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  • Massivit 3D Printing Technologies Ltd., a leading provider of large-scale 3D printing systems, has announced the launch of the Massivit 10000 additive manufacturing tooling system to be unveiled at the upcoming JEC World 2022 event in Paris from May 3-5.

    Visitors to JEC World can reserve a live demonstration of the Massivit 10000 and see a range of moulds and parts at the Massivit 3D stand (Hall 5, M46).

    The event will also provide an opportunity to secure limited-time pre-orders of the Massivit 10000. A press conference will be held at the Massivit 3D stand on Tuesday, May 3rd at 3 PM.

    Designed to overcome recognised tooling bottlenecks in composites manufacturing, the Massivit 10000 automates and shortens conventional composites tooling processes that are slow, costly, wasteful, and heavily reliant on manual skilled labor.

    The 10000 leverages the company’s new Cast-In-Motion technology that enables complex molds, masters, mandrels, and prototypes to be directly 3D printed. It provides geometry freedom for highly efficient designs as well as digital accuracy. The technology is designed to serve a range of industries including marine, rail, automotive, defence, and aerospace as well as sporting goods, bath ware, and furniture.

    The Massivit 10000 additive tooling system was selected as winner of the prestigious ACE Award for Composites Excellence by the American Composites Manufacturers Association at the CAMX 2021 event in Dallas, TX. 17 pre-orders have been made to date – two of which include beta agreements with Israel-based company Kanfit (manufacturers of composite material parts for key players in the global aviation market) and US-based company Lyons (specialists in luxury bath ware). Massivit 3D will deliver Massivit 10000 systems to customers starting in H2, 2022.

    Massivit 3D’s Cast-In-Motion technology enables composites fabricators to shorten their tooling workflows from the traditional 19 steps down to 4 steps. It eliminates the need to produce an initial plug or master by directly printing and casting the mould using ultra-fast additive manufacturing combined with industrial-grade casting materials. This cutting edge process shortens tooling time by 80% and offers a myriad of business benefits including a reduction of manual labor, a 90% decrease in labor-associated costs, a reduction of associated inventory and transportation, and a significant decrease in waste of expensive materials.

    The Massivit 10000 brings to market the first 3D printed isotropic mould for composites manufacturing. As opposed to existing thermoplastic additive tooling systems, the Massivit 10000 utilises high-performance thermoset-based materials to produce a single, uniform cast that results in a true isotropic mould. In addition, it provides moulders with casting materials that have highly predictable mechanical and thermal properties, a low Coefficient of Thermal Expansion, and a high Heat Deflection Temperature.

    Massivit 3D’s CEO, Erez Zimerman, stated “We eagerly await this momentous occasion, marking a significant company milestone and injecting innovation into the composites manufacturing market. The composites tooling arena has long been held back by antiquated processes and technologies. It’s high time to facilitate digital transformation in this market and we are proud to bring the relevant knowhow, expertise, and innovation to the table for that purpose.”

    The company’s second-generation technology, Cast-In-Motion, is based on its successful Gel Dispensing Printing technology that has provided a new league of high-speed, large-scale 3D printing to customers across more than 40 countries.

  • The most intelligent laser engraver just got smarter with Trotec’s new Vision Design &  Position vision positioning camera. The new 12 megapixel patent-pending lid camera further speeds workflow by delivering a live image of the work area to the operating PC in real time.

    A full colour and detailed image of the laser bed and workpiece is displayed within Trotec’s proprietary Ruby® software, allowing the laser operator to position the artwork file exactly where they’d like it to be cut or engraved, and to see a visual representation of how it will look before the job is started. This new feature eliminates the need for manual positioning of the laser pointer and saving graphic position data to the software, making laser job setup faster and easier than ever.

    Virtual graphic design and job positioning in Ruby

    The cleverly integrated camera on the lid of the laser delivers a live image of the work area to the Ruby laser software in a matter of seconds. It does not matter whether the lid of the laser is closed or open. The graphic is then placed on the workpiece in Ruby at the same scale. In this way, text can be set, a graphic can be designed or an existing job can be aligned directly on the workpiece, e.g. on a gift item or a cell phone, live in Ruby.

    This patent-pending feature helps the laser user ensure that the job to be processed is where you want it to be the first time, even if it is a 3D object. There is no longer any need for time-consuming measuring of workpieces , residual materials and objects.

    Increase productivity. Save costs

    The user no longer has to switch between laser engraver and software or take the cumbersome route via graphics software with printer driver. The job to be executed can be changed directly on the live image in Ruby.

  • Printer can fabricate parts with the accuracy and strength required for industrial use


    SYDNEY, 8 March 2022 – Epson has developed an industrial 3D printer that can use commonly available third-party materials to produce strong, accurate industrial parts of various sizes and functions. 3D printers with these features will have uses in a far wider range of applications, including in the production of parts for final products, and will enable users to mass-customise their goods in support of small-batch production.



    3D printers can be used to fabricate a wide variety of goods in small quantities in a short period of time. Manufacturers have responded to this promise by accelerating the development and launch of 3D printers for the industrial market, which is expected to expand rapidly in the future. However, conventional industrial 3D printers require the use of special modelling materials. Moreover, they are not well-suited to the production of objects that offer both strength and accuracy, so their use in industrial parts for final products has been limited.



