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Industrial Print

This special interest area of WhatTheyThink focuses on emerging trends in the rapidly-growing area of industrial printing. It features commentary and analysis on technical and business trends in industrial printing including 3D Printing, industrial inkjet, functional printing and other areas printing technology is used within industrial applications and manufacturing.

Commentary & Analysis

SensorKnits: A New Approach to Wearable Tech (Premium Content)

As part of our coverage of textiles and apparel, we look for interesting developments, both in the more conventional textiles and apparel market as it transitions to a more digital approach, as well as developments in technical textiles. In this article, we present the work being done at the MIT Media Lab to use knitting to embed conductive fibers in fabric in order to add functionality.

The Bürkle and EFI Partnership: A LIGNA 2019 Interview

During LIGNA 2019, Keypoint Intelligence – InfoTrends caught up with José Luis Ramón Moreno of EFI and Olaf Rohrbeck of Bürkle/LIGNA to learn more about the recently announced partnership between EFI and Robert Bürkle GmbH. This article provides a transcription of the interview.

Memjet for Packaging: DuraLink Entries Are Ramping Up

Memjet’s second-generation technology, DuraLink, achieved its first commercial placements from a few OEMs, and is now expanding into industrial applications. This article provides an overview of DuraLink technology, explores how it compares to VersaPass, and considers how Memjet’s offering may compare to more established industrial jetting technologies.

InPrint USA to Showcase the Latest Industrial Printing Opportunities

InPrint USA heads to Louisville, Ky., to showcase the latest opportunities for commercial printers in the fast-growing area(s) of industrial printing. Richard Romano offers a preview, and talks with InPrint co-founder Frazer Chesterman about the show and industrial printing.

FiberForce Partners with Pantone to Bring Professional Color to 3D Printing Filaments (Premium Content)

Last month, Pantone entered into an agreement with FiberForce Italy to bring Pantone colors into the world of 3D printing. Although color has been available in 3D printing filaments and powders for some time, there has been no standard way to ensure users achieve the color they are truly looking for. All of that changes with this partnership. Senior Editor Cary Sherburne spoke with both Pantone and FiberForce to learn more.

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Conductive Ink Conference to Examine Inks, Flexible Electronics, Sensors and More

Xaar’s Engineered Printing Solutions (EPS) to Display Direct to Substrate Digital Printers at Printing United and Packexpo

FUJIFILM Dimatix to Showcase Powerful Industrial Inkjet Printbar Innovations at Pack Expo Las Vegas

Inkcups Introduces Two Digital Inks: T2 and BB Series

Ceramic Inks Market to Grow at CAGR of Around CAGR of 7.3% 2025 by MGA Study

Sun Chemical to Display Complete Portfolio of Materials for In-Mold Electronics at IMLCON 2019

InPrint Munich 2019: Conference Program and Consultancy Corner Inspire Successful Integration of Print Technology in Production Processes

Bioprinting Market at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 35.4% for the Period 2019 to 2024

Inkcups Welcomes Frank Milne as Vice President of Finance

Inkcups Expands Portfolio with Three New Pad Printers

RadTech Tech Accelerator Announces New Competition—Expands Outreach

NIST and RadTech Announce Additive Manufacturing Roadmapping Workshop for October in Boulder, Colo.

Leonhard Kurz Produces Study on the Recycling of Decorated Plastics

Epson and Startup Elephantech Forge Capital and Business Ties

Tonejet Opens New Facility as Cyclone Storms Ahead

Leonhard Kurz at K 2019: New Processes for Decoration and Functional Integration

Xaar Celebrates 20 Years of the Xaar 128 Inkjet Printhead

RadTech Joins the National Academy of Inventors Creates First Ever Trade Association Chapter

Kao Collins Launches New X-BAR Website

CTI Introduces Another Industry First: Solvent Thermochromic Color-Changing Inks

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Video preview: KAO Collins Offers Specialized Inks for Almost Any Application

KAO Collins Offers Specialized Inks for Almost Any Application

Published: May 16, 2019

Kristin Adams, Marketing Manager for KAO Collins talks with Kelley Holmes about the company’s vast portfolio of inkjet inks. KAO Collins works with nearly 90% of printhead manufacturers to offer specialized inks for many different digital applications and customized solutions. The company most recently launched its LUNAJET water-based inks for flexible food packaging.


Video preview: Engineered Printing Solutions Covers Many Substrates

Engineered Printing Solutions Covers Many Substrates

Published: May 14, 2019

Julian Joffe, President of Engineered Printing Solutions, talks about the history of the company and their ability to print on a variety of surfaces.


Video preview: Kodak Leaps Ahead in the Inkjet Flexible Packaging Market

Kodak Leaps Ahead in the Inkjet Flexible Packaging Market

Published: May 2, 2019

Rick Mazur of Kodak's Enterprise Inkjet Division talks with Kelley Holmes about the technological breakthroughs Kodak and Uteco have made in inkjet flexible packaging printing. Although inkjet adoption in flexible packaging has been slow, Kodak sees tremendous interest and potential for growth.


Video preview: Project Peacock Brings Print Education to the Marketing World

Project Peacock Brings Print Education to the Marketing World

Published: May 1, 2019

Deborah Corn of Print Media Centr talks about Project Peacock and the educational opportunities it provides to industry marketing experts and creatives.


Video preview: Design Pool Is an Interior Design Resource

Design Pool Is an Interior Design Resource

Published: April 30, 2019

Kristen Dettoni, Founder of Design Pool, talks about the company's online library of designs, and how Design Pool is a kind of Shutterstock for the commercial and residential interior design industry.


Video preview: Inkjet Evolves in Customization

Inkjet Evolves in Customization

Published: April 24, 2019

Scott Leger and Gary Barnes of FUJIFILM discuss the shift from analog to inkjet technology for late-stage customization and the higher speed of variable print.


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