RIS: Massivit 1800 – Large Format Additive Manufacturing – Production technology for new horizons?


The Real Innovation Seekers struck gold this year at drupa – and the Massivit 1800 was just one of the many exciting innovations presented there. The amazing thing about Massivit 1800 is not just that you can use this production technology to manufacture extra large 3D screens, prototypes and finished parts – RIS was also blown away at the speed at which it does all that.

The Israeli company Massivit unveils the Massivit 1800 machine at drupa 2016. This device is a large format 3D printer. Vice President for Marketing and Business Development Lilach Sapir explains the speed, productivity and profitability of their new product in an interview. What makes this production technology special is that it allows the manufacture of extra large 3D screens, prototypes and finished parts. The company, which has been in operation for three years, was the first to utilise gel dispensing printing technology (GDP) and holds the patent rights for it. They use a highly viscous, non-flammable gel material that is cured under UV light to form a sturdy photopolymer. The machine works with an amazing production speed, which facilitates a height increase of up to 35 cm (14”) per hour in the 3D printed objects. Throughput is additionally increased by the use of two printing devices working in parallel. Multiple orders can therefore be completed in record time. The technology also allows the production of large format objects, which can be a great asset for advertising.


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About Real Innovation Seekers
Real Innovation Seekers (RIS) is the result of the close cooperation between Stuttgart Media University (HdM) and zipcon consulting GmbH, and will be accompanying drupa. During the fair, small teams of students from the degree course Digital Publishing will be the “Real Innovation Seekers” looking for the latest trends, business drivers and true innovations propelling the printing sector into the future. They document their findings in articles, short films or interviews, which will all feature these hot new trends right here in my blog.

Founder and CEO of zipcon consulting GmbH, one of the leading consulting companies for the print and media industry in Central Europe. The technology and strategy consultant and his team actively support practical implementation in a wide variety of customer projects. His work involves developing visions, concepts and strategies for the players active in the print production process across a wide range of industries. His areas of expertise include online print, mass customization, strategy and technological assessment for print, and the development of new strategies in the print and media environment. Bernd Zipper is the creator and chairman of Initiative Online Print e.V. and, in addition to his consulting activities, is an author, lecturer and sought-after speaker, orator and moderator. His visionary lectures are regarded worldwide as trend-setting management recommendations for the print and media industry. (Profiles also in Xing, LinkedIn).

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