    Epson’s newly developed 3D printer employs a unique material extrusion method that is achieved using a flat screw (an inline screw with a flattened configuration) like that found in Epson’s precision injection molding machines. This extrusion method enables the printer to be used with a variety of common third-party materials, such as resin or metal pellets, which are generally available at lower cost than other materials, environmentally considerate biomass pellets, and PEEK materials, which can provide high heat resistance.


    In addition, the amount of material injected is precisely controlled by regulating the pressure within the head and by regulating the action of a valve in concert with the modelling speed. The temperature at the surface of a piece being printed must also be controlled in order to obtain the required strength.


    Epson employs a unique mechanism to precisely control this temperature and achieve both strength and accuracy. This 3D printer is thus engineered to manufacture strong, accurate objects with commonly available materials, facilitating printer use in the production of industrial parts for final products. It is ideally suited to mass customisation, as it can produce small batches of parts tailored to customers’ needs with higher quality, shorter lead times, and at a fraction of the cost of traditional manufacturing processes.


    Epson is aiming to commercialise the printer after first making needed refinements while utilising it internally to volume-produce certain parts for commercial and industrial equipment.


    This 3D printer will be shown in the Epson booth at International Robot Exhibition 2022, which opens on March 9th at Tokyo Big Sight.


    In addition to industrial 3D printers, Epson seeks to innovate manufacturing by co-creating flexible, high-throughput production systems that reduce environmental impacts.

  • A high-tech product is never finite and if you want to play in the highest echelons, you have to be up to speed, follow the markets closely and, above all, be innovative and flexible.

    Since Summa embraced laser technology, the company continued to develop the laser portfolio to meet the highest industry standards for the (technical) textile, sportswear and apparel industries. Summa is, therefore, proud to present the L1810 2nd generation laser cutter and its new software GoProduce Laser Edition.

    The new L1810 2nd generation is the first laser cutter fully developed by Summa. It combines the know-how and years of experience by Summa’s laser division in the UK with the experience Summa has in producing on a larger scale. The new GoProduce software perfectly complements the L1810 2nd generation and results into a powerful laser cutting solution. The software includes several smart, easy-to-use options and features to establish a fully automated workflow where operator comfort is key.

    Industrial design with firm construction

    The L1810 2nd generation laser cutter combines industrial design with an excellent laser source, optimal power control, an efficient feeding system and an improved scanning system. All of which results in a top-notch high performing laser cutter.

    Benefits of the new L1810 laser cutter are:

    • Optimal power control through Summa OptiPower Technology (OPT), which keeps the laser-focused and precise, even in larger working areas for a longer time.
    • Consistent precision and quality thanks to the small, extremely focused laser beam leaving edges sealed and soft without fraying.
    • High productivity thanks to quick acceleration and working methods such as cut-on-the-fly. The increased production capacity even enables businesses to process rush jobs, as well as bulk orders and peak production assignments.
    • Optimal safety thanks to Class 1 safety system and top-notch extraction system.
    • Far-stretched stability thanks to the industrialized welded steel base, enhancing accuracy, easier placement and maintenance.
    • Future-proof with multiple field upgradeable (retrofit) options enabling the cutting equipment to grow with the business.
    • Enhanced Vision system with scanner bridge, enabling the machine to cut while the material is being scanned and fed (cut on the fly).
    • Powerful and intuitive software with GoProduce laser edition from Summa. It includes many smart functionalities and has been developed to handle jobs easy, efficiently and robust whilst optimally using material.

    Future-proof laser cutting solution

    The robust construction, field upgradable options and software makes the L1810 2nd generation laser cutter a true future-proof working horse that thrives even in the most demanding, high-volume production environments. The L1810 2nd generation is built according to strict safety requirements, specific to Summa laser equipment. Designed with premium components for long durability and in such a way that the installation of these parts remains straightforward.

    Christof Van Driessche, Chief Commercial Officer at Summa, adds: “With the experience and dedication on board, Summa continues to show true leadership as a supplier of high-end cutting solutions. The introduction of the 2nd generation L1810 laser cutter is once more a milestone in Summa’s large history of legendary performance. This 2nd generation sturdy workhorse will undoubtedly bring great performance and pleasure to many businesses, active in the textile, apparel and sportswear industries.”

    The L1810 2nd generation is available for orders in Europe and the GoProduce Laser Edition software will be available on in March. In the US and Asia-Pacific regions, the launches follow in May.

  • Xaar’s printheads have again been selected by industrial 3D printing manufacturer dp polar GmbH to power the latest addition to their range, the AMpolar i1, which is to be unveiled at this year’s Formnext Show in Frankfurt, on 16-19th November.

    The new compact AMpolar i1 will be on display in Hall 12.1, stand E39 and visitors will be able to see how dp polar’s patented Additive Mass Manufacturing process uses Xaar 1003 printheads to jet parts at volume and deliver 3D printing on a truly industrial scale.

    dp polar designs, develops and delivers industrial 3D printing systems and solutions for the automotive, aerospace, mechanical engineering, and consumer industries, and has worked with Xaar in the use of its printheads over a number of years.

