Digital printing – UK Digitala http://ukdigitala.com/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 17:51:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://ukdigitala.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-29T121704.452-150x150.png Digital printing – UK Digitala http://ukdigitala.com/ 32 32 Wiiboox launches the food 3D printer extruder named LuckyBot – a new dimension for FDM 3D printers and food creations https://ukdigitala.com/wiiboox-launches-the-food-3d-printer-extruder-named-luckybot-a-new-dimension-for-fdm-3d-printers-and-food-creations/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 16:15:00 +0000 https://ukdigitala.com/wiiboox-launches-the-food-3d-printer-extruder-named-luckybot-a-new-dimension-for-fdm-3d-printers-and-food-creations/ High compatibility for FDM 3D printers LuckyBot food extruder can be installed on most FDM printers on the market to enable 3D food printing, like Creality Ender 3/3 Pro/3 V2/3 Max, Ender 5/6/7 CR-10 Series and Anycubic Mega Series, Voxelab Aquila 3D Printers. Upgrade the FDM 3D printer to a food printer in an easy […]]]>

High compatibility for FDM 3D printers

LuckyBot food extruder can be installed on most FDM printers on the market to enable 3D food printing, like Creality Ender 3/3 Pro/3 V2/3 Max, Ender 5/6/7 CR-10 Series and Anycubic Mega Series, Voxelab Aquila 3D Printers. Upgrade the FDM 3D printer to a food printer in an easy and creative way and bring 3DP technology to the kitchen.

LuckyBot replaces the standard hotend of a 3D printer with one designed specifically for printing food materials. It has a lightweight and compact body, which can utilize the printing size when adding 3D printers. Non-destructive disassembly makes it easy to switch between FDM 3D printers and food 3D printers.

Food grade materials, health protective

LuckyBot extruder comes with food grade ABS body, stainless steel nozzle and food grade PP tubes to reinforce the importance of food safety. It has been certified by FDA, FCC and CE. Enjoy chocolate 3D printing without worrying about food safety.

0-50°C temperature control range and auto shut-off feature greatly increase user safety. One of the most critical aspects impacting food impression is temperature. Thus, LuckyBot manages temperature control accuracy within 0.5°C by using advanced temperature control algorithms. In addition, LuckyBot’s motor control system is essential to allow food printing to achieve the same level of precision as filament.

Quick to assemble, easy to use

By removing the original hotend from the 3D printer and replacing it with the LuckyBot food extruder, users can easily control temperature and lead screw settings with just three buttons. Both beginners and pros can get started in minutes.

In terms of software, LuckyBot can be operated using the same techniques as printing filament. Accessible to 3D print food and have fun.

Various printing ingredients for unlimited creativity

LuckyBot supports 3D printing of various ingredients like chocolate, peanut butter, cream, cheese, jam, mashed potato, salad dressing, etc. without limitation of creativity. Chocolate excels in food 3D printing. The chocolate 3D printing procedure in LuckyBot is as follows: tempered chocolate is fed into LuckyBot’s food-grade PP tube and extruded as the nozzle is moved to draw shapes and form 2D layers one at a time.

Applied to many scenarios

LuckyBot can satisfy users’ demands for different dimensions in 2D or 3D chocolate/food designs which are eye-catching and creative, especially for desserts, cafes, upcoming wedding, or just something for fun a few with family or friends. . It is also suitable for hospitality, catering and event catering, ideal for chefs, bakers, cooking enthusiasts and 3D enthusiasts.

For more information, please visit LuckyBot official website: http://www.wiibooxluckybot.com

Media contact: [email protected]

SOURCE LuckyBot

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Toppan Printing: Develops a Set of DX Solutions for Environmental Preservation Activities in Factories | https://ukdigitala.com/toppan-printing-develops-a-set-of-dx-solutions-for-environmental-preservation-activities-in-factories/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 01:14:03 +0000 https://ukdigitala.com/toppan-printing-develops-a-set-of-dx-solutions-for-environmental-preservation-activities-in-factories/ Tokyo – June 20, 2022 – Toppan (TYO: 7911), a global leader in communications, security, packaging, decorative materials and electronics solutions, has developed e-Platch™, an integrated monitoring system that can improve overall risk management at manufacturing plants by automatically collecting environmental data, such as effluent water level and hydrogen ion concentration. Features of e-Platch™, a […]]]>

Tokyo – June 20, 2022 – Toppan (TYO: 7911), a global leader in communications, security, packaging, decorative materials and electronics solutions, has developed e-Platch™, an integrated monitoring system that can improve overall risk management at manufacturing plants by automatically collecting environmental data, such as effluent water level and hydrogen ion concentration.

Features of e-Platch™, a set of DX solutions for environmental conservation activities in manufacturing plants
© Toppan Inc.

e-Platch is a packaged solution based on the automated environmental data collection system that Toppan implemented in its own factories in October 2021. Taking advantage of ZETA,1 a next-generation LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) network protocol, Toppan created an automated system using existing measurement instruments on a zero-blind spot ZETA network and introduced it to its own factories. Integrated monitoring, including environmental data analysis and reporting, is now possible with the addition of an automated remote reading function for analog needle meters and a dedicated monitoring application. The system can improve efficiency and reduce the workload for environmental conservation and inspection work in factories and facilities and enable human resources to be allocated to more active conservation activities.

e-Platch will be exhibited in the Toppan corner of the ZETA Alliance booth (3-6, West Hall 1) during the Local 5G/IoT Service Expo, which will be held at Tokyo Big Sight Expo Center from June 29 to July 1.

