One of the key themes at HANNOVER MESSE 2016 is how to create an industrial value added chain by networking separate specialized components to create smart, homogeneous production plants. It is also an approach at the heart of the collaboration between German RepRap, which develops 3D printers based on RepRap technology (fused-filament fabrication) and its sales partners 3Dokuteam and INTEC International. Besides unveiling the new X1000 German RepRap 3D printer, the three companies are also demonstrating the benefits of networked production based on linking together several German RepRap X350PRO 3D printers to create an intelligent production line.
"There's a seismic shift taking place in industry. This showcase reveals what production systems will look like in the future - with 3D printing playing a pivotal role," explains Florian Bautz, CEO of German RepRap GmbH. Ralf Felmet, Managing Director of 3Dokuteam, continues: "We first presented this production line at this year’s CeBIT trade fair in Hannover. The feedback was fantastic, and we're looking forward to rolling out the showcase for HANNOVER MESSE, too. The presentation of the X1000 large-format printer is a definite highlight - we're talking about completely new dimensions and we can't wait to show forward-looking companies what they will be able to do in the future."
German RepRap GmbH (85622 Feldkirchen, Germany), Hall 6, Stand L16, co-exhibitor with INTEC International