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MIMAKI

 

Mimaki showed their latest machines in the SignTrade booth which is their official distributor. Marketing manager, Mike Horsten said: “We can see the MEA market is maturing in terms of technology and investments. We need to work on sublimation for textile market in the MEA which is still a solvent or flatbed market. As Mimaki we are growing in new segments like small format UV, print and cut, flatbed etc. We invest 7 to 8% of our revenue in R&D and hence launch many new products like one of the fastest textile printer, a flatbed with 60 sqm/hour and our latex offering with white option. We are also enhancing our service offerings in this region by April this year. In terms of technology we have the latest Ricoh heads on our

HP

 

HP participated at SGI 2013 showcasing their indoor, flatbed and latex technologies. Ernest Azzam, business manager-large format design-HP ME, Mediterranean & Africa said, “Depending on the applications printers have, we always exhibit something new, showing everything HP can do, from rigid to flexible, banners to indoor photos. The outdoor and signage market is picking up again, and especially our latex technology is being well received. In January, we launched our ready-to-mount wall

SYSTEM ME

Mutoh and their distributors System ME exhibited their 2.6 meter large format printer suitable for solvent and dye sublimation printing.  "The machine, exhibited for the first time, was sold on the first day of the show," says Arthur Vanhoutte, president of Mutoh.  "Based on the success of our previous 1.6 meter machine that used  2 heads at a very high speed, we have expanded the width of the machine to 2.6 meters while enhancing other features. The changes in the wide format market are

AGFA

Agfa exhibited their Jeti 3020 Titan UV inkjet printer, the Jeti 3324 solvent and the Anapurna M2050 wide format inkjet printer at this year's SGI show in Dubai.  Kristof Van Cleemput, channel development manager- direct export said, "We are happy with the visitor turnout at this edition of SGI, prospective customers from India to Africa visited out booth. The list of leads was very satisfactory.  The market is picking up again and exhibitors are investing more in exhibition space, so we can

MITSU INKS

The manufacturers and exporters of digital solvent inks for textile are based in India with a regional office in Sharjah. They currently export in Sudan, Saudi Arabia, UAE, & Nigerian markets. They participated in SGI for the second time. “ We make digital printing ultra fine inks with dispersion technology ranging from solvent based, plastisols, eco-solvent, dye based, oil based, which are available in all colours and are compatible with most brands like Xaar, Spectra, Konica, Sieko

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  • Exhibtion

    The first ever 3D printing conference cum exhibition ‘3D Print UAE’ took place on 17th and 18th August 2015 at Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE which attracted a number of like-minded 3D Printing professionals from over 40 nations.

    3D Print UAE exhibition cum conference is a concept aimed at providing a broad scale platform for the manufacturing sector and consumer world across the ME region. 

    3D Print UAE gave an opportunity for the additive manufacturing experts from across the globe to converge on this regional platform to showcase their solutions, analyze the benefits and discuss the opportunities in the Middle East. It also provided the opportunity for a listen- in to first-hand experience from industry leaders, connect solutions for overcoming challenges in the field, and enhance the brand and  business portfolio. 

     Steffan Ritt, VP-head of global marketing and communications, SLM Solutions Group commented:  “Since, this is the first kind of event in this region, it has attracted less number of visitors. However, the visitors and participants were more positive. Overall, the show went fairly well for us but we would have been happier if the organizers promoted the event well in advance.”  SLM Solutions were one among the gold sponsors of the event.

    Most of visitors commented that these kinds of exhibitions and conference should be encouraged to create more awareness about the 3D printing in this region.