Efforts to tackle climate change and other global environmental issues are now essential to business survival. Given the need to contribute to the achievement of the SDGs, the preservation of the environment at manufacturing sites in particular is a corporate social responsibility. However, it has been difficult to take advantage of the Internet of Things (IoT) using conventional network technologies in many factories because measuring instruments and sensors are often installed in indoor or underground locations. with poor signal reception or in outdoor areas with limited access to power sources. Other challenges to take advantage of the IoT include the human workload to collect environmental data from measuring instruments or sensors and, in particular, to physically read analog needle meters. The investment required to switch to digital meters presents another obstacle.

Toppan, backed by its ZETA communications expertise, has brought its technology and expertise to a collaboration with Alps Alpine Co., Ltd. (Alps Alpine), a company with advanced technical capabilities and extensive experience in electronic components and in-vehicle information. devices. The two companies have made possible the use on a ZETA network of automated remote reading devices fitted to existing analogue needle meters.

A zero-blind spot ZETA network, data converters that use existing metering instruments, and automated remote reading of analog needle meters combine to remove barriers to using IoT for environmental data monitoring. Moreover, the integration and visualization on a dedicated application offers an end-to-end solution for the digital transformation (DX) of environmental conservation. Toppan can also provide an interface with its NAVINECT® DX manufacturing support solution via ZETADRIVE®which collects and manages various data obtained on a ZETA network.

“e-Platch is an ideal solution for customers who face challenges in environmental data collection,” said Yoshihisa Aida, general manager of marketing for Toppan’s electronics division. “We believe it brings significant value to manufacturing operations by providing innovative new ways to reduce human workload using a ZETA network that can cover all areas of a factory, but without requiring the replacement of existing instruments.”

Features of e-Platch™

Wireless network without blind spot based on ZETA
Many manufacturing plants have areas with complex structures that prevent signal transmission or locations where it is difficult to secure a power source. Appropriate placement of battery-powered intermediate nodes, called motes, enables a wireless network without blind spots.

The ZETABOX™ data converter facilitates the use of existing measuring instruments
The ZETABOX™ data converter allows data from measuring instruments to be digitized and sent to a ZETA network. Because existing measuring instruments can be used, initial costs are reduced and data collection does not require changes in the way maintenance and related tasks are performed.

Toppan’s solution uses an analog meter monitoring system from Alps Alpine.
© Alps Alpine Co., Ltd.

Automated remote reading of analog needle counters
The workload required to physically verify multiple analog needle meters inside a plant can be reduced with automated remote reading, achieved by connecting to the IoT-based solution for analog meter monitoring developed by Alps Alpine. A ZETA-compliant system was created by combining Toppan’s strengths in developing solutions leveraging digital technologies with Alps Alpine’s device and software capabilities.

The movement of a specially designed magnetic mount attached to the speedometer needle is measured by a magnetic sensor, and the angle is communicated to a cloud server by ZETA technology. The counter values ​​are then calculated and made visible on the dedicated application. It also allows remote monitoring of readings at low cost as the device can be attached to already installed meters. A significant advantage of this solution is the high level of accuracy it offers as it is little affected by external conditions, such as shadows from covers or insufficient light, which can be problematic for current camera-based techniques. which are widely used.

Dedicated e-Platch monitoring app to visualize environmental conservation activities
The data collected by the sensors is managed on the cloud-based ZETADRIVE platform. Through an Application Programming Interface (API) with a dedicated monitoring application, the data can then be used for analysis, charting, alerting functions, reporting, and other outputs to provide full visibility for environmental conservation work.

Link with NAVINECT for manufacturing DX support
NAVINECT is Toppan’s solution to support the digital transformation of manufacturing operations. Manufacturing line monitoring options can be greatly increased by connecting to NAVINECT via ZETADRIVE.

NAVINECT website: https://navinect.jp/ (Japanese)

About 5G/IoT Local Services Exhibition

Dates: June 29 to July 1, 2022
Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (10 a.m.-5 p.m. on the last day)
Location: Tokyo Big Sight, West Hall 1, Booth 3-6
Organizer: RX Japan Ltd.
Website: https://www.cbw-expo.jp/en-gb/about/l5g.html

1. ZETA is the latest LPWA network protocol designed for IoT. It was developed by ZiFiSense and features ultra-narrow band (UNB), distributed access with smart mesh topology and two-way communication. ZETA draws attention to its ability to operate at lower cost and with fewer base stations than other LPWA protocols due to multi-hop communication via motes.

About Toppan

Established in Tokyo in 1900, Toppan is a leading and diversified global supplier committed to providing sustainable and integrated solutions in areas such as printing, communications, security, packaging, decorative materials, electronics and digital transformation. Toppan’s global team of more than 50,000 employees delivers optimal solutions enabled by industry-leading expertise and technology to meet the diverse challenges of every industry and society and help achieve future goals. shared sustainable development goals.

