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HP opens 3D printing centre in China

June 21, 2018

(Credit: 3DPrint/HP)

The OEM has formed a partnership with Guangdong 3D Printing Collaborative Innovation Platform and has unveiled a new 3D printing centre in China’s manufacturing hub.

As 3DPRINT reveals, since it launched its Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology in 2016, HP “has been expanding its 3D printing presence all over the world, with expansions into Japan, India and many other locations across the globe.”

Now the company has firmly established itself in China’s manufacturing heartland of Foshan, Guangdong Province, with the opening of its new Lanwan Intelligence – HP Multi Jet Fusion Technology Mass Manufacturing Centre.

The facility “will be powered by 10 HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing systems and will exclusively use HP technology to provide production-grade applications at scale for major customers in the automotive, consumer goods and other industries.”

Senior government representatives and prominent figures from the worlds of business and academia attended the official opening of the centre.

HP signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Guangdong Lanwan Intelligence Technology and with the Institute of Foshan, Nanhai Guangdong Technology University, which “will promote the adoption of 3D printing technology in Southern China.”

“Everything starts with applications – and digital manufacturing innovators are leading the transformation of the $12 trillion (€10.4 trillion) manufacturing sector by producing industrial-grade parts across industries on HP Multi Jet Fusion,” said Stephen Nigro, President of 3D Printing, HP Inc. “We are thrilled that Guangdong (Dali) 3D Printing Collaborative Innovation Platform is deploying HP Multi Jet Fusion technology at factory-scale to drive its business growth and accelerate industry innovation. HP is committed to helping our global digital manufacturing partner community expand and thrive.”

The establishment of this facility represents HP’s “largest deployment of production-grade 3D printing in the region”, and its purpose is to “meet the growing demand for production-grade parts and functional prototypes”.

“The demand for 3D-printed production-grade parts will grow exponentially over the next few years as we shift from analog to digital manufacturing,” said Luo Jun, Executive Director of China 3D Printing Technology Industry Alliance and President of Guangdong Lanwan Intelligence Technology. “By deploying HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology in our new digital manufacturing centre in China, we can better – and more quickly – deliver cost-effective and production-grade parts to our customers.”


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