    The AMpolar i1 harnesses dp polar’s patented, highly productive single- pass printing process, enabling build volumes of up to 240 litres across its innovative continuously rotating print platform, with a build area of just under one square meter (10.3ft2). Layers of between 4-25µm can be put down, achieving resolutions of up to 720 x 720 x 5.000dpi.

    This combination of scalability, productivity and agility achieves an output that traditionally would have required multiple conventional 3D machines, and significantly more capital investment.

    The AMpolar i1 utilises the Xaar 1003, part of Xaar’s extensive printhead portfolio, which is proving invaluable in the industrialisation of 3D printing. The combination of speed, reliability, and capacity to jet a variety of fluids at increasingly high viscosities, enables jetting of fluids up to 100 centipoises (cP) in a single pass. Xaar’s Ultra High Viscosity Technology is key to realising this capability, opening access to an exciting range of new applications.

    Florian Loebermann, dp polar’s Managing Director said; “The AMpolar i1 delivers all the production benefits of the AMpolar i2, but at a scale and in a format that facilitates businesses in their early stages of exploring what is possible in mass production 3D printing.

    “Xaar’s printheads have proved invaluable in unlocking the full potential of our systems, and the openness of the Xaar team to support our innovations is helping to establish 3D printing and Additive Mass Manufacturing as a practical reality in the volume production of parts for many industries.”

    Gareth Neal, Xaar’s Customer Applications Manager, Advanced Applications, Technologies & Fluids added; “The innovative and agile AMpolar i1, firmly establishes the use of resin jetting as a truly practical and commercially viable manufacturing process.

    “With Xaar’s range of printheads including our unique Ultra High Viscosity Technology providing the speed, flexibility and reliability demanded, functional inkjet applications have never been more accessible, affordable or productive.”

  • Rayjet Laser, a division of Trotec Laser, is pleased to announce the addition of the R400 laser cutting and engraving machine to its R Series product line. Now also available for online purchase, the R400 features an ergonomic working area, sophisticated and intuitive workflow software, and the industry’s highest safety standards – providing the industry with a reliable, user-friendly, cost-effective, and locally supported solution for cutting and engraving a broad range of materials.

    Designed to comply with stringent production standards and European manufacturing and design principles, the R400 joins the R500 as the only laser safety class 2 systems in their price range—meaning that R Series lasers meet U.S. manufacturing safety requirements for use in public spaces, and do not require operators to wear protective gear such as safety goggles. R Series lasers, which are also CE certified, include safety features such as a double interlock system and a safety kill-switch.

    The R400 system features an open, ergonomic design with a 40.5 x 24.8 inch bed size that fits most standard material sheet sizes, and up to 100 Watts DC of laser power, allowing you to easily and efficiently cut and engrave a wide range of materials such as plastics, paper, textiles, acrylics, wood and many more materials. The included Rayjet Manager workflow software provides easy, step-by-step instructions with logical and intuitive functions, allowing you to make a fast transition from job layout to final product.

    To accommodate the different needs and preferences of a diverse customer base, R Series lasers are now also available for online purchase though the company’s new Engraver’s Network website at:

    “With R Series lasers, you really get the best of both worlds,” says Warren Knipple, President at Trotec Laser. “They are simple to use, yet you can produce highly sophisticated and precise designs. They are cost-effective but still meet the most stringent standards for safety, design and manufacturing. And to make things even easier, you can choose to buy them online, or you can consult a local representative to assist you with your purchase,” Knipple says.

  • With PreCut Center, Zünd has launched software that facilitates cut-file preparation for applications involving unprinted materials. With PreCut Center, fully nested cut files can be prepared in a few simple steps. The software significantly reduces the workload in file preparation, generates optimal material yield, and eliminates the potential for error.

    Zünd's new software solution creates a simple and highly efficient workflow for generating cut files for unprinted materials. PreCut Center simplifies file preparation and output and lets the user select a level of automation based on individual production requirements. All it takes is a few simple steps to create a fully nested file. Whether users prefer a manual or automated process, the software allows for selecting the workflow that makes the most sense for a given production scenario.

    After importing the desired shapes into Zünd PreCut Center - ZPC, the user assigns them to the corresponding recipes. Recipes are basically road maps for creating cut paths based on specific parameters. The recipes can be imported or created as needed by the user. The next step entails defining materials and material parameters. The shapes are subsequently nested on the unprinted material. This process results in optimal material yield with minimal waste and reduced production time. In addition, PreCut Center - ZPC also lets the user integrate selected metadata. Information printed with each job facilitates job tracking and, once the cutting is complete, enables quick and accurate attribution of cut parts to corresponding orders.

    PreCut Center is available in two versions, Basic and Pro. Users can select the version and associated features according to their needs. Zünd PreCut Centre's open architecture permits importing cut shapes and data from multiple sources. PreCut Center Pro provides fully automated nesting capabilities at the push of a button and lets users individually edit nested layouts and cut paths. In the last step, Zünd PreCut Center generates a cut file in .zcc format and makes it available for subsequent import into Zünd Cut Center - ZCC. An option also exists for outputting files in .dxf format.

  • + Trotec Launches Ruby Software and Speedy 400 Run on Ruby

    Trotec Laser has announced the official launch of its Ruby laser software and the new Speedy 400 Run on Ruby — combining the most intelligent laser software on the market with the industry&rs...

