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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 May 25th

Today our news roundup from the printing industry covers Y Soft’s partnership with Xerox, Dubai’s ambitious 3D printing strategy, growth predictions for the thermal print industry, an interview with the father of 3D printing, the benefits and limitations of web-to-print, how the print industry benefits from digital technologies and new on the drupa blog: Fish packaging that moves like fresh fish.

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The digital transformation of industrial printing

Since ancient times, people around the world have been looking to beautify their environment and enrich their lives using decorations. They have used decorative glyphs, paintings, and written words in monochrome and color to reflect their lifestyles and to communicate functional messages. Still today, innovators on worldwide basis always seek solutions for the deposition of decorative and functional materials on everyday objects and surfaces. The driving force behind these developments is the need to mass-produce printed items like books or packaged consumer goods from leading industry brands.

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Future Links January 5th

Here are our daily links with the most important news from the printing industry. Today they feature ESA’s vision of a 3D printed lunar village, new tough and heat resistant printed ceramics, MakerBot’s Smart Extruder+, smart labels offering information and stirring controversy, the pros and cons of wax printing, CCL’s acquisition of Mabel’s Labels and Heritage Envelopes’ way of reducing waste.

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Future Links October 2nd

Here are our daily links with the most important news from the printing industry. Today they feature a start-up for 3D printed toys with an educational twist, Formlab’s ambitions, details on how to participate in international print day, ISRA Vision’s acquisition of Vision Experts, a sustainable 3D printing project, progress on a life-cycle analysis for the labeling industry and new on the drupa blog: Massivit’s 3D branded eye-catching displays.

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Future Links June 30th 2015

Here are our daily links with the most important news from the printing industry. Today they feature print shops using less material thanks to Heidelberg, printing meat on-demand, resin solving problem with 3D printing, Ricoh encouraging printers to expand Web-to-Print, 3D printed graphene for international audience and a printed office.

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A dramatic speed increase in 3D printing

3D printing is no longer a nascent technology. It is used in prototyping, for industrial parts and even in space. But despite all the excitement, it has one major drawback: Its speed. A team of researchers now demonstrated that it is possible to speed up the printing process dramatically – depending on the object by between 25 and 100 times.

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Future Links March 9th 2015

Here are our daily links with the most important news from the printing industry. Today they feature a series of 3D printing patents in the aerospace industry, the impact of falling fuel prices on packaging producers, a new printing method to aid nerve repair, packaging’s impact on the environment, a growing niche market for traditional printing methods and Krone’s acquisition of Schaefer GmbH.

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