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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.

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Commentary & Analysis

Michigan Tech Study: 3D Printing Ready for Prime Time

Study on 3D printing concludes that 3D production is now ready for the mainstream and every home. How does this impact MSPs using or considering using 3D printing as a way to get customers in the door?


Think 3D Printing is Not for You? Think Again!

3D printing was one of six focused areas at drupa 2016. Most printing operations are probably wondering how this can apply to their businesses. Senior Editor Cary Sherburne has some ideas to share that will shed light on the subject.


HP Set to Revolutionize Prototyping/Manufacturing with Jet Fusion 3D

It’s been some time since HP first announced it would be entering the 3D printing market with a production-class printer and it is finally show time. The HP Jet Fusion 3 Printing Solution will be unveiled at RAPID, the largest 3D additive manufacturing conference. As promised, the printer is 10X faster and half the cost of its nearest competitor.


Advanced Materials for Advanced Applications

Gearing up for drupa yet? At WhatTheyThink, we are. In fact, our drupa page is already up, so be sure to follow the news as the show gets closer! One of the areas worth investigating when you go to drupa is the developing area of advanced materials, whether it is resins for 3D printing, conductive inks, or advanced inkjet ink formulas.


Inkjet Ecosystems: Notes From EFI Connect 2016

EFI is integrating hardware and software for specialty printing applications, as well as making the most of its many recent acquisitions. Here are some wide-format-related highlights.


3D Printing Makes Room for a Fourth “D”

Just when we thought that the definition of “printing” had been pushed to the limit, along comes a new one that envisions morphing objects made of self-assembling materials.


HP 3D: Changing the Future with Additive Manufacturing

After doing a multi-year stint managing the established imaging and printing businesses for HP, Steve Nigro is back doing what he loves – running a start-up business. His current role is President, 3D Printing, at HP, Inc., with worldwide responsibility for creating and scaling HP’s 3D business.


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Video

Video preview: Why You Should Attend InPrint US in Orlando in April

Why You Should Attend InPrint US in Orlando in April

Published: February 9, 2017

Are you planning to attend InPrint, the industrial printing show in Orlando in April? Maybe you think industrial print doesn't apply to you. But take a look at this video with show co-founder Frazer Chesterman who explains what it means and why it is important for print and packaging service providers to pay attention. As he explains, we're not talking about additive manufacturing as much as we are talking about different ways inkjet deposition technologies are being used for industrial purposes, including home decor. We'll see you at the show. Don't be left behind!

 

Video preview: Mural Wall Printing by Zeescape

Mural Wall Printing by Zeescape

Published: December 9, 2016

An Australian company has developed an inkjet printing system that prints on walls — right, walls. Zeescape has created a new category of inkjet printer: wide format, flatbed, 3D, and now vertical.

 

Video preview: 3D Made Easy at Graph Expo 2016

3D Made Easy at Graph Expo 2016

Published: October 4, 2016

John Carrington, CEO of ZVerse, shares his thoughts on his first experience exhibiting at Graph Expo and talks about how his company can help printing firms add 3D printing solutions as a new revenue-generating offering with little investment. ZVerse exhibited in the Konica Minolta booth at the show.

 

Video preview: Carisma Large Format Adds 3D Value to 2D Printing with MASSIVit 3D

Carisma Large Format Adds 3D Value to 2D Printing with MASSIVit 3D

Published: August 22, 2016

The first installation of a MASSIVit 1800 3D printer in North America at Carisma Large Format in New York has enabled the company to produce very unusual and compelling 2D/3D bus and truck wraps for the likes of Sony, who took advantage of these capabilities to promote the Angry Birds movie. Gil explains what it takes to add 3D to the mix.

 

Video preview: Xaar Enters 3D Printing Market with New Print Heads

Xaar Enters 3D Printing Market with New Print Heads

Published: August 9, 2016

Neil Hopkinson, Director of 3D Printing for Xaar, talks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about new offerings the company showed at drupa 2016 to enable high volume 3D printing and the cost-effective manufacture of products that could not be made before. He claims the company will be able to deliver some of the highest speeds in the market.

 

Video preview: Kodak's CEO Jeff Clarke on Functional Printing, 3D Printing, and Kodak's Industrial Print Strategy

Kodak's CEO Jeff Clarke on Functional Printing, 3D Printing, and Kodak's Industrial Print Strategy

Published: August 8, 2016

Jeff Clarke, Kodak's CEO, talks with Cary Sherburne, Senior Editor, about functional printing, 3D printing, and Kodak's future strategies in this area, including its new development partnership with Silicon Valley based Carbon 3D.

 

Video preview: Konica Minolta and Z-Verse Partner to Make 3D Printing Easy

Konica Minolta and Z-Verse Partner to Make 3D Printing Easy

Published: February 16, 2016

Gavin Jordan-Smith, Vice President at Konica Minolta, talks about its unique relationship with Z-Verse to deliver a service that turns 2D images into 3D objects -- a service that makes 3D printing easy. Simply upload a 2D image and it is automatically converted to a 3D file printed! How easy is that?

 

Video preview: Think it's hard to get into 3D printing? Z-Verse says think again.

Think it's hard to get into 3D printing? Z-Verse says think again.

Published: January 26, 2016

John Carrington, Co-Founder and CEO of Z-Verse, explains how printing companies can enter 3D printing with no investment or special expertise. Very interesting!

 

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News

DuPont Electronics & Communications and Holst Centre Extend Collaboration on Printed Electronics Research and Application Development

SNS Fire Conference Names Link3D a 2017 Firestarter Company

2017 Call for Presentations for the SGIA Printed Electronics Symposium

Global Imaging Partners with Massivit 3D for 3D Printing Distribution in the US and Canada

Sun Chemical to Showcase Wide Portfolio of Solutions at LOPEC 2017

2017 Call for Presentations for the SGIA Printed Electronics Symposium

Specialty Graphic Imaging Association Signs On as Association Partner for InPrint USA, the Industrial Print Show

Tom Molamphy Joins Agfa Graphics as Industrial Ink Business Development Manager in North America

InPrint USA Releases White Paper On Market Opportunities for Industrial Print in North America 

InPrint 2016 shows evolution of inkjet for Nazdar Ink Technologies

Inkcups to Showcase New Products at PPAI 2017

Adphos Invests in Printed Electronics Industry by Providing Solution to NextFlex Consortium

Quality and Innovation at the Heart of Inprint Italy

Registration Is Now Open for InPrint USA, the Industrial Print Show

Inaugural InPrint USA Highlights New Print Technology for the Packaging and Manufacturing Community

New Heidelberg digital printing system provides color, custom and cost-effective printing on suitcases, motorcycle helmets and ice hockey sticks

Roland DG to Unveil New Ceramic 3D Printing Technology at Formnext

DuPont Teijin Films Introduces Optically Clear UV Stable Polyester Films

INX Digital EMEA takes industrial printing capability to new heights at Inprint 2016

Sun Chemical to Showcase Wide Portfolio of Solutions for Printed Electronics at IDTechEx 2016

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Events

InPrint USA
April 25th-27th. Orlando, FL

SGIA Printed Electronics Symposium
October 10th during SGIA EXPO. New Orleans, LA.

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