The recent Emex show in Auckland gave Total Supply a chance to partner with Mimaki for 3D printing.

The companies showed the possibilities offered through Mimaki’s full colour 3D technology at the show. Tomomitsu Harada, general manager Mimaki Australia, says, “Mimaki is proactively seeking opportunities for new 3D printing technology in the New Zealand market. We have enjoyed a long partnership with Total Supply and before that with Blue Print Imaging. Total Supply is the ideally positioned to distribute Mimaki’s 3D printing system into this growing sector.

Jason Hay, Mimaki Australia’s national sales manager, says, “The feedback from the market was extremely positive. The customers who attended the show had never seen such quality in 3D printing. We had people who attended the stand that previously used 3D printing at Auckland University. They wanted to find out more about the technology. What was promising was that 60 per cent of the people who attended the stand wanted further information on 3D bureau work and who they could outsource to in Auckland.

“The attention to detail and quality of the output was the wow factor to anyone who visited the stand at Emex. For example, clients utilising Auckland University, or new signage businesses looking for alternative income revenue could see the benefits.

“Also, it was great to see the excitement from everyone attending and welcoming back trade shows. This was the first trade show since Covid-19 started back in February 2020 and lockdowns began.”

Entry level 3D

On the stand at Emex, the companies demonstrated the entry-level Mimaki 3DUJ-2207 full colour 3D printer. Mimaki cals it a h High-definition, affordable, low-priced, small footprint machine. It can produce more than 10 million colours using UV inkjet. This capability gives it application for use in fields that require precise prototypes, such as figure and toy designs, architectural models, and home appliances.

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