FELIXPRINTERS: ACCELERATING INDUSTRIAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT WITH FFF 3D PRINTING

3D Printing Industry | 4/2/2019 | Tia Vialva
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This week 3D Printing Industry was invited to Veldhoven, the Netherlands, to visit FELIXprinters, an FDM/FFF 3D printer manufacturer who recently ventured into large-format additive manufacturing with the Pro L and XL.

These new systems are designed to accelerate product development in a variety of industries including automotive, architecture, and the food industry. The company was founded in 2011 and operates out of its 350 square feet factory which contains over 60 3D printers.

Printing - Company - Guillaume - Feliksdal - Co-founder

“You could say we’re the smallest international 3D printing company,” said Guillaume Feliksdal, co-founder and Director of FELIXprinters, during the tour of company’s site.“The Pro L and XL are the results of our customers’ demand for more flexible, large-scale 3D printing.”

“WE HAVE OVER 40 RESELLERS IN 53 COUNTRIES ACROSS SIX CONTINENTS; THESE LOCATIONS ARE ASKING TO IMPLEMENT THIS TECHNOLOGY AT A MORE INDUSTRIAL-SCALE WITHOUT COMPROMISING QUALITY. OUR NEW 3D PRINTERS ARE THE RESPONSE.”

PRO - L - Systems - FELIXprinters - Facility

PRO L systems to be shipped out at the FELIXprinters facility. Photo by Tia Vialva.

Guillaume and his father, Wilgo Feliksdal, who worked at Philips for over a decade, established FELIXprinters after using a DIY 3D printer kit to make a walking robot. Guillaume had been studying for his Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering at the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) during this time.

Printer - Kit - Idea - Guillaume - Printer

This 3D printer kit idea inspired Guillaume to create his own 3D printer that would create higher quality parts at a faster production rate. “The FELIX 1.0 was our first 3D printer which came out after four or five months of development,” added Guillaume.

“Luckily, thanks to the RepRap movement, the initial FELIX 3D printers were iterated quickly. From then on, our machines have had a modular DNA. After we created the FELIX 3.0, our clients began to ask for a larger platform.”

FELIXprinters - Team

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