#3DExpress: BigRep and Massivit Announce New Large Format 3D Printers

Published on June 1, 2024 by Isaac B.

We are back with #3DEXPRESS to show you all the highlights of the news from the additive manufacturing sector this week! First up, BigRep unveils the ALTRA 280 and IPSO 105, both high temperature FFF 3D printers designed to unlock fresh realms of application within the industry. Next, in similar fashion, Massivit presents the Massivit 3000 3D printer, another large-format industrial solution. Notably, this printer uses the company’s patented Gel Dispensing Printing technology. Moving forward, BMW reveals its new R20 concept bike, featuring the Big Boxer engine and a 3D printed aluminum component. Wrapping up, DyeMansion announces the Black Diamond Finishing Hub, which provides services such as chemical smoothing, shot blasting, and black coloring, and caters to users of both industrial solutions and desktop systems. Let’s get started!

BigRep Unveils ALTRA 280 and IPSO 105

We begin our 3DExpress update with BigRep, which announced this week the addition of two new solutions to its portfolio. The ALTRA 280 and the IPSO 105 are high-temperature FFF 3D printers designed to open up new fields of application. Both models are fast, reliable, accurate, and highly automated, making them ideal for producing industrial-quality large-format components that meet the demands of the most rigorous industries. Featuring an open material system, the ALTRA 280 offers a slightly larger build volume compared to the IPSO 105. These printers result from BigRep’s acquisition of the Austrian company HAGE3D and were previously known in Europe as PRECISE and MEX. “We are proud to extend our portfolio towards high-performance filament extrusion with our open system approach, thereby aiming to double the addressable market of our solutions with the technology from HAGE3D, our recently announced planned acquisition,” said Sven Thate, CEO of BigRep GmbH. Both 3D printers are already on sale in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

The ALTRA 280 (left) and the IPSO 105 (right). (Photo Credits: BigRep)

Massivit Presents the Massivit 3000

TCT 3Sixty opens its doors in the UK on June 5, offering manufacturer Massivit the perfect platform to unveil its latest 3D printer, the Massivit 3000. This large-format industrial solution boasts an impressive print volume of 1.2 x 1.5 x 1.8 meters, utilizing the company’s patented Gel Dispensing Printing technology. Erez Zimerman, the CEO of Massivit, remarked, “We are thrilled to introduce the Massivit 3000 printer to the advanced manufacturing and 3D printing arenas at TCT 3Sixty. The new printer represents a significant leap forward in large-format 3D printing technology, providing an affordable, game-changing solution for businesses and professionals seeking to unlock new possibilities in additive manufacturing.”

(Photo Credits: Massivit)

3D Printed Parts On BMW’s Latest Motorcycle

BMW Motorrad, the motorcycle division of the car manufacturer, has just unveiled its new concept bike, the R20. This model features the brand’s legendary Big Boxer engine and a distinctive pink sculpted tank, along with a 3D printed aluminum component. The ring that surrounds the LED headlight, which also functions as a daytime running light, is produced using this technology. While specific details about the printing process have not been disclosed, it is likely that powder bed laser melting was used. This development showcases BMW’s advanced 3D printing capabilities, further highlighted by their recent announcement of having produced over 400,000 additive parts.

Photo Credits: BMW 

DyeMansion Now Offers Online Platform for Post-Processing as a Service

DyeMansion has just announced an expansion of its range of machines and services with the introduction of an online platform for industrial post-processing of 3D printed parts. The Black Diamond Finishing Hub, now available, provides services such as chemical smoothing, shot blasting, and black coloring. This post-processing service caters to users of both industrial solutions and desktop systems. Felix Ewald, CEO of DyeMansion, stated, “The Black Diamond Finishing Hub is a finishing service for everybody who wants to have the highest quality powder bed parts that are available on the market. Since no CAPEX investment is needed to use this service, it’s the easiest way to get access to industrial finishing. This platform exemplifies our commitment to innovation and customer-centric solutions, enabling businesses of all sizes worldwide create products with industrial 3D printing”

(Photo Credits: DyeMansion)

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