Venue: New Delhi
Date: 26th February 2015
Inkjet Forum India is all set to organise its 5th edition of this flagship conference on Digital Textile Printing in Delhi.
Inkjet India Technical Workshop Series 2015
This technical workshop series will provide an indepth understanding of inkjet printing technology and will provide the delegates a comprehensive educational experience.
Inkjet Forum Asia 2015 - Digital Textile Printing Conference
We will go International with our very first ‘Inkjet Forum Asia’ conference on Digital Textile Printing in South East Asia. The details for the same will be announced shortly.
Inkjet India 2016 - Digital Textile Printing Conference
Date: February 2016
Feature: Inkjet Design Trends
In its 6th year, Inkjet Forum India will organize its its flagship ‘Inkjet India’ series conference enlighten the stakeholders of this area about the flourishing trends of Digital Textile Printing.
IndusPRINT 2016 - Industrial Print Conference
Date: October 2016
After the 1st event in Bangalore,IndusPRINT 2016 will provide the best networking opportunities for the stakeholders involved in this field of industrial inkjet and printing technology.
Since 3D printing injection molds for medical devices, Worrell slashes lead times by a game-changing 95% in comparison to traditional tooling, with costs plummeting 70%
Minneapolis, MN; Rehovot, Israel – October 30, 2014 – Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, today announced its collaboration with design and product development company, Worrell, to accelerate medical device development through the use of 3D printed injection molding (which Worrell refers to as “3D IM”). Since 3D printing injection mold tools for medical devices, the company is producing injection molded prototypes using final production materials in 95% less time and at 70% less cost compared with traditional aluminium molds.
In a bid to promote the significant cost savings of 3D printed injection molds for medical device manufacturers, as well as the huge reductions in product development cycles, Stratasys and Worrell will jointly attend international tradeshows and host a series of workshops to educate the medical industry on the innovative process and its radical impact on manufacturing.
“We have recognized a significant under-utilization of the 3D printed injection molding process in medical device development and we’re working with Worrell to help fill this gap,” says Nadav Sella, Senior Manager of Manufacturing Tools at Stratasys. “Worrell is a leading design firm with the expertise and infrastructure necessary to integrate injection molding and 3D printing within the product development cycle. In an industry where products have the potential to save lives, we want to use this collaboration to demonstrate how medical device manufacturers can bring their products to market significantly faster than ever before.”
Medical device manufacturers traditionally face two main obstacles in getting medical devices to market: tooling costs and the FDA regulatory process. Traditional tooling is both costly and time-consuming, as new molds must be created every time a prototype is refined before manufacturing. To reduce potential iteration risks and tooling costs, Worrell uses Stratasys PolyJet-based 3D printers to create injection molding tools and then inject the same materials that will be used in a finished medical device, creating higher-fidelity prototypes.
“We were recently approached by medical device start-up, MedTG, to design and engineer a dual-flow needleless blood collection system that reduced the need for multiple injections, thereby increasing patient comfort and hospital efficiency. Utilizing 3D printed injection molds to prototype the device, we were able to reduce the costs associated with traditional tooling by approximately 70%, as well as cutting times by 95%,” explains Kai Worrell, CEO at Worrell.
Worrell concludes, “Using 3D printed injection molds, we are able to create a prototype for a fraction of the cost and in a matter of days compared to the eight-week lead time associated with traditional tooling processes. This revolutionary manufacturing process enabled by Stratasys PolyJet technology is now an integral part of our product development cycle, allowing us to provide better prototypes for care providers, while saving our clients considerable time and money.”
Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel, is a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions. The company's patented FDM®, PolyJet™, and WDM™ 3D Printing technologies produce prototypes and manufactured goods directly from 3D CAD files or other 3D content. Systems include 3D printers for idea development, prototyping and direct digital manufacturing. Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and Solidscape, and the company operates a digital-manufacturing service, comprising RedEye, Harvest Technologies and Solid Concepts. Stratasys has more than 2500 employees, holds over 600 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents globally, and has received more than 25 awards for its technology and leadership. Online at: www.stratasys.com or http://blog.stratasys.com.
Worrell, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a product design, development and strategy firm that collaborates with leading medical device companies and entrepreneurs to improve lives globally through design. The company uses a range of 3D printing processes for rapid prototyping and manufacturing, successfully combined 3D printing techniques with the injection molding process to create a quick path to small batch production. Worrell has expertise in industrial design, engineering, human factors and FDA compliance, user experience, branding and packaging. Online at: www.worrell.com or http://www.worrell.com/newmagazine/
The nascent textile digital printing industry is projected to double in size every two years, as digital technology makes short runs and personalisation an increasingly profitable enterprise.
An Infotrends study found the global textile industry is valued at a trillion dollars, while the value of digitally printed textile garments, décor items, and industrial products was valued at US$10.3bn in 2012.
The research suggests rapid growth is ahead with sales of digital textile equipment and ink expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 39 per cent, which means the market will more than double every two years.
The burgeoning sector is being driven by new digital printing technology that lowers barriers to entry for small printing companies, and opens up new markets based on shorter runs and greater personalisation.
Textile printing has in the past been done with rotary and flatbed screen printing, which needs individual screens for every colour and pattern used and makes short runs uneconomical.
The proliferation of digital textile printers, at a fraction of the cost and setup time compared to screen or offset, means even one-off personalised pieces are affordable and in fact can be an entire business model.
While the fashion industry is increasingly interested as it shies away from mass production, interior decoration is another market as curtains, blinds, furniture upholstery and carpets can now be customised.
Several digital textile printers have arrived on Australian shores this year and Australian printers looking to diversify into growth markets saw them on display at Visual Impact.
