Sioux Technologies supports OEMs in Image & Printing in the development, prototyping and production of high quality digital inkjet equipment for graphic processes, printed electronics and Additive Manufacturing.
Trends in Image & Printing
There is a huge digitization process is underway in Image & Printing. In the traditional graphic industry, offset and flexo are making way for inkjet printing. This offers many advantages, for example regarding the personalization of printed matter and flexibility in producing smaller series, which results in lower stocks and therefore cost reduction. Digital inkjet technology is also used for printing electronic circuits, also directly on Printed Circuit Boards. Especially where the highest quality requirements are set, the technical challenges here are still great.
Meanwhile, a whole new market is emerging; that of 3D printing (Additive Manufacturing). Think, for example, of printing products made of metal and plastic. The possibilities and applications are unprecedented; products are built up layer by layer, creating total freedom of design. However, in the coming years, considerable progress must be made in optimizing 3D printing technologies for the manufacture of reproducible high-quality products.
Sioux supports OEMs in Image & Printing in the development, prototyping, industrialization and production of contemporary modules and systems. In doing so, we help them increase the performance and functionality of their technology and take the step towards cost-effective, reliable production. In addition, we can build on our expertise in mechatronics, high speed electronics, embedded software, optics, modelling, big data and artificial intelligence (AI). Sioux’s solutions are numerous. We develop real-time machine control systems and printing strategies to achieve the right results. We also deploy predictive algorithms and self-learning systems to accurately control processes, both for the graphic industry, printed electronics and Additive Manufacturing.
'Océ Technologies was a lead customer of Sioux for a long time. I still don’t know of any other company that puts result commitment as the core of its business model.'
Herman Vanlier, Manager Equipment Engineering & Technical Services from Océ-Tehnologies