Mimaki launches new desktop 3D printer
Mimaki Europe has launched the new Mimaki 3DFF-222 3D printer, a product co-branded with Sindoh, a manufacturer of 3D printers and multi-function printers based in South Korea. The Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) solution has been developed as an in-house design and production tool, ideal for parts such as jigs used in direct to shape printing and tools for producing three-dimensional signage.
Commercially available from the end April 2019, the 3DFF-222 system prints in PLA material. Using easy to load filament cartridges it prints parts up to 210 x 200 x 195 mm (w x d x h), and offers remote monitoring of each print job through a Mimaki app. The new platform joins the 3DUJ-553 in the company’s portfolio of 3D printers, to which it has applied the expertise from its long heritage in the graphic arts. Consequently, both systems offer enduring reliability and have technical support and customer service in place across the globe.
‘Flexibility and ease of use are key features of the new desktop 3D printer. It has been developed so that you can have it sitting in your office without disruption,’ stated Bert Benckhuysen, senior product manager at Mimaki Europe. ‘The 3D printer also complements our sign and display printers seamlessly. The 3DFF-222 is capable of inexpensively producing customised print jigs, which can be used to stabilise print quality when printing on flatbed direct to shape UV-LED printers from our UJF Series.
‘Sign and display printers can also benefit with time and cost savings through efficient in-house manufacturing of eye catching colourful indoor signs and channel letters, which are 3D printed first and then decorated using Mimaki’s UV printers in LD mode, allowing high quality print on three-dimensional objects.’