HP Delivers World’s First Production-Ready 3D Printing System
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Press release from the issuing company
See Cary Sherburne's commentary on HP annoucement. HP Set to Revolutionize Prototyping/Manufacturing with Jet Fusion 3D.
With Partners Such as Nike and BMW, HP Takes Major Step to Reinvent Prototyping and Manufacturing Industry With First Commercial 3D Printers Based on Open Platform
Today at RAPID, the largest 3D additive manufacturing conference, HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) unveiled the world's first production-ready commercial 3D printing system, marking the next major step in its journey to bring disruptive manufacturing solutions to market. Visit hp.com/go/newsroom for details.
The HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solution revolutionizes design, prototyping and manufacturing, and for the first time, delivers superior quality physical parts up to 10 times faster and at half the cost of current 3D print systems. By printing functional parts at the individual voxel level (a voxel is the 3D equivalent of a 2D pixel in traditional printing), HP offers customers an unprecedented ability to transform part properties and deliver mass customization.
"Our 3D printing platform is unique in its ability to address over 340 million voxels per second, versus one point at a time, giving our prototyping and manufacturing partners radically faster build speeds, functional parts and breakthrough economics," said Stephen Nigro, President of HP's 3D printing business. "The new HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solution delivers a combination of speed, quality, and cost never seen in the industry. Businesses and manufacturers can completely rethink how they design and deliver solutions to their customers."
R&D to Lead the Industry
"At Nike we innovate for the world's best athletes. We've been using 3D printing to create new performance innovations for footwear for the past several years. Now we are excited to partner with HP to accelerate and scale our existing capabilities as we continue to explore new ways to manufacture performance products to help athletes reach their full potential," said Tom Clarke, President of Innovation at Nike.
"BMW is a pioneer and early adopter of innovative technologies in the field of additive manufacturing, especially for prototyping in concept cars and series-like approval builds. For our future roadmap toward serial part production and personal customization, we see major potential in our partnership with HP to investigate this new kind of 3D printing technology at an early stage. As one of the first partners, we had the chance to see the constant evolution of the machines over time from the first prototype approximately five years ago to the market ready product that is available now," said Jens Ertel, Head of BMW Group Additive Manufacturing Center.
Materials and Software Open Platform to Unleash 3D Printing
HP has also collaborated with industry-leading software partners to make the design-to-print process easier and more intuitive. Partners include, Autodesk, Materialise and Siemens. Through its integration with key manufacturing software solution providers, HP is enabling deeper integration of 3D printing into manufacturing processes. HP is a founding member of the industry consortium that developed 3MF, an improved 3D printing file format. The HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solution is the first 3D printer to be fully compliant with this industry-leading standard.
Look to the Future
In the future, up to 50 percent of the custom plastic parts for the HP Jet Fusion 3D Printers are expected to be printed and produced with HP Multi Jet Fusion technology versus traditional manufacturing methods.
Paired with innovation like Sprout by HP, complete digitization of design through production will fundamentally disrupt traditional manufacturing. Digitization and 3D printing can help revitalize regions across the globe that are balancing sustainability with industrial growth. Digitization and 3D printing will reinvent traditional supply chains and create a "just in time" delivery model.
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