Future Links November 3rd 2014
Here are our daily links with the most important news from the printing industry. Today they feature key workflow factors for large-format printing, research into 3D printed personalized medicine, promising printing stocks to watch, a new university degree in bioprinting, a webinar about the preference for paper, how crude oil prices affect ink manufacturers and an award-winning label.
Key workflow factors to consider in large-format printing
Hennie Kruger, DDS product and marketing manager of Océ South Africa, takes a look at possible efficiency gains and bottlenecks in large format printing. He examines all stages of the printing process and identifies ways to improve operational performance, to increase profitability and to foster business growth.
More at IT Web
Researchers develop ways to print personalized medicine on demand
Scientists at the University of Central Lancashire have developed a method to combine a drug-polymer filament system that can be infused with the personalized prescribed amount of pharmaceutical “ink”. The researchers hope that pharmaceutical companies will adopt their system and make it available to the public within a decade.
More at The Mirror
3D printer with in-progress quality control seen as promising
Two industry experts discuss the 3D printing companies that they view as having great potential. A high-performance laser manufacturer and a company that says it is close to having in-progress quality control during the 3D printing process are seen as companies whose stocks are worth watching.
More at NASDAQ
Universities in Australia and Europe plan to offer degrees in bioprinting
Printing organs is still way off in the future but institutions of higher education around the globe are getting ready to be at the forefront of this new technology. Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and the University of Wollongong will partner with the University Medical Centre Utrecht in the Netherlands and the University of Würzburg in Germany next year to offer the world’s first international masters degree in 3D biofabrication.
More at ABC News
Webinar about how to harness the preference for paper
InfoTrends and other research firms have shown that a preference for paper still exists across generations for certain applications. What They Think is hosting a few webinar on November 12 from 2pm to 3 pm EST to discuss ways that printers can communicate how paper adds value in an increasingly digital world.
More at What They Think?
How the cost of crude oil affects the ink industry
Printing ink prices are driven primarily by the prices of its ingredients and the industry is doing its best to deal with the price volatility in the crude oil market. Ink World Magazine Editor David Savastano explores how the current market conditions for crude oil affect the ink manufacturers prices and profits.
More at Ink World Magazine
An award-winning product with a prizewinning label
Great on the inside and on the outside: Rhyton Cretan Thyme Honey scored twice. The honey won a Golden Star in the Great Taste Awards for 2014 and took first prize in the food category in the annual international FINAT Label Competition. The label employed just two colors on a silver substrate to deliver the winning result.
More at Packaging Europe