Hybrid Services has launched the Mimaki 3DFF-222 3D printer. The fused filament fabrication (FFF) solution, which made its debut at Sign and Digital UK 2019, has been developed as an in-house design and production tool for parts such as jigs used in direct-to-object printing and tools for producing 3D signage.
“The release of the 3DFF-222 is a marker in the sand for sign and graphics companies looking for a cost-effective way of creating jigs for direct printing using Mimaki’s desktop UV flatbed printers,” comments chief operations manager Brett Newman. “It’s a simple and straightforward way of manufacturing jigs in-house and expands the creative potential of Mimaki’s UJF Series printers.”
The 3DFF-222 prints in PLA material using easy-to-load filament cartridges. Printing parts up to 210mm x 200mm x 195mm (W x D x H), it offers remote monitoring of each print job through a Mimaki app.
“Flexibility and ease-of-use are key features of the new desktop 3D printer,” says Bert Benckhuysen, senior product manager at Mimaki Europe. “It’s been developed so that you can have it sitting in your office without disruption. The 3D printer complements our sign and display printers seamlessly 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 Long-Drop mode, allowing high quality print on three-dimensional objects.”
“Following the launch of our flagship 3DUJ-553 3D printer, Mimaki continues to explore opportunities in 3D printing,” concludes Benckhuysen. “Our new desktop 3D printer is designed to fit the needs of modern print production environments and it is suitable for a broad range of uses. The introduction of this latest product demonstrates our commitment to driving innovation and providing our customers with profit-enhancing solutions.”