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Mimaki defines the future of 3D printing

Mimaki defines the future of 3D printing

Mimaki has introduced the official campaign for its innovative 3DUJ-553 3D printer. Commercially available since January 2018, the 3DUJ-553 3D printer is unique in its colour capabilities, with the ability to produce more than 10 million shades in layers as fine as 20 microns.

Its water-soluble support material can easily be washed off, saving time and reducing the possibility of damaging the object when removing support material. Furthermore, the availability of clear ink makes it possible to create translucent printed pieces.

“We are very excited to be launching this breakthrough product to t in Europe,” said Ronald van den Broek, General Manager Sales at Mimaki Europe. “Making the leap from UV-curable 2D inkjet printing devices to 3D printing was a logical step for Mimaki, and we have dedicated significant research and development resources to our 3D development efforts.

 

“The Mimaki 3DUJ-553 is our first foray into the 3D market and it uses a unique technique based on its advanced UV inkjet printing technology. Since we first unveiled the technology at drupa 2016, we have received excellent feedback from the marketplace, and we look forward to bringing a new level of innovation to an emerging market.”

Of the many different approaches to 3D printing, Mimaki chose to adopt one where the printer jets and instantly UV-cures tiny droplets of liquid photopolymer. Fine layers accumulate on the build tray to create one or several precise 3D models or parts. Where overhangs or complex shapes require support, the 3D printer jets a removable support material.

Mimaki’s 3DUJ-553 is differentiated from other 3D printers in a number of aspects, including its ability to print objects with more than 10 million colours, the only 3D printer in the market with this capability. Colour profiles can be used to ensure accurate and consistent colour. This means no overpainting is required, thus saving time and labour.

It offers white ink, as well as a clear ink that can be mixed with colours to add transparency to the printed product. Its water-soluble support material eliminates the need for manual work to cut tags or other support structures and allows even the most intricate designs to be realised. The Mimaki 3DUJ-553 features a maximum build size of 50 x 50 x 30 cm, which is larger than comparable 3D printers.

 

Exclusively distributed in the UK and Ireland by Hybrid Services, the company will shortly be adding a Mimaki 3DUJ-553 to its centrally located showroom to enable prospective customers to audition the machine in the UK. Furthermore, Mimaki invites visitors to see the printer live at FESPA 2018 from 15th to 18th May in Berlin. Located on Stand 1.2-D20/D30, the company promises a real spectacle at the show.

Ronald van den Broek continued: “Our 3D experts will be there to explain the technology in detail to visitors and how it can open new business opportunities for them, but most importantly, we want them to feel inspired and confident that they can take their businesses to the next level, with a little help from Mimaki.”

To kick off the campaign, Mimaki has launched a dedicated page for the 3DUJ-553 where visitors can find more details about the product, accessible through www.mimakieurope.com/3d

For further information or to organize a demonstration, visit: www.hybridservices.co.uk

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