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Packaging design software aims to reduce prototyping

Designing and creating effective packaging solutions is usually a fairly fragmented process with different kinds of software being used at different stages from creation to production. This can lead to inefficiencies and unnecessary costs. Often, design flaws only become obvious fairly late in the process. Software maker Creative Edge has now developed a solution that addresses these issues.

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Printing Sensors on Gummy Bears

Gummy bears are popular sweets. People have them in offices, at home or in cinemas as a little snack. But now you can also find them at laboratories. A team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has discovered a new use for them: bearing microelectrode arrays.

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SciFutures: From Storytelling to Storydoing

Often new printing technologies and possibilities sound like coming straight from a Science-Fiction movie. Or were you able to imagine solar cells and living organs or bones coming out of a printer some years ago? So, the challenge for all innovative technologies always is to make clear that there will be a need for it in future making it worth researching on it now. SciFutures helps companies to face this challenge by using Science-Fiction storytelling and prototype building as a tool.

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Future Links CW 9: 3D Printing Edition

3D printing technologies remain unstoppable. This is why our weekly future links revolve around their advancement and versatile application possibilities. Be it movies, police work or design processes from Los Angeles to Hong Kong – we illuminate this diverse topic in all its facets.

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Future Links CW 2: Green Printing Edition

In this week’s future links you gain fresh insights in the printing industry and its environmental potential with 3DRap's biodegradable desktop 3D printer, Solidus Solutions' tomato fibre-enriched solid board, Ricoh's new digital color production printer series and Domino Printing Sciences' environmental credentials.

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Future Links May 19th

Today our news roundup from the printing industry covers a life-saving 3D printed biomedical splint, Gogoprint’s plans for Southeast Asia, how technology turns customers into competitors, Hugo Beck’s post-print processing at drupa 2016, Moo’s investment into Heidelberg equipment, Eagle System’s cold foil process and new on the drupa blog: Packaging design software aims to reduce prototyping.

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