Think big and bold with 3D professional printing and get ready to bring your
ideas to life. At Konica Minolta we are setting the standard with 3D Printing
products that help communicate your best designs and ideas, quickly and accurately.
Just another reason you can count on Konica Minolta.
It could easily be straight out of a science fiction movie: any object you can
imagine can be created at the touch of a button. But 3D printing is very real,
and it is already reshaping our lives in dramatic ways.
3D printing was inspired by ordinary inkjet printers, which lay down ink onto
a piece of paper. One layer of color at a time, a coherent image is formed from
a file on your computer. 3D printers build three - dimensional, solid objects
from a digital design file (using plastic polymers and other materials), one layer
at a time.
Also called additive manufacturing, the process adds materials in order to make
a final product, as opposed to other manufacturing methods, such as machining,
which cut away pieces of raw material to make a particular shape and size.
The Many Possibilities of 3D Printing
A basic, personal desktop 3D printer can make tools and other simple objects
- from a screwdriver (and as many screws as you need), to a case for your iPhone,
to a set of Legos for your kids. It can also be used to create sculptures and
other art, or intricately detailed jewelry.
Creativity. Speed. Efficiency.
Professional grade 3D printers can be used for established products and prototyping.
Have a new design for a product you’d like to produce and sell? A 3D printer can
make one immediately, allowing you to test it, adjust the design, and work out
the bugs much more quickly. You can also use it to print replacement parts, like
a new brake disc out of titanium. From vehicles to machines, 3D printers can keep
your company running smoothly.
Industrial 3D printers can manufacture much bigger, more complex objects from
scratch, and produce them en masse. Fill any size order on demand, without having
to warehouse any parts.
Get a closer look at Konica Minolta – we’re delivering the future of 3D printing
3D Printing - Environmentally Friendly
3D printing saves energy and creates less waste, significantly reducing the manufacturer’s
environmental impact. It promotes manufacturing locally, which eliminates the
need for shipping things all over the country and the extra pollution that causes.
And producing items on an as-needed basis, helps eliminate costly warehousing
and inventory management fees.
Whether you’re a small, local company or a large, multi-location corporation,
3D printing can save time and money, as well as lessen your carbon footprint.