Critics of 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, have long cited the technology’s reliance on plastic filament as the primary print material, and it would seem that - with the global focus on reducing plastic wastage – they have a point.

Xaar 3D, a leading developer of 3D printing solutions based on High Speed Sintering technologies, is supporting the Sheffield Engineering Leadership Academy (SELA) programme for engineering students at the University of Sheffield, as recently shown by its involvement in the programme’s Bootcamp for 2018’s new recruits held in September.

The Stratasys Academy™ offers training and consultancy to a broad audience of users and businesses on how to optimise the use of Stratasys solutions and additive manufacturing in general within their development and manufacturing processes. The first Stratasys Authorised Training Center in the UK is now open and operated by Stratasys UK Platinum Partner, Tri-Tech 3D, at its offices in Stoke.

XJet Ltd., the additive manufacturing company, opened the doors of a new cutting-edge Additive Manufacturing Center today. The Grand Opening event was witnessed by a spectrum of XJet stakeholders including local suppliers, global customers, and the company’s more than 100-strong team. With an investment of over 10 million dollars, the 8,000 square foot facility in Rehovot Science Park is home to the largest collection of metal and ceramic 3D printers worldwide, comprised entirely of XJet Carmel AM systems.

SHINING 3D, a leading manufacturer of 3D digitising and 3D printing technologies has announced its partnership with ArtSystems, one of the largest value-added distributors and service providers for resellers in the UK. This new partnership recognises the rapidly increasing demand for 3D digitising and 3D printing technology and services in the UK.

Mimaki will be showcasing innovative solutions for packaging, visual communications and retail enabled by digital printing at two important French events this autumn. At LUXE PACK, scheduled for 1 to 3 October in Monaco, visitors to Mimaki’s Booth #DD02BIS will see how easy and effective it is to take luxury packaging to a new dimension with UV and 3D inkjet printing. At Print in Progress, scheduled for 10 to 11 October in Paris, visitors to Mimaki’s Booth E50 will learn how easy it is to produce personalised promotional items as well as stunning signs, interior décor and more. At both shows, Mimaki experts will be on hand to discuss the business needs and potential solutions with attendees.

XJet Ltd., the additive manufacturing (AM) company, has announced today that it has signed a distribution agreement at TCT show with Carfulan Group, a supplier of leading edge technology solutions to UK manufacturers. Operating under the name of XJ3D, the Derbyshire-based company is the first distributor to be appointed by XJet worldwide.

Tractus3D, manufacturer of large volume 3D printers, has signed a partnership with Papergraphics, a company with over 35 years of experience as leading supplier to the large format printing industry.

And if innovation is its DNA from its establishment, Weerg - new platform that offers online CNC manufacturing and 3D printing - confirms the trend of exponential growth by announcing the imminent relocation to a new facility that triples the area dedicated to production.

Xaar is inviting visitors to see the latest in printhead technology on stand J21 at this year’s TCT Show, September 25-27 at the NEC in Birmingham. There they can learn how innovations such as Xaar’s High Laydown Technology and our partnerships with industry leading companies help integrators and machine producers to get ahead in 3D Printing.

Digital Dot, a Benelux-based supplier of large format printing systems, consumables, software and technical support, has announced that specialist 3D printing service bureau, 3D Next Level, has installed the first Massivit 1800 3D Printer in the region.

Massivit 3D Printing Technologies, the leading provider of large format 3D printing solutions for visual communication, has today announced that it will demonstrate how print providers can significantly increase their competitive edge and obtain higher margins with large format 3D printing technology at this year’s SGIA Expo (October 18-20 – booth 2969).

Satisfying consumer demands for rapid fulfilment and customisation, a new study commissioned by Ricoh Europe reveals the vital role retail business leaders see new printing technologies playing in driving their competitive advantage. 73% of those surveyed believe investments in 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, directly lead to greater customer satisfaction.

Massivit 3D, the leading provider of large format 3D printing solutions for visual communication, has unveiled the ‘world’s first’ 3D printed Poe Dameron X-Wing Fighter charity wheelchair costume at Comic-Con International (San Diego, July 19-22).

Italy-based print provider, Colorzenith, has 3D printed a life-size replica of the classic Italian car, Lancia B24 for the Don Pasquale opera, performed in Europe’s largest opera house, La Scala in Milan, Italy.

Xaar PLC is pleased to announce that it will invest with Stratasys, a global leader in additive manufacturing, in a newly formed company, Xaar 3D Limited, to develop 3D printing solutions based on High Speed Sintering technologies. Xaar 3D Ltd will leverage the natural synergies between Xaar and Stratasys, specifically Xaar’s technology relating to High Speed Sintering and industrial piezo inkjet printheads, along with the commercial and market expertise of Stratasys.

Weerg's growth continues at a great pace. After the recent purchase of 6 Hermle machines, the online platform that offers CNC and 3D processing, marks the world's largest installation of HP Jet Fusion 4210 printers for 3D Printing. In this case, it is also an unprecedented agreement that envisages not only the doubling of the existing machine fleet with the arrival of 3 new, latest generation Jet Fusion 4210 systems, but also the technological upgrade of the 3 4200 printers already in operation in the Marghera headquarters. All for an investment that exceeds 3 million euros on the list.

Massivit 3D, the leading provider of large format 3D printing solutions for visual communication applications, today announced that its customer, METROPOLE has created an ultra-realistic, full-size triceratops to promote a new palaeontology exhibition at Paris’ Musée national d'Histoire naturelle.

Xaar plc, the world leader in industrial inkjet technology, has been awarded ‘Innovation of the Year’ at the 3D Printing Industry Awards 2018. Xaar received the honour for its High Laydown Technology for Material Jetting, which is at the forefront of the drive to make 3D Printing a mainstream manufacturing process.

Mimaki, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutting systems, today reported that the European Digital Press Association (EDP) has honoured the company with two prestigious EDP awards. Europe’s 21 leading trade magazines with an editorial focus on digital print processes come together each year to honour the best technological developments among products and other developments announced or presented within the previous 12 months.

Massivit 3D, the leading provider of large format 3D printing solutions for visual communication, has announced the worldwide expansion of its dealer network as well as key appointments to its sales team to support the growing adoption of its pioneering technology.

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