For more information, visit https://www.toppan.com/en/ or follow Toppan on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/toppan/.

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Things to do in Miami: Screening of “What Can Be Broken Should Be Broken” June 25, 2022 https://ukdigitala.com/things-to-do-in-miami-screening-of-what-can-be-broken-should-be-broken-june-25-2022/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 12:31:53 +0000 https://ukdigitala.com/things-to-do-in-miami-screening-of-what-can-be-broken-should-be-broken-june-25-2022/ After completing her first short film, What can be broken should be brokenlast year, Rostislav Vaynshtok was delighted to be welcomed onto the film festival circuit, where he performed at 15 festivals in eight different countries and won two awards along the way. For Vaynshtok, the moment was bittersweet, as he couldn’t be there to […]]]>

After completing her first short film, What can be broken should be brokenlast year, Rostislav Vaynshtok was delighted to be welcomed onto the film festival circuit, where he performed at 15 festivals in eight different countries and won two awards along the way.

For Vaynshtok, the moment was bittersweet, as he couldn’t be there to see how audiences reacted to his crime film featuring organ-harvesting gangsters out for revenge.

“Since last year we were still in the middle of COVID, I missed most of the festivals, especially since some were in other countries,” Vaynshtok said. new times.

Hoping to remedy the situation, Vaynshtok set up a free screening of the short on June 25 at Tomas Redrado Art with all sorts of festivities including music, art and an open bar.

“We are going to project the film digitally in 4K on one of the walls of the gallery. Kronenbourg kindly provides 1664 Blanc”, he adds.

Besides the free beer, Vaynshtok, a musician who performs under the name Slavvy, reached out to friends to provide the sounds needed to make the evening a party.

“Bed Scene are a great local band with the best vibes going to play. John Caignet of Jolt Radio is a dear friend and has supported me and my musical endeavors since my high school band Fight Like Animals,” he says. “He’s had his finger on the pulse of the Miami music scene for over a decade – he’s the man.”

Local artist John Barrymore will provide the art for the evening. Barrymore and Vaynshtok have been friends since childhood, so Barrymore considered their past and present friendship for the performance art he would present at the event.

“The fundraiser for Lauren Lauren is an auction that will run for the duration of the opening. We want to raise awareness for Lauren Lauren and make Lauren Lauren™ a thing. Polaroids $20 is a painting that charges customers 10 $ for selfies and $20 for Polaroids,” says Barrymore.

The couple chose Tomas Redrado Art in Little River as the site for the event after Barrymore dragged Vaynshtok to a few art openings in space.

“We had been to exhibitions at Tomas Redrado Art, and we really connected with Tomas and some of the artists he represents. The idea of ​​doing an exhibition came naturally after seeing the program. [at the gallery]“, explains Vaynshtok.

This will be the first film screened at Tomas Redrado Art, but the eponymous gallerist is grateful for the opportunity to push the boundaries of what his space can be.

“We don’t see our gallery as another art gallery dedicated to contemporary visual art, but as the true center of a movement where artists collaborate,” says Redrado. “This will be the first time we’ve featured a film in our catalog, and I’m thrilled to bring another medium of art and expression to the gallery.”

And for Vaynshtok, it’s an opportunity to witness a live audience in his half-English, half-Russian detective opus.

What can be broken should be broken. 6-10 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at Tomas Redrado Art, 8163 NE Second Ave, Miami; tomasredradoart.com. Free entry.

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Labelexpo Americas 2022 unveils its educational program https://ukdigitala.com/labelexpo-americas-2022-unveils-its-educational-program/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 13:39:51 +0000 https://ukdigitala.com/labelexpo-americas-2022-unveils-its-educational-program/ Having trouble reading this email? Click here Organizers of Labelexpo Americas 2022 have confirmed details of the event’s conference and learning program for the region’s largest trade show for the label and packaging printing industry, including is now in its 17th edition. The speaker list includes representatives from ACTEGA, Avery Dennison, Blue Label Packaging Company, […]]]>

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Organizers of Labelexpo Americas 2022 have confirmed details of the event’s conference and learning program for the region’s largest trade show for the label and packaging printing industry, including is now in its 17th edition. The speaker list includes representatives from ACTEGA, Avery Dennison, Blue Label Packaging Company, Cartes, Cerm, Channeled Resources, FINAT, Fortis Solutions Group, GM, Henkel, HP Indigo, Kurz, Label Traxx, Mactac, S-One LP , TLMI, UPM Raflatac, Xeikon and 3M.

The three-day educational program includes: six thematic one-hour conferences which will take place on September 13 and 14, 13-14, the first two days of the three-day fair; as well as two Label Academy technical half-days led master classes during the second and third days of the show.

