Future Links June 5th 2015
Here are our daily links with the most important news from the printing industry. Today they feature Cellink’s bioink for multiple 3D bioprinters, EasyJet’s foray into 3D printing, 3D printed shapes optimized for acoustics, selective laser sintered wood products, Domino’s first cold foiling solution, Paperlinx’ progress on its exit from Europe and April’s announcement of zero deforestation.
Swedish start-up creates bio ink
The Swedish start-up Cellink has created a bio hydrogel that is compatible with all 3D bioprinters. Cellink’s bioink is already being sold for research purposes and that has been used to make cartilage ears.
More at 3D Printing Industries
EasyJet gives 3D printing a try
The budget airline EasyJet is exploring ways to incorporate 3D printed parts into their airlines. It announced it will be trialing the use of 3D printing to replace parts of the cabin, such as arm rests. The technology will also be used to print engine parts such as fuel nozzles and fan blades for the next generation of engines the airline has on order.
More at Daily Mail
Designer optimized 3D printed shaped for acoustics
Foteini Setaki is a designer who strives to combine technology with aesthetic to create objects that are ingenious in form and function. One are she is focusing on is optimizing the acoustics of objects through shape. To be able to manufacture the unusual shapes, she uses 3D printing.
More at 3ders
3D printed wood is now possible
The list of materials that can be used for 3D printing has just grown longer: The company Materialise announced that it succeeded in printing wooden structures using selective laser sintering. The objects are made of wood powder derived from wood chips and have a granular look and feel to them.
More at 3D Print
Domino launches its first cold foiling solution
Domino launched its first digital cold foil solution based on the proven Domino K600i digital print module. The solution uses the K600i to print a digital adhesive and create the image area prior to UV-curing and de-lamination. Domino’s solution is based on conventional metallic foil to provide a higher quality finish and enable the use of security and decorative holographic images within the foil.
More at Graphic Repro Online
Paperlinx’s exit from Europe almost complete
Only two of Paperlinx’ companies remain for sale in Europe. The company’s exit from Europe followed years of losses, and came on the back of the collapse of the UK, Austrian and Benelux businesses. Since then it has been steadily selling off its merchants in various countries. The paper merchant has just offloaded its Scandinavian, Irish, and Spanish businesses, leaving only the Czech Republic and Germany to go.
More at Proprint
April commits to zero deforestation
Asia Pacific Resources International Ltd (APRIL), one of the world’s largest producers of pulp and paper, has pledged to put an end to deforestation as part of a new ‘Sustainable Forest Management Plan’. If implemented correctly, the plan could have a major impact on reducing the impact of pulp and paper makers on the Indonesian forest.
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