Konica Minolta showcasing the future of 3D and manufacturing innovation at Austech 2019

Sydney, Australia – Konica Minolta is showcasing the future of 3D and manufacturing innovation at Austech 2019, Australia’s premier advanced manufacturing and machine tool exhibition. The show will run from Tuesday, May 14 to Friday, May 17 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Eric Holtsmark, General Manager – Strategy, Transformation and Technology, Konica Minolta, said, “3D is no doubt evolving. While for many years it has been about prototyping, there is now a real shift into producing end-use parts.

“We are at a tipping point in the industry and those manufacturers poised to leverage the opportunities afforded by 3D technology, in being able to deliver end-use parts, will be the ones that succeed with a speed to market previously not possible. As a partner of one of the leading 3D vendors, 3D Systems, Konica Minolta is in a great position to help manufactures evolve with the technology.”

Featured on Stand AM48 will be the latest technology to demonstrate how additive manufacturing can benefit manufacturers including:

  • 3D Systems Figure 4. An affordable, scalable, fast, and highly accurate 3D printer, with production-grade materials that have been developed for production end-use applications. With its capability to produce high speed end-use durable plastic parts, it is aimed at not only producing rapid functional prototypes, but also short run production plastic articles, to replace traditional end use processes such as moulding, cast urethane, and injection moulding.
  • 3D Systems ProJet 2500. The ProJet 2500 offers highly-precise true-to-CAD parts, with a wide range of materials from ridged plastics, elastomeric, and casting waxes, across a wide variety of applications. The ProJet 2500’s professional part quality offers superior surface finishes and high-edge fidelity for not only prototyping but functional testing, and augmented manufacturing processes such as sort run injection moulding tools and investment casting.
  • MiRHook200. A user-friendly and efficient mobile robot for fully automated pick-up and towing of carts in production, logistics, and healthcare environments.
  • Virtual reality (VR) experience. 3D Systems D2P (DICOM to PRINT) is a stand-alone modular software package that is designed to address and consolidate 3D data from CT scan and DICOM for the fast and simple conversion into VR, and print-ready 3D files. It is used by medical professionals for preoperative surgical planning, and the printing of patient communication and surgical planning models.

Konica Minolta is also running four insightful 30 minute on-stand presentations:

  • Session 1 – Wednesday, May, 15 at 2:30pm
    3D printed orthotics
    A review of the software and processes required for manufacturing orthotics, splints, and braces using additive manufacturing.
  • Session 2 – Thursday, May 16 at 11:30am
    Lightweighting and latticing
    Harnessing the power of a design and manufacturing technique only possible with additive manufacturing for radical product improvement to give business a competitive edge.
  • Session 3 – Thursday, May 16 at 2:30pm
    Declutter and consolidation
    The many ways in which the redesign of products for removal of excess assembled components can radically change an entire business model for the better.
  • Session 4 – Friday, May 17 at 11:30am
    3D Printed Electric Guitar
    A review of the software and processes used to create a fully functional electric guitar using additive manufacturing.

Attendees can register for the on-stand presentations here:

About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia Pty Ltd is a market-leading provider of integrated solutions and managed services with the power to transform business environments.

A global leader in the provision of multifunction printers, digital print presses, industrial print products, 3D printers, robotics and enterprise content management, Konica Minolta works with organisations large and small to improve productivity, reduce costs, increase security and achieve sustainability outcomes.

Headquartered in Sydney, Konica Minolta Australia delivers expert professional services with experienced and responsive client support, in addition to the world-class service provided through its extensive network of direct sales offices and authorised dealers.

Striving to create new value for customers, our vision is to be a global company that is vital to society, and one that is innovative, robust and constantly evolving. Konica Minolta was awarded the Human Rights Award 2018, for showing leadership in human rights in business.

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