The Opera House in Zurich is the largest cultural institution in Switzerland and uses 3D printers from German RepRap for its props and mold making
The field of application of additive manufacturing technology is manifold – in the case of the Zurich opera house the technology is used especially for the production of props and for mold making.
Using the German RepRap x500 3D printer speeds up development processes for functional structural components at Sika Automotive. A wide variety of customizable solutions also offer the company new possibilities in terms of materials and designs.
German RepRap Adds New Fiberglass- and Carbon-Reinforced Nylon 3D Filaments from DuPont to Its Portfolio
German RepRap simultaneously presents two new high-performance nylon (polyamide) 3D filaments: carbon-reinforced Zytel® 3D10C20FL BK544 1.75mm and fiberglass-reinforced Zytel® 3D12G30FL BK309 1.75mm by DuPont. DuPont and German RepRap have been partners for several years and are closely collaborating to commercialize advanced process technology as well as new materials and to create new production methods for a variety of industries.
To optimize for Speed on a German RepRap printer, you need to consider the layer size (similar to optimizing for surface finish...only opposite). In this case, the nozzle diameter is also important to consider since we cannot print a layer thicker than 80% of the nozzle diameter.
We can optimize surface finish on any German RepRap 3D Printer with Simplify3D (our slicer software). Surface finish is a function of layer size and nozzle size. The smaller both are, the better it looks. The tradeoff is print time, the smaller the layer and nozzle size are, the longer it takes to print.
If you have spoken with us about 3D printing, you most certainly have heard us mention "Industrial Quality" when referring to our 3D printers from German RepRap or Sintratec. Sure, "Industrial Quality" sounds like something you want...but what does it mean?