Future Links July 22nd 2015

Today our news roundup from the printing industry covers inkjet printed diagnostic tests, advice on when to launch print software, a new extruder for ceramics 3D printing, Epson’s additions to its dye-sublimation portfolio, Footprint Footwear’s printed shoes and Sealed Air’s initiative to increase its market share.

Cambridge Consultants developed inkjet printed diagnostic tests
Instant personalized testing for diabetes or a strain of the flu at pharmacies and clinics has been a vision that hasn’t been realized because of costs and a lack of suitable diagnostic tools. This could change now. Cambridge Consultants has created a way of using inkjet printing techniques to create a diagnostic test cartridge from a single sheet of paper.
More at Business Weekly

Finding the right moment to launch print software
Finding the best time to launch new software is not an easy endeavor. In this regard, print software is not much different from other business software. Launching too early without all the features fully thought out can induce anxiety while launching too late can create extra work. An article on What They Think? recommends changing the culture to accept the issues that develop with an early launch. The payoff: More clarity on what the market really wants.
More at What They Think?

WASP introduces extruder for ceramics 3D printing
The Italian 3D printer manufacturer WASP is working on a clay 3D printer to print houses in developing countries. While developing the large printer, WASP has managed to bring a desktop solution to market: The DeltaWASP 2040 3D printer. Now, it has added a new liquid deposit modeling extruder to 3D print ceramics.
More at 3D Printing Industry

Epson expands dye-sublimation portfolio
Epson has added two new models to its range of dye-sublimation printers: The SC-F7200 and SC-F6200. Both models are suitable for textile applications including garments and home décor, with the SC-F6200 also promoted as ideal for sublimation onto harder substrates to produce promotional materials such mugs and phone covers.
More at Output Magazine

Footprint Footwear works on shoes that really fit
3D printing has opened up new avenues in fashion and design. The company Footprint Foodwear, the brainchild of a talented graduate student from Philadelphia University by the name of Matthew Flail, wants to take the concept beyond good looks. With the help of algorithms, Flail is working on shoes that have a perfect fit and thus not only make the customers’ feet happy but also are more environmentally friendly because less waste is produced in the process.
More at 3D Print

Sealed Air is looking to expand its market share
Sealed Air is already a leader in protective packaging. Now, the company is seeking to expand its market share further by ensuring clients get the perfect packaging solution for all their products. To do so, the company will invest in technological advances and seek new approaches to data analysis.
More at Packaging Europe