3D Additive Manufacturing Program At drupa-2020


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Since 2016, 3D printing has been on the trade show program. But, for the first time, the German Mechanical Engineering Industry Association’s (VDMA), Additive Manufacturing group will be responsible for the content & implementation of a 10-day lecture program. A total of 80 lectures are planned, spread over two, 2-hour blocks daily.

The focus will be on applications in printing & paper manufacturing as well as applications for media & packaging. The spectrum will range from additive-manufactured machinery components, prototyping, on-demand spare parts for printing presses and the use of additive processes to manufacture individual advertising products and unusual packaging solutions.

Color Optimized?

by Noel Ward, Editor@Large
Color is in demand in all types of documents, making color management a critical part of Digital Printing 5.0. Managing color on one device/press can be an easy task with the correct tools and processes. But managing color to ensure printed pages are consistent and repeatable across the different substrates and color gamuts of toner and inkjet can be a much bigger challenge. Properly implemented color management workflows can help achieve consistent color results across multiple devices. Although many end-customers are claiming satisfaction with “pleasing color,” two challenges are still in play. Link to Article