Fujifilm will put on demonstrations that showcase the company's ability to create 3D items made out of thermo-plastic. The company hopes to make the technology available to retailers and says that the technology can be used to create toys, jewellery and interior design products. It creates objects by referencing a digital file and depositing various type of plastics, rather than ink, layer by layer until they are formed.
Michael Mostyn, Fujifilm's key account manager for its commercial division, said in a press release that Fujifilm is also "looking to make 3D Printers available for consumer purchase from retailers in the near future, enabling the family and do-it-yourself enthusiasts to produce low cost, high quality finished parts for their projects at home". He went on to say that "consumer printers would not have the capacity to produce all of the customised 3D products that would be available in-store through kiosks or online”.
The technology will be on display at The Digital Show, which starts at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre on Friday 25 May. If you plan to attend the show, you can see the technology at Fujifilm's stand (53).