The first day of the conference is designed to explore some of the key technologies and trends in the label and packaging printing industry, including Industry 4.0/automation and supply chain challenges. supply. Among the highlights of the session is “What does an automated future look like?”, chaired by Steve Metcalf, Director of Marketing and IoT, Baldwin Technology, which will include a case study presentation followed by a discussion exploring how the automation will change the industry, the powerhouse of Industry 4.0 and the next generation of fully automated digital conversion. Panelists include: Geert van Damme, Managing Director, CERM; Christian Menegon, Global Business Development Manager, Labels & Packaging, HP Indigo; Rob Mayerson, President, Label Traxx; and Andrew M Boyd, President, Blue Label Packaging Company. Other speakers on day one include: Linnea Keen, President of TLMI, Jules Lejeune, Managing Director of FINAT, and John Wynne, CEO of Fortis Solutions Group, who will open the conference with a joint overview of the global label market; while Mike Ferrari, founder of Ferrari Innovation Solutions, will chair a panel discussion on supply chain complexities.

The second day is designed to ensure the sustainability of your business. Topics include mergers and acquisitions, the changing industry landscape, and diversification. Session highlights include a panel discussion on “The Changing Market Landscape” chaired by Bob Cronin, Managing Partner, The Open Approach. This will look at how mergers and acquisitions are shaping the label and packaging printing industry, and how converters are adapting. Other Day 2 speakers include AWT CEO Bruce Hanson, who, along with Cronin, will precede this roundtable with an opening session on M&A and Competitiveness. The conference concludes with a presentation of case studies and a panel discussion chaired by S-One LP Vice President of Sales, Tom Hauenstein, on the theme “Opportunities Beyond PS Labels”, which explores some of the innovative ways in which the industry is diversifying. Among the panelists was Martin Leitner, Product Manager (Labels & Flexible Packaging) at Durst Group.

The two in-depth masterclasses will cover digital embellishment on September 14 and self-adhesive label materials on September 15. The first offers thematic sessions such as: inkjet coating and varnishing given by Filip Weymans, marketing vice-president, digital solutions, Xeikon; special effect inks and coatings, donated by Mohammad S Farahat PhD, Director of R&D, Novel Device Technology, Sun Chemical; digital foil techniques, given by Michael Aumann, director – digital embellishment solutions, Kurz; digital embellishment and laser cutting, donated by Virgilio Micale, Sales Director, Cards; an ACTEGA Ecoleaf case study; digital beautification and workflow given by Uffe Nielsen, CEO, GM; integrate digital beautification into existing systems; and the design and brand perspective, given by Doris Brown-McNally, North America brand innovation manager, HP Graphic Arts. Attendees will also be able to see this theory in action at the show, with cutting-edge examples highlighted from the various technologies of participating companies on the Digital Embellishment Trail.

Topics covered in the self-adhesive labeling materials masterclass include: an introduction to the different materials on the market, given by Andy Thomas-Emans, Strategic Director, Labelexpo Global Series; Release Substrates, donated by Bruce Ruppert, Product Development Manager, UPM Raflatac; different types of adhesives donated by Valérie Alexis, Senior Application Specialist, Henkel; paper and synthetic facestocks donated by Angel Harvey, senior product manager – premium paper and VI, Avery Dennison; 3M paperless front ends; identification and characteristics of Mactac self-adhesive materials; new uses for tag waste, given by Calvin Frost, founder and president, CEO of Channeled Resources; and test methods and procedures.

Tasha Ventimiglia, Labelexpo Americas Event Director, comments: “Since our last show in 2018, the industry has evolved significantly, primarily due to the covid pandemic and ongoing supply chain challenges, which is hence our much-awaited opportunity to offer a face-to-face educational platform in the region, where participants can update their industry knowledge. They will be able to hear and learn from our lineup of top speakers addressing the most pressing issues through a robust mix of panels, technical presentations and practical case studies highlighting real-life experiences and lessons learned. Seating is limited for all lecture and master class sessions, so I strongly encourage visitors to book as soon as possible.

Echoing this, Wynne said, “I’m really looking forward to attending Labelexpo Americas. The two-day conference program addresses the areas most relevant to our industry and appropriately helps define the opportunities and challenges ahead. Additionally, the event is an opportune time to network with industry experts and key industry vendors. »

Weymans adds: “Over time, the market has embraced the possibilities of digital printing. We are at a point where this inspires digitization of the broader aspect of label production, beyond printing, embellishment and converting. Different options are available, but which solution is best for your business? In this session, we will discuss beautification processes achieved through workflow, online and offline printing. Different capabilities, different business benefits, with potential value for your business.

Alexis says, “I’m really excited to share the different types of adhesives used in label applications. Understanding adhesive limitations and end-use performance requirements helps in choosing the right adhesive for applications used in label printing, so this session will be especially useful for converters, and in fact for all participants at Labelexpo Americas 2022 wishing to deepen their knowledge!”.

Labelexpo Americas will take place September 13-15 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont in Chicago, IL, USA. Spread over 5 exhibition halls, more than 400 exhibitors will participate.

