Industrial printing at InPrint

December 12, 2017

Last month I spent some time at the InPrint show in Frankfurt, Germany, which is shaping up to be one of the more interesting annual events, as far as inkjet technology goes.

These samples from the Colorgate stand show the interest in direct to object printing for packaging.

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Fujifilm and Inca’s industrial gamble

December 4, 2017

One of the more interesting bits of hardware at last month’s InPrint show was the Fujifilm Acuity B1. In most graphics printing the machine is developed around the actual printing, which is the end goal of the process. But for industrial applications the printer has to be developed around whatever manufacturing process the printing has to fit into, which pushes up the cost of developing the print system.

Fujifilm has developed this industrial printer, the Acuity B1, in conjunction with Inca Digital, which sells it as the Onset M.

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Additive or industrial printing?

November 13, 2017

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.

Formnext is the main European show for 3D printing.

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