Massivit 3D to show 3D printer at the RAPID + TCT Show

The Massivit 5000 large-scale 3D printer is designed to expedite lead times for manufacturers.

Massivit 3D's new 5000 series 3D printer
Massivit 3D's new 5000 series 3D printer

In India, Arrow Digital is the exclusive distributor of Massivit 3D equipment. The machines have not yet sale in India, but they may be seen in operation at the Arrow Digital demo centre in Ahmedabad. Massivit 3D Printing Technologies, a provider of large-scale 3D printing systems, will showcase the industrial-grade Massivit 5000 3D printer at the upcoming RAPID + TCT show in Detroit, Michigan between 17 -19 May 2022. Visitors to Massivit 3D’s stand 3613 will have the opportunity to see live demonstrations of the Massivit 5000 which offers 30 times the printing speed of competitive 3D printing solutions. A range of large, printed parts, molds, and prototypes will also be on display.

The Massivit 5000 large-scale 3D printer is designed to expedite lead times for manufacturers across the rail, marine, automotive, defense, architecture, scenic fabrication, and education sectors. It offers a build volume of 57” x 44” x 70” (145cm x 111cm x 180cm) and empowers manufacturers to produce full-scale parts within a matter of hours.

Massivit 3D’s adoption across the world

The Massivit 5000 leverages Massivit 3D’s unique gel dispensing printing (GDP) technology that has, to date, been adopted in over 40 countries. GDP utilizes the company’s advanced photo polymer printing gel, Dimengel, that cures on-the-fly under UV light. This enables high-speed production of large, complex parts with little-to-no required support structures.

The 5000 offers sophisticated, integrated slicing software for automated file preparation as well as a range of features designed to increase workflow efficiencies. Its dual-head printing mechanism allows two independent parts to be printed simultaneously, with the capability to use a different material on each head. The Massivit 5000 offers a range of print resolutions and modes including Variable Resolution mode. It also supports a wide range of purpose-specific printing materials. One of the most recently launched materials, Dim 20-FR, is the world’s first UL94-V0 compliant 3D printing thermoset gel, offering flame retardance.


RAPID + TCT visitors will have the chance to explore customer case studies as well as a range of large-scale 3D printing applications at the Massivit 3D stand. At the show, the company will also share news of the Massivit 10000 additive tooling system for composite materials, recently launched at the JEC World 2022 composite materials event in Paris on 3 May 2022.

Innovations at Massivit 3D

Aiming to drive digital transformation in the composites arena, Massivit 3D designed this additive manufacturing system to overcome recognized bottlenecks in composite materials manufacturing. Based on the company’s new cast in-motion technology, the system enables direct printing of complex molds using high-performance casting materials.

The technology shortens tooling production time by 80%, reduces costs, and decreases material waste associated with traditional tooling methods – which are known to be slow, costly, and wasteful. In addition to facilitating direct printing of molds, the Massivit 10000 enables fast production of complex prototypes, mandrels, and plugs.

The introduction of the 10000 to the market has already yielded strong demand across multiple industries, reflected in the signing of 12 new reservations during the JEC World show last week. In total, 29 reservations have been made for the new Massivit 10000 – which will be delivered in H2, 2022.

Erez Zimerman, chief executive officer at Massivit 3D, commented “we are excited to share the latest large-scale 3D printing technologies and applications with the manufacturing community at Rapid + TCT. Massivit 3D was established to solve fundamental AM limitations in size, speed and material versatility. We are honored to be introducing our latest technology, high-performance materials, and large-scale applications that will propel global manufacturing from traditional, manual processes into the digital age.”

2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.

The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry. While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.

The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.

Ultimately digital print and other digital channels will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.

Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.

– Naresh Khanna

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