The Mimaki 3DFF-222 printer can produce jigs, three-dimensional signage and many more applications in combination with Mimaki’s range of LED UV flatbed printers
The Mimaki 3DFF-222 3D printer also offers a wealth of benefits for sign and display printers
Mimaki Europe, a leading manufacturer of inkjet printers and cutting systems, today announces the launch of the new Mimaki 3DFF-222 3D printer, a product co-branded with Sindoh, a manufacturer of 3D printers and multi-function printers based in South Korea. The Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) solution has been developed as an in-house design and production tool, ideal for parts such as jigs used in direct-to-shape printing and tools for producing three-dimensional signage.
Commercially available from the end April 2019, the 3DFF-222 system prints in PLA material. Using easy-to-load filament cartridges it prints parts up to 210mm x 200mm x 195mm (W x D x H), and offers remote monitoring of each print job through a Mimaki app. The new platform joins the 3DUJ-553 in Mimaki’s portfolio of 3D printers, to which Mimaki has applied the expertise from its long heritage in the graphic arts. Consequently, both systems offer enduring reliability and have technical support and customer service in place across the globe.
“Flexibility and ease-of-use are key features of the new desktop 3D printer. It’s been developed so that you can have it sitting in your office without disruption,” states Bert Benckhuysen, Senior Product Manager at Mimaki Europe. “The 3D printer also complements our sign and display printers seamlessly. The 3DFF-222 is capable of inexpensively producing customised print jigs, which can be used to stabilise print quality when printing on flatbed direct-to-shape UV LED printers from our UJF Series.
“Sign and display printers can also benefit with time and cost savings through efficient in-house manufacturing of eye-catching colourful indoor signs and channel letters, which are 3D printed first and then decorated using Mimaki’s UV printers in LD mode, allowing high quality print on three-dimensional objects.”
Key features of the 3DFF-222 3D printer
PLA (Poly-Lactic Acid) filament – a hard, robust material that is a plant-derived eco-plastic made from corn and potato starch
Automatic Filament Supply – filament installation is simplified, comprising insertion of a reeled filament in the dedicated cartridge and setting it to the main unit, the filament is supplied to the nozzle automatically
Auto Filament Cutting – is also possible after the print job is completed
A flexible metal bed, with built-in thermostatic function, enables both stable formation and easy removal of the model once it is ready
Bed Leveling Assist – automatic measuring of horizontal error of the table and correction also supports stable formation
HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filter – prevents the discharge of foul air
Motor drivers were designed specially to reduce noise levels during operation
A camera and LED light are provided for remote monitoring with a smartphone or tablet
“Following the launch of our flagship 3DUJ-553 3D printer, Mimaki continues to explore opportunities in 3D printing,” continues Benckhuysen, “Our new desktop 3D printer is designed to fit the needs of modern print production environments and it is suitable for a broad range of uses. The introduction of this latest product demonstrates Mimaki’s commitment to driving innovation and providing our customers with profit-enhancing solutions.”