HP showcases new 3D production technology at the Additive Manufacturing Users Group

By Sophie Chapman
The US-based technology firm, HP, unveiled its at the world’s largest 3D printing user event on 9 April. The company showcased its new large-scale cu...

The US-based technology firm, HP, unveiled its at the world’s largest 3D printing user event on 9 April.

The company showcased its new large-scale customer deployments and the Reinventing HP With Multi Jet Fusion programme at the Additive Manufacturing Users Group.

“Our mission is to change the way the world designs and manufacturers with 3D printing.  We are seeing an increase in high-volume 3D production as the industry accelerates its journey towards a digital future,” remarked Stephen Nigro, President of 3D Printing at HP Inc.

“Customers are leaning in, driving improved economics, and increasing production of industrial-grade parts – in the last year alone more than three million parts were produced on Multi Jet Fusion and more than 50% are for end use.”

“As one of the largest manufacturers in the world, HP is also leveraging our own technology to transform our product development lifecycle to help lower costs, speed time to market, increase customer satisfaction, and improve sustainability across our business.”

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The production of functional parts – including functional prototyping – is the leading additive manufacturing use-case in the industry, according to data in the Wohlers Report 2018.

Through its Reinventing HP With Multi Jet Fusion programme, HP aims to leverage its own 3D printing technology in order to be more cost and time efficient, as well as improve customer satisfaction and sustainability.

“HP delivers nearly 100 million products annually through a sophisticated network of HP factories, original design manufacturers, and logistics providers across more than 170 countries,” commented  Stuart Pann, Chief Supply Chain Officer at HP Inc.

“This unique program brings together product design, engineering, procurement, supply chain operations, and manufacturing to unleash the potential of Multi Jet Fusion.”

“Embracing the design freedom of 3D printing, HP is making breakthroughs in cost, productivity, quality, and performance as we digitally reinvent our product lifecycle and supply chain.”

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