    July 20 2021

    Trotec Laser has announced the official launch of its Ruby laser software and the new Speedy 400 Run on Ruby — combining the most intelligent laser software on the market with the industry’s fastest laser machine, and making the work of every laser user faster and easier than ever.

    Laser software redefined
    Ruby software – whether it’s used with the new Speedy 400 Run on Ruby or a different Speedy laser — includes all the graphics tools that laser users need. You can create graphic, photo and text elements and make adjustments quickly with the integrated workflow. It also allows the direct import of files such as pdf, svg, png, ai, and more. The complicated process of printing out the laser job from the graphics program is no longer necessary.

    Ruby connects all laser machines in one network, locally or remotely. In this way, jobs can be distributed from multiple PCs or Macs to multiple machines. Thanks to the innovative workflow, jobs can be prepared by one user and produced by another, anytime and anywhere, whether in the office, at home or in the workshop.

    Ruby and Speedy 400 become one
    Ruby – the most intelligent laser software and Speedy 400 – the industry’s fastest laser engraver – have become one. The Speedy 400 Run on Ruby includes a touch panel on the machine that makes it possible to operate the laser in the network via Ethernet or WiFi without an additional PC.

    Warren Knipple, President of Trotec Laser, Inc., says that Ruby laser software will offer unprecedented added value for engravers, print shops, manufacturers and schools.

    “The Ruby software is revolutionary because it offers a complete and easy-to-use integrated workflow that accompanies the user from idea to the finished product,” Knipple says. “Ruby offers connected working, direct imports, and eliminates the need to purchase additional design software – which are options that have been in demand for a while. These functionalities can cut time from idea to finished product in half.”

  • + New Kongsberg C20 is smallest high-speed production table on the market

    Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems (Kongsberg PCS) has today announced the expansion of its C Series range of digital finishing tables with the launch of the compact new C20 – the smallest h...

    May 31 2021

    Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems (Kongsberg PCS) has today announced the expansion of its C Series range of digital finishing tables with the launch of the compact new C20 – the smallest high-speed production table on the market.

    Kongsberg_C20The new Kongsberg C20 packs all the professional features of the market-leading Kongsberg C Series – renowned for being the most productive cutting tables available - into a compact size of just 1.6m x 1.4m. While the C20 is the smallest in the Kongsberg C Series range, it retains all the same professional features and specifications as its bigger counterparts.

    “We know that industrial manufacturers, as well as small sign shops, require a high-speed cutting table to keep up with the manufacturing process, but floorspace comes at a premium,” said Stuart Fox, President, Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems. “The high cost of owning or renting space is a serious problem for many in the sign and display market. With the new Kongsberg C20, there is no longer any need for those businesses to compromise on production and quality due to a lack of available space.”

    State-of-the-art, rock-solid engineering ensures the Kongsberg C Series delivers the highest levels of performance. The cutting table utilizes aerospace technology, combining an aluminium composite tabletop, a rack and pinion drive system and dynamic table mapping, which together deliver the greatest cutting accuracy and consistency. Multiple tool combinations are available during production, and the tooling system includes a material thickness probe and an optional camera for registering printed and un-printed material.

    “As with our entire C Series range, Kongsberg high performance tooling has been specifically developed to further increase throughput and quality for users,” added Stuart. “The Kongsberg C20 is an investment that will help drive the owner’s creativity and production to new levels.

    “Achieving optimum performance from a significantly smaller footprint is a real game-changer for the sign and display market.”

    For more on the Kongsberg C Series range, visit

  • + Trotec Laser Launches TroGlitter Chunky Glitter Acrylic

    Trotec Laser Pty Ltd has recently expanded its very popular range of TroGlass laserable acrylics to include TroGlitter Chunky Glitter acrylic.   Available in 14 different colours a...

    April 20 2021

    Trotec Laser Pty Ltd has recently expanded its very popular range of TroGlass laserable acrylics to include TroGlitter Chunky Glitter acrylic.
    Available in 14 different colours and at 3mm and 4mm, this Chunky Glitter cast acrylic provides exciting opportunities for creative minds and designers to explore many different and interesting new visual effects and can be used for a variety of applications including jewellery, signage, decorative items and point-of-purchase displays, to name a few.
    Like all TroGlass products, TroGlitter Chunky Glitter acrylic comes standard with a plastic laserable mask. This feature protects the acrylic from scratching, which reduces scrap and rework, and improves processing results. These products require little or no post-processing and depending on the laser settings, laser engraving the material surface can result in a prominent or subtle engraved image.
    Reece Moore, managing director of Trotec Laser Pty Ltd, says that the new products were added to the product portfolio with the company's driving mission in mind: To make customers more profitable.
    "Our growing range of laser and rotary materials allows us to provide our customers with new opportunities to broaden product offerings, meet a wider range of application needs, and get the most out of a laser investment," Moore says. "When we can empower our customers to grow business and increase profits, everyone wins."
    Find more information on our materials product line on our website at:

  • + A winning routing/cutting combination from AAG

    The AXYZ Infinite has been described by AAG as the most versatile and configurable routing/cutting solution currently available. Key design features include the now familiar solid steel frame const...

