Future Links September 17th 2014

Here are our daily links with the most important news from the printing industry. Today they feature 3D printing in motion, a printing podcast, Microsoft expanding in 3D, creative functional printing, on-demand packaging
 growing, a closer look at curing technologies, online and offline marketing combined and a paper microscope.

3D printing in motion
So far 3D printers are heavy and tThe dimensions of the objects they can print are confined by their own size. PUC-rio’s design labs put the 3D printing process in motion and may erase that major limitation.
More at Design Boom

Printing podcast
The Digital Academy by Antalis has launched a series of podcast on the digital and sign & display industry. This session deals with the use of creative papers and how the can enhance your print campaigns.
More at d2b

Microsoft expands in 3D
Microsoft just announced an update to their 3D Builder application with the release of 3D Builder App R5. This is a larger step taken in Microsoft’s strategy towards a more expansive role within the industry.
More at 3D Print

Creative functional printing
After covering functional printing in an article, makezine received many emails with interesting items created with a 3D printers. James Bryant made the effort to photograph and explain them all.
More at Makezin

On-demand packaging
 growing
Only 7 % of companies are making their boxes on demand. But that figure is set to grow quickly caused by the explosive rise of e-commerce and several other factors.
More at EBN

The cure for all inks?
Some swear on LED-UV as a more efficient technology while others still aren’t ready to invest. NarrowWebTech has taken a closer look at the pros and cons of conventional UV and UV-LED curing technologies.
More at NarrowWebTech

Online and offline marketing combined
Online and print marketing go hand in hand and should not be handled separately. In this article, Katherine Halek from Social Media Today explains why.
More at Social Media Today

Paper microscope
Stanford University engineers invented an origami microscope made of creased paper, a lens and an LED in alignment. The simple assembly can magnify objects more than 2,000 times. more than 2,000 times.
More at Popular Science

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