Gulf Print & Pack 2015 presents latest in 3D technology
Branching out into 3D printing will be a key focus at Gulf Print & Pack 2015 as more details are announced of this show’s debut Print & Pack in 3D feature area, which is being run in partnership with D2M Solutions and Stratasys.
The region’s premier event for the printing and packaging industry, Gulf Print and Pack 2015 will be inaugurated by H.H. Sheikh Hasher Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, Director General of Dubai Information Department. The four day exhibition will take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre on 13-16 April 2015.
D2M Solutions will put a spotlight on 3D virtual design, 3D scanning and 3D printing in the highly competitive consumer packaging sector for the ultimate in packaging design and functionality. The company has experts to take show visitors through all the stages of developing new packaging, from the 3D virtual design concept, or reverse engineering of an existing packaging product for the development of packaging molds or new packaging products; through to 3D printing of prototype packaging, or prototype packaging molds.
Based in Dubai, D2M Solutions is a leading technology supplier to the Middle East industrial sector and a Stratasys Platinum Partner. D2M Solutions specializes in guiding industrial companies in eliminating problem areas from the product development process and providing cutting edge 3D technologies to tackle the ultimate in efficient design, whilst minimizing errors and waste materials. As part of the feature area, D2M will be showcasing some of the best-in-class technologies available on the market – 3DEXPERIENCE software for excellence in rapid product design from Dassault Systèmes, 3D scanners from Creaform, and 3D printers from Stratasys.
Several other big names in the MENA region will be exhibiting at the show including Emirates Trans Graphics, Giffin Graphics and Xerox. They join other leading industry manufacturers and suppliers such as Heidelberg, Kodak, AFRA, Bobst, Green Graphics Trading GMCC, Nilpeter and Prestige Graphics Trading.
Mike Simmonds, event manager at Gulf Print & Pack commented: “We are delighted to have D2M Solutions on board for this year’s show. The Print & Pack in 3D feature area is a valuable addition and must see for visitors to this year’s event. 3D printing is already used for blow molding, thermoforming and vacuum forming, particularly for prototype packaging molds. In addition, this advanced technology is being utilized for short run products and product trial approvals as it can produce packaging on demand, as soon as required. Interest in 3D printing is growing significantly and we hope to demonstrate just how straightforward and uncomplicated having a 3D printing capacity can be, as well as highlighting its commercial value to a printing business.”