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HP achieves volume production of new 3D printers

HP achieves volume production of new 3D printers

HPs Jet Fusion 500/300 3D metal printers roll out in volume from the factory. This is a milestone for the company that has the ambition to extend its dominance in the classic print market to the 3D landscape.

At the end of last year, HP announced its Metal Jet 3D printing technology for metal-based industrial 3D printers. Metal printers are predicted to play an important role in the production process of all kinds of applications in the future. Meanwhile, Metal Jet Fusion is a reality. Products in the Jet Fusion 500 and 300 line up roll in volume of the band.

3D printing is a competitive market where many new companies are also venturing into it, but HP argues that it can build on inkjet experience to deliver accurate and high-quality 3D printers. HP’s network also plays a more important role than that experience. If the devices effectively face a bright future in production environments, a network of partners and a reliable service policy are essential. HP has already established this worldwide today.

Concrete results

HP already has 3D printers in the market. Appliances with Multi Jet Fusion technology were responsible for the production of 10 million parts by 2018, according to HP. The new Metal-printers are also used by me, among others by Daimler who uses them in America for the construction of his trucks.

Metal is seen as an important printing material. 3D printers are more efficient than traditional manufacturing techniques, especially when the required parts are complex and the production volume is low. However, plastic is still important, especially in prototyping and in the production of spare parts. HP does not currently rely on that.

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