HP Inc has expanded its 3D printing portfolio with the introduction of its new Jet Fusion 300 / 500 series of 3D printers, the industry's first 3D printing technology to enable manufacturers to produce engineering-grade, functional parts in full color, black or white - with voxel control - in a fraction of the time of other solutions. Depending on configuration and color preference, the Jet Fusion 300 / 500 series is available starting in the $50,000s, enabling small- to medium-sized product development teams and design businesses, entrepreneurs, and universities and research institutions to access HP's industry leading Multi Jet Fusion printing technology.
The new Jet Fusion 300 / 500 series complements HP's existing industrial-grade Jet Fusion 3200/4200/4210 3D solutions which deliver the lowest cost per part2 and are designed for manufacturing environments. With this portfolio expansion, HP is providing users of its Multi Jet Fusion solutions the ability to prototype and produce new designs and applications on the same platform and stay ahead with a future-ready technology for voxel control beyond color.
"HP is committed to democratizing 3D design and manufacturing, unleashing new possibilities for millions of innovators around the world," said Stephen Nigro, President of 3D Printing, HP Inc. "No matter your industry, no matter your design complexity, no matter what colors fit your business needs - black, white, or the full color spectrum - the new HP Jet Fusion 300 / 500 series gives you the freedom to create brilliant new parts liberated from the constraints of traditional production methods."
HP's unique ability to control part properties at the individual voxel level enables the design and production of previously unconceivable parts and is now available, for the first time, in full color. Whether in healthcare, automotive, consumer goods, or other industries; or for entrepreneurs, designers, or university researchers with the next great idea; the potential of new 3D printing applications is enormous. HP is already engaging in the co-development of new color applications with universities and businesses around the world including Phoenix Children's Hospital, Yazaki Corp., and Youngstown State University, amongst others.
"At Phoenix Children's Hospital, we strive to create personalized experiences benefitting the long-term well-being of our patients," said Dr. Justin Ryan, Cardiac 3D Print Lab, Phoenix Children's Hospital. "From visually-appealing casts and corrective devices, to custom surgical guides, to interactive and personalized anatomical models, we see tremendous value in the design possibilities and highly-accurate and durable parts from HP's new 3D printers."
Innovation for Small- to Medium-Sized Development Teams, Businesses and Educators:
In addition to providing voxel-level control, the new Jet Fusion 300 / 500 series of 3D printers has a compact design, enhanced workflow solution, and the world's first integrated and automated materials delivery system, enabling greater unattended operation, ease of use, and dramatically increasing production efficiency and output. The Jet Fusion 300 / 500 series also supports the three leading color file formats (OBJ, VRML, and 3MF) enabling designers to reliably and easily produce the parts they want without the inconvenience of file conversion or data corruption.
The HP Jet Fusion 300 / 500 series offerings include:
HP Jet Fusion 340 (Black and White) / 380 (Color): for customers who have smaller part-size needs or who commonly print fewer parts per build.
HP Jet Fusion 540 (Black and White) / 580 (Color): with a bigger build size than the 300 series for customers who have larger part-size needs or heavier production demands.
"I'm excited about the range of applications for functional multi-color 3D printing," said Terry Wohlers, President, Wohlers Associates Inc. "It's good to see that HP is targeting this interesting and largely untapped opportunity. The possibilities are infinite."
Building on HP's Open Approach to Materials Development:
The HP Jet Fusion 300 / 500 3D printers will launch with a new material, HP 3D High Reusability CB PA 12. Parts using this material will have mechanical properties similar to the HP 3D High Reusability PA 12 material from HP's industrial solutions.
Leveraging HP's unique Open Platform for materials and applications development, HP will work with its growing materials ecosystem to grow the material breadth and drive costs down. The Jet Fusion 300 / 500 series will ultimately support similar materials as the Jet Fusion 3200/4200/4210, and also support unique materials that enable color or other voxel-level capabilities.
The HP Jet Fusion 300 / 500 series of 3D printers is available for order today and will begin shipping in the second half of 2018. For complete details and technical specifications please visit HP.com/go/Color3DPrint.
