Future Links August 8th 2014

Here’s our daily link collection with the most important news from the printing industry. Today they feature Stratasys‘ strong growth, a German fine paper market uproar, 3D Days 2014, UK label suppliers doing well, 3D printed blow molds, industrial print, Mondi’s profit, the report on the Online Print Symposium and Stratasys dropping a 3D printing patent.

Stratasys reports strong growth
Yesterday, Stratasys shares went up to 19 % after the company had reported a 67 % jump in quarterly revenue. The financial results state for example that net revenue rose from $106.5m $ to 178.5m $.
More at Business Insider

German fine paper market uproar
According to EUWID, a leading fine paper producer will soon directly supply printing companies with sheets of woodfree coated paper. This decision caused an uproar on the German fine paper market.
More at Euwid Paper

Free 3D Days 2014
3D-Labs, Technology Mountains and the Technology Center St. Georgen are holding the first 3D Days in the Black Forest from 8th to 9th October. The conference is free for trade visitors.
More at 3D Labs

UK label suppliers doing well
The UK label sector is going through a period of growth presenting record growth and turnover jumps of 10 %. Jez Abbott from Packaging News spoke to six companies asking them about current trading conditions and the latest technology.
More at Packaging News

3D printed blow molds
Design researcher Roos Meerman has created a process called Aera Fabrica by combining different forms of production. He used elements of blow molding, 3D printing and glass blowing to customize the already customizable prints.
More at 3D Printing Industry

Industrial print is the future
In a series of articles, Print Monthly deals with the ever-expanding field of industrial print. In the first part, Marcus Timson, co-founder and director of InPrint, tells us why industrial print is the next best thing and how in his view, this year’s show revealed forces for growth.
More at Print Monthly

Mondi reports profit
Mondi, South Africa’s biggest packaging and paper company, announced that first-half earnings rose 3 %. They said that this was due to cost controls, which helped to offset a decline in sales caused by lower prices.
More at Business Week

Report on Online Print Symposium
Earlier this year, the Online Print Symposium held by the German print and media association and others took place for the second time in Munich. You can download the free report in German with short summaries of the talks held by different companies.
More at Online Print Symposium

Stratasys to drop 3D printing patent
Last year, Stratasys had filed a lawsuit against Microboards Technology claiming that the Afinia machine infringed upon four of the company’s patents. According to this article, decisions in this case may set the stage for what happens to a number of commercial desktop printers because they all use similar fused filament technology. Now, the court instructed Stratasys to drop one of its patents from the case.
More at 3D Printing Industry

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