Chancellor Angela Merkel Visits BigRep to Witness Large-Scale German 3D Printing

Every year, German Chancellor Angela Merkel takes a tour of the country’s massive business IT event, CeBIT, to see just what German innovators have whipped up.  This year, she passed by BigRep, manufacturers of one of the largest FDM-style 3D printers, to witness large-scale 3D printing in action. At the event, where BigRep is a main partner of Bitkom hub@CeBIT, Merkel had the opportunity to see the all-new, third generation of the BigRep ONE, as well as the applications the technology can be used for.


René Gurka, CEO from BigRep said of the visit, “We are very proud that we were able to welcome Chancellor Angela Merkel to our stand at CeBIT. She could get an idea of the opportunities and potential offered by large-scale 3D printing with respect to the digitalization of the local economy. Current studies conclude that there is still a great need to catch up on the digitalization and digital transformation of the German economy. Our goal is to enable our 3D printing solutions to address this opportunity and to be a significant contributor. ”

With a 1M³ working volume, 100-micron layer thicknesses, and dual nozzles, the BigRep one is among the largest FDM 3D printers on the market. Even if you’re not Chancellor Merkel, you can have your own chance to see BigRep at CeBIT until March 18.