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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…)
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Canyon Prints 3D Bicycle Parts

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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…)

3D printing obsolete machine parts

Being thrifty in the time of turmiol and economic difficulty is imperative to survive as a company. This has been the case with Oyzo manufacturers Giokarinis of Samos. Every summer we return to Samos for around two weeks to return to our roots and the directors of the company are close personal friends. It was over a glass of ouzo that we started discussing that their factory would have to reduce production in as they were having issues with sourcing spare parts. Bearing in mind that the machines are mature and well used, the original manufacturer had sold up and there are capital controls in place, it was almost impossible to source and import parts. We took on the challenge to design and manufacture some of the more critical wear parts: the bottle neck grippers (more…)
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Web Browser based CAD? OnShape seems to think its OK

It is not often that the CAD industry gets shaken up as much as it has in the past 12 months. First we had Autodesk Fusion 360 coming out with a Cloud based service and we have recently received word of OnShape.

The pedigree of OnShape could not be purer, it is spearheaded by the founders of Solidworks, an industry favourite for as long as I can remember.

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Autodesk Fusion 360: Good start but not there yet

Some would say that finally there is a CAD/CAM package that is suitable for the small/medium enterprises that are looking to make it in the makers world. I must say that I am inclined to agree...partly. Autodesk Fusion 360 came along at the tail end of 2013 with significant power behind it and some of the high impact factor blogs and vlogs (like CNCCookbook and NYC CNC) talked about it at length. (more…)