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FUJI to Enter 3D Printer Market with All-in-One System
The new printer system conducts 3D resin fabrication, printing of electronic circuits, and mounting of components.
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UJI Corporation is entering the three-dimensional (3D) printer market to further expand its business coverage.

FUJI has been deploying total mounting solutions encompassing components warehouses in the pre-process and automated inserters in the post-process of the surface mounting line, with mounters as its main products.

The company has also commercialized industrial robots and surface reform equipment for bonding application by applying plasma, and has been expanding its portfolio of products involving manufacturing.

Concerning 3D printers, FUJI notes that diverse electronic devices meeting different applications are required. The company sets sights on the future of digital fabrication of individually different products, and has been developing equipment that should enable anybody to easily produce electronic devices. 3D printers are part of the company’s efforts in this endeavor.

New Concept 3D Printer System
In tandem with the advancement of internet of things (IoT), the company is presently developing FPM-Trinity, a 3D printer system with a totally new concept, and its commercialization is drawing near.

FPM-Trinity is an all-in-one system that enables 3D resin fabrication, printing of electronic circuits, and mounting of components. It does away with using masks and jigs, allowing high-mix, low-volume production and production of customized products with ease. It will enable the production of electronic devices with shapes that cannot be produced by normal electronic circuit boards.

The FPM-Trinity 3D printer under development at FUJI
The FPM-Trinity 3D printer under development at FUJI
Prior to the printer system’s commercial sale, FUJI will start consigned manufacturing services for samples for the purpose of promoting the product. The company also provides design services in addition to test manufacturing services.