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Israeli lab-grown diamond producer Lusix raises $90 million https://ukdigitala.com/israeli-lab-grown-diamond-producer-lusix-raises-90-million/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 20:23:54 +0000 https://ukdigitala.com/israeli-lab-grown-diamond-producer-lusix-raises-90-million/ Israeli lab-grown diamond producer LUSIX on Friday announced the closing of a $90 million Series B funding round to expand its production capabilities, including the development of a second state-of-the-art, fully-oil-powered facility. 100% solar powered, which will begin production later this summer. The round was led by investment firms LVMH Luxury Ventures, Ragnar Crossover Fund […]]]>

Israeli lab-grown diamond producer LUSIX on Friday announced the closing of a $90 million Series B funding round to expand its production capabilities, including the development of a second state-of-the-art, fully-oil-powered facility. 100% solar powered, which will begin production later this summer.

The round was led by investment firms LVMH Luxury Ventures, Ragnar Crossover Fund and More Investment House.

LUSIX’s new facility will serve to better meet the growing demands for synthetic diamonds (LGD) from its global customers and the industry as a whole. Additionally, the solar-powered facility will reflect the company’s leadership in integrating sustainability into production operations.

Founded in 2016 by Benny Landa and CTO Dr. Yossi Yayon, LUSIX grows and offers lab-grown and custom-shaped 1-5 carat rough diamonds for various industrial applications. Its diamonds are certified by the International Gemological Institute, and the company has become a benchmark among LGD producers for its proprietary in-house scientific expertise regarding the diamond growing process.

LUSIX is part of the Landa Group, a holding company dedicated to disrupting major industries with breakthrough technologies. It employs over 1,200 people and includes Landa Labs, Landa Digital Printing, Landa Fund and Landa Ventures.

“We are delighted and proud to welcome such prestigious investors, including LVMH Luxury Ventures, who are providing their financial support and valuable industry knowledge,” said Benny Landa, Founder and Chairman of LUSIX. “Their assistance will go a long way towards the success of our business, while the implications of this investment, both for LUSIX and for the synthetic diamond segment, are profound and so exciting!”

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ASME releases updated standard for 3D printing https://ukdigitala.com/asme-releases-updated-standard-for-3d-printing/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 20:14:50 +0000 https://ukdigitala.com/asme-releases-updated-standard-for-3d-printing/ The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) says it recently released an updated standard based largely on research from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which includes language for 3D printing. The standard, titled Y14.46 Product Definition for Additive Manufacturing, identifies important characteristics unique to 3D printing and describes how they should be […]]]>

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) says it recently released an updated standard based largely on research from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which includes language for 3D printing. The standard, titled Y14.46 Product Definition for Additive Manufacturing, identifies important characteristics unique to 3D printing and describes how they should be documented.

Guidance from the new standard should help engineers across a wide range of industries communicate more effectively with manufacturers, product inspectors and others. Its widespread adoption could facilitate the use of 3D printing on a larger scale, unlocking the environmental and economic benefits associated with the technology.

“The industry is currently in the midst of a digital transformation, moving away from physical 2D drawings, and additive manufacturing is one of the catalysts as it requires digital 3D models,” says Fredric Constantino, ASME Project Engineering Advisor. “And if you’re working on one of those models, this standard will guide you to make it understandable for 3D printers and the like.”

In subtractive manufacturing, a common production method, machines cut parts from blocks of raw material according to instructions, which can be described in digital or physical 2D drawings. In contrast, additively manufactured products take shape from scratch, as printers lay down one layer at a time, merging them into a predetermined shape that can only be dictated by a 3D model.

In addition to producing less waste than subtractive methods, 3D printing can also create more complex parts, such as those that are not completely solid but partially hollow, filled with a mesh that can take on many shapes.

“Additive manufacturing has opened the door to many unique design opportunities for engineers, but this freedom also creates challenges in communicating complex designs,” says NIST mechanical engineer Paul Witherell.

The lack of consensus on how to convey aspects of a product related to distinct 3D printing capabilities has blurred communications between different organizations and hindered the widespread use of 3D printing.

In 2021, ASME responded to this lack of consensus by forming a committee of several dozen engineers from industry, academia, and the federal government. The group, co-led by Witherell until 2019, sought to create a uniform way to define 3D printed products.

“We weren’t looking for ad hoc solutions. We were looking for solutions that could be standardized and implemented by the community to address these communication challenges,” recalls Witherell. “We already know that we can make good parts using additive manufacturing. Now the goal is to make a lot of parts with additive manufacturing, and that’s a necessary step.

The committee developed the standard over several years, drawing on input from 3D printing experts and NIST research. They also incorporated comments on a draft version of the standard published in 2017

With the new guidelines, the group introduces concepts that not only address the nuances of 3D printing designs, such as their potentially complex internal geometry, but the particularities of the printing process. Factors including print orientation and whether temporary structural supports are printed can influence the strength, durability, and other properties of the final part.

Since printers need digital product information to be presented in a particular way, the new standard also includes a section on how to package data based on 3D models so that it is machine readable.

Designers are expected to reference the new standard as well as several previously established standards, which cover basic design considerations relevant to a wide range of manufacturing methods.

“Some of the other ASME standards last 10 years, 20 years without revision, but additive manufacturing is advancing so rapidly. We aim to keep pace by adding to that standard over time,” Constantino said. “We expect him to evolve quickly.”

