Future Links September 19th 2014

Today our news roundup from the printing industry covers a nanoscale printer for electronics, Hubergroup merging two German companies, PrintStars 2014, space printing history on Saturday, DS Smith results, the best technique for garment printing and a new Highcon euclid generation.

Nanoscale printer for electronics
The demand for miniscule electronics in smartphones, tablets and cameras is higher than ever and prices in those markets continue to be high because electronics are made in an expensive process. This might soon change: Scientists from Northeastern University now revealed their NanoOPS printer that prints nanoscale electronics.
More at 3Ders

Hubergroup to merge two German companies
Hubergroup announced that it will further align sales structures and strategic segments by merging its two largest entities in Europe. The group will combine two German companies Michael Huber München GmbH and Hostmann-Steinberg GmbH into the new hubergroup Deutschland GmbH.
More at Packaging Labels

PrintStars 2014
The winners of the innovation prize of the German printing industry “PrintStars” have been announced. This year it featured the new category 3D printing. A list of all winners can be downloaded in German.
More at Print.de

Space printing history on Saturday
NASA has been talking about using 3D printing in space for quite some time. Now they want to find out if it is really going to work. This Saturday, 20th September, a 3D printer manufactured by a company called Made In Space will be launching to the International Space Station to test out the capabilities of printing objects in zero gravity conditions.
More at 3D Print

DS Smith results satisfying
Yesterday, DS Smith held its annual general meeting. According to the company’s statement, it had made progress in line with its plans. Eastern Europe and the UK were highlighted as leading growth.
More at PrintWeek

The best technique for garment printing
In a series of articles, FESPA takes a look at direct to garment printing, this time with Gavin Drake, Director at Garment Printing, and Nick Brunton-Reed, Managing Director of Adlogo. Both explain that selecting the best technique to use is a complex process for the printer.
More at FESPA

New Highcon euclid generation
At Graph Expo 2014 Highcon will launch the Highcon Euclid II series of digital cutting and creasing machines. This second generation feature several new features, for example a built-in waste stripping mechanism and a fine cutting accelerator.
More at Highcon