OVE Launches First Memjet-Powered 3D Printer
3D-printer developer OVE, which is based in Warsaw, Poland, recently announced the first 3D printer that is based on Memjet high-speed, single-pass inkjet-printing technology.
OVE CEO Tomek, Pluciennik stated: “We are in the final stages of commercialization and (are) excited about how professional and education customers will have access to (an) affordable full-color 3D printer. At less than €10,000 ($11,068 U.S.), our system will cover a wide range of applications in industry, education, architecture, medicine, marketing, arts and entertainment, and rapid prototyping and low-volume manufacturing.
OVE will take pre-orders during the FORMNEXT international additive manufacturing Conference and Exhibition being held November 19-22. Product shipments are scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2020.
Modular Design for Additive Manufacturing
In addition to its new A4 3D printer, OVE has developed a unique OEM kit to enable other additive manufacture OEMs to simply integrate the 3D color module, powered by Memjet, into their systems.
OVE’s Pluciennik explained: “We have a deep knowledge of the Memjet high-speed, single-pass inkjet technology and the OEM kit will allow other additive manufacturers to integrate quickly and simply into their platform of choice and expand the market for affordable color 3D printing.”
High-Speed Color Module
One of the core components at the heart of the OVE 3D printer is the Color Module developed using printing technology from Memjet. According to OVE, Memjet’s fast print speed and wide coverage area means that 3D objects can be produced quickly and in high-quality color. It says that Memjet-powered 3D printers create a more affordable printing solution, giving businesses a high-quality yet cost-effective solution with affordable total cost of ownership.
FFF (fused filament fabrication) 3D printing is one of few technologies enabling multi-material 3D printing in one build. The A4 printer uniquely works with several types of thermoplastics capable of full-color printing for “robust and vivid color printed output.”
OVE says it will continue to work with leading thermoplastics manufacturers and build on their knowledge for requirements for new materials to enable new applications.
OVE 3D Software
According to OVE, the key advantage of OVE technology is the “visual enrichment of 3D output, by applying color.”
According to OVE’s Pluciennik, “There is (a) lack of intuitive and easy to use 3D tools to prepare for color 3D models. Our solution is to provide with the printing system, OVE software, which enables users to easily add colors, by applying textures and add(ing) notations.’
OVE was founded to develop and commercialize the full-color FFF 3D printing technology that its founders have been working on since 2015.
A tooth model produced by the OVE 3D printer. Photo via OVE.