BigRep premieres innovative 3D¬ printed prototypes for E‐Mobility and automation applications: showcasing a new dimension of additive manufacturing.
3D printing thought and innovation leader BigRep showcases the world's first fully (FFF) 3D printed, functional E-Motorcycle and bionic passenger seat, as well as an adaptive robotic gripper and 360° mobile industry platform for automation applications.
Opening a new dimension for Additive Manufacturing, these prototypes designed by NOWLAB the BigRep innovation consultancy, and printed on BigRep's large-scale 3D printers, include two groundbreaking prototypes for e-mobility applications: the world's first fully 3D-printed and functional electric motorcycle, the NERA, and a bionic passenger seat, the Aero Seat. Advancing applications in AM are two other new prototypes, the Adaptive Robotic Gripper, designed for flexible handling applications, and the Omni Platform, a 360° mobile industry platform for fully automated manufacturing environments.
Speaker Biography (Daniel Buning)
Daniel Büning is Head of Business Development & Strategy at BigRep GmbH. Under the name of NOWlab@BigRep, Jörg Petri and Daniel Büning are responsible for innovation in materials and applied research to develop cross-sector customized applications at the Berlin based tech start-up.
His »Natural Column Project« was the worlds first architectural free-form column, with an internal microstructure, that was derived through a structural simulation process and additively fabricated. Daniel has set up collaborations with industry leading firms such as: Voxeljet, AIRBUS Apworks and Uformia. Daniels work was exhibited on multiple international shows: Making a difference- A differnce in making, .3D Printshop NYC/London/Berlin, Materia Material Experience and Orgatec Cologne. His ideas have been published several times: designboom, Dezeen, 3D Printing Industry, Wallpaper magazine.
Daniel received a Masters Degree in Architecture (with Distinction) from MSA Muenster School of Architecture, and completed a year in the M-Arch Program at PRATT Institute, NY. He worked as a Research Assistant at the Technical University of Braunschweig, Institute for Media and Design. Since 2012 Daniel is a Ph.D. Fellow at the University of the Arts Berlin, Department for Experimental and Digital Design. In 2014 he was also announced as a lecturer for Digital Design and Fabrication at MSA Muenster School of Architecture. Furthermore he taught and/or lectured within the academic context at: CITA Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, KOGE University of Innsbruck and AA Summer School Tel Aviv. In his research area he was invited to speak at e.g: Rapid Tech 14 Erfurt, 19. Rapid Prototyping HS OWL, UN Studio Knowledge Platform Amsterdam.
Company Profile (BigRep GmbH)
BigRep is a technology start-up based in Berlin with offices in New York and Singapore, which develops and manufactures the world's largest 3-D printer. One of the groundbreaking developments of the company founded in 2014 is the BigRep ONE, which is supplemented by the smaller BigRep STUDIO. Interdisciplinarity and well-founded experience in the field of additive manufacturing characterize the multi-national team of BigRep, now more than 70 employees. In addition to new products, the Berlin company is now concentrating on complete solutions for industrial customers in the form of integrated additive manufacturing systems. One example is the TNO project, which was announced in Autumn 2016. The goal of the highly innovative engineering company is to revolutionize design, prototyping and industrial production from the ground up. Over the next five years, BigRep intends to become a leading supplier of additive manufacturing systems.