Print BIG – BigRep Is Reinventing The WheelKerry
The BigRep ONE's ability to print big opens up endless possibilities in the automotive industry. Print life-size prototypes and parts for bicycles, motorbikes, cars and more!
The wheels are always in motion at BigRep, to consistently push the boundaries of design for 3D printing. BigRep Product Designer Marco Mattia Cristofori wanted to develop an object to show the benefit of 3D printing for industrial use, the BigRep wheel rim. An alternative to CNC-machining a prototype, he wanted to design the wheel rim prototype for large-scale 3D printing.
Customisation of vehicle features is very popular. However, prototyping these custom parts is often expensive and time-consuming. With 3D printing it becomes a much easier process to design automotive prototypes for form checks and molding.
“With 3D printing you can prototype organic forms, like with our Terra chair,” said Cristofori. “It allows you to envision more complex shapes, because you don’t really have any limits.” More complex geometries are not possible with CNC and other traditional methods, but with 3D printing there are endless possibilities.
Another great example of the BigRep capabilities is the airless bicycle tyre. Printed on the BigRep ONE large-scale 3D printer, this prototype utilises the full potential of BigRep’s filament. Pro FLEX has unique flexible properties, plus high temperature resistance and durability.
BigRep has worked on a wide range of automotive, aerospace and transportation projects for clients such as Aerobus, BMW, Deutsche Bahn, Etihad and Nissan. With over 350 systems installed worldwide, it’s a trusted tool of designers, innovators, and manufacturers alike. Featuring a massive one-cubic-meter build volume.
Perfect for prototyping, production, and a wide range of applications, the ONE comes equipped with BigRep fiber-ready Power Extruder (PEX) that features interchangeable nozzles for maximum detail or high-flow additive manufacturing.
Why Choose Us?
Emvio are arguably the UK’s premier reseller and partner to BigRep since 2018. Whether you require training, technical advice or additional support, we’re here to help you realise your large-format 3D printing dreams! For more information please get in touch.