Free BigRep CONNECT 3D printing software program offers customers with a “one-stop digital platform”

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Giant-format 3D printer producer BigRep has introduced the launch of a brand new “one-stop digital platform” on the Formnext commerce present. 

Using the agency’s free BigRep CONNECT providing, it’s mentioned that customers of its machines at the moment are capable of seamlessly join their {hardware} and monitor print progress inside a unified digital area. By offering adopters with all of the print info they’ll want on the click on of a button, BigRep says its software program might provide analytical and productiveness advantages, in addition to delivering some organizational comfort. 

BigRep’s large-format providing 

Based mostly in Berlin, however with workplaces and technical facilities in Boston, Singapore and Shanghai, BigRep is a developer of large-format Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) programs. Over the past eight years, the agency has labored with the likes of BASF, Bosch Rexroth, Etihad Airways and Deutsche Bahn to construct out and deploy a portfolio of machines, software program and supplies. 

This providing now consists of the BigRep ONE, BigRep STUDIO G2 and BigRep PRO 3D printers, the latter of which is the agency’s largest up to now. Alongside a whopping one cubic meter construct quantity, the system packs BigRep’s MXT management system and a state-of-the-art CNC controller, offering it with the pace and precision to supply enormous molds, prototypes, tooling or patterns with excessive accuracy. 

Whereas BigRep’s machines are open materials, which means that customers can safely make the most of third-party polymers in them, it opted to showcase the PRO with a spread of its proprietary filaments at Formnext. To assist customers get probably the most out of those plastics, which included HI-Temp CF, PRO-HT, TPU, PLX and PETG, the agency additionally promoted its suite of session, ROI calculation, half evaluation and software providers. 

A BigRep PRO 3D print. GIF via BigRep.
A big-format BigRep PRO 3D print. GIF through BigRep.

Introducing BigRep CONNECT 

BigRep’s free, totally web-based management middle is designed to supply the customers of its 3D printers with a method of intently controlling their manufacturing workflow, regardless of the place they’re positioned. Utilizing the platform, it’s doable to watch parameters like chamber temperature and which materials is loaded, whereas getting operating updates on system efficiency. 

The software program additionally options print job administration performance, which permits customers to add information, arrange their job queue and preview prints, in addition to monitoring their progress. For these eager to get a bit deeper into 3D printing analytics, this system even offers extra detailed information in areas reminiscent of machine and filament utilization, in a method that would assist adopters higher make the most of their merchandise. 

Elsewhere, in relation to the agency’s wider ecosystem, BigRep CONNECT is constructed to work natively with BigRep FLOW. Launched in Might, the latter is a customizable software program as a service (SaaS) platform that streamlines the 3D printing of packaging, tooling and different manufacturing facility elements that meet specified benchmarks and {qualifications}. 

BigRep 3D printer customers can apply for a free BigRep CONNECT account right here to get began.

The BigRep PRO 3D printer. Photo via BigRep.
The BigRep PRO 3D printer. Photograph through BigRep.

BigRep is one among many working within the FFF area to have fleshed out the software program providing it markets alongside its programs. Stratasys continues to replace its in style GrabCAD 3D printing software program, which because of the GrabCAD Software program Accomplice Program, now offers customers with entry to built-in Riven and Oqton functionalities. 

Equally, Raise3D’s ideaMaker software program is not only a print administration software, because it now permits customers to use textured finishes and interact in parameter optimization. The agency additionally gives its web-based RaiseCloud 3D printing platform that allows the distant management, monitoring and reporting of the complete manufacturing workflow. 

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Featured picture exhibits the BigRep PRO 3D printer. Photograph through BigRep.

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