BigRep – Professional Full-Scale 3D Printing in Education

3D printing is a powerful tool in education

3D printing allows interdisciplinary teaching and the realization of projects with solid results. Large-format 3D printing by BigRep allows to print 3D in real scale.

BigRep ONE systems at PROTOSPACE of University of Technology Sydney


3D printing is used already in schools and universities. It is allowing students to gain hands-on technical experience, enabling them to create, experiment and learn. 3D printers let students create real prototypes that they can apply to practical applications. From parts for SAE Formula student race cars to architectural models for wind tunnel testing. A BigRep 3D printer is a perfect machine to support students and research teams to realise and explore new ideas.

The ability to create three-dimensional objects is an essential learning tool in today’s universities.  Helping students to conceive, explain and understand complicated concepts. A BigRep 3D printer is a valuable resource across all university departments from geography, art and design to engineering, biology and any departments dedicated to exploring new ideas applied to the real world.

From the factory to the lab or workshop, our printers can be installed in any working or learning environment. The BigRep ONE has a one-meter cubic volume for large-scale 3D printing and an open format to allow numerous users to observe the printing processes. The BigRep STUDIO G2 is a fast and powerful 3D printer, which is lighter and compacter than its bigger sibling. They are both very easy to handle and allow affordable large-scale 3D printing.

>Large format 3D printing by BigRep is taking industry collaborations to new dimensions<

Case study

TH Wildau is a technical University for applied science in Germany

The TH Wildau provides a typical use case of studying with a 3D printer. The BigRep ONE is used in its on-campus fablab, the VINN:Lab, to educate the engineers of tomorrow in prototyping designs and creating complex parts with different functions using additive manufacturing. The printer becomes an amazing machine to help them achieve their engineering and product creation projects.


“People are really amazed by the things they can do with the BigRep, because now they have the possibility to create prototypes without scaling them down, so they can prototypes in real life which is an amazing opportunity for them.” – Markus Lahr, Ph.D. candidate & FabLab Manager at the TH Wildau

Read how Kingston University, Helmut Schmidt University and more are using BigRep 3D printers for their classrooms and research.
Universities and colleges constantly commit resources to being future-ready institutions that prepare students for careers of dynamic change with relevant knowledge and life-long skills. Additive manufacturing has proven integral for many institutions aiming for superior teaching and experimentation, for a variety of disciplines, by balancing the modern accessibility of in-house prototyping and production with the relatively low ongoing costs of large-format 3D Printers.

Universities have grown beyond training engineering students with additive manufacturing exclusively. Less anticipated disciplines have learned to take advantage of large-format 3D printing in novel ways including business management, law, and business informatics students, preparing them for the new industrial revolution.
Find out how prominent institutions are capitalizing on large-format 3D printing for better learnings.

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