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Additive manufacturing in metalworking

Brake caliper for a Bugatti, additively manufactured with machines from SLM SolutionsAfter two years ago, two large halls were already reserved for additive manufacturing (AM) at EMO, this year's edition of the trade fair in Hanover saw even more exhibitors from this branch of manufacturing. Machine tool manufacturing is one of the areas that will experience the greatest upheaval in the future due to additive manufacturing processes. We will give a brief outline of the innovations and trade fair highlights. By Sabine Slaughter

Mataerial introduces first 3D printer that prints on any surface

An innovative extrusion technology enables curves that are not affected by gravity force. In addition, no supports are necessary to create hanging structures thus resulting in being able to print on any surface. The technology allows for injection of colour dye in CMYK mode an colour control of formed paths.

InPrint 2014 launches White Paper and Market Intelligence Report and reveals a $100 Billion market with exciting potential for growth

By Marcus Timson

Industrial Print is the talk of the print sector and this talk is reinforced with significant the results of the IT Strategies White Paper, and the more detailed analysis found within the market intelligence report, it is easy to see why. Providing growth opportunities that cannot be found in traditional print markets, the industrial sector for print production is expanding in line with the trend towards mass customisation in manufacturing and the general growth in the consumption of products.

Skin tight digital innovation shaped to your needs

Skin tight digitally printed and cut technical textile Every once in a while I get excited about a new technology that is original, unique and innovative.

Something you can immediately see the value of.

Years ago tailored garments and suits were the sole preserve of the rich, professional classes. Through technology we are seeing a revolution that is enabling all of us to get customised clothing made to fit.

A tough question. Will graphic printing continue to grow into the future?

altBy Marcus Timson

With commercial, document printing in steep decline due to a number of factors, not least lack of innovation and the shift to new media, one has to ask whether graphic printing is going to suffer the same fate eventually?

Will graphic printing continue to remain as robust as it has done over the past few years?

Marketplaces shift, products mature and demand changes. Fact.

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