Munich, Germany / Melbourne, Australia, September 2016 – German RepRap expands their partner network of now 50 subsidiaries in 28 countries to another partner. Thinglab is now the Authorized Reseller for German RepRap 3D Printers in Australia. The X350 and X400 series have been especially successful, deployed in large numbers all over the world by the manufacturer German RepRap. Thinglab is offering the full German RepRap product line, including the new, large format industrial FFF Printer X1000. As most 3D printers are limited in their building volume, the X1000 allows the printing of huge objects in one job, having all the advantages of a German RepRap 3D printer designed for industrial applications. Thinglab anticipate accelerated adoption by the Manufacturing and Education market segments.
Thinglab is based in Melbourne and provides sales and services to clients all over Australia. Thinglab is a business unit of Freespace (formerly Inition Pty. Ltd.) which first started trading in Australia over 10 years ago and has been working with 3D printers ever since. Freedspace’s mission is to provide services and hardware for a huge range of 3D technologies such as VR, 3D displays, Motion Capture, 3D scanning and 3D printing. Thinglab has a strong in house team who pride themselves on pre and post sales customer support. Focusing on 3D Design, 3D Scanning and 3D printing technologies the Thinglab business model is to provide the best–in-class 3D scanners, 3D printers, technical services and training. They focus on industry and business markets as well as educational institutions of all levels.
Thinglab chose German RepRap as a partner because they had been looking for reliable, large volume 3D printers for some time but have found little available with the high quality they expect for their customers. They have been providing 3D printers to Australia for over 10 years but their current lineup is all based around desktop 3D printers. “We first heard of German RepRap through some reviews from a 3D printing show held in Asia. The first thing that struck us were the good reviews about quality and size of the German RepRap 3D printer range,” says Joe Farr, General Manager of Thinglab, “we chose to partner with German RepRap because they give us large build volumes with German made quality and reliability.”
There is a show room at the Melbourne Office, where customers can take a closer look at the products. While Thinglab is demonstrating 3D printing and 3D scanning in action, customers can ask questions. “Seeing 3D printers in action is the best way to understand the technology and get a feel for the quality of the parts that can be produced. We are always happy to welcome interested persons and help them to understand the technology,” says Joe Farr. Thinglab is offering an expert team with decades of 3D printing experience. They offer tailored training solutions for all of the 3D printers and can offer more general 3D printing training packages.