BigRep Offers Turnkey Industrial 3D Printer Rentals
Edited by AM Staff
BigRep Studio G2 large-format industrial 3D printer.
BigRep, a provider of large-format additive manufacturing (AM) technology and solutions, is offering a 3D printer leasing service for its Studio G2 large-format industrial 3D printer. The service is available to customers across North America in six-month rental leases with lessees also able to access installation, training and other service features.
“For the first time, our service makes a large-format industrial 3D printer available to new customers or small- to mid-sized businesses looking for a hassle-free and flexible turnkey AM solution at an affordable rate,” says Frank Marangell, BigRep CBO and president of BigRep America. “Facing a challenging economic environment and volatile markets, customers today want quick and flexible solutions without big investments or long-term obligations. By making 3D printing available today, BigRep is helping companies stay ahead of the curve with an agile manufacturing solution to be even more competitive tomorrow.”
The Studio G2 rental service is offered in partnership with NCP Leasing, a company that specializes in lease financing of AM systems and provides capitalization of other high technology capital equipment. In addition to a six-month lease, a nominal base fee covers installation and training. In addition, rental customers gain access to all of BigRep’s 3D printing technological expertise, industrial applications and full range of high-performance filaments as well as the company’s global partner network. Once a lease expires, customers have flexible options to either renew the lease, purchase the system at a competitive price or return the printer to BigRep.
According to the company, the Studio G2 is a durable, cost-effective partner for innovation and industrial production that makes it easy to manufacture high-quality, large-format parts. The Studio G2 is well-suited for many workspaces — from the office to the factory floor. Its fully enclosed build envelope boasts a build volume of 1000 × 500 × 500 mm and maintains a controlled environment to ensure optimal conditions for advanced materials. With its high-flow dual extruder equipped with tool-steel nozzles, the G2 can produce geometrically complex parts quickly and reliably with ASA, ABS and abrasive materials such as carbon-fiber reinforced plastic. The Studio G2 also comes equipped with BigRep’s proprietary Blade slicer software, which provides accurate printing time and material use calculations for optimized productivity.