Keyence is a company who have stayed on the periphery of 3D printing in most of the world, only operating its 3D division in Germany and here in Japan. In its home country, and at its premier 3D printing show, the company is making something of a song a dance about its Agilista series of printers.
It is TCT's understanding, though unconfirmed, that the reason Keyence can only operate in Germany and Japan is due to patent restrictions. Its Agilista machine ink jets a material onto a platform and then cures with a UV light, much like Stratasys' PolyJet machinery.
That aside, the parts off the machine are pretty spectacular and it focusses on printing of either functional prototypes or functional parts with engineered materials built to last.
One of the materials the company is now able to print in is a silicon-based materials that maintains both the durability and flexibility of its base material.