Future Links September 8th 2014

Here’s our daily link collection with the most important news from the printing industry. Today they feature Stratasys’ prognosis for 3D manufacturing, the banknote printing contract for De La Rue, HP’s new center of excellence in Singapore, Antalis’s workshop series at its digital academy, a print and graphic arts scholarship and a novel 3D printing polymer.

Stratasys: 3D printing will bring manufacturing back to Europe and U.S.
According to Stratasys executives, 3D printing could provide a competitive advantage to Europe and the United States. Additive manufacturing and other innovative production technologies could centralize development and production and help Europe and the U.S. stay competitive.
More at International Business Times

De La Rue will be printing money
Literally, that is. The printing company has been selected as the preferred bidder for the Bank of England’s new 10-year banknote printing contract. The contract, valued at billion British Pounds, will begin in April 2015.
More at Print Week 

HP opens Center of Excellence in Singapore
To strengthen its presence in the Asia Pacific Region and Japan, Hewlett-Packard will open a Center of Excellence in Tuas, Singapore. It will also expand its existing HP Indigo ink manufacturing facility. The 226 000 square-foot facility will provide customers with one-stop access to HP’s broad digital printing portfolio and solutions.
More at What they think 

Sign-making and color management workshops
The Antalis digital academy offers a range of color management and sign making workshops in its offices in Leicestershire. According to Antalis, the academy is a hub of information for anyone interested in digital print both small and large format.
More at digital 2 business 

Print and graphics scholarship for the next generation
The successful businessman and founder of the printing card company Gallant Greetings, Warren D. Hansen, donated 50 000 USD to the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation(PGSF) to establish an endowed scholarship. The scholarship is designed to help students further their education in the graphic arts.
More at What they think

Eastman Chemical and Helian Polymers develop new polymer
Eastman Chemical and Helian Polymers have joined forces to develop a low-odor, styrene-less polymer for the 3D printing market. The new polymer generates fewer ultra-fine particles than ABS and meets the U.S. FDA standards for food contact containers.
More at Output Magazine 

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