A 12 months in the past, we acquired an 80% share in Trilab, a Czech producer of 3D printers based mostly in Hradec Králové, as a strategic associate. Trilab’s 3D printers based mostly on delta development are extremely regarded industrial options, and it solely made sense for us to maintain the AzteQ and DeltiQ sequence operating. What’s extra, now you can discover each fashions straight in our e-shop!
Our plan from the very begin was to maintain the Trilab model and develop their group as an alternative of merging our groups into one massive group. We are going to proceed to help Trilab additional, offering them with the monetary safety and background of a big firm, in addition to our contacts and know-how related to the mass manufacturing of 3D printers in order that they’ll additional develop their industrial machines.
The addition of the DeltiQ and AzteQ printers to our e-shop is the excellent alternative to introduce Trilab and its machines somewhat extra intently!
Industrial delta 3D printers
In Prusa Analysis, we’ve been working with Cartesian 3D printers – machines with a heatbed transferring alongside the Y-axis and an X-axis extruder and we’ll quickly be increasing our portfolio with the addition of CoreXY fashions (XL and AFS). Trilab, alternatively, has in depth expertise with delta 3D printers: the heatbed is totally static and the light-weight extruder is moved by three carbon arms organized in a triangle form.
Because of this, delta printers can obtain very excessive speeds, deal with versatile supplies with out issues, and the printed objects are fantastically detailed. The DeltiQ 2 Plus model gives a Z-axis as much as 500 mm excessive, making it superb for printing tall objects. The statuettes for the prestigious BRIT Awards had been prototyped utilizing Trilab printers.
Trilab is true at house in areas reminiscent of design, automotive, R&D laboratories and different industrial segments. Their prospects embody firms reminiscent of Skoda, Koyo, Vetropack, AlcaPlast, Viracoustic and Lasvit. These prospects respect, amongst different issues, the various superior features and sensible options that Trilab’s 3D printers provide. Whether or not it’s the simply interchangeable print heads for various materials sorts or the actively heated print chamber, Trilab’s 3D printers cowl a really big selection of necessities, together with wealthy connectivity and distant entry choices. They’re even geared up with a digital camera module.
The Trilab group has been utilizing and recommending our in-house manufactured filament (Prusament) to their prospects for a very long time, even earlier than the beginning of our cooperation. PLA, PETG, ASA, PC Mix, Nylon, Flex and plenty of different supplies are amongst people who AzteQ and DeltiQ can deal with with ease. A preferred attraction of Trilab at commerce exhibits is to let guests attempt to break a skinny half from PC Mix Prusament printed contained in the heated chamber of the AzteQ model – and often, there isn’t a have to take a couple of print with you to your complete present. 😉 Superior supplies additionally require a high-quality print floor – that is the place our expertise with a few years of creating and manufacturing spring metal printing plates got here in useful.
Trilab is increasing!
One of many first issues we tackled, once we began working with Trilab, was to make sure the corporate’s continued development. A 12 months in the past, Trilab was based mostly within the Expertise Centre in Hradec Kralove in a 60m² (about 640 sq ft) workplace house and a 140m² (about 1500 sq ft) manufacturing corridor, and issues had been getting fairly tight. Even the technological services had been inadequate and the circuit breakers had been virtually at their restrict.
Initially of this 12 months, Trilab was lastly in a position to transfer into thrice bigger premises, particularly the previous Vertex manufacturing unit. 180 m² for workplaces and 400 m² for the manufacturing corridor are the welcome enhancements, permitting the corporate to develop additional. It’s already at triple the variety of staff in comparison with final 12 months. We now have additionally supported the enlargement of manufacturing from our facet: Trilab is switching to the manufacturing system idea from our manufacturing unit in Prague. Processes, manufacturing tables, logistics – all this (and extra) has acquired a significant improve.
I’m extraordinarily happy that now we have managed to maneuver ahead regardless of the tough market scenario. With the elevated manufacturing capability, each AzteQ and DeltiQ will be capable of go to extra firms to help in improvement and manufacturing. I can’t wait to see the place we go together with Trilab subsequent 12 months!
Completely happy printing!