Partner Program Delivers Broader Capabilities and Targets New Resellers:
As HP expands its product portfolio with the Jet Fusion 300 / 500 series, today it also highlighted the evolution of its global 3D printing reseller program - the HP Partner First 3D Printing Specialization program - including a variety of new options provided to partners selling HP's Jet Fusion 3D printing solutions. As HP continues to increase its market reach and builds out its global go-to-market structure, it is now enabling solutions providers with specific manufacturing industry expertise, global digital transformation, and IT solutions expertise to deliver Multi Jet Fusion technology for customers around the world.
HP today also unveiled a new collaboration with Dassault Systèmes, a leading provider of 3D design software with millions of users in more than 140 countries, to empower a new era of product design innovation by entrepreneurs, makers, students, and businesses. The two companies intend to optimize Dassault Systèmes' industry-leading SOLIDWORKS 3D design and engineering applications to take advantage of the unique voxel-level capabilities of HP's Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing solutions.
Also at SOLIDWORKS World, Dassault Systèmes' annual conference dedicated to the 3D design and engineering community, HP Inc. and Dassault Systèmes announced their collaboration to empower a new era of product design innovation by entrepreneurs, makers, students and businesses. The two companies intend to optimize Dassault Systèmes' industry-leading SOLIDWORKS 3D design and engineering applications to take advantage of the unique voxel-level capabilities of HP's Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing solutions. Designers and engineers can completely reimagine products, leverage new materials, escape the limitations of traditional manufacturing, and produce new products more quickly and efficiently.
Powered by Dassault Systèmes' 3DEXPERIENCE platform, SOLIDWORKS applications support the complete design through manufacturing process, enabling innovators to rethink their approach to how parts and products are made. Millions of designers and engineers use SOLIDWORKS applications to quickly bring innovative ideas for new consumer experiences to market.
HP and Dassault Systèmes will align future technology roadmaps to ensure that users have access to the latest design tools integrated with HP's voxel-level technology, as well as design tools for new materials. This roadmap includes upcoming releases of the SOLIDWORKS portfolio to support the full-color capabilities of HP's newly released Jet Fusion 300 / 500 series of 3D printers. Both companies are strong supporters of the 3MF standard to ensure reliable exchange of color information for 3D printing. They will continue to test, validate, and support 3MF for their solutions to assure accuracy of information exchange across the manufacturing workflow.
"The $12 trillion manufacturing market is being digitally transformed and HP and Dassault Systèmes share a vision to change the way the world designs and manufactures," said Stephen Nigro, President of 3D Printing, HP Inc. "Some of the world's greatest innovations spawn from the ideas of students, researchers, educators, and entrepreneurs. We are honored to bring the HP Multi Jet Fusion platform together with SOLIDWORKS' leading design platform and millions of users worldwide to give creators the the tools to build the next great innovations."
"Innovators are driving tomorrow's industry renaissance, and additive manufacturing, new materials and 3DEXPERIENCE twins are opening up a world of possibilities where they can test and create their concepts," said Gian Paolo Bassi, CEO, SOLIDWORKS, Dassault Systèmes. "Our investments in materials science combined with HP's open approach to materials development are the foundation of a successful partnership between Dassault Systèmes and HP. Together we can expand on the technologies of both companies and collaboratively research new tools around materials science and the development of new materials. Innovators can stretch the limits of imagination, invent and reinvent, further the art of manufacturing and ultimately pursue sustainable innovation for products, nature and life."
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Based on internal and third-party testing for HP Jet Fusion 580 and 540 3D Printers, printing time is a fraction of the time of the printing times of comparable plastic fused deposition modeling (FDM), stereolithography (SLA), and material jetting solutions from $20,000 USD to $120,000 USD on market as of June, 2017. Testing variables for the HP Jet Fusion 580 3D Printer: Part quantity: 1 full build chamber of parts from HP Jet Fusion 3D at 10% of packing density versus same number of parts on above-mentioned competitive devices; Part size: 30 cm3; Layer thickness: .08 mm/0.003 inches. Competitor testing variables are comparable.
Based on internal testing and public data, HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solution average printing cost-per-part is half the average cost of comparable FDM & SLS printer solutions from $100,000 USD to $300,000 USD on market as of April 2016. Cost analysis based on: standard solution configuration price, supplies price, and maintenance costs recommended by manufacturer. Cost criteria: printing 1build chambers per day/ 5 days per week over 1 year of 30-gram parts at 10% packing density using HP 3D High Reusability PA 12 material, and the powder reusability ratio recommended by manufacturer.
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