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Futurist Christopher Barnatt’s review: 3D printing innovations at the TCT Show 2018

From 25 to 27 September 2018, the TCT Show was held in Birmingham in the United Kingdom. With over 300 exhibitors and 10,000 attendees, the annual event was a hive of 3D printing innovation, with many new printers and other developments on display. You can watch my video report below. One of the first 3D printers to capture my attention was the Mimaki 3DUJ-553 . This UV curable inkjet hardware was launched in Spring 2018, and received its first public showing in the UK from its local distributors, Hybrid Services. The 3DUJ-553 is able to output over 10 million colours, with a layer thickness down to 19 microns, and has a build volume of 500 x 500 x 300 mm. Many different prints were on display. And as you can see in the pictures here, the quality is very good indeed. Another 3D printer on its first TCT outing […]


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