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HP expands 3D printing portfolio

November 10, 2017

HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solution (Copyright: TCT Magazine)

This week the OEM has announced that it is accelerating its entrance into industrial 3D manufacturing with the release of a new printing solution and portfolio.

HP Inc has announced its new HP Jet Fusion 3D 4210 Printing Solution which has been designed for use in industrial 3D manufacturing. This solution will significantly lower “overall operating costs”, increase production volume capabilities, raise the “break-even” point for large-scale 3D manufacturing, and enable the industry’s lowest cost-per-part (65 percent less “than other 3D printing methods”).

HP revealed that current Jet Fusion customers “can pre-order the 3D 4210 Printing Solution upgrade today” while new customers can purchase Jet Fusion systems now, “with the option to pre-order the 4210 system upgrade.”

HP has also announced the expansion of its Open Materials Platform with its new partners, Dressler Group and Lubrizol and revealed its three forthcoming 3D printing materials as well as the future availability of HP 3D High Reusability Polypropylene. These materials “will broaden the uses and capabilities of HP Multi Jet Fusion technology and open a world of new high-volume applications.”

“The new 3D 4210 Printing Solution enables our customers to mass-produce parts using HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology for 65% less than other processes, and fully benefit from the economies of scale,” said Ramon Pastor, General Manager of Multi Jet Fusion for HP’s 3D printing business. “HP’s Jet Fusion 3D systems have now reached a technological and economic inflection point that combines the speed, quality, and scalability needed to accelerate manufacturing’s digital industrial revolution.”

HP’s new solution “includes hardware and firmware upgrades for existing Jet Fusion systems to improve overall system efficiency and enable continuous operation”. Customers who purchase this solution “will also benefit from shared service contracts and significantly lower pricing on HP’s engineering-grade 3D printing materials and agents.”

The OEM’s new additions to its “collaborative materials partner ecosystem” include the Dressler Group and Lubrizol.

“With over 40 years of powder innovation and expertise, we’re thrilled to help HP’s 3D materials partners on its open platform accelerate the development of thermoplastic powders for Multi Jet Fusion use,” said Jan Dressler, managing partner at the Dressler Group. “We see our contribution to the HP ecosystem as enabling 3D materials development that is incredibly precise and cost-effective, or as we call it, ‘on the dot.’”   

“As a global leader in specialty chemicals, we’re excited to join HP’s open 3D materials platform to help drive the digital manufacturing disruption being led by 3D printing,” said Rick Tolin, President of Lubrizol Advanced Materials.  “Having access to HP’s industry-first 3D Open Materials and Applications Lab and its wealth of cutting-edge tools, while collaborating directly with our customers, will help secure our place at the forefront of materials innovation and development into the future, while advancing the development of our Estane® Engineered Polymers product line.”

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