More and more AM hardware firms are introducing rental services to meet high CapEx issues from purchasing industrial 3D printers upfront. Now BigRep a pioneer in large-format additive manufacturing (AM) technology and solutions, is introducing the STUDIO G2 rental service, focusing on one of its mid-size systems.
Available to customers across North America, the innovative turnkey solution offers the BigRep STUDIO G2 industrial 3D printer, the company’s versatile 3D printer for industrial applications. The system is available in six-month rental leases at an affordable rate, in addition to 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,” said 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 specialized in lease financing of AM systems and providing capitalization of other high technology capital equipment.
The BigRep STUDIO G2 standard rental lease covers a six month period at a highly competitive monthly rate of (net) $3,000 USD. A small nominal base fee covers the simple 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 the lease has expired customers can opt for different ways to proceed, giving them maximum flexibility: they can simply renew their lease, purchase the system at a competitive price, or return the printer to BigRep.
The STUDIO G2 is a durable, cost-effective partner for innovation and industrial production that makes manufacturing high-quality, large-format parts easy. With a sleek, space-conscious body, perfect for the production of factory tooling, the STUDIO G2 is optimal for any workspace – from the office to the factory floor. Its fully enclosed build envelope boasts a generous build volume of 1000 x 500 x 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 produces geometrically complex parts with ASA, ABS, and abrasive materials like carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic quickly and reliably.
The machine also comes equipped with BigRep’s proprietary BLADE slicer software, which provides accurate printing time and material use calculations for optimized productivity.
The STUDIO G2 leasing service adds to BigRep’s expanding product offering options in North America. Earlier this year, BigRep opened the BigRep 3D PARTLAB, the new, Boston-based center providing on-demand 3D printing services for parts including prototypes, tooling, molds and even end-use parts; printed to customers’ specifications with BigRep’s extensive line of engineering-grade materials. PARTLAB makes the full potential of the company’s technology and expertise in large-format additive available to new customers while offering comprehensive services for BigRep’s industrial customer base across North America.