cirp GmbH, founded in 1994, is a German company located in the southwest state of Baden-Württemberg. It is a well-known service provider for the production of prototypes and small-run series in the field of additive manufacturing. It works mainly in B2B relation with a wide range of industrial sectors (automotive industry, mechanical engineering and medical technology among others). Apart from that, cirp has a programme of 3D-printed luminaires and hosts the purmundus challenge – an annual international design competition for 3D-printed products.
cirp’s expertise is to process polymers by additive manufacturing. The company generates more than 50% of its turnover with additive manufactured parts and products and has grown substantially over the last years thanks to the effort and enthusiasm to keep up with the market demands and innovations. In this regard, research is a key-element and cirp plays an active role in joint research projects.
Since 1998, cirp has participated in diverse funded research activities covering from a regional and a national scale up to large European collaborative projects with international partners. The company has gained an insight into the latest technological innovations, solid experience in project and financial management, and deep knowledge on polymer processing in additive manufacturing and in injection moulding as well.
It has established itself as a pivotal player and trusted partner creating a connection between the market demands in the industry and the latest breakthrough technology. With these research activities, the company contributes to push the boundaries of additive manufacturing and improve not just the materials, but also the process robustness. The qualified personnel is capable of modifying and building special equipment.