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Massivit brings Massivit 5000 3D printer to entertainment industry’s IAAPA Expo

The company’s high-impact DIM 400 printing material showcased along several of large printed props and displays

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Massivit 3D Printing Technologies (TASE: MSVT), a leading provider of large-format industrial 3D printing systems, is showcasing the Massivit 5000 large-scale 3D printer at IAAPA Expo Europe in Vienna, Austria this month. Visitors have the opportunity to watch live printing demonstrations at Booth and see a variety of sample components printed using the company’s new DIM 400 material that enables high-impact resistance as well as up to a 25% faster printing speed.

Gel Dispensing Printing (GDP), the technology behind the Massivit 5000, has been adopted across 40 countries to date. This unique gel-based system enables fabricators to rapidly create giant, immersive sets, environments, props, and characters at up to 30 times the speed of other technologies.

IAAPA Expo visitors to the Massivit booth have the opportunity to see sample models printed with Massivit’s new DIM 400 material – the strongest and toughest of the company’s high-performance GDP materials. DIM 400 offers high impact resistance, toughness, superior strength, and up to a 25% increased production speed, making it ideal for custom manufacturing of end parts, functional prototypes, geometric cores for composite layups, and large jigs and fixtures. This advanced photopolymer has a high Heat Deflection Temperature (HDT) enabling the production of large parts that can withstand elevated temperatures.

Event attendees also experience the large build volume capabilities of the Massivit 5000 (1450 x 1110 x 1800 mm), a global leader in large-scale 3D printing systems for scenic fabrication and visual communication. The Massivit 5000 enables fabricators to digitally produce full-scale, complex creations within a matter of hours for amusement parks, event displays, film and theater sets, and custom gaming constructions.

Booth visitors can discover an array of new and customer projects and case studies, including a 3-meter giant shark head printed by France 3D – a brand of Distri-Com Group – for a 2023 blockbuster film premiere campaign.

Distri-Com Group’s Commercial Director, Thierry Clicquot De Mentq, commented, “Our high-profile customers and brands constantly seek new ways to engage their audiences with eye-catching campaigns. We acquired the Massivit 5000 3D printer to allow us to respond to this demand and to expand our business services with outstanding, large-format printing capabilities. We can now create enormous 3D parts in record time and in a single piece with materials that can easily be primed and painted. Importantly, the printer enables us to run a 100% in-house manufacturing operation and offers us virtually infinite creative possibilities with extraordinary dimensions.”

GDP technology enables large, custom parts to be directly printed at high speed with little-to-no support structures and to cure on-the-fly during printing, thanks to advanced gel-based polymer materials and sophisticated slicing software. This facilitates waste-free, fast, and precise production of intricate details and undercuts that are not achievable with conventional machining technologies. In addition, the printer offers dual print heads for workflow efficiency and the ability to print with a different material on each head. A wide range of purpose-specific printing materials are supported by the Massivit 5000, designed to meet specific needs related to the entertainment industry including flame resistance, high definition, and transparency.

The printer produces hollow components that allow for a plethora of artistic post-processing and effects such as animatronics, internal illumination, and integrated electrics as well as external finishing such as paintwork, patina effects, video mapping, and vinyl wrapping.

Erez Zimerman, CEO at Massivit stated, “We’re excited to showcase our industrial 3D printer and advanced materials at the IAAPA Expo Europe community, particularly in light of the increasing adoption of large-scale systems across Europe. Fabricators are undoubtedly seeking a faster solution for the production of full-scale parts. Our latest developments in engineering-grade materials combined with high-speed printing allow new realms in creative construction. We’re thrilled to offer brand new possibilities for theme parks, film and event producers who are dedicated to creating extraordinary experiences and we can’t wait to expose these possibilities at the IAAPA Expo this month.”

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Davide Sher

Since 2002, Davide has built up extensive experience as a technology journalist, market analyst and consultant for the additive manufacturing industry. Born in Milan, Italy, he spent 12 years in the United States, where he completed his studies at SUNY USB. As a journalist covering the tech and videogame industry for over 10 years, he began covering the AM industry in 2013, first as an international journalist and subsequently as a market analyst, focusing on the additive manufacturing industry and relative vertical markets. In 2016 he co-founded London-based VoxelMatters. Today the company publishes the leading news and insights websites VoxelMatters.com and Replicatore.it, as well as VoxelMatters Directory, the largest global directory of companies in the additive manufacturing industry.

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