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Friday, 08 January 2010 02:00
3D prototyping printer for desktops
3D printing technology is maturing to the point where rapid prototyping machines are becoming affordable to small business owners, and even for high-end home use, reports GizMag.
Dimension`s uPrint 3D printer gives anyone with CAD skills the ability to prototype and manufacture most small shapes they want in hard ABSplus plastic, including pre-assembled objects with moving parts.
3D printing machines started out as an incredibly efficient means of design prototyping to test parts for fit, form and function. Prior to rapid prototyping, manufacturing tooling had to be set up and an initial run of a product had to be made.
Ricoh digitises health records
Digital office company Ricoh will resell Open Text`s Document Server program through the Ricoh Independent Solutions Vendor Programme, in hopes of helping healthcare providers move from paper records to electronic ones, reports NJBiz.
The document-management software solution enables organisations to capture, store and manage business documents. The software combines flexibility and security concerns to help organisations, such as those in healthcare, structure digital records.
Document Server allows users to access documents through a simple drive letter in Windows, and Microsoft Office users can work with documents stored in Document Server without leaving Word, PowerPoint, Excel or any other programs.
Ricoh intros digital imaging systems
Ricoh has introduced its Aficio MP 2851 and MP 3351 Digital Imaging Systems, reports PR Newswire.
Designed for small to medium enterprises, the devices provide colour-scanning capabilities, secure document storage and feature an increased print speed.
The devices also feature solutions-based technology that provides a customised and unique user experience with Personal Paperless Document Manager and App2Me – new technologies available in early 2010.
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