Xaar’s Ultra High Viscosity Technology is providing manufacturers with an array of new and practical production possibilities, offering the chance to print without limits and drive creativity.

The productivity and creative benefits of adding 3D printing to almost any model-making business are clear, but the cost and complexity of the process can often be a barrier. With the launch of Mimaki’s complete and affordable 3D printing solution - comprising the Mimaki 3DUJ-2207, 3D Print prep Pro software and the 3DCS-322 post-processing unit – the end-to-end 3D printing process is now easier to implement and operate than ever before, making the dream of adding full colour 3D printing now a reality.

After months of testing, the R&D team at Weerg - a manufacturing company that offers CNC machining and in-line 3D printing in Italy and abroad - has launched an exclusive new material for additive manufacturing with FDM technology. It is PEEK, an organic thermoplastic polymer with exceptional mechanical properties. A plus that guarantees a performance similar to that of aluminum, making it perfect for metal replacement. PEEK is now available online at weerg.com where, thanks to the versatility of additive manufacturing, it is possible to order 3D prints of complex geometries with an instant quote and delivery in just 3 days.

Xaar’s printheads have again been selected by industrial 3D printing manufacturer dp polar GmbH to power the latest addition to their range, the AMpolar® i1, which is to be unveiled at this year’s Formnext Show in Frankfurt, on 16-19th November.

Recently, ceramic 3D printer and material manufacturer Tethon 3D announced a partnership with composite 3D printing start-up Fortify to develop more technical ceramic materials for 3D printing. By increasing the portfolio of advanced ceramics available for 3D printing, the two companies aim to advance the adoption of ceramic 3D printing in technical applications.

Mimaki Europe, the leading manufacturer of inkjet printers and cutting systems, has announced that its new technologies to be launched at Formnext 2021 (16-19 November, Hall 12.1, Stand G21) will offer a complete 3D printing solution designed to streamline and optimise 3D model production with increased automation. As a result, these new technologies aim to further accelerate the adoption of high-quality, full-colour 3D printing.

HP Multi Jet Fusion industrial printing systems print build structures that can be filled with hundreds of 3D objects, with the same quantity, size and shape, or with different characteristics. The production costs of a build structure are fixed, regardless of the number of parts it contains. Therefore, by optimizing the parts that constitute the structure, it is possible to reduce the unit production costs. Weerg's facility in Venice, Italy, is now hosting the largest installation of HP Multi Jet Fusion model 5210 3D printers in Europe. The company, which offers online 3D printing and CNC machining through the weerg.com platform, has developed a new product aimed at high-volume production customers, such as professional, service and industrial customers, who can now purchase a 3D Build unit.

New internationalization strategy for Weerg, manufacturing service that offers online CNC manufacturing and 3D printing. The company is targeting European markets and is now offering a native language version to users in Germany, France and Spain, ensuring an increasingly global purchasing experience. "Although we only had an English-language site, our online service received over 400,000 visitors from all over Europe, including many German, French and Spanish companies, for whom we have already manufactured more than 1 million parts," comments founder Matteo Rigamonti. This is a sign of a growing interest in the Weerg formula, which aims to bring efficiency, savings, and simplicity to the world of mechanics and additive manufacturing even beyond national borders. Hence the decision to offer international customers an increasingly complete purchasing experience, investing in the creation of websites and customer service in native languages. "We were born in Italy 6 years ago. Today, the unicity of our business model and our production department lead us to break down language barriers, so we can offer the main European markets an even more efficient service," Rigamonti continues.

Xaar, the leading inkjet printing technology group, has conditionally agreed terms with its joint partner Stratasys Solutions Limited to sell its remaining interest in Xaar 3D Ltd.

Mimaki Europe will showcase its broad portfolio of market-leading, profit-generating digital print technologies at FESPA Global Print Expo 2021 (12-15 October 2021, RAI Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Stand: 1-F45). Taking full advantage of the first in-person FESPA event since the COVID-19 pandemic, the company will premiere live demonstrations of its most recently announced innovations, while also inspiring visitors with outstanding applications produced by customers. As FESPA 2021 will take place ‘on home soil’ for Mimaki Europe, visitors will also have the unique opportunity to visit its Amsterdam Experience Centre and tour Mimaki’s entire 3D and textile portfolio with one-to-one demonstrations from Mimaki’s expert team.