    February 23 2021

    The AXYZ Infinite has been described by AAG as the most versatile and configurable routing/cutting solution currently available. Key design features include the now familiar solid steel frame construction to withstand the most vigorous machine operation likely to be encountered and an aluminium t-slot vacuum material hold-down bed. These have been supplemented with a new carriage design that enables easier access for routine maintenance and servicing and the installation of machine upgrades, an ultra-efficient dust extraction unit for enhanced machine performance and a new misting system for more efficient machine cooling and lubrication during the routing/cutting process.

    Infinite can be configured with a choice of single, dual or triple routing/cutting heads to accommodate different applications. It is available in a choice of models and incorporates an expandable processing bed area of up to 3,251mm in width by an impressive 15.24m in length to accommodate any material processing requirement.

    The recently launched smaller-format AXYZ Innovator provides many of the attributes of much larger machines in its class and is ideal for installation in workshops where available space might be at a premium. It incorporates the same robust solid steel construction as Infinite and is available in two standard sizes (1.2 x 1.2m and 1.5 x 2.4m), with a gantry clearance of 152mm. Innovator features, as standard, the latest AXYZ rack and pinion drive system with integrated servomotors and A2MC machine control system for faster and smoother machine operation. Significantly, for the first time on any small-format machine, Innovator has an optional three-station ATC (Automatic Tool Change) system to allow continuous processing of material requiring different tools without operator intervention. The ATC system also incorporates a protective cover to prevent the ingress of dust, dirt and other environmental pollutants.

    Other optional machine enhancements include the latest AVS (AXYZ Vision System) for optimum routing/cutting accuracy and special cooling/lubricating and dust collection systems for improved machine performance and reliability.

    Belying its small format, Innovator will process virtually any material normally suited to much larger and more expensive machines.

  • + News from OS: Summa announces a range of improvements to F Series cutters

    Summa is proud to announce a range of improvements on its renowned F Series flatbed cutters. The flatbed cutters have been one of the most versatile products in Summa's range for many ...

    December 01 2020

    Summa is proud to announce a range of improvements on its renowned F Series flatbed cutters.

    The flatbed cutters have been one of the most versatile products in Summa's range for many years. By improving the range, Summa brings its standard to the next level when it comes to quality, reliability and productivity. Summa is excited to present a new size of flatbed cutter, an enhanced safety system and its GoProduce software. These updates will contribute to an even better alignment of the F Series to realise present and future customer projects.

    Meet the F1432: New size, new opportunities

    The new F1432 flatbed cutter, available in December, accommodates users in the sense that it opens the possibility to process popular 137 cm/54" roll widths more efficiently. Moreover, the increased working length gives a sufficient margin to easily cut 3m/10ft jobs. For many businesses, this size represents the ideal interim solution between the F1612 and F1832 size.

    Elice van Es, Summa’s Marketing and Communication Manager explains: “We are seeing a great fit in the market for our new F1432 flatbed cutter. The F Series flatbed cutters are appreciated for their versatility and performance and this new size underlines our philosophy. Thanks to the great number of applications that can be cut, we are convinced this flatbed cutter will benefit many customers’ businesses.”

    Integrated Safety System for a safe and accessible work environment

    Another major update on the F Series is the integration of a Safety System on all F Series models. The new system complies to worldwide health and safety requirements and thus represents Summa’s new standard in making the F Series operator’s work environment safer than ever. It features multiple sensors that can quickly detect human movement close to the machine. With the system’s convenient location on the top beam, the flatbed can now be accessed easily and safely. This in contrast to the former safety poles that are no longer needed.

    Automatic Depth Control on the left side 

    The ADC feature on the F Series automatically sets the knife depth and the orientation of the knife/tool. The tip of the knife/tool is measured accurately and the down position of the tool is set to the flatbed’s level, guaranteeing a flawless cut at all times. This feature was already included for the right slots of the flatbed’s cutting head and proved its practicality. Now, Summa also makes ADC left standard available for all F Series models, which is the next step in efficiency enhancement of the Summa F Series. 

    GoProduce 2.0 software to perfectly match the F Series hardware

    Along with the F Series enhancements related to hardware, it is the software that enables the operator to make good use of the machine’s functionalities. Therefore, Summa continues to develop its GoProduce software and now presents GoProduce 2.0. It is standard delivered with each new F Series and offers various new functionalities. While the standard integrated software includes many functionalities already, new is the availability of a Pro Pack. This Pro Pack is a one-time purchase and offers even more functionality to the F Series operator who wants to maximise his cutting workflow possibilities.

    Elice van Es concludes: “Constantly listening to the market and analysing the needs of our customers is an important basis for us in the development of new products. We also believe that hardware and software should always be in harmony enabling us to offer users a complete solution and deliver true ease of use. Ready to create innovative and striking applications and tap into new markets. This is exactly what makes the Summa F Series so unique. The Series grows at the customer’s pace and needs alongside with evolutions in the industry.”

  • + Unparalleled creative freedom for display and POS manufacturers as new Esko VariAngle delivers cuts at any angle from 0o to 60o

    Esko, the global supplier of integrated hardware and software solutions for the packaging and wide format sectors, has today, November 17, 2020, announced the release of its innovative VariAngle to...

