Christiane Hermann

How 3D Printing Could Help Prevent And Fight Drinking Water Shortages

If there's one thing Western societies take for granted, it's access to a safe supply of drinking water and having decent wastewater. However, currently 2.2 billion have no access to exactly that. And the forecasts are bad: it is possible that by 2032 more than half of the world's population will suffer from a lack of drinking water. Creative and innovative solutions need to be created to address the problem. How can 3D printing help?

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Sustainability in The Print Industry

The latest growth of paper wrapping has been remarkable and has led to some great investments, with many companies wanting to get involved. On the other side, many businesses that already claim to be involved, cannot back up those claims. With an evolving need for sustainability in the print industry, how is the transition handled by different companies?

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Cloud-Based Print Solutions by Kodak and Ricoh

Kodak and Ricoh are diving deeper into the field of cloud-based print solutions, each in their own way. While Kodak is implementing solutions in cooperation with the company’s long-term partner Modern Litho, Ricoh are offering two new subscription based services in their Managed Print solution portfolio.

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How Inkjet Technology And a Single Transparent Ink Created a Rainbow of Textured Colors

In China, a new printing process using structural inks was recently invented and implemented with a commercially available inkjet printer. With the help of a transparent polymer ink, dome-shaped microstructures were printed. During the process, the height and diameter of the microdome control the wavelength of the reflected light as well as the color created. According to a team of researchers, the new technology will be used for applications such as smart windows or anti-counterfeiting.

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3D-Printing in the Fight against the Coronavirus

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The Coronavirus keeps the whole world in stasis, and almost everybody is looking for solutions to the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical aids in hospitals, which are becoming increasingly scarce. We looked at why the printing industry could become one of the countless hidden heroes of the crisis, thanks to the possibilities 3D printing offers.

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