes to, it's based off a RepRap printer design. RepRap is a family of open-source designs to create 3D printers, where a hallmark is the ability of one printer to create the parts for further printers.

The company's website will currently allow you contact someone to order a machine, with shipping estimated for March or April at a price of US$39,000.

More interestingly, the company indicates that it will be creating a network of service providers that will accept and print 3D commissions, perhaps in a manner similar to MakeXYZ, thus giving BigRep customers an outlet for recouping some of their purchase price.

In the video below you can see the time-lapsed process of printing a full-sized table with a BigRep ONE.

Source: BigRep via Ponoko

BigRep ONE Timeplapse

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