    November 18 2020

    Esko, the global supplier of integrated hardware and software solutions for the packaging and wide format sectors, has today, November 17, 2020, announced the release of its innovative VariAngle tool for the Kongsberg C and XP range of digital finishing tables. VariAngle enables cutting at any angle from 0o and 60o at high speeds, delivering total freedom in the design of 3D creative displays while also resulting in faster setup times and an uplift in cutting speed.

    “Fitting the new VariAngle tool makes existing Kongsberg C and XP tables completely self-sufficient and capable of delivering most any creative design,” said Digital Finishing Product Manager, Knut Johansen. “Unlike with other brands of finishing table, using VariAngle removes the need to stop production when changing tools, drastically reducing setup time and increasing cutting speed.

    “Other finishing tables cut with a fixed angle blade, which means it’s necessary to change tools to cut at different angles,” explained Knut. “For some designs, three or even four different cutting tools can be required in the production process. But with VariAngle, Esko has developed a single tool which cuts straight lines at any angle selection in half-degree increments between 0o and 60o and at up to 100m/min; a breakthrough innovation for the industry.

    “In conjunction with the new 3D design features of Esko structural packaging design software ArtiosCAD, the intelligent, automatic VariAngle tool delivers a new level of creativity,” he said.

    “Importantly, as well as delivering excellent cut quality at the highest possible speeds, the tool behavior is defined from within the Esko ArtiosCAD structural design software, therefore no operator input is required at the cutting table itself so productivity is boosted by a further 25 per cent.

    “The unique combination of the new tool and the supporting functionality in ArtiosCAD delivers true design freedom. For the first time ever, converters can make 60 degree V-notch cuts enabling the making of triangular pillars, something which has been impossible until now as no machine on the market can cut at an angle greater than 45 degrees. It can also cut angled curves, dependent on radius size,” added Knut.

    “The obvious efficiency gains, when coupled with the huge level of creative freedom afforded to designers and the fact that it can be retro-fitted to existing Kongsberg C and XP machines, mean that VariAngle has the capacity to provide the cutting edge for sign and POS converters in an increasingly competitive sector.”

    Anyone wishing to learn more about VariAngle can do so by visiting the new Esko Innovation Hub ( which has been designed to provide users with a unique insight to the Esko portfolio of innovations in a virtual environment. Users can navigate around the latest integrated hardware and software solutions from Esko, in their own time, accessing insights and technical information, as well as learn new ways to boost business productivity, efficiency and profitability.

    For more on new VariAngle from Esko, visit

  • + Introducing the Sonic 4K and Sonic Mini 4K by Phrozen

    Comprising the new Sonic 4K and Sonic Mini 4K, Phrozen’s latest resin 3D printers offer excellent value and yield fast, professional-grade results. The affordable Sonic Mini 4K version will p...

    November 03 2020

    Comprising the new Sonic 4K and Sonic Mini 4K, Phrozen’s latest resin 3D printers offer excellent value and yield fast, professional-grade results. The affordable Sonic Mini 4K version will perfectly suit makers and tech enthusiasts, while the Sonic 4K’s high resolution and speed are a match for dental applications.

    Both models use LCD masking, a resin 3D printing technology also known as MSLA (Masked Stereolithography), or simply LCD 3D printing, with a proprietary UV ParaLED system that ensures optimal light intensity and distribution.

    Phrozen offers a three-month warranty on the LCD screen and states that the printer can work for over 2,000 hours of 3D printing. The two printers each feature a touchscreen interface– of 2.8 inches or 5 inches depending on the chosen model– that’s available in English (more languages coming soon).

    Resolution at its finest
    As indicated in the series’ name, the Sonic 4K and Sonic Mini 4K benefit from an ultra-high resolution LCD masking screen for extremely precise and detailed prints.
    They also offer a very high point density of 722 PPI; the highest mono-LCD 3D printer PPI ever.

    Phrozen prints faster than ever
    Whereas most budget resin 3D printers require at least 5 seconds of exposure time per layer, the Phrozen Sonic Mini 4K only takes 2 seconds per layer.
    The Phrozen Sonic 4K, which is mainly targeted at professional users in the dental industry, goes even faster at 1 second per layer.

    Of course, print speed varies according to the type of resin being used, but Phrozen has significantly improved theirs compared to past and present models.

    Sonic 4K vs Sonic Mini 4K: technical specifications
    The Sonic 4K does offer a taller build volume (+70mm), but the difference between both versions is not just a matter of size.
    Phrozen added a dual rail system to the Sonic 4K version, versus a single rail system on the Sonic Mini 4K, providing long-term print stability and zero wobbling.

    The Sonic 4K also benefits from higher light intensity and a 50% faster print speed of 1 second per layer, where the mini model prints at a speed of 2 seconds per layer. In addition, the Sonic 4K is entirely made of steel and is quieter during operation.

    Furthermore, the Sonic 4K is equipped with advanced built-in slicing software that helps designers process more complex 3D files, and it is compatible with a larger variety of materials, namely professional dental resins.

    These upgrades are necessary for professional applications (dentistry, jewellery, …), but hobbyists on a budget will be more than satisfied with the affordable Sonic Mini 4K’s performance.

    Other differences include Ethernet connectivity and a larger touchscreen on the Sonic 4K, for a more intuitive experience, easy access to print settings, and the possibility to control the printer remotely.

