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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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Additively: A B2B platform for 3D printing

While large companies like GE can afford to build their own 3D printing facilities, small and medium-size companies are often reluctant to take the risk. For good reasons: The technology is still developing and today’s state-of-the-art printers may be out-of-date a few years from now. Additively.com wants to connect 3D printing service providers with SMEs who are in need of rapid prototyping or small series production.

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3D Printing Face Shields For Corona Crisis

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COVID-19 is bringing countries all around the world to a hold. It’s not just the virus itself that has healthcare professionals worried but rather the lack of medical instruments. A local Park Lake business has experimented to approach the healthcare crisis with the help of 3D printing.

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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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Future Links December 10th

Today our news roundup from the printing industry covers Stratasys’ partnership with Science Center Singapore, adidas new shoes printed with ocean plastic, the commercial success of Canon’s imagePRESS C800/C700 series, the expected growth of the sustainable packaging market, a massive industrial printer being funded on Kickstarter, packaging with natural extracts and PPB’s new aluminum composite material.

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Future Links December 7th

Here are our daily links with the most important news from the printing industry. Today they feature a profile of the company 3D Platform, the Print Media Management Specialist Conferences, five packaging ideas for the future, HP’s collaboration with KBA on corrugated packaging, an experts’ warning about 3D printed skin, the revised EU proposal for the circular economy, Veuve Clicquot’s eco-friendly packaging and Pantone’s color of the year 2016.

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Olo – the smartphone 3D printer

When looking at all the apps that help us get organized, loose weight, navigate and connect, it’s easy to think: Smartphones can do anything. But 3D printing? The sophisticated technology that was decades in the making before it became mainstream? Well, as it turns out, yes, even 3D printing.

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Future Links October 14th

Here are our daily links with the most important news from the printing industry. Today they feature MOO’s NFC enabled business cards, print advertising for ecommerce, a new mobile industrial 3D printer that can print houses, three ways to avoid customer crises, Canon’s entry into the 3D printing market, a forecast for the global green packaging market and Loyds Banking’s printing contract.

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