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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 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.

German RepRap Adds New Fiberglass- and Carbon-Reinforced Nylon 3D Filaments from DuPont to Its Portfolio

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.

Case Study: German RepRap x400 prints a prototype camera mount for an Airbus Helicopter

Case Study: German RepRap x400 prints a prototype camera mount for an Airbus Helicopter
Airbus Helicopter’s Deutschland GmbH wanted to outfit their helicopters with observation cameras allowing for possible future applications for the police or army to aid in following movements on the ground. Historically, this process would require a part to be cut from aluminum and a “trial and error” period that would increase both cost and overall time required.  However, using the x400 3D Printer from German RepRap, several prototypes were printed for testing which cut both cost and manufacturing time. 

Case Study: GRR x400 Slams the Door on Laser-Sintered Models

The decision to change from a laser-sinter process to the fused-filament fabrication (FFF) was not only driven by the cost savings.  “The parts are a lot more rigid than the laser-sintered models”, says Thomas Pazulla, “The model contains hooks which often broke off in the past.”

Formnext 2018: German RepRap Presents New Products & Materials

Formnext 2018: German RepRap Presents New Products & Materials
This year at Formnext, German RepRap will be exhibiting new developments and partners.  See them in Hall 3.1, Booth D40.

Case Study: 3D printed prototype aids in MRI imaging

Case Study: 3D printed prototype aids in MRI imaging
Popp Group designs prototypes used for medical equipment.  Their prototype development has become much more efficient due to their purchase of a German RepRap x400 3D printer. 

Case Study: To print, or not to print? Carl GmbH knows the answer…

Distillery equipment manufacturer Carl GmbH is using an x400 3D printer to reduce their manufacturing costs.  Carl GmbH has been manufacturing equipment for artisan stills, distilling and brewing for over 140 years.  The Swabian company delivers and installs factories all over the world.  When they received an order from an Irish whisky distillery, they broke new ground and used cast copper. 

Case Study: Airbus Helicopters saves development costs with the German RepRap x400

Case Study: Airbus Helicopters saves development costs with the German RepRap x400
Production using additive manufacturing in the aerospace industry brings many advantages. Airbus Helicopters use their German RepRap x400 3D printer in the development field to ensure deadlines, cost and quality goals. In a recent case, it's about validating the design of an integral new step.

Case Study: Using 3D printing to make casting cores reduced costs by 50%

Case Study: Using 3D printing to make casting cores reduced costs by 50%
3D printing has started a new trend in the R&D industry.  Projects that were once outsourced are now being taken on internally. 

Case Study: The GRR x400 outperforms its competition in printing with polypropylene

The head of research and development, Benjamin Wolf recalls, “We have been using 3D Printing and rapid prototyping for a long time now, however, the stereo lithography equipment available at the beginning was of no use to us due to the limited selection of materials- we wanted to print with a material that would match the final product as closely as possible.” 

Case Study: Popp Group prints complete door hinges with the 3D printer

The Popp Group, based in Forchheim, Germany produced 3D printed door hinges to help a customer in the medical technology sector reduce manufacturing costs for medical cabinets as part of a cost-down procedure.  “Our aim was to reduce production costs by producing an adjustable hinge for which many identical parts can be used,” explains Holger Reid, technical product designer...

Case Study: Beauty and Function Meet Cost Effectiveness with GRR x400 and the Lindner Group

The Lindner Group, a family business based in Bavaria, Germany, is one of Europe’s leading specialists in the field of interior design, façade and insulation technology.  The company has approximately 6,000 employees, and over the years there have been several subjects of interest related to 3D printing and frequently prototypes are made.