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Mimaki has announced the first details of its new 3D inkjet machine, due to be commercially available by the end of this year.  The machine, which is currently being shown on its digital stand, is still in prototype stage and is being called the 3DUJ-P for the moment.
Price point is likely to be at around €200,000 and first machines will have shipped by the end of 2017, with a number of machines due to be sent out for beta testing from this summer.
Mimaki describes the 3DUJ-P as the “world’s first full-colour modelling machine”, offering up to 10 million colours. It uses high-definition modelling based on Mimaki’s advanced UV inkjet technology and prints at a maximum modelling size of 500x500x300mm. It can achieve 84% of the Fogra 39L Colour gamut and prints using water-resistant acrylic resin modelling material, with a strength equivalent to ABS.
3D objects are created through repeated curing, layer by layer, with the ink and supporting material being ejected simultaneously.
“We are proud to announce that this is the world’s first full-colour model, offering up to 10 million colours,” said Mimaki Europe managing director Yuji Ikeda