Three letters come to mind when we hear of the Massivit 3D 1800 printer: BIG. It’s safe to say the name probably belies this already, allowing for a printer that isn’t really similar to another machine or typical in any way. And this should be quite obvious as they show off this fascinating and powerful 3D printing technology at drupa 2016, one of the hottest expos known for print media—and obviously typically known for offerings just limited to the 2D realm. Held this year in Düsseldorf, Germany from May 31st through June 10th, the Massivit 3D printer should complement this year’s drupa focus on the ‘technologies of tomorrow’ quite well.
We’ve been following this Israeli company for some time now, with a team comprising, cumulatively, decades of relevant experience within the industry, and founding Massivit 3D in 2013. From unveiling their Gel Dispensing Printing system (GDP) technology and printing a Strati car last year to printing off lifesize statues in half a work day—to partnering with key players in the US, exporting their GDP technology—and the first Massivit 1800 system—to Brooklyn, this company continues to evolve in their mission for transforming 3D printing for those who want to make attention-grabbing, stunning displays in large format—even as tall as six feet.
Now, they will be offering the first public demonstration of their powerful machine, which isn’t known just for printing enormous items, but also for doing so at incredibly high speeds, along with these features:
- Speed up to 1,000 mm / 39 inch per sec in X- & Y-axis
- Productivity up to 35cm / 1 ft of object per hour
- Printing dimensions of 1.5 x 1.2 x 1.8 m / 4 x 5 x 6 ft
- Dual process for easy printing of 2 different objects in parallel
- Low material consumption due to ‘support-less’ printing
“Following three years of hard work and incredible progress, we are very excited to demonstrate our system at drupa,” says Avner Israeli, CEO of Massivit 3D. “In general, 3D print has the flexibility, speed and price point to unlock huge new creative opportunities and drive profitable growth for users, and that is no different for the printing industry.”
“For print providers, the Massivit 1800 dramatically enhances the ability to create eye-catching added-value visual communications that better engage target audiences. With recent studies suggesting that 3D advertising has five times the stopping power and four times the staying power of 2D advertising, it is clear why this is the technology for sign and display applications. The Massivit 1800 is the 3D printing solution for print providers, developed by people who have dedicated their careers to delivering market leading large format digital printing equipment.” he adds.
While this printer is already famous for allowing for extremely large models and high speeds, it also boasts a high degree of user-friendliness and an intuitive interface. For those just transitioning to 3D printing, the company promises a streamlined and painless transition. Many may not yet be aware also that the 1800 model is capable of printing non-vertical walls and ceilings, sans supports—cutting down on cost, weight, and need for storage area.
With an eye on transforming the marketing industry, the Massivit 3D sees their technology as being a new solution for:
- Large print shops
- Theming professionals, to include those in the entertainment industry
- Architects, designers, and sculptors
- Tradeshow designers
- 3D service bureaus and those providing 3D scanning services
“We expect drupa visitor reaction to be very positive,” says Israeli. “Our products enable marketing/brand managers to maximize the impact of their campaigns with a never-before-seen ‘wow factor’. This will be the key to many print service providers being able to expand their business with existing and new customers. We’re ready to help fuel the next large format growth market.”
The goal at drupa will be to show the expansiveness of 3D as compared with the limitations of 2D—especially in marketing–and all the opportunities it offers businesses and professionals for new applications, new levels of productivity and independence in creating, as well as a sharper competitive edge—all leading to a more exciting future full of innovation. The Massivit team will be at the drupa tradeshow ready to take orders. Have you been following the progress of this technology? Discuss in the Massivit 3D 1800 Printer forum over at 3DPB.com.[Source: TCT]