Leading inkjet printing technology group Xaar has launched its latest printhead – the Xaar Irix – designed to ensure accurate, reliable and easy printing for coding and marking, product printing, functional fluids and 3D printing applications.

Mimaki Europe will celebrate luxury packaging at LUXE PACK (Grimaldi Forum, Monaco – 27-29 September). Exhibiting at the foremost show for premium packaging, the leading manufacturer of inkjet printers and cutting systems will demonstrate how brand owners and packaging professionals can achieve first-class, one-off luxury packaging with Mimaki’s advanced printing technology.

Kornit Digital Ltd. (NASDAQ: KRNT), a worldwide market leader in digital textile production technologies, announced today the acquisition of all associated assets of Somerville, Massachusetts-based Voxel8.

Additive Manufacturing (AM) is no longer the way of the future.  It IS the future. It is a proven technology that is radically changing the way products are made from shoes to NASA rocket parts. After years of stagnating productivity, many manufacturers are utilizing this transformative technology for large-scale production to increase flexibility and speed production times, leading to real innovation.

3D printing of fiber-reinforced polymers is rapidly approaching a commercial tipping point. This is quickly becoming one of the most exciting and impactful areas of 3D printing; over the next decade the market will grow to $2 billion, the installed base and applications will expand, and technology will continue to mature. This growth will not be without challenges; there are barriers to adoption to be overcome in multiple sectors, supply chains & digital infrastructures to be established, and an inevitable consolidation in the number of manufacturers.

The reliability and performance of Xaar’s printheads are proving key for cutting edge jetting provider, Meta Additive, as they revolutionise additive manufacturing in volume metal and ceramic 3D printing (M3DP).

Weerg confirms its vocation for innovation and its desire to become a global reference center for all 3D printing and CNC machining activities with the introduction of a new material to its portfolio: PA12 Glass-filled Nylon. Filled with 40% glass spheres that increase rigidity and structural integrity, this material, specific for 3D printing, will be processed with HP Multi Jet Fusion 5210 industrial systems, of which the Venetian facility has one of the largest installations in the world. For the manufacturing of pieces and components in glass-fiber reinforced PA12 Nylon, Weerg has activated Specialized Processing Stations and a Post-Processing line, which further strengthen the production department.

Mimaki, a leading manufacturer of inkjet printers and cutting systems, has today announced that Arjen Evertse has been appointed as General Manager Sales, EMEA, effective 1st September 2021. After founding a business to support the adoption of Mimaki technology in Eurasia, this increased responsibility and exciting new challenge is the latest step forward in Evertse’s successful 12-year long Mimaki career.

Weerg expands its range of 3D printable materials with the introduction of the new Extreme™ Carbon Fiber+PA12, the result of an exclusive formulation developed by our own R&D department. It is a thermoplastic polymer in high-tech yarn that combines and optimizes the advantages of the two materials that compose it, guaranteeing advanced mechanical properties, dimensional stability and resistance to chemicals. For the processing of this material Weerg has also implemented 6 new 3D printing systems with FDM technology dedicated to the production with the new Extreme™. High-performance solutions that complement the 12 HP Multi Jet Fusion 5210 industrial printers already in place, creating a cutting-edge 3D printing production facility unique in Europe.

Mimaki held its global Innovation Days event (2-4 June 2021) to great success. The event brought together printers, journalists and experts from Mimaki Japan, USA and Europe, to nurture innovation in the sign graphics, industrial, textile and 3D markets and drive success within the industry. The global event also introduced the market to Mimaki’s recent product releases, the JFX550, JFX600 and SUJV-160.

Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS), a leader in polymer 3D printing solutions, is taking rapid prototyping of product packaging to a whole new level with Stratasys PolyJet™ printing technology. Designers can now model complex, full-color packaging for cosmetics, beverages, consumer electronics, personal care, food, and more. These high-fidelity prototypes accurately simulate final packaging including realistic color combinations, textures, transparency, and flexibility.

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