More details about HP’s plans for the time after the split emerge
As November 1, the date when HP will be split into two companies, draws closer, more details about HP’s plans emerge. The company will lay off thousands of employees. HP Inc. is going to lay off 3,300 employees, to save 300 million USD. This comes on top of the news that HP Enterprise said it plans to cut 25,000 to 30,000 jobs. There will be a strong focus on 3D printing to drive future growth.
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Intel’s technology adds twists to 3D printed fashion
It was no surprise to see 3D printed fashion at this year’s fashion week in New York. After all, fashion was one of the areas that showed an early interest in 3D printing. But technology giant Intel has taken the concept to another level: It worked with Chromat to present two garments that react according to how the wearer feels. The sports bra the companies presented is able to detect and react to perspiration, respiration, and body temperature, which helps prevent the wearer from overheating during exercise. The dress changes shape according to the adrenaline level of the user.
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Packaging printing forecast sees strong growth in Asia-Pacific
The packaging market is highly diversified in terms of printing techniques, companies, services and customers. It is also a place of intense competition due to the presence of a large number of both, big and small firms, some of which have joined forces recently through mergers and acquisitions. A new market research report predicts continued growth for the packaging printing market, especially in the Asia-Pacific region.
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Hershey takes 3D chocolate printer on a road trip
Hershey’s chocolate scientists are now 3D printing sweets in intricate designs. To show its customers how 3D printing can be used in chocolate making, the Hershey company is taking its CocoJet 3D printer made by 3D Systems to different locations in the U.S. to show chocolate lovers how the new technology can make unique customized designs.
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First Heidelberg’s Speedmaster XL 75 for LED inks installed
The first Speedmaster XL 75 for LED inks has been installed in Europe. Speedmaster XL 75 with DryStar LED went into operation at the end of 2014 at Abächerli Media AG in Sarnen, Switzerland. During an open house event in September, the company presented its eight-color press with coating unit to existing and prospective customers.
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Avery Dennison introduces wine labels that stay white
Uncoated paper face stocks, with a matt finish are a popular for premium wine labels, but they have one major disadvantage: they turn grey when exposed to water. Aqua Opaque is a new technology by Avery Dennison to solve this problem for wine producers. The Aqua Opaque solution doesn’t require an extra film layer or thicker paper, and it uses an emulsion adhesive to retain the highest performance levels on conventional presses.
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New on the drupa blog: Abraxas enigma in a print ad
SAB Miller’s Abraxas print ad has created magic with simple means. The interactive ad created by Wunderman Phantasia Peru asks users to turn on the LED light of their smart phones and run it behind what looks like a solid black page in ‘Lima’ magazine.
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