HP Accelerates 3D Printing Mass Production with New Customers, Applications, and Partners

Announces new customers RecTech 3D and GE Transportation; New applications by BMW, Volkswagen, and others; First HP Jet Fusion 3D 300 / 500 Series customers; Collaborates with Autodesk on design-for-3D to lead in digital manufacturing

HP Multi Jet Fusion application for BMW i8 Roadster
A window guide rail for the BMW i8 Roadster manufactured using HP Multi Jet Fusion technology.

HP Multi Jet Fusion printed window glider for BMW i8 Roadster
Using HP Multi Jet Fusion technology, BMW can produce up to 100 window guide rails in 24 hours for its i8 Roadster. Here a BMW employee removes a production-grade window glider from the HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200 industrial printer.

News highlights:                

  • RecTech 3D in China plans 30 HP Jet Fusion 3D 4210 solutions, Forecast 3D expands to 24 HP Jet Fusion 3D 4210 printers, new deployment with industrial leader GE Transportation
  • New applications and materials, including parts for BMW Group, Volkswagen Group, and initial customers for award-winning HP Jet Fusion 3D 300 / 500 series
  • HP collaborates with Autodesk to enable generative design-for-3D

FRANKFURT, Germany, Nov. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today at formnext 2018, HP announced new and expanded installations of its HP Jet Fusion 3D printing solutions to meet the growing worldwide demand for production-grade 3D manufactured parts.  HP showcased the explosion of new applications across the transportation, industrial, medical, and consumer sectors, including new PA-11 applications, and initial customers of its new award-winning HP Jet Fusion 3D 300 / 500 solutions.  HP also announced a design-to-print workflow with Autodesk to enable generative design capabilities across the entire HP Multi Jet Fusion portfolio, as well as new online resources to accelerate the journey to mass production for customers and resellers.

“HP is accelerating the shift to 3D mass production, enabling an exciting array of applications helping customers improve their businesses as we enter the 4th Industrial Revolution. Many industries such as automotive, which is going through its biggest transformation in more than 100 years, are looking to new technologies and strategic partners like HP to help them better compete in this time of change,” said Christoph Schell, President of 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing, HP Inc. “We are working with innovators across the globe to change the way they design and manufacture with HP Multi Jet Fusion and our new Metal Jet platform, unlocking new applications, more manufacturing flexibility, and greater innovation, efficiency and sustainability across their product development lifecycle.”

Global Expansion of 3D Printing for Mass Production Continues 

As demand for 3D printed parts continues to grow, HP is working closely with new and existing digital manufacturing partners around the world as they expand their HP Multi Jet Fusion fleets.  

  • RecTech 3D, a China-based industrial contract manufacturer, is leveraging the power of HP Multi Jet Fusion technology to expand into a full-fledged industrial Additive Manufacturing Center in Chongqing, providing a variety of 3D production services. Together with HP, it intends to offer application and design expertise as well as training to customers and partners. RecTech 3D will begin by installing 10 HP Jet Fusion 3D 4210 solutions in its Additive Manufacturing Center in early 2019, and plans to quickly ramp up to at least 30 HP 3D printing systems by the end of 2019.

    “As a premier partner of HP in China, RecTech 3D is looking to help lead industrial innovators and designers to take advantage of digital production and manufacturing, and we believe HP Multi Jet Fusion technology offers the capabilities required to deliver on that promise,” said Jay Luo, CEO, RecTech 3D. “In addition to offering the production of parts using HP Multi Jet Fusion technology, we will provide our customers with educational resources and end-to-end solutions based on HP’s industry-leading 3D printing products and expertise that enable the entire process from design to production. Using HP Multi Jet Fusion technology we plan to transform manufacturing.”
  • Forecast 3D, a leading US-based provider of 3D printed parts for more than two decades, has now deployed 24 HP Jet Fusion 3D 4210 systems in their digital factory as they continue to grow their business.

    “Our business continues to reap the rewards of leaning in early and going big with HP Multi Jet Fusion technology,”
    said Corey Weber, CEO, Forecast 3D. “Our 3D Manufacturing Center is now powered by 24 HP Jet Fusion 3D 4210 printers. We are serving more customers than ever, running 24x7, and on pace to surpass millions of Multi Jet Fusion parts produced this year.”           
  • GE Transportation is a global technology leader and supplier of equipment, services and solutions to the rail, mining, marine, stationary power, and drilling industries. GE Transportation will use HP Jet Fusion 3D printing solutions in its John F. Welch Technology Center in Bangalore, India to produce industrial parts for various applications in mining vehicles and locomotives.

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