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Friday, 18 September 2020 22:49

Xerox Chief Financial Officer to step down

Xerox Holdings Corporation announced its Chief Financial Officer William Osbourn would leave the company for personal reasons, effective September 30. Xavier Heiss, a 32-year company veteran, will serve as interim CFO while the company conducts a search, both internally and externally, for a permanent successor.

“There comes a time when we all must make hard decisions as it relates to work/life balance. At this time, Bill has decided he needs to focus on his family and personal goals. Bill played a critical role managing Xerox’s finances through a challenging time in the company’s history, serving as a steady hand through leadership changes, a major transformation and most recently a pandemic,” John Visentin, vice chairman and chief executive officer.

Friday, 18 September 2020 22:45

Labelexpo India 2020 Postponed

Tarsus Group, organizer of Labelexpo India 2020 and Brand Print India 2020, has announced that the upcoming editions of the co-located shows, which would take place at the India Expo Center, Greater Noida, Delhi NCR from December 2 to 5, has been postponed in light of ongoing concerns over coronavirus/COVID-19.

“We have been monitoring the evolving situation in India, and the ongoing impact of coronavirus/COVID-19 means that we are no longer able to run the show as planned in early December this year. We have taken the decision to postpone the 2020 editions of Labelexpo India and Brand Print India. Lisa Milburn, managing director of Labelexpo/Brand Print Global Series. “We thank all our Labelexpo and Brand Print India exhibitors and partners for their continued understanding and look forward to working with them. Crucially, these shows – along with our other Labelexpo shows around the world – will play a vital role in driving the economic recovery of the region’s label and package printing industry, plus their supply chain, post COVID-19.”

Friday, 18 September 2020 22:41

InPrint Milan 2020 Cancelled

Mack Brooks Exhibitions announced the cancellation of InPrint Milan, which was scheduled to be held at Fieramilano in Italy from 22 – 24 October 2020, in light of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis globally.

“We are all aware that this year has been a challenging year so far. Many events had to be postponed to next year due to the repercussions of Covid-19 and ongoing travel restrictions, and many participants also raised concerns over their ability to attend the event this year. We therefore, in close coordination with all partners involved, have decided to cancel InPrint Milan 2020, with the date of the next event to be announced shortly.” Nicola Hamann, Managing Director of Mack Brooks Exhibitions.

HP Inc. announces the appointment of Marie Myers as acting Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective October 1, 2020. She assumes the responsibilities of Steve Fieler, who departs for a role outside the company.

“As CFO since 2018, Steve has provided tremendous leadership to our financial organization and helped HP to create significant value for shareholders. He built a world-class team that is delivering strong results and I am grateful for his many contributions to our business. We wish him continued success as he begins the next chapter in his career,” Enrique Lores, President & CEO, HP Inc.

ALTANA announces the acquisition of TLS Technik GmbH & Co. Spezialpulver KG, a manufacturer of metal powders for 3D printing, and thus strategically expanding its ECKART division.

“By acquiring the TLS business, we are expanding our portfolio in 3D printing for industrial additive manufacturing and positioning ourselves in a technology market of the future,” Martin Babilas, CEO of ALTANA AG. “With this step we are continuing to implement ALTANA's strategy of generating value-creating growth through targeted acquisitions, even in difficult economic times.”

“TLS’ expertise in the production of metal powders and alloys for metallic 3D printing complements ECKART’s strengths as a specialist in the atomization of metals,” Dr. Wolfgang Schütt, head of ALTANA's ECKART Division. “We are also strengthening ourselves in a targeted manner for functional applications.”

In addition, ALTANA announced the acquisition of the British company Aluminium Materials Technologies Ltd. (AMT). Besides others, the company developed the patented special alloy A20X for 3D printing that enables the manufacturing of significantly lighter components.

Made in the USA the MultiCam 3000/5000 Series Waterjet CNC it’s an easy-to-use, production cutting solution with optional 5-axis designed for cutting glass range of substrates.

The 3000/5000-Series CNC Waterjet options include pneumatic drill, chiller for intensifier, air ballast water-leveling system, closed loop filtration system, and abrasive removal system. Every MultiCam 3000/5000 Series Waterjets comes with the full support of the MultiCam Technology Center network.

Powered by KMT Waterjet SL-VI pump at 60,000psi/4,137bar, its high-pressure waterjet machining offers advantages when working with a wide range of substrates; allowing cutting highly accurate parts with excellent finish and no heat-affected edge.

Applications

Waterjet Options

Stone and tile machining

Full range of table sizes (4’ X 4’ to 20’ X 60’+)

Job shop (general parts fabrication)

Full range of intensifiers (30 HP to 200 HP)

Metal cutting (all metals)

60K and 90K PSI options

Aerospace machining (non heat-affected edge)

Abrasive and pure water heads

Automotive parts manufacturing

Multiple heads for simultaneous machining of parts

Gasket manufacturing (rubber products)

Closed water filtration systems

Foam cutting

Abrasive removal systems

Glass/ceramics machining

Chillers

Carpet cutting (pure water)

 

Applications

Waterjet Options

Waterjet Options

Z-Axis Clearance

10”

254mm

Z-Axis Travel

8”

152.3mm

Reapeatability

+/-0.001

+/-0.0254

Cut Speed

2100 IPM

53.34 MPM

Rapid Traverse

1500 IPM

38.1 MPM

Drive System (X,Y)

Rack & Pinion

Rack & Pinion

Drive System (Z)

Ball Screw

Ball Screw


Photo courtesy www.multicam.com


Friday, 04 September 2020 23:44

Mimaki Europe Announces New Managing Director

Mimaki Europe announces the appointment of Takahiro Hiraki as Managing Director.

