Mimaki Europe, in conjunction with Mimaki USA, has launched the innovative 3DUJ-2207 UV inkjet 3D printer. It represents a huge step forward for detailing and post-processing, with the unique combination of its full-colour capabilities and water-soluble support materials enabling super-fine details to be printed in vibrant colours, and then beautifully preserved without the substantial breakage risks usually associated with manual cleaning, painting and finishing.
Previously the first to bring over 10 million colours to the 3D printing market with its larger-scale industrial counterpart, the 3DUJ-553, Mimaki now combines the same impressive colour range and renowned build quality in a compact, affordable solution. With this latest offering, Mimaki aims to extend the reach and accessibility of its cutting-edge 3D printing technologies to an entirely new segment of customers.
With additional features such as Mimaki’s trademark clear resin, which can be utilised alone or mixed with colours to achieve varying levels of transparency, the new printer presents a robust, advanced 3D printing solution with an affordable price tag – all within a machine sufficiently compact to fit in an office elevator.
‘At Mimaki, we do not stop at developing disruptive technologies – we make it our business to look even further beyond this, continually striving to find ways in which we can then accelerate the adoption of these technologies and drive the wider industry forward,’ commented Danna Drion, Senior Marketing Manager at Mimaki Europe. ‘Our new printer is a prime example of this. We had already raised the bar in 3D printing by delivering the world’s first 3D printer with over 10 million colours – but now, with the introduction of our new printer, we are bringing these 10 million colours to a host of new customers, which in turn means new applications and an even quicker uptake of 3D printing technologies as a whole.’
Set to be commercially available worldwide from January 2021, the 3DUJ-2207 has been designed with functionality at its core, with the compact design and reduced 203 x 203 x 76mm build space just two of many key features that demonstrate its unique versatility and make it ideally suited for office environments. The 3D printer’s quiet performance and optional deodoriser minimise some of the primary disruptions usually associated with 3D printing technologies, ensuring maximum workability in busy workspaces.
Using UV-curing inkjet technology, the expansive high-definition colour expression made possible with the Mimaki 3DUJ-2207 3D Printer is around twice that of powder bed manufacturing methods. This provides new possibilities for prototyping and enables the accurate reproduction of subtle colour differences which are critical for many industrial design applications such as medical and architectural modelling. Additional applications include small-scale models for design offices and educational settings, as well as collectible figures.
Drion concluded, ‘By combining our technological expertise with a wealth of industry experience and market insight, we have been able to create an innovative, inspired solution that merges functionality, affordability and design in a way that really will be game-changing for a lot of creators. This launch will deliver a world of new possibilities to designers and product developers, for many of whom the idea of high-definition full-colour 3D printing might previously have been out of reach, and that is something we are extremely proud of.’