In my view, the most interesting product shown at last week’s Formnext show was the Carmel 1400 AM from XJet, which can be used to print either ceramic or metal. This technology is the bridge between 3D printing and graphics inkjet, sometimes referred to by the 3D crowd as being 2D.
GE has revealed the first beta machine from its Project Atlas, which stands for Additive Technology Large Area System. The aim of this project is to develop the next generation large additive machines, which in turn will be used to produce large complex metal parts.
Xitron has released the latest version of its TIFF Catcher software, Raster Blaster Pro, which is mainly aimed at keeping smaller CtP devices in business. Continue reading “Xitron ships Raster Blaster Pro”
EOS used last week’s Formnext show to unveil its latest 3D printer, the P500. This is designed for mass producing polymer parts. Continue reading “EOS launches P500 polymer 3D printer”
Esko has announced a new cutting table, the Kongsberg C66, a highly automated device designed for short run production of corrugated applications. Continue reading “Esko launches larger C66 cutting table”
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”