HP allies with AMT to automate additive manufacturing

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HP has unveiled a series of innovations in manufacturing-level industrial 3D printing. The announcement came in advance of the Formnext Connect virtual conference and exhibition.

Major innovations come thanks to a strategic alliance HP has formed with Additive Manufacturing Technologies. AMT is a global leader in safe and sustainable industrial automated chemical vapor smoothing (post-processing) systems for additively manufactured parts.

Expanding industrial 3D printing

The alliance aims to help drive expansion of industrial 3D printed parts across major industries. These include automotive, industrial, medical and sporting goods at scale. They aim to enable the highest quality post processing solutions for applications developed for HP Multi Jet Fusion technology.

“Collaborating with AMT is another example of HP’s commitment to accelerating the journey to digital production,” said Tim Weber, Global Head of Materials, HP 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing. “High quality post processing of 3D printed parts is critical to successful mass production at scale.”

Joseph Crabtree, CEO and founder, AMT. said the collaboration also enables customers to produce manufacturing-grade parts at scale, he added. “HP’s industry-leading Multi Jet Fusion technology and AMT’s advanced chemical vapor smoothing systems leverages the benefits that 3D printing provides.”

New HP Universal Build Manager is powered by Dyndrite

HP’ also announced a new Universal Build Manager. The solution leverages proprietary HP software and data innovation, and the Dyndrite Accelerated Geometry Engine. This combination enables customers to simplify and automate build preparation across their additive manufacturing technologies. It also operates at supercharged speeds, according to HP.

HP is committed to supporting multi-platform additive workflows across machine fleets. These include HP Multi Jet Fusion, Binder Jetting (BJT), Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF), Selective Laser Melting (SLM). They also target Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS), Selective Heat Sintering (SHS), and Selective Laser Sintering (SLS). Other supported workflows include Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), High Speed Extrusion (HSE), and Composite-based Additive Manufacturing (CBAM).

Ryan Palmer, Global Head of Software, Data and Automation, HP Personalization & Industrial Business, hailed the initiative. “This solution will enable customers to explore new areas of complexity and value,” he said.