3d Printing

Reliability Is Key When You Print BIG!

At Emvio, we're not afraid of letting our BigRep ONE run lights out

Those that have been using desktop printers since 2010, will know the issues that make 3D printing a chore. Grinding or clogged nozzles, bed adhesion, mechanical or electrical failures, the list goes on... For the most part, small 3D printers do small prints, but with BigRep, week-long prints are actually not uncommon. Of course, reliability is of utmost importance. The dread of a 5 day print failing on day 4 is real. However, BigRep machines are built using the very best components, and those components are assembled using best practices. Making these machines some of the most reliable on the market. (more…)
Canyon and BigRep

Canyon Prints 3D Bicycle Parts

Did you know that...

Canyon uses BigRep ONE large-format 3D Printers to iterate, optimise, and prototype new bicycle designs faster than ever. In this video you can see why Canyon chose to use a BigRep ONE.

Johannes Thumm, Senior Design Engineer at Canyon said; "We started a very exciting new project, where we wanted to rethink the way a mountain bikes needs to look."

He continued; "Thinking beyond the limits of traditional manufacturing and trying to see what's possible with new technologies like 3D printing." (more…)

The BigRep ONE 2022 New Features!

BigRep have revamped the BigRep ONE for 2022 following owner and partner feedback. Check out what's new below. We are particularly excited to see that there is an official full enclosure that will make printing of more advanced materials easier, stop the unexpected failures due to tripped interlocks and of course keep fingers out of the build area overnight. Read on to find out where the BigRep Team have taken this machine! (more…)

Extruder mechanism upgraded: Bondtech Dual Drive

Since early July, we have a had a very successful working relationship with Bondtech, the Swedish company producing Dual Drive extruders. The Bondtech extruders without question have brought a step change in reliability of extrusion. Main characteristic of course is the driving mechanism used: Twin counter rotating hobbed wheels. (more…)
Emvio Engineering Nema 17 stepper motor damper installed

Damping the sound of stepper motors on 3D printers

Most of us that tinker with 3D printing have wondered how to reduce the groan and squeal of the stepper motors driving us nuts. Especially when long prints are involved! For a while now we have been using and selling our own vibration dampers that place a rubber buffer between the stepper and the printers frame. The rubber is thin and stiff enough to maintain accuracy of the stepper motor while reducing the vibrations being transmitted to the body of the printer. (more…)
BCN3D Sigma 3D Printer

Exciting times, European 3D printer that kicks ass!

After looking around for a the hottest 3D printer to try, we have finally settled on a brand that will give the top players a run for their money.  So we would like to tease you all with the new kid on the block: BCN3D's Sigma   Pretty sleek. Serious engineering going on and a CE mark to boot. Where can you start?
  • Enclosed design with 210x297x210mm build volume
  • Dual heads independent that park when not in use
  • Profile linear rail, not round bar, on the axes!!!!!!!!!
  • TOUCH SCREEN!!!
Now to blow even the most sceptical away, check out the calibration procedure: Interested? Keep watching this space