Massivit to premier its new 1800 3D printer at drupa

Massivit 1800 3D Printer.
Massivit 1800 3D Printer.

Massivit 3D Printing Technologies (Lod, Israel) will use drupa 2016 (May 31 to June 10 in Düsseldorf, Germany) for the first public demonstration of its new Massivit 1800 printer with “groundbreaking” technology that produces unique attention-grabbing large-format 3D displays for a wide variety of markets. A fast, large-format 3D printer, the Massivit 1800 is ideal for high-level marketing, advertising and themed projects.

With output speeds up to 1.8 m/6 ft. high, printers can extend their product portfolio beyond 2D, and “have access to a profitable new and unique application capability, and an important business differentiator to enhance their competitive edge and secure their future,” said the OEM.

“Following three years of hard work and incredible progress, we’re very excited to demonstrate our system at drupa,” said Avner Israeli, CEO of Massivit 3D.

Avner Israeli.
Avner Israeli.

“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’s 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’s 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 added.

Retail display printed on Massivit 1800 by ES Digital.
A 3D retail display printed on the Massivit 1800 by ES Digital.

At the heart of the printer is the company’s proprietary GDP (Gel Dispensing Printing) technology that enables instant solidification and high-speed printing. The printer also utilizes techniques that allow it to print non-vertical walls and ceilings, without the need to produce a solid object or intensive support structure. So “in printing less to achieve the same result,” the Massivit 1800 is able to dramatically increase print speed, while also reducing material costs and product weight – crucial for additional materials handling, transportation and storage benefits.

Specifications include speeds up to 1,000 mm/39 inches per second in x-axis and y-axis, productivity up to 35 cm/1 ft. of object growth per hour (z-axis), easy printing of two different objects in parallel, low material consumption due to ‘support-less’ printing, and low energy consumption LED UV curing lamps.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.