For more information, visit the ASME Additive Manufacturing Collection and NIST’s Measurement Science for Additive Manufacturing program

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EFI advances its growth strategy in high value digital imaging https://ukdigitala.com/efi-advances-its-growth-strategy-in-high-value-digital-imaging/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 12:05:00 +0000 https://ukdigitala.com/efi-advances-its-growth-strategy-in-high-value-digital-imaging/ FREMONT, Calif., June 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (“EFI™”), a Siris portfolio company, today announced the acquisition of Inèdit Software SL, a developer of raster image processors (RIP) and associated software for digital industrial textile printing. Acquisition extends EFI’s strategy to accelerate the digital transformation of industrial printing through investments that […]]]>

FREMONT, Calif., June 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (“EFI™”), a Siris portfolio company, today announced the acquisition of Inèdit Software SL, a developer of raster image processors (RIP) and associated software for digital industrial textile printing. Acquisition extends EFI’s strategy to accelerate the digital transformation of industrial printing through investments that strengthen the company’s presence and capabilities in packaging and corrugated, graphic display applications , textiles and construction/decoration materials. Inèdit will be integrated into Reggiani’s textile activity.

“Digital represents the greatest transformational opportunity we’ve ever seen in industrial printing,” said Jeff Jacobson, CEO and Executive Chairman of EFI. “We are committed to driving innovation and expanding our offerings across all economic cycles as we address our customers’ critical need to digitize and automate their workflows.”

Provide powerful digital textile printing workflows
Based in Barcelona, ​​Inèdit will help strengthen the market leadership of EFI Reggiani’s portfolio of digital inkjet printing products for the industrial textile space.

“We are excited about the expanded business opportunities this acquisition creates by strengthening EFI Reggiani’s strategic role as a trusted advisor to our customers,” said Adele Genoni, Senior Vice President and General Manager of EFI Reggiani. “Inèdit’s products and its world-class professional services organization open the door to creating more complete digital printing workflows that leverage the best digital technologies. Our customers can continue to seize new opportunities and grow by establishing more and better digital production services so as to reduce the high carbon footprint of the textile industry.

“Inèdit’s extensive market coverage will be a key point to fully exploit the strategic synergies resulting from the combination of the activities of EFI Reggiani and Inèdit”, continued Genoni. “This is an acquisition that significantly strengthens our presence in key textile markets.”

Similar to EFI’s Fiery® digital front-end and RIP technologies for the commercial and industrial digital printing markets, Inèdit’s neoStampa product is a world leader and a recognized reference solution for RIPs in digital textile printing. The Inèdit product portfolio includes proven and highly advanced workflow solutions for textile profiling, calibration, design integration and much more. Inèdit’s RIP technology is used throughout the global textile industry and is one of the leading RIPs used to drive EFI Reggiani digital printers and other brands of digital industrial textile printers. As part of EFI Reggiani, Inèdit will continue to support products from a wide range of digital printers.

“Being part of the EFI Reggiani business enables us to develop and deliver an even higher level of integrated end-to-end textile workflow solutions and Industry 4.0-focused automation enhancements that will further drive productivity, printing performance, profitability and customer sustainability in textile printing,” said Jose Antonio Caballero, co-founder and commercial director of Inèdit. “Our team is thrilled to join a company that is a leading innovator in digital textile printing.”

Inèdit employees join EFI Reggiani but will continue to work from their current offices. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

For more information on EFI’s advanced portfolio of innovative digital printing solutions, visit www.efi.com.

About EFI
EFI™ is a global technology company, leading the global transformation from analog to digital imaging. We understand that our customers want breakthrough technologies to guide them through their digital journey. That’s why we’re passionate about growing their business with a scalable portfolio of world-class products, solutions, services, support and partnerships for sign manufacturing, packaging, textiles, ceramic tiles, building materials, commercial prints and custom prints. documents with a wide range of printers, inks, digital front ends and workflow software. They work together to increase profits, reduce costs, improve productivity and optimize efficiency – job after job, year after year. We are committed to the success of our customers. And we believe we have the right people, the right technology and the experience to help them achieve their business goals. (www.efi.com)

NOTE TO EDITORS: The EFI logo and Fiery are registered trademarks of Electronics For Imaging, Inc. in the United States and/or certain other countries. EFI is a trademark of Electronics For Imaging, Inc. in the United States and/or certain other countries. All other terms and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners and are hereby acknowledged.

Nothing herein should be construed as a warranty in addition to the express warranty statements provided with EFI products and services.

Contact:
David Lindsay, EFI
+1 404 931 7760
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Weber Packaging Solutions celebrates its 90th anniversary https://ukdigitala.com/weber-packaging-solutions-celebrates-its-90th-anniversary/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 13:59:56 +0000 https://ukdigitala.com/weber-packaging-solutions-celebrates-its-90th-anniversary/ What started as a small, family-owned handheld printer business in Chicago, Weber Packaging Solutions is now a global company in its third generation. This year, the company celebrates the milestone of its 90th anniversary. Originally founded in 1932 as the Weber Addressing Machine Company by Joseph Weber, Sr., who introduced the company’s first manual printer, […]]]>
What started as a small, family-owned handheld printer business in Chicago, Weber Packaging Solutions is now a global company in its third generation. This year, the company celebrates the milestone of its 90th anniversary.