Hiraki joined Mimaki Engineering in 1997 as a sales representative for the Mimaki CF-series. Over 20 years, he develops his expertise in the technology and advance his sales career in various senior positions with Mimaki. In 2019, Hiraki joined the board of directors and was assigned management responsibility for Mimaki Europe.

“My goal as Managing Director for Mimaki Europe is to further develop relationships with our partners and customers to meet the evolving local needs of these businesses and take Mimaki Europe into its next phase of success.” Takahiro Hiraki, Mimaki Europe Managing Director.

Mimaki Europe also welcomes Ryosuke Nakayama as Executive Assistant to Hiraki.

Hiraki succeeds Yuji Ikeda who commented, “In Hiraki and Nakayama, Mimaki Europe is adding two accomplished and highly qualified team members. I am confident that Hiraki will lead this newly bolstered team to achieve great things in the months ahead, despite the unprecedented and challenging situation we have all faced this year. I wish him and Mimaki Europe every success.

Traditionally, UV inkjet printing on clear vessels requires a stuffing agent known as a “foxtail” to block the UV light from curing the ink and damaging the print heads. Recently Inkcups introduces a new feature for Helix digital cylinder printers: Transparent Pin Curing.

Transparent Pin Curing (TPC) is a specialized system that enables UV inkjet printing on clear products such as plastic bottles, glassware, spirit, and wine bottles without the need to add a UV-blocking agent into the vessel. With this new patent-pending technology, containers remain uncontaminated and sterile on the inside and print head life is protected. As an added benefit, removal of this extra step thanks to the TPC system also streamlines the production process.

The TPC system is available as a field-upgradable retrofit for existing Helix printers or on new Helix machines. These include the Helix Digital Cylinder Printer and Helix Hi-Fi Photorealistic Rotary UV Printer.

“We have been developing and testing this new feature for some time and are excited to bring it to market. The revolutionary transparent pin curing system will simplify production, improve efficiency and is completely retrofittable to our fleet of Helix® Digital Cylinder printers. It makes a significant difference for transparent items,” Ben Adner, CEO of Inkcups.


Photo courtesy www.inkcups.com


During the Board of Directors meeting of August, 2020, Klaus Röhrig indicated he was increasingly concerned with his lack of physical presence in Mortsel as Chairman of the company, caused by the Covid-19 induced severe travel restrictions, which may continue for several months.

The Board of Directors accepted Klaus Röhrig’s resignation as Chairman and appointed Frank Aranzana, member of the Board of Directors since May 2019, as its new Chairman.

“It is an honor to take on the role of Chairman at Agfa-Gevaert. Under Klaus Röhrig’s chairmanship, the company has achieved a number of milestones, including the successful sale of part of the HealthCare IT activities and the transition to a new CEO. I would like to thank Klaus Röhrig, who will continue to support the company as member of the Board of Directors.” Frank Aranzana

“It has been a privilege to help navigate the company in today’s challenging market, working closely together with my fellow members of the Board of Directors and Agfa-Gevaert’s Executive Management. There remain multiple challenges ahead, not the least COVID-19-induced, but with Frank Aranzana’s extensive experience, especially when facing the financial crisis of 2008, Agfa-Gevaert is in good hands. Hence, I am delighted to hand the chairmanship over to him and stay committed to the company as member of the Board of Directors.” Klaus Röhrig

Friday, 04 September 2020 22:19

CANON Introduces the ARIZONA 2300 SERIES

Canon U.S.A., Inc., introduces to the wide format print market the new Arizona 2300 Series UV curable flatbed printers, designed to speed up production, improve operational efficiencies and fuel growth opportunities.

The new Arizona 2300 Series offers an instant-on capability through its UV-LED curing system, enabling quicker turnaround for last-minute jobs This series is built around the Arizona FLOW technology, a vacuum technique that supports a zone-less, multi-origin table layout. This technology offers more productivity, as it requires less masking and taping, and is supported by easy-to-use, three-sided pneumatic registration pins to better secure the substrate in place on the table.

Additionally, this series also provides customers with the ability to print up to 1,001 ft2/hr. and an automated maintenance system that offers hands-free printhead maintenance that reduce the downtime by restoring nozzle function.

The Arizona 2300 offers UV-LED curing for 40 percent less energy consumption that has been certified for the North American market by TÜV and DGUV.

"We are committed to the research and development of our flatbed series with a focus on smart productivity, application versatility and sustainability. With our customers in mind, the Arizona 2300 Series will make the production process smarter and more automated, enabling our customers to have the time to focus on what matters the most: growing their business," Shinichi Yoshida, executive vice president and general manager, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "With the addition of the new Arizona 2300 series to our portfolio, we have a range of large format solutions to suit any and every print need of our customers. We are confident the new flatbed printers will enable them to boost profits, expand their application possibilities and open up new market opportunities, while achieving operational excellence."


Photo courtesy www.usa.canon.com


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