Innovative cooperation for inkjet 3D printing

Innovative cooperation for inkjet 3D printing

New Cooperation with Meteor Inkjet Ltd, a leading supplier of electronics, software, tools and services for industrial 3D inkjet printing.

The focus will be on the precision as well as multi-material capabilities of inkjet printing and new possibilities for automating additive manufacturing.

CT's 4D_Additive is a comprehensive software suite for all additive manufacturing processes that offers functions such as model repair, geometry analysis and optimization, support, grid and hollow as well as texture generation, nesting and slicing. Combined with Meteor's world-leading printhead drive electronics and Met3D Digital Front End, printer OEMs now have a straightforward path from development to production of inkjet printing systems for additive manufacturing. Implementing inkjet technology to apply binders or materials requires tight integration of hardware and software from industrial printing systems and innovative additive manufacturing tools, as well as reading in all common CAD models and providing the optimized 3D data in a special format for inkjet printers.

"As a result of our collaboration with Meteor, binder and material jet systems with Meteor hardware and software can be easily integrated into the industry-standard workflow provided by 4D_Additive, enabling the processing of accurate native CAD models of all major systems and formats," said Rémi Goupil, CT Product Manager - 4D_Additive. Clive Ayling, managing director of Meteor, commented, "Our collaboration with CT not only provides a clear development path for 3D printing system OEMs, but will also lead to important sustainability benefits for the industry, such as real-time optimization of 3D sand casting prints with precise density control, reducing material waste and curing time.


About Meteor Inkjet

Meteor Inkjet Ltd (, headquartered in Cambridge, UK, is the world's leading independent supplier of industrial inkjet electronics, software, tools and services. Known for its technical expertise and innovation, Meteor is trusted by printhead manufacturers and print system builders alike. Meteor is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hybrid Software Group PLC (Euronext: HYSG), a leading developer of enterprise software for industrial print production.