Future Links July 17th 2014

Here’s our daily news roundup from the printing industry. Today we have for you a printed circuit board, packaging impacted by mailing drop, a Russian 3D investment, printed electronics cloud software, a new Indian packaging facility, another government funding 3D, a Russian printer investing in Heidelberg, a successful patent lawsuit, a study on de-inking and fashion 3D Printing.

Printing circuit boards
A Kickstarter campaign by the company BotFactory features a new 3D product called Squink. The specialized printer allows users to print their own circuit boards with conductive ink onto a substrate.
More at 3D Print

Packaging impacted by mailing drop
Sales at the largest privately owned printed envelope manufacturer in the UK have dropped by 10.5 % in the year to November 2013. Encore Envelopes accounts for this with the nationwide decline in mailings.
More at The Journal

Russian 3D investment
Zecotek Photonics, a developer of photonics technologies for medical, industrial and scientific markets, will acquire 20 % of Aquarius’ wholly owned subsidiary, Zecotek Display Systems. This investment is supposed to complete the commercialization of 3D displays for flat and large screen formats and a high-speed 3D printer for rapid prototyping.
More at Zecotek

Printed electronics cloud
A new agreement brings together printed electronics and cloud software. Together Thin Film Electronics ASA, a developer of printed electronics, and EVRYTHNG, a software company, intend to make everyday objects smarter by connecting them to the web.
More at Market Watch

New Indian packaging facility
US-based West Pharma Packaging has launched a manufacturing plant in SriCity, India. This is part of their expansions plans in primary packaging for injectable medicines.
More at Business Standard

Another government 3D funding
The UK Government will invest 154m £ in aerospace research projects for wings, engines, aircraft structures and radio communications. 49m £ go to a GKN-led project to produce the first ever lightweight aircraft metallic parts.
More at 3Ders

Russian printer invests in Heidelberg
Russian folding carton print shop has bought equipment from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG. PROMIS is a leading manufacturer of folding cartons and the accompanying packaging inserts for the Russian pharmaceutical industry.
More at Heidelberg

Successful patent lawsuit
Recently, Xerox had supported raids and prosecutions around the world confiscating fake products. Now Canon has announced another progress in fighting patent infringement in the printing industry. Their lawsuit against Nectron International has been successfully closed.
More at Canon

Study on de-inking
Fogra has published a report on the de-inkability of nine newsprint, coated and uncoated papers on digital ink-jet machines. As a result, half of the paper and printer combinations received the rating of ‚good‘ and one failure was noted.
More at Output Magazine

Fashion 3D Printing
For the first time, a conference for fashion resources will feature 3D printing among its seminar sessions. The event at the SOURCING will inform members of the fashion world about the possibilities that 3D printing offers their design process.
More at 3D Printing Industry