BigRep introduces the STUDIO G2
Large-format 3D printer designed for industrial applications.0
BigRep announced its improved STUDIO G2, the company’s large-format 3D printer, designed to use engineering-grade materials and industrial applications. Boasting a fully enclosed and insulated build envelope of 1000 x 500 x 500mm, the printer features a fast-heating build platform and temperature-controlled filament chamber.
It also features a dual extruder equipped with two 0.6mm ruby nozzles, enables printing large-format parts with engineering-grade materials, such as PA6/66, at layer heights as little as 0.1 mm. The company says future materials will include other engineering-grade materials like ASA and composite materials with carbon / glass fiber enhancement.
“The new generation STUDIO G2 is a great addition to our expanding industrial portfolio of large-format printers,” said BigRep CEO, Stephan Beyer, PhD. “Based on proven, successful technology, the STUDIO G2 is upgraded with key features that industrial users need. We’ve built it for printing with the engineering-grade materials the industry demands in a next-level, space-saving printer for large-format parts.”
The printer’s modular temperature controls unlock engineering-grade materials that require precisely heated environments throughout the printing cycle. Its heated filament chamber ensures engineering-grade materials remain dry in a consistently controlled environment. Its fast-heating build platform, reaching up to 100°C in less than 15 minutes, is surrounded by fully insulated print envelope. An inductive sensor enables semi-automatic leveling of the build platform.
The STUDIO G2 ships includes the company’s new BLADE slicing software that allows greater control of printing parameters while providing presets for all BigRep-compatible materials. The software’s estimation engine provides printing time and material use predictions.