Massivit 3D Printing Technologies, the leading provider of large format 3D printing solutions, has announced its global contribution to the combat against the COVID-19 pandemic. By dedicating its resources and mobilizing its network of over 100 customers and distributors worldwide, high quality, ergonomic PPE Face Shields have been conceived and produced to address the urgent demand by medical teams caring for the victims of the pandemic. Massivit 3D’s unique, high-speed additive manufacturing technology allows for the supply of hundreds of face shields off each machine, every day.

A coalition of companies and universities assembled by Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS) to produce face shields leveraging 3D printers now numbers more than 150, the company said. Among others, the list includes Boeing, Toyota Motor Company, Medtronic, Dunwoody College of Technology, the University of Central Florida, and the University of Minnesota.

"At this particular moment we feel that it is our duty to make a contribution, by putting our industrial production capacity at the service of initiatives capable of concretely helping health facilities in need", says Matteo Rigamonti, founder of Weerg. He is telling how his revolutionary e-commerce has decided to collaborate with the project that bears the signature of Isinnova and FabLab Brescia, for the creation of emergency respiratory masks by modifying a Decathlon snorkeling mask.

HP Inc. and its global digital manufacturing community are mobilizing their 3D printing teams, technology, experience, and production capacity to help deliver critical parts in the effort to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mimaki Europe, a leading manufacturer of inkjet printers and cutting systems, today announces the launch of the new Mimaki 3DGD-1800 3D printer, facilitating large-scale production up to three times faster than with conventional Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) type 3D printers. The Mimaki 3DGD-1800 3D printer connects the company’s 2D printing expertise and 3D technology innovations, providing customers with a cost-effective, total solution for 3D sign and display applications.

Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) has announced a global mobilization of the company’s 3D printing resources and expertise to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, spanning its Stratasys, GrabCAD, Stratasys Direct Manufacturing and partner network with donated printing capacity across all regions. The initial focus is on providing thousands of disposable face shields for use by medical personnel.

As countries worldwide face the challenge of managing the COVID-19 pandemic, Ultimaker is making its global network of 3D printing hubs, experts, and designers directly available to hospitals in need of tools and applications that are short in supply and can be quickly produced with 3D printing. Through Ultimaker.com, hospitals can now learn the location of available 3D printing hubs nearby. And direct contact is offered with Ultimaker and local 3D printing experts and designers to advise and support on creating and obtaining the parts they need most.

Xerox announced today the hiring of Tali Rosman as vice president of Xerox’s 3D Business. In this role, she reports to Naresh Shanker, chief technology officer of Xerox.

3D printing of composites is a rapidly emerging area. New entrants, notable research developments, large funding, and acquisitions have all been observed over the past few years. But questions still stand around where the market penetration will be and which of the competing processes and business models will gain the upper hand.

Ultimaker, the global leader in desktop 3D printing, today launched a web-based Ultimaker Marketplace and additional features with the release of Ultimaker Cura 4.5. Introduced in 2012, the open-source slicing software that prepares 3D models for printing currently has more than 600.000 active users per month, preparing 2.000.000 print jobs per week at the end of 2019 – twice as much compared to 2018.

Weerg's passion for 3D printing turns red. The pantone shade RAL 3000 is in fact the first color available for the exclusive industrial spray painting service recently presented by the Italian e-business offering CNC machining and online 3D printing. The new color finish, in particular, can be applied to all Weerg's 3D printing parts, both with HP Multi Jet Fusion 5210 technology and with 3D Systems' ProX® SLS 6100 Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) technology.

Ultimaker, the global leader in desktop 3D printing, recently strengthened its leadership team with four new talents to drive its worldwide growth even further.

Unleashing the power of 3D printed realism to a broader range of product designers and enterprise shops, Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS) unveiled the new J826™ 3D Printer at 3DEXPERIENCE World today. At about half the price of other J8-series PolyJet™ printers, the J826 combines part realism and productivity, including full PANTONE™-Validated color and multi-material 3D printing.

Mimaki Europe has announced that its brand-new hybrid digital textile printer, the Tx300P-1800 MkII, will headline their product line-up at FESPA 2020 (Madrid, Spain, 24-27 March, Stand 7-C20). Uniquely designed with versatility at its core, the new printer enables both direct-to-textile and transfer printing, with interchangeable platens and three different ink combinations – providing unrivalled flexibility within a single system and opening new doors for print service providers.

2019 was a big year for the 3D printing industry as it made its way towards reaching its projected value of almost $50bn by 2025. Throughout the year, many companies made strides with 3D printing and soon realised the benefits, but what’s next for 3D printing in 2020? Which new business opportunities will be unlocked and what is needed to overcome the final barriers? From increased adoption of 3D printing in classrooms and the growth of distributed manufacturing, to the rising importance of the 3D printing ecosystem, Jos Burger, CEO of Ultimaker, gives five key predictions for 3D printing in 2020.

Weerg, the revolutionary Italian e-commerce which offers CNC machining and 3D printing online, once again confirms its mission to bring innovation to the world of mechanics and does so by introducing a totally new financial service for the sector. It is the "Wallet", the virtual wallet, comparable to a rechargeable credit card with no expiry date, which Weerg users can easily charge online with cuts from 500 to 15,000 euros.

Mimaki USA, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, is proud to work with the Smithsonian to place a Mimaki 3DUJ-553 full-color 3D printer in the Smithsonian Exhibits’ (SIE) studios, located in Landover, MD, and part of the Smithsonian Institution. SIE collaborates with museums and offices throughout the Institution and the federal government to help them plan, produce, develop, and design powerful and engaging exhibits, and produce models for public programs and research purposes.

ABB is introducing 3D printing capabilities to its RobotStudio simulation and offline programming software, which will enable users to program ABB robots for additive manufacturing in just 30 minutes.

The manufacturing sector is used to the term additive manufacturing, or 3D printing - it’s not a new concept. What is new, is that 3D printing is no longer only a niche technology limited to the role of rapid prototyping; today, it has evolved into a practical tool that can be fully integrated into the broader production process to deliver a wider range of efficiency and efficacy benefits to assist the production lines of numerous manufacturing enterprises.

Signs Express (Central Lancashire) are delighted to have scooped one of the top prizes at the ISA UK British Sign Awards 2019. The awards ceremony, held on 15 November 2019, celebrated sign businesses from across the UK and their contributions to the industry.

Mimaki Deutschland GmbH, a subsidiary of Mimaki Europe, will take visitors to viscom 2020 (Düsseldorf, Germany, 7-9 January 2020) on a journey through its comprehensive portfolio of cost-effective and profit-generating inkjet printing solutions. Under the theme ‘Join the colourful experience’, the leading manufacturer of inkjet printers and cutting systems will demonstrate how sign makers, textile and digital print service providers can use Mimaki technology to produce an unrivalled range of eye-catching print applications and enter new profitable markets. This diverse solutions and applications line-up will also attract visitors from PSI and PromoTex Expo, tradeshows held at Messe Düsseldorf concurrently with viscom 2020.

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