Every time trees are cut down, byproducts are created. For a long time, they were regarded as pure waste, yet they could benefit the printing industry. Thinking outside the box, a possibility presents itself: Many trees could be saved, if wooden objects would be printed from byproducts.
German car manufacturer Volkswagen has announced plans to use binder jet (BJT) 3D printing to manufacture car components at its main plant in Wolfsburg, Germany, supposedly becoming the first car maker to apply the Additive Manufacturing technology in its production method.
In a new research study, North Carolina State University (NC State) scientists demonstrated they could print sheets of electrically conductive ink on polyester fabric to manufacture an e-textile that could be utilized in the design of future wearable devices.
A study by the Saxon Institute for the Printing Industry (SID) and Darmstadt Technical University has looked at the consequences of using UV inks in sheetfed offset printing. The results show that a considerable proportion of the print products produced in UV offset printing are not deinkable. Here's why.
In 2019, our 2nd drupa Spotlight report focussed on the progress on systems integration. Now, two years later, we are once again taking a closer look at the developments and offer you a handy guide to start off your own business’ workflow automation with.
Production runs with hundreds of thousands of units made from a single setup are well known to be cost-effective. Once the design and equipment for printing are set up, the production is more efficient in manufacturing a larger number of units at once. This field is continuously changing with new modern digital production methods. That is why it is worth to take a look at the potential this opens up for the packaging industry.
Covestro is one of the world's leading manufacturers of high-tech polymer materials. Their products and application solutions can be found in many areas of modern life. Innovation and sustainability drive the company to constantly new developments – both in its products and in its processes and plants. Now the company is also dedicating itself to 3D printing.
A team of engineers of the Boston Tufts University is turning to inkjet printing technology to improve the established use of metamaterials for mobile, communications and medical devices. As they are more amenable to the resolution of common fabrication methods, these changes might even create new options for the development of metamaterials for visible light.
Football is coming home to Wembley stadium at the UEFA Euro 2021 finale this Sunday. But if England is going to snatch up the title again remains to be seen! One thing is certain though: the winning team will look good on the football field.
Until now, the process of producing nanomaterials based on copper, cobalt and nickel oxides has required a great amount of energy and time. But this might be coming to an end soon thanks to a team from the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces.