Announces new customers RecTech 3D and GE Transportation; New applications by BMW, Volkswagen, and others; First HP Jet Fusion 3D 300 / 500 Series customers; Collaborates with Autodesk on design-for-3D to lead in digital manufacturing
FRANKFURT, Germany, Nov. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today at formnext 2018, HP announced new and expanded installations of its HP Jet Fusion 3D printing solutions to meet the growing worldwide demand for production-grade 3D manufactured parts. HP showcased the explosion of new applications across the transportation, industrial, medical, and consumer sectors, including new PA-11 applications, and initial customers of its new award-winning HP Jet Fusion 3D 300 / 500 solutions. HP also announced a design-to-print workflow with Autodesk to enable generative design capabilities across the entire HP Multi Jet Fusion portfolio, as well as new online resources to accelerate the journey to mass production for customers and resellers.
“HP is accelerating the shift to 3D mass production, enabling an exciting array of applications helping customers improve their businesses as we enter the 4th Industrial Revolution. Many industries such as automotive, which is going through its biggest transformation in more than 100 years, are looking to new technologies and strategic partners like HP to help them better compete in this time of change,” said Christoph Schell, President of 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing, HP Inc. “We are working with innovators across the globe to change the way they design and manufacture with HP Multi Jet Fusion and our new Metal Jet platform, unlocking new applications, more manufacturing flexibility, and greater innovation, efficiency and sustainability across their product development lifecycle.”
Global Expansion of 3D Printing for Mass Production Continues
As demand for 3D printed parts continues to grow, HP is working closely with new and existing digital manufacturing partners around the world as they expand their HP Multi Jet Fusion fleets.
Explosion of New HP Multi Jet Fusion Applications; Initial Jet Fusion 300 / 500 Customers
With its expanded solutions and materials portfolio, there is an explosion of new Multi Jet Fusion applications across the transportation, industrial, medical, and consumer industries. A few examples in the transportation sector include:
The new HP 3D high-reusability PA-11 material enables customers to produce strong, ductile, functional parts with enhanced elongation break and impact resistance. Some customers who are already producing PA-11 parts on HP Multi Jet Fusion include:
HP’s recently announced Jet Fusion 3D 300 / 500 series is a lower-cost solution that complements its existing industrial-grade solutions, enabling customers to go from prototyping to full production on the same HP Multi Jet Fusion technology platform. Initial customers include:
HP and Autodesk Drive Generative Design for 3D Printing; New Digital Resources for Customers and Partners
HP and Autodesk, a leading provider of design and manufacturing software, launched an integrated end-to-end additive design to print workflow for HP’s Multi Jet Fusion platform. Autodesk Fusion 360’s generative design capabilities can be used to develop optimized designs for HP Multi Jet Fusion technology, enabling faster, more creative design cycles from prototyping through production. Penumbra Engineering is leveraging this joint innovation to design state-of-the-art ultrasonic sensing devices with accuracy and durability for companies such as Perceptive Sensor Technologies. In addition, Autodesk’s Netfabb provides support for a full-range of HP Jet Fusion 3D printers.
As part of HP’s effort to lead the transformation to digital manufacturing, it is also offering new online resources for partners and customers seeking to accelerate their journey to mass production with HP’s 3D printing solutions. These resources include:
HP Showcases HP Metal Jet at formnext 2018
Following its debut at IMTS 2018 in September, HP will be showcasing HP Metal Jet, the world’s most advanced 3D printing technology for the high volume manufacturing of production-grade metal parts. Providing up to 50 times more productivity1 at a significantly lower cost2 than other 3D printing methods, HP Metal Jet is being deployed by manufacturing leaders GKN Powder Metallurgy and Parmatech for the factory production of final parts. Customers include global stalwarts Volkswagen and Wilo and innovative vertical market leaders such as Primo Medical Group and OKAY Industries.
In first half of 2019, customers will be able to upload 3D design files and receive industrial-grade parts in large quantities from the new Metal Jet Production Service3. The parts will be produced by HP partners GKN Powder Metallurgy and Parmatech to ensure the highest standards of engineering and production quality. Complete technical, pricing, and availability information on HP’s new Metal Jet technology and Metal Jet Production Service can be found at HP.com/go/3Dmetals.
To learn more about HP Metal Jet as well as HP’s Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing innovations and explore hundreds of breakthrough applications driving the digital industrial revolution, visit Booth #3.1 E40 at formnext 2018.
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1 Based on comparable competitive binder jetting and selective laser melting (SLM) metals 3D printing solutions available as of July 31, 2018. Productivity claim based on: 1) up to 50 times more productive, on average, based on print speed for serial production up to 100,000 parts, and 2) solution acquisition cost.
2 Low cost based on comparable competitive binder jetting and selective laser melting (SLM) metals 3D printing solutions available as of July 31, 2018. Expected printer price for 2020 launch for lead customers.
3 HP does not provide manufacturing services. Customers work directly with and pay for manufacturing services provided by a trusted third-party manufacturing partner responsible for fulfilling the order. HP provides design compatibility check for HP Metal Jet printing. Metal Jet Production Service1 is expected to be available in Western Europe and US. Part production will be fulfilled and delivered by our trusted manufacturing partners with expected availability first half 2019.
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