Mimaki Engineering Announces Participation in ADAPT Consortium Launched by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Mimaki Engineering Chairman Akira Ikeda and MIT Professor John Hart at the MIT manufacturing lab and build space.


Suwanee, GA, Dec. 7, 2018 – Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd., parent copy of Mimaki USA, announces its participation as one of the founding members of the ADAPT (Additive and Digital Advanced Production Technologies) consortium launched by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

ADAPT is a consortium directed by Professor John Hart, who leads the MIT Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity. With the aim of supporting the advancement of the additive manufacturing (AM) industry, ADAPT will promote research and education for next-generation manufacturing technology based upon AM processes, which includes 3D printing.

“We’ve been given the opportunity to install our UV-LED flatbed printer [UJF-7151 plus] and 3D printer [3DUJ-553] at MIT to support AM-related classes and research. Working towards ADAPT’s vision for the amalgamation and evolution of AM technology and digital production, Mimaki will continue to contribute to ADAPT activities through our inkjet technology and mass customization printing solutions,” said Yasuhiro Haba, executive general manager of sales division at Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd. “Additionally, Mimaki will utilize the feedback gained through ADAPT activities to help with future product development. We are honored to be selected as one of the founding members of MIT’s ADAPT.”

ADAPT’s founding members hosted a kick-off meeting at the international trade fair for addictive manufacturing and industrial production, Formnext, held in Frankfurt, Germany in November. The next meeting will be in spring 2019 at MIT.

ADAPT founding members include: ArcelorMittal, BigRep GmbH, Dentsply Sirona, Electro-Optical Systems, Formlabs, General Motors, Mimaki Engineering, Protolabs, Renishaw, Robert Bosch GmbH, and Volkswagen AG.




About Mimaki Engineering

Mimaki Engineering provides integrated services that includes the development, production, marketing and maintenance of products, such as industrial inkjet printers, cutting plotters, 3D printers, and inks. In addition to printers, the company offers original ink and software products that deliver added value to its printers. In line with the company’s vision, “something new, something different,” Mimaki Engineering continues to leverage unique inkjet printing and cutting technology to further develop innovative products. For more information, visit www.mimaki.com. 

About Mimaki USA

Mimaki is a global industry leader of wide-format inkjet printers, cutting plotters, 3D modeling machines, software, hardware and associated consumable items, such as inks and cutting blades. The company engineers and manufactures a complete range of products that provide a total workflow solution for the sign graphics, textile & apparel, industrial products and 3D markets. Mimaki excels in offering superior quality and reliable products, based upon its aqueous, solvent and UV-curable inkjet technology. The company’s tagline, “We Are Wide Format,” highlights Mimaki’s commitment of delivering cutting-edge technologies for more than 40 years. For more information, visit www.mimakiusa.com or on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram @MimakiUSA.