This week we have two trade shows to choose between, Formnext in Frankfurt and InPrint in Munich, both interesting in their own right and ostensibly targeting different markets but both involving printing technology as a manufacturing process.
Chemicals manufacturing company Sabic has launched a new FDM filament at the Formnext show. The Lexan EXL AMHI240F filament is said to have good impact resistance compared to other filaments. It’s said to be suitable for aerospace, consumer and automotive applications. Continue reading “Sabic launch high strength 3D filament”
Heidelberg has released its financial results for the first half of its financial year from April to September, recording a net result after taxes of €28 million, the first profitable half year in ten years, demonstrating the strategy of turning to digital technology to turn the company around is paying off. Continue reading “Heidleberg hits half year mark”
Materialise is planning to launch new software for metal additive manufacturing, but in the meantime the company has shared details of the updates to some of its other offerings which will be at Formnext. Continue reading “Materialise updates Magics software”
Konica Minolta has updated its AccurioPro Flux software which deals with print management. Continue reading “Konica Minolta updates print management software”
Kodak has released a disappointing set of Q3 figures, reversing the $12m profit of last year’s Q3 results with a with a net loss of this quarter. Revenues fell from $411m in Q3 2016 to $379m this year. Continue reading “Kodak Q3 figures deliver $46m net loss”
Ricoh has announced a new family of inkjet presses, the Pro V20000 series, which is designed for transactional printing like bills and statements as well as some direct mail and pharmaceutical leaflets. Continue reading “Ricoh launches new inkjet press”
Back in the summer of 2015, Flint Group expanded into the South African market by buying part of both Continental Printing Inks and Eagle Ink Systems. Now Flint has bought the remaining shares. Continue reading “Flint completes African adventure”