    Check out the machine in action at

  • + eurolaser gives its stamp of approval to laser cutting Brett Martin’s plastics

    eurolaser, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of laser cutting machines, has successfully tested a range of Brett Martin’s semi-finished plastics on its M-800 laser cutting machin...

    September 15 2020

    eurolaser, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of laser cutting machines, has successfully tested a range of Brett Martin’s semi-finished plastics on its M-800 laser cutting machine. eurolaser tested Brett Martin’s products at its German test facility and issued certificates for Marcryl FS, Marlon FS, Marpet-a FS and Marpet-g FS, stating that the products were excellent and suitable for laser cutting. The company also successfully routered Brett Martin’s Foamalux on their systems. All eurolaser machines have multiple cutting capabilities due to various tools, such as knife-cutters or routers in parallel with the laser.

    The companies’ collaboration is part of Brett Martin’s Approved Partner Programme. The Northern Ireland based plastics manufacturer works closely with a number of credible printing and cutting machine manufacturers to test and showcase the printing and routering capabilities of its semi-finished product portfolio.  

    Alexander Wente, eurolaser Product Manager, is happy to award the certificate: "The materials Marcryl FS, Marlon FS, Marpet-a FS and Marpet-g FS are ideally suited for processing with eurolaser cutting systems. Due to the contact-free processing the cut edges are of very good quality and no residues are left behind. Furthermore, mechanical clamping or fixing of the materials is not necessary. This allows a very efficient production process. "

    Simona Firth, semi-finished Product Manager added, “It is important for us to work alongside companies such as eurolaser. We need to ensure that our products can be successfully processed on the equipment which our customers use. By collaborating with the world's top manufacturers of wide format and flatbed printers we can ensure that our products are continuously evolving and performing to the highest standards and kept up to date with the latest technology advances.”

    The test were carried out on eurolaser’s M-800 laser cutter but the products can be successfully cut on all of eurolaser’s equipment, each of which hold settings for the Brett Martin products in their software.

    Visit to view the cutting test. 

    For more information about Brett Martin’s products visit For more information about eurolaser’s machinery visit

  • + Intec releases trio of new flatbed cutters

    Intec Printing Solutions has introduced three new flatbed models into its digital flatbed cutter range for mid-volume producers. The trio of machines are aimed at customers wanting to handle a more...

    August 03 2020

    Intec Printing Solutions has introduced three new flatbed models into its digital flatbed cutter range for mid-volume producers. The trio of machines are aimed at customers wanting to handle a more diverse range of media for varied applications.

    The three new flatbed models, the FB550, FB750 and FB1150, have been designed to cater to a variety of stocks and sizes ranging from 350 x 520mm up to 740 x 1040mm and can handle paper, boards, synthetic materials, vinyls and kiss cut applications. They cut at speeds up to 600mm per second with an SRA3 taking between 30 – 45 seconds per sheet, depending on job complexity.

    The new machines offer ‘a much improved user experience’ via new touch screen controls and the flagship model, the FB1150, comes with an upgraded registration system to include seventh generation ARMS sensing, for faster job retrieval and 300% faster job registration.

    All three new models make use of either a CCD video camera or optical sensor and can cut mixed sheets, placed together on the cutting table, in a ‘seamless and uninterrupted flow.’ Both creasing and cutting capabilities are generated via a multi-tool holder with interchangeable tools, that can apply up to 1kg of pressure, supporting the immediate finishing of packaging, POS, prototypes and kiss-cut labels.

    Cut jobs are instantly recognised with ColorCut Pro, Intec’s job retrieval software. ColorCut Pro integrates with Adobe Illustrator or CorelDRAW so users have a smooth transition to creating the necessary cut files. When users create their job, ColorCut Pro applies an editable barcode or QR code to each of the designs and saves the cutting file to the ColorCut Pro Job Library which is automatically retrieved when cutting.

    ‘The launch of the new flatbed range of cutters represents an exciting new phase, in terms of the development of our cutters with a significantly improved user experience through the more responsive and immersive touch panel screens,’ said Mark Baker-Homes, director of product development. ‘Additionally the seventh generation Vision3 ARMS sensor provides almost instant job recognition and lightning fast registration and alignment, enabling any user to cut jobs, which places the Intec cutters at the top of their class. We are ensuring users faster set up and production times providing the ability to deliver a more on-demand environment for the promotional and packaging market.’

  • + New Laser Materials From Trotec

    Trotec consumables range has just expanded to include TroGlass XT and PETG. TroGlass XT is the product that model makers, designers, and signage and display manufacturers have been wai...

    July 20 2020

    Trotec consumables range has just expanded to include TroGlass XT and PETG.

    TroGlass XT is the product that model makers, designers, and signage and display manufacturers have been waiting for. This extruded acrylic glass is available in 6 colours and produces an excellent result when laser cut. 

    PETG is a clear 0.25mm sheet which is UV stable and tear resistant. This material is suitable for very fine laser cutting and in demand for PPE face shields as well as a stencil material. 

    For more information email

  • + Rowmark LaserMax Brushed Simulated Metallics named Best New Product - Markable Material by the Awards and Personalisation Association

    LaserMax new Metallics made more than just an impression at the the recent International Awards and Personalization Association Expo held February 19-21, 2020 when the Association presented Rowmark...

