Paris-based sign and display company, METROPOLE, 3D printed this life-size replica of the much-loved Corto Maltese – an Italian adventure comic book series named after the an enigmatic sea captain.

This larger-than-life, 2-metre tall sports shoe was 3D printed by Dekom 3D Plus, based in Switzerland. The attention-grabbing shoe was produced as a concept piece to demonstrate how sports brands can add significant value to their promotional and marketing campaigns with incredible wow-factor to draw in their target audience.

Europac3d, one of the UK’s leading 3D printing, scanning and inspection businesses, will be showcasing the latest 3D printers and scanners including the first HP Laser Jet Fusion 3D printer in the UK and the brand new Artec Leo scanner at this year’s TCT show. Both the 3D scanner and printer are the fastest products in the marketplace and will be available to preview on Stand D50.

Mimaki today announced the launch of a brand new approach to 3D printing with the Mimaki 3DUJ-553 UV LED printing solution. This is the world’s first 3D printer with over 10 million colours, enabling the production of colour-realistic signs, prototypes, parts, products and other 3D printed applications that eliminate the need for time-consuming hand painting of 3D printed objects.

Digital manufacturer, Fluxaxis, is the UK’s first bureau 3d printing company to invest in HP’s new 4200 Jet Fusion 3D printing solution. The high-tech, high-investment start-up is a new venture from Stage One, the creative manufacturing & engineering services company supplying projects to architects, designers, producers and artists.

Massivit 3D teamed up with Magic Wheelchair ‒ a non-profit organization dedicated to building costumes for children in wheelchairs ‒ to provide 13-year old, Vedant Singhania, with his dream giant 3D printed Star Wars X-Wing fighter, integrated into his wheelchair. Vedant paraded the streets of San Diego in his X-Wing, causing a jaw-dropping effect on thousands of onlookers who had come to attend Comic Con International. Joining some of LA’s top scenic fabrication and design companies, Massivit 3D partnered with Pixologic ‒ owners of design software ZBrush ‒ who designed the X-Wing; Dangling Carrot Creative ‒ Massivit 3D customer ‒ who are specialists in TV and Film graphics and signage and 3D printed the 50 X-Wing parts; Monster City Studios ‒ who finished and assembled the costume. Watch express his excitement at becoming a celebrity.

Massivit 3D Printing Technologies today announced that its business has grown by almost 350% since the launch of its Massivit 1800 3D Printer at drupa 2016.

Xaar is to open a 3D Centre in the UK in January to deliver 3D printing services and equipment to OEMs, material suppliers and end users. Xaar says its 3D business is a key part of the company’s 2020 strategic vision where it aims to increase total Group sales to £220m by 2020.

Massivit 3D Printing Technologies has announced that its customer, OMUS, a specialist 3D print provider in Australia, has constructed what is believed to be the world’s first 3D printed pop-up retail store on behalf of luxury fashion brand, Louis Vuitton.

Sales of the ground-breaking Massivit 1800 3D Printer have surpassed expectations and are now well into double-figures worldwide.

New York-based large format print business, Carisma, has created ten eye-catching 3D printed graphics to promote Sony Pictures’ summer blockbuster, Ghostbusters, using its Massivit 1800 3D Printer.

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