National Manufacturing Week wrap up: Konica Minolta showcases Australian-first technology

22 May 2018

National Manufacturing Week (NMW) 2018 has wrapped up and, for the fourth consecutive year, Konica Minolta saw an unprecedented amount of interest in Additive Manufacturing at Sydney Showground.

Konica Minolta 3D Specialist, Cameron Beech noted It was great to see many innovative designers and manufacturers, with interesting challenges and ideas, from a broad cross section of Australian Industries, who are either seriously looking at, or investing in Additive Manufacturing Solutions, for end parts production".

Additional highlights during the week include:

  • Amiga Engineering, our 3D direct metal printing customer, showing off their ProX DMP 320 series metal parts on the stand and discussing the importance of partnership
  • Konica Minolta 3D Printing Specialist, Ben Darling, captivating the audience in a discussion about 3D production materials, as an invited panellist of an Inside 3D Printing Conference session
  • Interest in Automation and many questions generated about Konica Minolta’s soon to be released Collaborative Service Robot Solution in partnership with Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR).

What Konica Minolta displayed at NMW

Attendees received a first look at the 3D SYSTEMS Figure 4 Standalone system, part of a wider family of Figure 4 technologies. These cutting edge Digital Light Printing (DLP) systems, deliver the industry’s first scalable, modular, fully-integrated 3D printing platform with ultra-fast speed, enabling throughput improvement up to 15 times and up to 20 per cent lower parts cost.

Also as an exclusive preview for the Australian market, was the 3D SYSTEMS FabPro 1000, an entry-level industrial 3D printer ideal for engineering and jewellery production. The FabPro 1000 raises the bar for entry-level industrial 3D printing, producing high-quality parts with lightning speed, remarkably low operating costs, and unsurpassed ease of use.

What is NMW?

National Manufacturing Week is Australia’s largest manufacturing showcase. It’s all about helping manufacturers find ways to be more efficient and competitive. As well as a huge exhibition, it includes breakout sessions and panels designed to showcase the latest technology and solutions to boost profitability.

Visit Drastic News to listen to the podcast recorded live at the event featuring Konica Minolta’s Martin Keetals, National Business Manager for Robotics and Marc Brandon, Marketing Manager for 3D Printing & Robotics.

The next National Manufacturing Week will be held from 14-17 May 2019 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Meanwhile, to find out more about how Konica Minolta’s 3D solutions can help improve your manufacturing business, contact us today.


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