Display company Composite Images has announced that it has purchased a new Massivit giant-format 3D printer, which will arrive in September.
Composite Images, whose clients include Australia Post and Qantas, has invested in one of the Israeli-based company’s 1.2 metre x 1.5 metre x 1.8 metre machines, which print in a UV-cured gel polymer.
Bruce Scott, chief executive of the Artarmon, NSW display business, ordered the machine after seeing a demonstration at the drupa digital print exhibition in Germany.
“A beta site in New York tapped into Sony’s launch of the film Angry Birds and created 3D printed bus graphics, blended in with the wrapping and illumination. It can print virtually any concept in 3D, which can then be finished by wrapping, painting, airbrushing or burnishing,” 3D Print Industry reports him as saying.
Composite Images’ unit is expected to arrive in September.
According to Wide Format Online, an unnamed Victorian company has also ordered a machine.