Roland DG Assists with Shizuoka University’s Techno Workshop
12/12/2022 Corporate Activities, 3D Digital Fabrication
Shizuoka University’s Hamamatsu Campus (Engineering and Informatics faculties) hosts the Shizuoka University Techno Festa every year as a way of showcasing the latest developments in technology and research to the local community. This year, Roland DG helped out with the fabrication workshop run by the Faculty of Informatics.
Digital Tools Inspire New Forms of Pottery
11/29/2022 3D Digital Fabrication
Hizen Yoshida pottery is a type of porcelain made in Ureshino City in Saga Prefecture, Japan, home to the famous Ureshino hot springs spa area. 224porcelain, one of the leading brands of Hizen Yoshida pottery, has been using Roland DG’s MDX-50 milling machine to bring traditional arts and crafts into the digital age.
Roland DG’s Joint Venture with Chinese Binder-jet 3D Printer Business Opens its Doors to New Markets
11/16/2022 Corporate Activities, 3D Digital Fabrication
An opening ceremony was held on November 9, 2022 at Roland DG’s new joint venture, a binder-jet 3D printer business located in Jingdezhen city in Jiangxi province of China, one of the world’s leading ceramic and pottery production areas.
Roland DG Unveils New Tokyo Creative Center
04/18/2022 Corporate Activities, Digital Printing, 3D Digital Fabrication
The Tokyo Creative Center is the largest Roland DG demonstration center in Japan and is located at its Tokyo-based sales office. It was recently refurbished and relocated to Shinagawa where it re-opened its doors to visitors on February 28, 2022.
Makers-Lab Toyohashi Brings the Potential of Manufacturing Closer to Home
10/25/2021 Digital Printing, 3D Digital Fabrication
Makers-Lab Toyohashi in Toyohashi, Aichi Prefecture is a makerspace run by Science Create Co., Ltd., a public-private (third sector) organization based in the area. The lab was opened in 2015 within Toyohashi Science Core, a center promoting industry-academic collaboration and supporting the creation of new industries in the Higashi-Mikawa region. As a lab that allows anyone to put their fabrication skills into practice, Makers-Lab Toyohashi is seeking to breathe new life into local industry.
Co-startup Space FUSE Breathes New Life into Hamamatsu’s Creative Culture
07/09/2021 Digital Printing, 3D Digital Fabrication
The large Co-startup Space & Community FUSE is located in Hamamatsu City, Japan, where Roland DG headquarters is based. It runs a co-working space and fabrication studio that are jointly operated by startups and local companies. Roland DG’s UV printer and other devices are used in the fabrication studio.
Inspired.Lab—a Source of Innovation in the Heart of Tokyo
02/24/2021 Digital Printing, 3D Digital Fabrication
Located in Otemachi, Tokyo, Inspired.Lab serves as an open innovation hub that operates beyond traditional company confines to assist users in coming up with fresh new products and services. It consists of an open office area as well as a work area for bringing ideas to life. Roland DG’s UV printer and milling machine are set up in the work area.
Accelerating Personal Electric Vehicle Innovation Through Rapid Prototyping
05/21/2020 3D Digital Fabrication
“I’ve even given up on going to the grocery store just two blocks away.” Revolutionary personal electric vehicle company WHILL developed its mobility device with a single wheelchair user’s voice in mind. WHILL’s development department uses Roland DG’s MODELA MDX-50 milling machine to prototype their products.
Face Shields Made Easy With A Laser Engraver
04/28/2020 Corporate Activities, 3D Digital Fabrication
With the novel coronavirus spreading rapidly around the world, many people, companies, and educational and research organizations have been uploading free ideas on the internet for making their own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) items to protect against infections. Here is information on how you can make your own face shield using Roland DG’s laser engraver.
Giving Olympic Figure Skaters a Cutting Edge – Yamaichi Special Steel
04/25/2019 3D Digital Fabrication
Japanese figure skaters are among the best in the world, and many famous skaters hail from Nagoya in Japan. Nagoya-based Yamaichi Special Steel Co., Ltd., a high-grade steel-work company, has been working with Nagoya native and 2010 Olympic figure skater Takahiko Kozuka to develop a new set of blades used for figure skating. Roland DG’s photo impact printer was used to imprint the catchy logo on the surface of the blades, so we decided to find out more about the development process.