Originally founded in 1932 as the Weber Addressing Machine Company by Joseph Weber, Sr., who introduced the company’s first manual printer, the Tag-O-Graph, for directly marking cartons. In the 1940s, Weber introduced an addressing machine that allowed direct mechanical printing on envelopes and changed its name to Weber Marking Systems. Every decade since, Weber has made significant technological advancements in labeling and printing, moving from manual to automated digital solutions. In line with these advancements, Weber changed its name to Weber Packaging Solutions in 2011. That same year, Weber introduced its Model 4300 Pro-Apply, an economical line of printer-applicators, and installed its first Mark label press. Andy P7, which handles the most complex printing applications.

Today, the company is still family owned and operated by the Weber family, with some employees working with the company for over four decades. Since Joseph Weber, Jr. retired from day-to-day operations, his son, Doug Weber, has served as President and CEO.

“Celebrating Weber’s 90th birthday is the experience of a lifetime,” says Doug Weber. “Weber’s legacy was built on the strong foundation my grandfather laid 90 years ago, and watching it thrive has been nothing short of amazing.”

Weber is constantly striving to provide its customers with the latest and most innovative equipment. For the future of labeling, which is rapidly changing to meet consumer needs and demands, Weber is committed to providing well-designed products that last for years.

“We are honored to have reached this important milestone,” added Weber. “And we look forward to helping businesses leave their mark and customers identify their world for many generations to come.”

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Automation is driving the next wave of labeling equipment https://ukdigitala.com/automation-is-driving-the-next-wave-of-labeling-equipment/ Thu, 02 Jun 2022 14:01:29 +0000 https://ukdigitala.com/automation-is-driving-the-next-wave-of-labeling-equipment/ When Labelexpo Americas 2022 arrives in September, guests will have the opportunity to see how much label and packaging printing technology has changed over the past four years – when the last show was held in 2018. Automation has become a hallmark of so many manufacturers as they strive to improve label converting efficiency and […]]]>
When Labelexpo Americas 2022 arrives in September, guests will have the opportunity to see how much label and packaging printing technology has changed over the past four years – when the last show was held in 2018. Automation has become a hallmark of so many manufacturers as they strive to improve label converting efficiency and help printers meet today’s myriad challenges.

Automation can help accomplish many tasks, from reducing waste to addressing the labor challenge facing industry today. The challenges have been exacerbated by the pandemic, supply chain constraints, “The Great Resignation,” and more.

Manufacturers work diligently to ensure that the latest equipment can meet the specific needs of their customers. Prati, for example, has optimized its DIGIFASTone product line to meet the demands of the “present future”. Maintenance has also become automated.

“These challenges have accelerated the trend towards more automation and intelligent machines capable of handling a wide range of applications and end-customer needs,” explains Chiara Prati, CEO and CSO, Prati Company. “In addition, Prati’s remote training support and remote control system is a great boost to allow our customers to stay in touch with us and be guided step by step during installation and remote training of their new machines by our experienced in-house technology team.”

Based on Futura technology, DIGIFASTone includes laser cutters and custom digital finishing groups, such as tactile effects and textures, decorations and textures up to 130μm, braille and more, to better help this generation’s label converters with solutions that meet industry requirements. 4.0. DIGIFASTone is fully modular and available in SD or DS configurations.

To enable just-in-time printing and finishing, Prati’s digital finishing uses DOD LED/UV printheads. With a speed of 50 m/m, the converters are capable of selective UV coating even at high thicknesses. In addition, the full version is already available with the foil application for a fully digital “cold gold” and “hot gold” effect. According to Prati, this printing technique allows a limited investment and reduces processing costs.

“We are very close to the market and to the customers, and we adapt to their requirements with our tailor-made solutions,” explains Prati. “All our machines are configured to the specific needs of our customers and it is rare that two machines are identical. Based on a modular concept, each module can operate completely independently. Whatever the need of our customers to have or upgrade to include a new processing function, a dedicated module is integrated without excessive costs. The company’s motto is “Standardize the Customization” and perfectly reflects our pro-customer working philosophy. »

This modular concept, which offers customers upgrade capabilities, allows them to protect their initial investment and adapt to all market conditions with Futura technology. This range is designed to simplify the work of operators and increase their safety – while serving the brand.

DIGIFASTone generates a very low amount of waste, reduces set-up times and displays a registration accuracy of 0.15 mm, even reaching 100 m/m in the configuration with laser cutting. DIGIFASTone is available with various accessories and can perform a range of functions. These include buffering for connection to a digital printing machine and in-register rotary and semi-rotary die-cutting on pre-printed material. Longitudinal cutting systems with manual and automatic blade positioning are achievable, as is single, double and turret rewind. In addition, a control module for 100% print quality inspection is available.

The digital finishing unit, designed to generate high levels of productivity, can be built with a single printhead for ink thicknesses up to 250 microns at a speed of 25 m/m, or with a double print head for thicknesses up to 280 microns at a speed of 50 m/m.

The DIGIFASTone Laser module is also capable of processing the entire workflow completely digitally, from PDF to shipping, ensuring what Prati says is a single workflow for a truly digital model: web-to- labeling, web-to-sticker, web-to-packaging.

