German RepRap announces Thinglab as Australian’s Value Added Reseller (VAR) for its industrial 3D Printer range

October 6, 2016

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.

Joe Farr summarizes: “For the future we expect that the German RepRap 3D printers will become extremely popular in the Australian market due to their quality and large build volumes. Our aim is to make the German RepRap printers the go to printers for manufactures and designers looking to build quality parts for prototyping or small batch production.”

Thinglab is German RepRap’s first value-added reseller in Australia. “We already have a number of customers there that have received our products from Germany. With Thinglab our existing and prospective customers now have a local contact as well. We are confident this will further increase our market share for 3D printers”, says Florian Bautz, managing director of German RepRap.

Media contact German RepRap:

Lena Wietfeld
Phone: +49 89 248 8986-0
Email: [email protected]

About German RepRap GmbH

German RepRap GmbH is headquartered in Feldkirchen, Munich, and was originally founded as the German RepRap Foundation (GRRF) in 2010. It is a German manufacturer of industrial 3D printers “Made in Germany”. The company develops and manufactures 3D printers based on the RepRap technology (Fused Filament Fabrication), and sells these together with the software, filaments and accessories directly, as well as via a global network of qualified sales partners. German RepRap was the first company in Germany to put a RepRap-based large-capacity 3D printer for professional users on the market in the form of the X400. The product line is continuously being expanded and consists of 3D printers for professional use in the fields of product development, prototyping, mold and model making, architecture and design, right up to a build space of 1000 x 800 x 600 mm. Customers include major global industrial manufacturers from many sectors, including the automotive industry, aerospace, medical technology mechanical and system engineering and much more, as well as designers, architects, artists and other demanding private users. More information:

About Thinglab

Based in Melbourne Australia, Freedspace (formerly Inition Asia Pacific) is a center of excellence for 3D Technologies. Organized in focused technology units the company is committed to bringing the best and latest 3D technologies to the ANZ markets. With decades of experience behind us we have the experience, products and knowledge to provide the right solutions.

THINGLAB is a department of Freedspace which is dedicated to 3D design technologies such as, 3D Scanning, 3D Modelling, 3D Printing and creative services. THINGLAB provides services, technology sales and advice for design technologies.
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