Mimaki USA, a manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, released the new Pure Clear ink “MH-110PCL,” intended for use with the Mimaki 3DUJ-553 full colour 3D printer.
The newly developed pure clear ink “MH-110PCL” negates the yellowish tint evident in the previous “MH-100CL” clear ink, enabling more transparent modeling. The ink delivers clear output as intended by designers and architects, which is expected to be used in product design for home appliances, cosmetics, design mock-ups, and verification for industrial products. It is also suitable for medical and architectural models requiring visualization to confirm internal structures. MH-110PCL will be available in 4.8 L (1.27 gal) capacity ink bottles.
The “MH-110PCL” pure clear ink can also be combined with colour inks (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black) to reproduce translucent colour effects. Accordingly, the Mimaki 3D printer “3DUJ-553,” featuring the “full-colour modeling capability with more than 10 million colours,” allows for use in designs emphasizing a broader range of colours and visuals than ever before with the addition of the clear and translucent colour expressions enabled by the transparent pure clear ink “MH-110PCL.”
Full-colour 3D printing is suitable for the creation of colour-coded organ models. Translucent colour (transparent with added colour) expressions can also visualize the interior of organs, which is useful in practical medical models.
Partial transparency, such as the representation of glass windows and transparent exteriors, is a means of showing the internal structure of models. This effect is difficult to achieve with handcrafted models or plaster-based 3D printer outputs. Partial transparency can be applied to architectural models, combining the exterior and interior structures.
In 3DCG design, transparent components are helpful in expressing objects aloft. Applications such as elaborate 3D designs encased in clear protective components are also feasible with MH-110PCL.