BigRep, which makes large-scale 3D printers, plans to equip its machines with CNC control systems and drives made by controls manufacturer Bosch Rexroth.

The company says that it is the first to integrate CNC-grade control systems in 3D printers.

‘The Rexroth controls are also an excellent platform for providing our 3D printers with full connectivity for existing production and automation systems,’ said BigRep CEO Dr Stephan Beyer. ‘This will establish 3D printing as a key industry 4.0 application.’

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