When redesigning a friend’s bathroom and kitchen, the focus was always on the faucet. It should be special and the focus of the room. Unconventional in style and function. And provide magical moments for visitors. Inspired by nature and a symbiosis of biology and technology. And the design should not be limited by the manufacturing process. The first sketch was drawn and it quickly became clear that only 3D printing could be considered for the manufacturing process. That was the hour of birth of the wilm.tap in September 2019.

After two and a half years, the first prototype of the wilm.tap was ready and printed. Continuous improvements in construction and design followed. The high demands on design and function quickly turned out to be a big challenge. The biggest challenge was to get a perfect water jet without making any changes to the design – and also with different water pressures without an aerator! A magical construction and many many tests made these requirements possible. The wilm.tap became reality. However, there was one final hurdle: a distortion at the upper end of the component, which arose due to the complexity of the component. Pins were constructed for stabilization and post-cured in the oven. Complex calculations and simulations were also carried out for the next printing test. The efforts paid off and the wilm.tap was ready for series production.

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Made in Lichtenfels – from the world capital of 3D printing.
Metal 3D printing was invented in Lichtenfels (Germany) in the late 1990s.
In September 2019, the new company headquarters were opened at the main location in Lichtenfels. GE has invested more than 100 million euros in the 40,000 square meter “3D campus”.

CEO & Founder Stephan Wilm has been an entrepreneur since 1998 and, in addition to the wilm.cup, with the wilm.tap he has fulfilled a great wish to launch his own product with full identification.