Aibuild and WEBER Additive partner to bring advanced large scale 3D printing solution to market

16 October 2019
Author: Michail Desyllas
Press with Weber additive

Düsseldorf, October 16th 2019

Ai Build, London based provider of autonomous 3D printing technologies will now be pairing their cloud software with industrial 3D printers produced by Hans Weber Maschinenfabrik (unit name: WEBER Additive), a German manufacturer of plastic extrusion machinery for over 100 years. Through this partnership WEBER Additive will integrate AiSync, Ai Build’s 3D printing software with their new pellet extrusion based large scale 3D printers.

The first version of AiSync was introduced earlier this year and clients from Design, Construction and Automotive industries are using it to 3D print their large scale products. Paired with a WEBER Additive extruder, the additive manufacturing package offered jointly by the two companies is the most advanced solution in the market for large scale 3D printing of engineering grade polymers and composites.

Unlike conventional 3D slicer applications, AiSync can produce non-planar, multi-axis three dimensional toolpaths that are optimized for fast and affordable production with minimal user input. AiBuild’s digital twin capabilities for remote operation and machine learning algorithms for automated quality control combined with WEBER Additive’s robust and high throughput 3D printing hardware is aimed to reduce operational costs and accelerate mass adoption of additive manufacturing in Construction, Infrastructure, Automotive and Aerospace industries.

Markus Weber executive board of Hans Weber Maschinenfabrik, said:

“This collaboration writes history in the history of Hans Weber Maschinenfabrik GmbH. We are proud to win with Ai Build a highly innovative, revolutionary partner, who – in conformity with us – pursue their vision courageously, with strong goal orientation and focus on ground-breaking success. With the combined expertise of the two companies in complex software (AiSync) and high-quality mechanical engineering, we will be able to offer strong, unbeatable complete solutions for future-oriented additive manufacturing and thus exceed limits, according to the motto: ‘To want the impossible is the prerequisite for creating the possible’ (Karl Liebknecht).”

Daghan Cam, CEO of Ai Build, said:

“We are very excited to announce this strategic alliance. Weber’s products are known for their high quality by tradition and their ethos are perfectly aligned with our vision for flawless automation. Working with such strong industrial partners allows us to break new grounds in additive manufacturing and deliver the most advanced technology to our clients.”

The first glimpse of Ai Build

WEBER Additive partnership can be seen at the K2019, the world’s largest trade fair for plastics and rubber, at Düsseldorf, Germany (October 16 – 23) and on the Formnext, the largest European trade fair for 3D printing in Frankfurt, Germany (November 19 -22). In addition to new developments in extruder technology, Hans Weber Maschinenfabrik will be presenting its new machine for additive manufacturing using Ai Build’s software, together with products 3D printed using the combination of technologies from the two companies.

About Hans Weber Maschinenfabrik GmbH

With around 470 employees, Hans Weber Maschinenfabrik GmbH from Kronach in Upper Franconia is a globally active family-owned company that has been impressing with its expertise in extruder and grinding machine technology for more than 100 years. With the new WEBER Additive Division, it has set itself the goal of making additive production of large-volume plastic components using granulate extrusion on an industrial scale possible with specially developed machines.
There are hardly any limits to innovative customers here. From soft TPEs to CF / GF highly filled materials, the WEBER wear resistant extruders can plasticize with high performance. Large components are not only produced faster with the granulate-processing technology, but also significantly cheaper than using filament printing.