“Among the advantages of using DIGIFASTone with the optional laser are the ultra-fast delivery times and high productivity thanks to the change of work thanks to the automatic reading of barcodes / QR codes”, says the society. “Furthermore, the laser can process detailed cut shapes, without any contact with substrates, working on strong adhesives without damaging the backing – and there is no limit to label length. And, most importantly, laser cutting ensures a completely digital workflow, from design to delivery, for a highly efficient and truly digital business model.

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Emerging uses of 3D printing and manufacturing are transforming veteran care https://ukdigitala.com/emerging-uses-of-3d-printing-and-manufacturing-are-transforming-veteran-care/ Tue, 31 May 2022 21:31:06 +0000 https://ukdigitala.com/emerging-uses-of-3d-printing-and-manufacturing-are-transforming-veteran-care/ Chief Innovation Officer Ryan Vega sees great promise in the power of technology to improve PTSD, hearing loss and more. A neurosurgical team from the Minneapolis VA Health Care System performs deep brain stimulator (DBS) implantation surgery in November 2021. Photo credit: Department of Veterans Affairs The Department of Veterans Affairs’ chief innovation officer envisions […]]]>

Chief Innovation Officer Ryan Vega sees great promise in the power of technology to improve PTSD, hearing loss and more.

A neurosurgical team from the Minneapolis VA Health Care System performs deep brain stimulator (DBS) implantation surgery in November 2021. Photo credit: Department of Veterans Affairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ chief innovation officer envisions new uses for new technologies in an effort to continue to improve care for veterans, and one area he sees growing is point-of-care manufacturing.

“One of the market dynamics that is changing primarily in healthcare is this concept of point-of-care manufacturing. This uses additive technology,” said Dr. Ryan Vega, Director of Innovation and Learning of VA healthcare, at an ACT-IAC conference. “If you think about traditional manufacturing, it’s subtractive. ‘Additive’ is building something layer by layer.”

Using computer-aided design (CAD) or 3D object scanners, additive manufacturing creates healthcare solutions with precise geometric shapes. These are built layer by layer with a 3D printing process, which contrasts with traditional manufacturing which often requires machining or other techniques to remove excess material.

Vega explained that the rise of 3D printing in medicine has allowed VA to create and replicate personalized care for veterans. VA launched a series of new medical 3D printing applications in March to provide advanced prosthetic care.

The agency is working to find more advanced and customizable ways to restore mobility and function to limbs of veterans who have suffered serious injuries. VA’s 3D printing network has been tasked with a range of local pilot programs, conducting autonomous research to personalize and improve care for veterans.

VA has also used 3D printing to treat hearing loss. VA’s Integrated 3D Printing Network team designed and created a 3D printed stent that can be inserted into the external ear canal to prevent it from collapsing and allow sound to pass. The device is not surgically implanted and can be easily removed by the patient.

“We were able to propose and, in a few months, obtain a developed medical device. So you think about the idea of ​​surgery or manufacturing a medical device at the point of care, that’s in some ways revolutionary in terms of how we’re going to think about care and services for the elderly fighters,” Vega said.

VA is also developing the use of Extended Reality (XR), which can be used to help treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression, as well as in clinical applications such as management pain.

“We are seeing the use of extended reality, whether augmented or virtual, for a whole host of different types of care delivery, whether it’s virtual reality for home physiotherapy or.. . the surgical navigation and operation,” Vega said. .

In a surgical setting, surgeons can use X-ray to see beneath the layers of the patient using advanced computer spatial technology that takes a CT or MRI scan and overlays it on the patient in the operating room. This allows the surgeon to see below the surface before making the cut, allowing for more precise and targeted interventions in the operating room.

“These two types of emerging technologies are growing. I think you’re going to see these markets change dramatically and have a big impact on how we experience healthcare,” Vega said.

To support continuous innovation, VA focuses on developing human capital to support new healthcare solutions. VA continues to accelerate workforce training programs to ensure systems and solutions can effectively meet the agency’s mission and veteran needs.

Vega said it was essential that new procedures and technologies were incorporated into the training. By integrating new care modalities, trainees can perform virtual care, telehealth, and patient monitoring.

“It’s not about playing on the rhetoric of ‘You have to fit into the workflow.’ We can develop better workflows. If we don’t push the solutions into the training environment, we’re going to have physicians who aren’t ready to use these [innovations]”Vega said.

Private-public and interagency partnerships will allow VA to rapidly deliver new devices and innovations to veterans. Instead of taking a tech-centric approach, the agency builds robust models of care, focusing on sustaining and then turning to technology to activate those frameworks. Vega noted that as the venture capital model evolves, the industry should design solutions that transcribe a “new standard of care,” as opposed to a point solution.

“The heart of innovation is the creation of value. To do that, you have to invest in your people and in the infrastructure,” Vega said. “The idea is that you can bring together the best of private sector and government to co-design solutions that meet the agency’s mission, or joint collaborations that meet a broad perspective – so benefits, delivery, digital , cyber – that’s really where you find the acceleration of innovations.

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