A new Mimaki 3D printer aimed at those in the sign and display manufacturing markets will be available from 1 April.
The company said its 3DGD-1800 3D printer facilitates large-scale production up to three times faster than with conventional Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) type 3D printers. It is capable of producing objects up to 1.8m tall in seven hours. Its assembly-based design allows for the creation of larger designs too, and its dual-head configuration enables the simultaneous output of two structures.
The Mimaki 3DGD-1800 also allows the production of support-free hollowed structures, further streamlining production whilst allowing for increased portability and the possible addition of interior illuminations.
“Part of what makes our approach unique here at Mimaki is our dedication to being a Total Solutions Provider, and as such we have ensured that even beyond the 3D printing stage, our Mimaki inkjet printers can then be utilised to add colour and decor, making created objects even more impressive and immensely versatile,” said Bert Benckhuysen, senior product manager at Mimaki Europe. “We intend to lead the sign graphics industry in both two- and three-dimensional signage - and the introduction of the new Mimaki 3DGD-1800 is a fantastic step forward in achieving this goal.”
With Mimaki’s new 3D printing system designs can be visualised as a finished product just based on the 3D data, and then produced in various sizes from a single data set. The 3DGD-1800 employs gel dispensing printing technology, extruding gel-type UV curable resin lineally and utilising LED UV light to instantly cure the resin, enabling lamination speeds of up to 350mm in height per hour.