During a film project, the idea suddenly came up: “To create an aesthetic product that touches you (on the lips) every day” – and is only possible with 3D printing. That was when the wilm.cup was born in October 2018.

After a year, the first prototype of the wilm.cup was ready and printed. Numerous optimizations in construction and design followed. Among other things, the upper rim of the cup has been optimized so that it sits perfectly on the lips, the inside has been turned and polished by hand to a high gloss. The double wall of the espresso cup insulates the filled espresso from the outer wall. The bionic floor was designed for ideal drainage of the rinsing water. The production process has been changed several times in order to meet the high standards of quality and feel. What nobody knew at the time of the first prototype: it would take another three years before the series-ready espresso cup shines with the finest crema.

collect. transform. refine. metamorphize. Experience the wilm.cup now.

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 with the wilm.cup he has fulfilled a great wish to launch his own product with full identification.