Last month I attended the Leaders in Technology conference in Cambridge, UK, which is organised by FM Brooks who are the folks behind the InPrint and Pure Digital shows. Tradeshows by their nature are about sales opportunities and this annual conference largely deals with how to sell industrial printing.
Stratasys will be showing off a new variation of its Fortus 380 printer, the 380CF, which works with Stratasys’ Nylon 12 carbon fibre thermoplastic material. Continue reading “Stratasys to show 3D carbon fibre printer”
Adobe has announced version 5 of its Adobe PDF Print Engine, or APPE, which is the RIP engine that underpins many of the most common prepress workflows. This has been updated to keep up with the latest inkjet printing technology. Continue reading “Adobe updates PDF Print Engine”
Xaar has teamed up with Stratasys to develop 3D printing solutions based on Xaar’s High Speed Sintering, or HSS, technologies. The two will form a new company, Xaar 3D Ltd, with Xaar owning 85 percent to Stratasys’ 15 percent.
The UK’s National Centre for Additive Manufacturing, which is based at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry, has installed a 3D printer from the Danish company Digital Metal. Continue reading “UK AM centre to install Digital Metal printer”
Earlier this year I was sent a book to review – Printing architecture: innovative recipes for 3D printing – by Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, professors at the University of California, Berkeley, and San Jose State University, respectively.
A team of researchers from Nottingham University in the UK have proved that advanced materials containing molecules that switch states in response to environmental stimuli such as light can be fabricated using 3D printing. This in turn would benefit industries such as electronics, healthcare and quantum computing. Continue reading “Nottingham Uni tests 3D print materials”
MapleJet, based in Toronto, Canada, has developed a new series of coding and marking printers, the ProDigit 70, designed for printing to porous substrates such as corrugated boxes. Continue reading “MapleJet uses Xaar head for coding and marking”
The German car manufacturer Audi is to install a Stratasys J750 3D printer at its Plastics 3D Printing unit, which is part of the Pre-Series Centre in Ingolstadt, Germany to accelerate its prototyping. Continue reading “Audi turns to Stratasys to design tail lights”
Materialise, which develops additive manufacturing solutions, has partnered with HCL technologies, which has developed CamWorks software, in order to develop a new Powered by Materialise module for CamWorks for increased integration for hybrid manufacturing of metal parts. Continue reading “Materialise looks to hybrid manufacturing”