Feb 23, 2017 | By Julia

3D printing filament company ColorFabb has just moved into a new state-of-the-art facility in Belfeld, The Netherlands. The move is a vast departure from ColorFabb’s previous headquarters: initially based in a garage, the Dutch company later moved to a larger building that served as head office for three years.

Now, the fast-growing filament producer has relocated to an expansive new base with an impressive infrastructure and increased square footage.

While there’s certainly a lot more space and shine to the new facility, ColorFabb representatives also say the relocation will help establish a true innovation centre for 3D printing, with new and better opportunities for producing high quality filament, improved material development, and more possibilities for co-developing applications and products with partners and clients.

In an official press release, the Dutch company shows off the impressive focal points of its new headquarters, located in close proximity to both the German and Belgian borders. Let’s walk you through some of those highlights now.  

Already, the striking outer face of the facility suggests a hive of buzzing activity within. The exterior of the building is sleek and modern, showcasing a large new ColorFabb logo just above the main entrance.

Immediately upon entering, two of ColorFabb’s most prized achievements greet you. First off, the XT-CF20 3D printed concept bike, printed mid-2015 to showcase the capabilities of desktop printers.

Just down the hall from the bike is ColorFabb’s impressive Saturn V Rocket, manufactured in collaboration with regular client Korneel Bullens using ColorFabb’s nGen filament, as seen at last year’s AM Show Europe in Amsterdam.

Next up are the central offices, which are located next to ColorFabb’s new print labs. A huge upgrade from the previous iteration, the two labs hum with over 30 3D printers that are continuously printing and prototyping. There, ColorFabb employees execute all tests for new materials, as well as material characterizations, prints for the blog, support, and so on.

After the print labs, visitors make their way to the production site, and the “heart of the company.” The production floor is where ColorFabb’s filaments are manufactured, extruded, and spun.

Finally, we reach the logistics centre, where the ColorFabb team ships out to over 70 countries from its massive warehouse. All activity with webshops, resellers, and distributors takes place here.

All in all, it looks like the newly expanded ColorFabb facility is gearing up for an exciting 2017. What all the Dutch filament producer has planned for the coming months has yet to be detailed, but we’re certain to see some exciting new directions from the ambitiously growing company.

For now, you can find ColorFabb representatives at the RapidPro Trade Fair and Conference this March 7th, 8th, and 9th in Veldhoven, The Netherlands.

Photos: ColorFabb



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