NSW printer makes Massivit 3D purchase

Sydney’s Composite Images is the first printer in New South Wales to invest in a Massivit 1800 3D printer, after seeing it in action at drupa.

Composite specialises in wide format producing POP, signage and displays for clients including Australia Post and Qantas.  

Composite CEO Bruce Scott says the company was looking to push the boundaries on what it could offer the display market.

“There is nothing else like it,” he says. “We were looking for something to differentiate us from regular wide format roll and flatbed production, and the Massivit 1800 fitted that bill perfectly, so I went shopping.”

The Massivit 1800 will be installed at Composite’s site in Artarmon by early September to complement its gamut of roll, flatbed, cutting and finishing machinery.   

Scott says the work produced by the 3D printer can also incorporate traditional printing methods such as vinyl wrapping, opening up new possibilities for the industry.

“A beta site in New York tapped into Sony’s launch of the film Angry Birds and created 3D printed bus graphics, blended in with the wrapping and illumination,” he says.

“It can print virtually any concept in 3D, which can then be finished by wrapping, painting, airbrushing or burnishing.”

Massivit says its 1.8 by 1.5 metre machine uses special hardening gel rather than plastic filament, which produces a faster output than its competitors.

Scott adds, “The hard part will be keeping our operators and customers away from wanting to 3D print new creations. Probably me as well.”


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