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Konica Minolta rolls out new 3D tech

Tuesday, 08 May 2018
By Print21

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Konica Minolta is offering manufacturers a first look at its ‘revolutionary’ 3D technology at National Manufacturing Week, from May 9-12 at Sydney Olympic Park.

“Konica Minolta is showcasing a new wave of technologies for Australian manufacturers that will accelerate operations and reshape businesses,” said Marc Brandon, 3D and Robotics marketing manager, Konica Minolta. “These technologies – spanning additive manufacturing, material sciences, software, and robotics – are advancing and intersecting at such a rapid rate that they are for the first time, a reality for industry-leading organisations.”

In an Australian-first preview, Konica Minolta will showcase the 3D Systems Figure 4 Standalone system, part of a wider family of Figure 4 technologies. These Digital Light Printing (DLP) systems deliver “the industry’s first scalable, modular, fully-integrated 3D printing platform” with ultra-fast speed, enabling throughput improvement up to 15 times and up to 20 per cent lower parts cost.

Another technology that is making 3D production a reality is Direct Metal Printing (DMP). Victorian-based engineering company Amiga Engineering recently installed the 3D Systems ProX 320 DMP metal printer and will be on the Konica Minolta stand, showcasing its new high-performance metal material output.

“Amiga Engineering was closely following the growth of this technology and decided it was time to take the plunge into this concept area to grow it and expand the business,” said Michael Bourchier, GM of Amiga Engineering. “We have seen great traction in a short amount of time with customers and prospects in industries such as medical, dental, aerospace, and motorsports. This will help advance the industry as a whole by creating use cases and applications for the technology.”

Matthew Hunter, national manager 3D, Konica Minolta, said: “Konica Minolta is excited about bringing this ground-breaking technology and new high-performance metal materials to the market, and we look forward to seeing how our customers use them to transform their business.”

Bookings are limited and appointment times are filling fast. To secure a first look preview of the Figure 4 and other manufacturing solutions, complete an online request: https://www.konicaminolta.com.au/promotions/events/manufacturing-the-future.

 

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