    March 03 2020

    LaserMax new Metallics made more than just an impression at the the recent International Awards and Personalization Association Expo held February 19-21, 2020 when the Association presented Rowmark with the award for Best New Product -  Markable Material for their LaserMax Brushed Simulated Metallics product line. 

    Rowmark’s LaserMax Brushed Simulated Metallics offer the look of real brushed metal with outdoor weatherable properties and the ease of laser or rotary engraving that are the hallmarks of the LaserMax product line.

    “Our team is constantly listening to customer feedback to create new materials that fill a need in the market and easy to fabricate,” said Eric Hausserman, Rowmark President.  “We’re lucky to have a great Product Development Team that combines years of manufacturing experience and industry knowledge to produce great new products like the LaserMax Brushed Simulated Metallics.”

    Tom Johns, Rowmark Australia Marketing Manager said “If you are dealing with designers and interior decorators for branding and signage concepts these new colours are set to star! Available in a choice of  4 colours both over white and over black, this simulated metalized look is lightweight, finger print resistant and safe for outdoor applications!

    For more information contact 1300  023 370 or follow this link Click here to request samples of these new LaserMax new external Metallic options.

  • + Trotec Introduce U Series

    Designed for entry level laser marking tasks, the U-series feature maintenance free fiber lasers and are the perfect companion for marking components and products without the need for additional sp...

    February 18 2020

    Designed for entry level laser marking tasks, the U-series feature maintenance free fiber lasers and are the perfect companion for marking components and products without the need for additional sprays or pastes.

    From data matrix codes to serial numbers and fine fonts, the U series is the ideal companion for your business, capable of marking even the hard to reach areas of components. This is possible thanks to the simple and intuitive U-mark software.

    The U300 - Class 2 features a marking area of up to 190 x 190mm and is developed to produce small markings on plastics and metals in the quickest time.

    Product highlights:
    - Process dynamic data quickly
    - Save time with border marking
    - Suitable for a range of plastics and metals
    - Marking of dynamic content
    - Compatible with Windows PCs
    - Laser safety class 2

    U50 - Class 4 laser marking

    Product highlights:
    Alongside the same great benefits as the U300, the U50 offers:
    - Workspace of either 120 x 120mm or 190 x 190mm
    - Easily mark large or bulky components
    - Capable of marking same applications as the U300

    Contact Trotec to find out more and to book your demonstration. U300 product demonstrations are available in our Sydney and Brisbane showrooms.

  • + Epilog Laser releases updated system, FiberMark S2

    Epilog Laser releases updated system, FiberMark S2, the affordable solution for etching and marking all types of bare metals and plastics in one machine.  Industrial engraving sho...

    February 04 2020

    Epilog Laser releases updated system, FiberMark S2, the affordable solution for etching and marking all types of bare metals and plastics in one machine. 

    Industrial engraving shops looking to work with both bare metals and plastics now have a one-machine solution with Epilog’s FiberMark S2. The small-format fiber laser is Epilog’s original fiber laser system and is the first flying-optic fiber laser system ever developed.

    - 30 watt fiber laser
    - 610 x 305 x 140mm work area
    - Easy-access drop-down door
    - Ability to create etched, annealed and polished marks
    - 75 – 1200 dpi

    With the ability to print directly to the laser from any graphics software, the FiberMark S2 makes etching an entire table full of parts or labels at one time super simple. 

    Ideal applications include marking engineered plastics, etching barcodes, serial numbers and tool serialisation, traceability, electrical and industrial labelling.

    The FiberMark S2 system is priced to suit entry-level businesses, with full on-site training included with all installations, as well as on-going on-site and phone support Australia-wide from Alfex Laser. 

    Mark and Etch a Wide Variety of Materials - Etch almost any metal and mark many engineered plastics.

    High-Speed Parts Marking - Flying-optic beam delivery system provides fast, accurate metal marking.

    Open Architecture Software Interface - Send projects to the laser through a simple print driver, allowing you to use the software you choose.

    Non-Contact Marking: No Bits Needed - No need to brace parts or replace expensive engraving bits or tools.

    High Volume, Multi-Piece Marking - Easy-access, drop-down door allows for easy access to the engraving table.

    Etch, Polish and Anneal with One System - Create multiple marks that fit your needs with easy-to-use settings.

    Made-in-the-USA Quality - Designed, engineered and manufactured at Epilog Lasers headquarters in Golden, CO, USA.

    Kevlar and Steel Cord Belts - Precision drive belts made of advanced B-style Kevlar and Steel Cord.

    Local support on-site and over the phone for all Australian businesses through Epilog Laser’s Australian partner, Alfex Laser.

    The Epilog FiberMark S2 is available in Australia exclusively through Alfex Laser.

    Get an immediate return on investment through Alfex Laser’s rent-to-buy financing. Businesses can get their hands on equipment today and generate income to offset the low monthly payments. 

    To learn more about the updated Epilog FiberMark S2 and download tech specs, visit or call 1300 20 15 10.

    About Alfex Laser: Alfex Laser is home to Australia’s largest range of lasers for cutting, marking and engraving. Partnering with only the best laser brands in the industry world-wide for over 40 years, Alfex Laser continues to support Australian businesses with reliable, on-time laser support, on-site, online and over the phone. No matter what you're making, Alfex Laser will find the best laser solution to increase production and profitability for your business.