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Chemical Melting Finishing Helps to Improve 3D-Printed Surfaces

As we all know, 3D printing plays a major role in today’s printing industry. The toy, furniture and even medical industries all heavily rely on 3D-printed objects. But said objects always come in a ribbed, sharp condition when coming out of the printer, so they need finishing to smoothen the surface. 3D Chemical Melting Finishing (3D-CMF) could be the solution for that.

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Printing in a Small World: New Desktop Printer for Micro-Sized Particles

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Printed electronics is one of the buzzwords in the industry and it has been a major theme at last year’s drupa. In the course of ever developing electronic devices, which have to be smaller and even more efficient at the same time, cost-effective methods and materials are on top of engineers’ and developers’ lists. The Japanese company Super Inkjet Technology (SIJT) Inc. might have created a solution for that. Their super fine inkjet, which is able to print onto different materials on the sub-micrometer scale, has great potential to revolutionize the printed electronics market.

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Future Links CW 5: Printed Electronics Edition

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Printed electronics and functional printing are booming. This is why our weekly future links are all about current developments in this sector. We featured a new centre for printed electronics in Durham, a new 3D-printed series of multi-layered rigid PCBs with flexible conductive connectors, lightweight flexible solar modules and a review of flexible and printed electronics in 2016.

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Inkjet Printers for the Food Industry

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The food industry presents some of the most demanding coding and marking challenges for food companies. During the printing process, which has to be efficient and reliable, codes on products do not only have to withstand extreme variations in temperatures. Color fastness, cleanliness and hygiene are also playing an important role when printing them. This is why the choice of the right coding system for labelling food products is essential.

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Future Links CW 1

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Our very first future links in 2017 are all about trends in the printing industry. They give an outlook on drupa 2020, provide a forecast for the global 3D printing market and predict developments for the label and package printing industry. Additionally, they also look back on drupa 2016 and its great success.

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