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The Kühling&Kühling 3D Printer is Not Your Grandmammy's RepRap — And is now Available to Preorder

When one thinks of the RepRap 3D printer, it’s possible that what comes to mind is hobbyists tinkering in their garage or local hackspace. However, as Ari reported on 3DPI a couple of months back, the German team at Kühling&Kühling has come out with an industrial RepRap-style printer.

Kühling & Kühling 3D Printer

A quick recap of the industrial specs of this beast — it has two extruders for multiple materials and colours, as well as six different interchangeable print heads so that, combined with the heated bed, the Kühling&Kühling 3D printer can print a wide variety of filaments, including PLA, ABS, HIPS, PVA, PC and Nylon. The interchangeable nozzles offer four different diameters (0.25mm, 0.35mm, 0.5mm, and an experimental 0.75mm), allowing for a variety of print resolutions. The whole machine is encased in a plastic shell with “4 powerful recirculating air heaters for constant 70°C ambient temperature” and a water cooling system for the extruder nozzles and motors. The total build volume is a hefty 200 x 200 x 200 mm.

Kühling&Kühling 3D Printer

Kühling & Kühling 3D Printer digital touch screenAlso incorporated into the Kühling&Kühling printer is a digital touch screen and LED lights to give the printer a professional look and feel.  With its Raspberry Pi, it can be operated as a standalone printer or remotely. This seems to be one of the first RepRaps that has outgrown its grassroots to find itself on the machine-shop floor.

The system is now available for pre-order with an introductory offer that will last until May 26th — the Kühling&Kühling RepRap Industrial 3D Printer Kit can be purchased for a special introductory price of €4.153,10.

Kühling & Kühling 3D Printer