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Newsbrief: HP’s new high volume 3D printer;  Women in Print dates; Sydney printer allegedly paid workers $13 an hour

HP has expanded its 3D printing portfolio with the release of the new Jet Fusion 5200 Series, an industrial 3D printing system that brings together new systems, data intelligence, software, services, and materials innovations.

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 The new solution expands manufacturing predictability with high-quality and optimal-yield of parts at industrial levels of efficiency, accuracy, and repeatability; delivers best-in-class economics and productivity for production environments; and provides the increased flexibility, improved uptime, streamlined workflows, and simplified fleet management required for factory production settings.  

HP is also expanding its strategic alliances with industrial leaders BASF, Materialise, and Siemens, and launching the HP Digital Manufacturing Network, a new global community of proven, large-scale 3D printed parts providers.

“The Fourth Industrial Revolution is one of the most transformative forces in our lifetime,” says Christoph Schell, president of 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing at HP Inc. “New technology innovations will be required, new partnership models will emerge, and new modes of doing business will unfold.” 

The HP Digital Manufacturing Network initially includes partners in the United States, Asia, and Europe.  Digital Manufacturing Network production partners who have met HP’s stringent program qualifications include Forecast 3D, GKN Powder Metallurgy, GoProto, Jabil, Materialise, Parmatech, and ZiggZagg NV.  HP will further expand the network into other target markets with additional qualified partners in the coming months.

The new Jet Fusion 5200 Series 3D printing solution is available today.  More information here.


Women in Print announces dates for September Breakfast Series

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Women in Print has announced the dates for the next series of power breakfasts in capital cities around the nation, beginning in South Australia on September 12. 

A collaboration of women in the print media industry, the group is a support team that offers opportunities to network while benefiting women from all walks of life, in and around the industry.

For further details go to www.womeninprint.com.au


$13 an hour to cut, glue and assemble paper and cardboard

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A Sydney print finishing business and its owner will face Federal Court next month for allegedly ignoring a Compliance Notice issued by the Fair Work Ombudsman.

Mega Tabs Services and owner Lloyd Lam allegedly failed to back-pay $229,564 to 14 migrant workers who had asked the FWO for assistance.

The workers, in Australia from Korea on 417 working holiday visas, were allegedly paid a flat hourly rate of $13 to cut, glue and assemble paper and cardboard at the company’s Alexandria premises in inner Sydney between November 2013 and November 2015.

The workers were allegedly entitled to rates of between $20.63 and $21.69 per hour, and penalty rates of up to $54 per hour. Individual workers were allegedly owed between $4,105 and $36,666.

A hearing has been listed in the Federal Circuit Court in Sydney on 17 June 2019.

The Fair Work Ombudsman wants the company and Lam to pay the $229,564, plus interest. In addition, the company faces a penalty of up to $31,500 and Lam of up to $6,300.