Israel-based Massivit 3D Printing Technologies (Massivit 3D) has reported achieving 350 percent growth since the launch of its Massivit 1800 3D printer at the printing equipment exhibition drupa 2016, on May 31 to June 10.
The last year has seen Massivit 3D gain an additional 30 customers in 15 countries and five continents. The company has also grown its global distributor network from 3 to 25 in order to provide full customer service support and training.
The Massivit 1800 is claimed to be the only 3D printer available for large-format signs and displays. It is based on Massivit 3D’s gel dispensing printing (GDP) technology and can produce models up to 1.8 x 1.5 x 1.2 m (HxWxD) in size, at rates up to 35 cm per hour.
Massivit 1800 customers include SuperSize, a dedicated 3D printing subsidiary of the Israel retail specialist Heidia Group, and Sismaprint, an Italian digital print house.
SuperSize invested in the Massivit 1800 to extend its service offering in the retail, advertising and exhibition sectors.
The company recently used the Massivit 1800 to produce a 1.8 m tall flamingo for a private luxury event. The printer’s large dual print heads made it possible to 3D print the model in a day.
The flamingo proved a significant talking point at the event and today is on display in the event organizer’s home, continuing to attract the attention of visitors.
‘Maintaining this ability to offer our clients innovative displays is at the forefront of our business model and is the reason we continue to invest in pioneering technologies,’ said Ofer Gal, founder and chairman of Heidia Group. ‘Our Massivit 1800 not only adds a new dimension to our portfolio but it’s our solution of choice for statement pieces.’
Sismaprint used the Massivit 1800 to achieve its objective of entering the event and interior design markets. The company is the first Italian adopter of the technology and has thus been able to differentiate its service offering.
‘We are pushing the boundaries of super-sized applications,’ said Oscar Stucchi, president of Sismaprint. ‘The ability to elevate our existing applications to new heights has seen us increase our customer base.’