Using the example of a smart car, Heidelberg will be hosting live demos at InPrint showing how digitization and new printing technologies enable individual small series or individual parts to be quickly and easily realized. The items on show at the trade fair will range from custom-decorated speedometer bezels and ventilation nozzles to alloy rims. The Heidelberg Omnifire 250 4D printing system will be in operation for visitors to see.
“At InPrint 2017 we are presenting ourselves as a technology provider for personalized everyday products using the example of car parts. The enhancement of digital printing in the 4D segment for integration into industrial processes is opening up new growth markets for us,” said Dr. Ulrich Hermann, board member and chief digital officer at Heidelberg.
A Heidelberg Omnifire 1000 has been in use at automotive supplier Ritzi Lackiertechnik GmbH in Tübingen since the beginning of October. The company finishes high-quality components such as speedometer bezels, trim strips, switches, dashboards, and other components for various automotive manufacturers. One of the machines the company uses for this is the Omnifire 1000, which is integrated into the industrial, digitized production process.
“The car of the future is networked and increasingly tailored to the customer in every respect,” said Günter Ritzi.