Thursday, September 20, 2018
Alchemie is delighted to announce the expected completion this month of b.my.jet, an innovative multifunctional printer device that gives a solution for blind and partially sighted people to accessvisual content at an affordable price in the home. It has been designed with a unique powder deposition system, dispersing a controlled amount of powder onto a surface in a range of sizes and quantities, enabling operators to quickly and easily print Braille and Moon alphabet, in addition to other tactile surfaces.
The project, which has been backed by the EU research and innovation programme Horizon 2020 SME Instrument, saw Alchemie collaborate with Hungarian engineers, CERC (Central European Research Center) and UK based KW Special Projects to develop a new alternative to traditional embossing methods. A working prototype was delivered using innovative digital manufacturing techniques with the consortium now pursuing commercialisation of the product
The printer has already scooped two international design awards. Just months after completing a working prototype, b.my.jet has been honoured, with a silver award from A’Design and first place in the office equipment category for the IDA Design Awards.
Alchemie Co-founder and Chairman Dr Alan Hudd commented ‘’We are proud to be an integral part of this ground-breaking project and are delighted with the awards success to date. The printer offers a breakthrough for on-demand printing of braille and tactile features and we have seen strong interest from the marketplace. We are actively seeking partners with the capability to offer global channels for this unique and exciting print technology.“
Alchemie will be attending the following event where representatives will be available to discuss the printer and technology in further detail. To arrange a meeting with a representative please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Printing for digital fabrication 2018, Dresden, 23rd– 27thSeptember
For more information please see bmyjet.Eu