FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of FUJIFILM Corporation, and a leading global manufacturer and supplier of piezoelectric, drop-on-demand industrial inkjet printheads, today announced the launch of the FUJIFILM Dimatix STARFIRE® SG1024 L3F for customers seeking high performance printheads used for additive manufacturing, including sand casting and metal binder jetting. The STARFIRE SG1024 L3F will be previewed for the first time at the TCT Asia annual meeting, booth #4.1H N63, September 12-14, 2023 in Shanghai, China.
“Over the past decade, the FUJIFILM Dimatix STARFIRE printhead portfolio has accelerated expansion of digital inkjet printing applications across several industry segments such as ceramic tile, textile, and corrugated printing. The STARFIRE SG1024 L3F continues the Fujifilm tradition of innovation, productivity, and reliability and, in this instance, expands to additive manufacturing manufacturers of equipment in sand casting, metal binder jetting and other aggressive fluids,” said Steve Billow, president & chief executive officer, FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc. “FUJIFILM Dimatix’ continued investment in digital inkjet printing technology in both bulk piezo and silicon MEMS enables our OEM customers to leverage a new printing solution that can withstand the demanding fluids used in additive manufacturing.”
Fujifilm’s STARFIRE SG1024 L3F printhead’s unique design uses 400 DPI resolution with drop sizes ranging from 80-200pl that allow for optimal and efficient use of binder fluids. Additionally, the new printhead leverages Fujifilm’s patented REDIJET® ink recirculation technology at the nozzle plate level, which is designed to support rapid printing startup, improve printhead life, and reduce maintenance time.
Based on research by the Market Research Group (2022), the Metal casting market will reach $584.5 billion globally dollars by 2031. The research points to additive manufacturing using binder jetting as a process that enables fast turnaround, and high-fidelity object production used in broad range of industries such as automotive, aerospace, and construction. Additionally, Binder Jetting is estimated to grow at 11.3% and reach $184 Million in technology revenues by 2028 according to Business Research insights research (2023).
On September 12 from 15:00-15:20 at TCT’s Introduction Area, FUJIFILM Dimatix’ local team will present the company’s innovative solution and how it supports growing market needs for a high performance and reliable printhead used in sand-casting and metal binder jetting applications.