Epson launched textile printers fitted with its new PrecisionCore inkheads, including the SureColor F7100 for medium to high volume fabric and soft signage production.
Roland DG just launched its first ever textile printer with the 64 inch RT-640 dye sublimation transfer printer, available next February and running at 22sqm an hour.
Finally, Australian technology developer Impression Technology is offering dye sublimation printer and software packages for textile printing under its Pigment.com brand starting at $30,000.
TechNova launched the SmartJet LP112 digital inkjet press built on the revolutionary memjet waterfall technology. The new inkjet label press is an expansion on TechNova’s first concept inkjet label press, SmartJet-C showcased at Pamex 2013.
Speaking to PrintWeek India, CEO for digital imaging solutions at TechNova, said, “We are commercially launching the machine here.” He added, “If you ask me what’s the difference between the time when it was unveiled at Pamex 2013 and now, I would say, we were talking more about the concept, a prototype then, how it was developed, the benefits that a customer can derive out of the machine. Here, apart from impressing upon the benefits, we are also letting the customers know that the product is available, and should they want to buy, we would be able to deliver it.”
The label press can print at a maximum print speed of 12 inches / second at 1600 x 800 dpi, making it one of the fastest in its category. At the highest print resolution of 1600x1600 dpi, the printer can print six inches / second.
The LP112, TechNova claims, is ideally suited for high-speed high-res print-on-demand labels on various media types with capabilities to change the content on the fly. This includes applications like pressure-sensitive labels, retail tags, professional documents and many other applications.
Swarnangka said, “We are looking at two different segments. One is definitely the flexo players, who would like to cater to the print-on-demand market, or someone looking to supply small quantities of labels or maybe advance copies of labels, a typical digital requirement. We have also observed that this particular device has found a large fan-base among manufacturers like TechNova who will have an in-house labels requirement.”
Accordingly, the immediate benefit that one gets from such presses are: zero-level inventory, full control of print jobs, plus customised marketing information that can be printed over the labels. For example, a tiles manufacturer, wants to create say, a marketing promo plan, he can do it in-house.
TechNova also has a solution for post-press in the form of machines that could die-cut, embellish, and foil.
The SmartJet has been installed at a few beta sites and there a long list of interested customers, “As of now, there is only so much I can disclose,” said Swarnangka.
Storm II and Paradigm II demonstrate digital versatility with cost efficiency and greener production
Hall 4, booth G50
With Turkey now acknowledged as a rapidly growing area for digital textile printing, global leader Kornit Digital will address the huge market potential for direct-to-garment production by exhibiting at FESPA Eurasia. Live demonstrations of the mid-range Kornit Storm II and the Kornit Paradigm, which enables screen-printers to include digital versatility in their applications, will be presented as examples of the company’s NeoPigment process. Incorporated into every Kornit Digital machine, of which are there are now 1,300 installed world-wide, this one-step, no pre-treatment solution achieves high quality and environmentally-friendly results on virtually all fabric types.
The strong presence of the screen process in Turkey is now being challenged by the drive for greater versatility and lower volumes, and Kornit Digital’s systems are ideal for businesses wanting to complement their carousels with user-friendly technology and a fast return on investment. To explain and demonstrate the benefits of direct-to-garment systems, the company’s resellers Tetas AS and Pekiz Makina will be in attendance throughout FESPA Eurasia, along with Doga Ipek, Kornit’s Country Manager for Turkey.
Kornit Digital’s comprehensive series of direct-to-garment printers includes the Storm II which will be demonstrated at FESPA Eurasia. Engineered for high-end productivity and performance, it is ideal for businesses wanting the benefits of fast throughput with low running costs, even on one-offs and short runs. This system’s continuous workflow enables garments to be loaded while printing is taking place, and its 1.5 litre bulk ink system enhances uninterrupted use. With eight height-adjustable industrial Spectra print-heads that simplify printing over zips, buttons and raised objects, this machine has a print area of 50 x 70cm and the capacity to produce 150 garments per hour.
Screen-printing companies that want to add digital capabilities to their existing analogue production methods can see the Kornit Paradigm II in action, engineered to work in-line with traditional carousels and oval machines. This versatile system enables complex combinations of screen and digital technology to be created in a single job so that special effects and finishes can be merged with high quality personalisation and variable data.
The Kornit Paradigm II’s robust engineering and ergonomic design make it well suited to 24/7 production, with its industrial high volume Spectra Polaris print-heads generating consistently high quality results. Transfer between print stations and fast set-up are complemented by automated processing and precise registration.
“All Kornit Digital’s direct-to-garment printers, plus the 1.8m high speed roll-to-roll industrial Allegro, benefit from the company’s NeoPigment process that meets the requirements of businesses wanting to work with virtually all textile types without being compromised by the ink chemistry,” states Wilfried Kampe, Managing Director of Kornit Digital Europe. “The versatility and convenience we can offer our customers is particularly important within Turkey and surrounding territories which, increasingly are seeing a return to onshore production after a period of strong competition from the east.”
Kornit Digital’s infrastructure in Turkey has been bolstered with the addition of a powerful sales network and a streamlined and highly efficient support infrastructure. FESPA Eurasia provides the company with the strong opportunity to demonstrate and discuss its successful serious of printers all of which feature no pre-treatment, unmatched versatility and toxin-free ink technology.
Kornit Digital is the leading innovator and manufacturer of direct-to-garment printers, with models for all sizes of business from start-up operations through to those requiring high speed 24/7 production. The NeoPigment printing process is continuing to transform digital textile printing with its innovative environmentally friendly pigment ink that requires no pre-treatment, minimal finishing and the ability to print to multiple fabric types.