A Preview of TCT Show 2018
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Come see us at Mach 2018 at the NEC, 9th-13th April, Stand 122.
This year look like it will be a good one, we have all this lined up:
HP Multi Jet Fusion: Europac will be showcasing the capabilities of the HP Multi-Jet Fusion Technology through a range of mass customised 3D printed products from the machine. The HP Multi Jet Fusion is revolutionising the additive manufacturing marketplace by delivering a faster and higher print quality at a 50% cost-per-part reduction.
Siemens NX Software: A member of the Siemens team will be on hand to discuss how their NX software helps businesses develop innovative new products or refine existing ones. With cutting-edge design tools and technologies, NX streamlines and accelerates the product development process in an open, collaborative environment for 3D modeling, assembly design, drafting and documentation.
3D scanners: The UK’s latest 3D scanners including an exclusive view of the new Skyline integrated measuring arm and 3D scanners from Kreon. As well as a range of Artec products including; the EVA and Spider.
3D printed sunglasses: Europac will also be showcasing their collection of 100 bespoke sunglasses which have been mass customised using Siemens NX software and printed in under 12 hours using the HP Multi Jet Fusion. The speed of the HP machine coupled with Siemens NX and its ‘nesting capabilities’ allows a multitude of objects of varying shapes and sizes to be printed in a single print run. To win a free pair of sunglasses check out our facebook page
Historic 3D printed Motorbike: Europac has 3D scanned a motorbike from using the Artec Eva to pick up the intricate details of the bike. The scan was then edited in CAD software before being 3D printed using the HP Multi Jet Fusion. Visitors will be able to view this historic bike at the stand.
As well as showcasing the very latest in 3D printing and scanning, Europac 3D will have a team of 3D printing and scanning specialists on hand to discuss all 3D printing and scanning requirements.
John Beckett, Managing Director of Europac, comments: “We are anticipating a busy stand at this year’s MACH exhibition where we’ll be illustrating the capabilities of the HP Jet Fusion printers with tangeable mass customised products, as well as host of other industry-leading products like the Artec scanners. Our team will partner with Siemens to be on hand to provide expert advice, answer any queries and provide live demonstrations to showcase the capabilities of the machinery and software we stock.”
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3D scanning and printing has taken businesses by storm in recent years, but it may come as a surprise that fashion can be included in that list of industries which have been revolutionised by the technologies. From downloadable sewing patterns to body scanners, technology has helped fashion enterprises to improve their operations across the board.
With London and Milan Fashion week taking place this month and Paris hosting it next month we can’t wait to see what 3D influences appear on the runways in the coming weeks.
From speeding up the production process to cutting costs and avoiding waste, 3D technology is helping to enhance sustainable fashion brands like Xandra Jane, who have created a digital pattern library using 3D processes to enable customers to access luxury, ethical fashion tutorials and downloadable sewing patterns without premium price tags. Traditional methods of communicating with manufacturers and issuing physical copies of patterns comes with risks of loss and damage but thanks to 3D scanning and digitised patterns, an instant database can be created in a fraction of the time.
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With a new HP channel partnership, a new membership with the MTC, and a new office move to state of the art facilities, 2017 has been an eventful year for us here at Europac HQ and with what we have in store for 2018, we know it’s going to be an even bigger and better year. Let us talk you through what you can expect from us in 2018…
HP only officially launched their Multi Jet Fusion 4200 Printer in April 2017, but it has already started to make waves in the 3D printing world by revolutionising the way in which 3D printing is used, so much so that engineering.com ranked HP third in their 3D printing market leader table. Traditionally when 3D printing began to take off, it was predominantly used for rapid prototyping, now thanks to the HP Multi Jet fusion, it has the power, quality and cost effectiveness to 3D print up to 3,000 parts in a single print run.
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Mini has announced that they are using the revolutionary HP Jet Fusion 3D printer to print bespoke personalised parts for the customers from 2018 onwards
Mini recently announced their plans to add custom options for patrons to personalise the exterior and interior trim of their Mini, including the dashboard facia, indicator inlays, dashboard trims, as well as sill plates and LED puddle lights. The breakthrough came due to HP’s new revolutionary 3D printer that reduces the cost per part and increases the ability to cost effectively 3D print bespoke parts.
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2017 is drawing to a close and it’s been a fantastically busy year for us. From new acquisitions and offices, industry shows, technological advancements, a prestigious title, and even a TV debut, we’ve had numerous proud moments over the last twelve months. If you haven’t had a chance to keep up with all things Europac3D, don’t worry, we’ve picked out our 2017 highlights to share with you.
We’re probably most proud of our most recent achievement; in November, we received Gold Partner Status for ‘exceptional product knowledge’ with Artec 3D that marks us as a global leader in handheld 3D scanners. Artec supply us with top of the range scanners such as the Artec Leo – the fastest professional and most intuitive handheld 3D scanner on the market. The title came following a lot of hard work, in-depth training, webinars and even exams, all focussing on Artec scanners and sales as well as getting to grips with their CRM systems to administer the ordering and licensing of Artec products. The new status means that we now have proven accreditation and are a trusted partner of the company.
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HP have announced the imminent release of a full colour 3d printer, in line with their production systems creating functional prints in engineering grade materials. The new system is an exciting new development that will occupy a new and unique segment within the additive manufacturing market, for the first time offering truly functional full colour parts.
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Europac3D, one of the UK’s leading 3D printing, scanning and inspection businesses, has received Gold Partner Status for ‘exceptional product knowledge’ with Artec3D, a global leader in handheld 3D scanners. Artec supply Europac 3D with top of the range scanners such as the Artec Leo – the fastest, most intuitive professional 3D scanner on the market.
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Last week saw the annual pilgrimage to Germany for Formnext, the world’s leading exhibition for additive manufacturing and the next generation of intelligent industrial manufacturing methods. For us at Europac3D it represents a chance for us to meet many potential customers and also our key suppliers, in particular for HP and Uniontech. Forging new relationships from the US and China is a key part of the visit and understanding precisely the new developments in the pipeline for 2018 from the key decision makers and developers. The highlight for Europac3D, this year, was the announcement of 2 new materials, PA11 and PA12 with glass beads for the HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printer.