Category: News Analysis

  • Nano Dimension to acquire Desktop Metal

    Nano Dimension to acquire Desktop Metal

    Nano Dimension, which develops 3D printers for electronics, is to acquire Desktop Metal, which mainly makes 3D printers for producing metal parts. The deal is an interesting postscript to Nano Dimensions’s efforts last year to acquire Stratasys.

  • Kyocera’s challenge to graphics market

    Kyocera’s challenge to graphics market

    Kyocera Document Solutions has demonstrated its latest inkjet printer, the TaskAlfa 55000c, which was first shown at the Printing United show in the US last year but made its European debut at Drupa, though I first came across it at IGAS 2022.

  • News Digest…May 2024

    News Digest…May 2024

    May saw election campaigns in many countries, including India, Taiwan, South Africa and the EU. Britain went one better, having started the month with local and mayoral elections, which the government lost just about as badly as everyone expected.

  • New Panther shows Xeikon confidence

    New Panther shows Xeikon confidence

    Xeikon will use Drupa to show off a new inkjet label press, the Panther PX3300HD, as well as showing off a number of its existing technologies as the company contemplates its future direction.

  • News Digest…April 2024

    News Digest…April 2024

    Phew, Mayday, which means that we’ve all survived April, no mean feat considering the increasingly strident drumbeat towards war. This month’s news digest includes International Paper’s deal to acquire DS Smith, a new AM centre at Wolverhampton University, plus installations and appointments.

  • Monz to leave Heidelberg

    Monz to leave Heidelberg

    Dr Ludwin Monz, who has been CEO of Heidelberg since April 2022, has announced his intention to leave the company at the end of June. He will be replaced by Jürgen Otto (59). But what does this mean for Heidelberg’s future?

  • Highcon announces new converting machines

    Highcon announces new converting machines

    Highcon has announced a number of new digital die cutting devices, including a new Beam 3 for the folding carton market, and a prototype for the corrugated market that for now has been codenamed the Vulcan.

  • News Digest…March 2024

    News Digest…March 2024

    In many ways, March has been the calm before the storm before big events like the next round of UK elections kick off – or so the hapless Rishi Sunak must have hoped – before his zombie government next has to face the ire of the electorate.

  • HP updates Indigos and inkjet

    HP updates Indigos and inkjet

    HP has used its DScoop users event in Indianapolis, USA, to preview its Drupa offerings, with three new Indigo variants and  updates to the PageWide Advantage 2200 inkjet press as well as to the PrintOS workflow.

  • News Digest…January 2024

    News Digest…January 2024

    Say goodbye to January, we’ve made it through the worst of the winter and none of our so-called leaders have yet managed to start World War III though not for want of trying.

  • Xerox figures show further turmoil

    Xerox figures show further turmoil

    Xerox has released its financial results for both its fourth quarter and its full year ending in December 2023, which make for rather grim reading.

  • Epson and DBJ invest in 3DEO

    Epson and DBJ invest in 3DEO

    Epson, together with the Development Bank of Japan or DBJ, has invested in an American startup company, 3DEO, which specialises in a hybrid additive manufacturing services for producing metal parts and primarily caters to the aerospace, medical, semiconductor and industrial markets.