More than 10 Million Parts Produced with HP 3D Printers Last Year

HP Inc. reported today that its 3D-printer manufacturing customers produced more than 10 million parts last year with HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printers. It also reported that HP Jet Fusion 500/300 Series 3D printers for functional prototyping are now shipping volume with new customers such as Daimler Trucks North America, and that is Metal Jet Production Service is now widely available, enabling customers to upload designs and produce production-grade metal parts in large quantities.

HP Inc. President of 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing Christoph Schell explained: “More than 10 million parts were produced on HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology in the last year. We are seeing an explosion of new applications across industries taking advantage of the design freedom, superior economics, speed, and industrial-grade quality unlocked by HP and its partners.”

HP Metal Jet Production Service Now Widely Available for Final Parts Production 

HP’s 3D-printer portfolio includes HP Metal Jet, which is designed for the high-volume manufacturing of production-grade metal parts, and which, according to HP, provides up to 50 times more productivity at a significantly lower cost than other 3D-printing methods.

Today HP announced that the HP Metal Jet Production Service for the 3D printing of industrial-grade metal parts is now widely available. Customers can now upload 3D design files and receive functional metal parts in large quantities.  The parts are produced by HP partners GKN Powder Metallurgy and Parmatech to ensure production quality.

New HP Jet Fusion 500/300 Series 3D Printers for Functional Prototyping Now Shipping in Volume 

HP recently expanded its 3D-printing portfolio with the new Jet Fusion 500/300 Series 3D printers, which it says are lower-cost solution that complements HP’s industrial-grade 3D printers, enabling customers to go from prototyping to production on the same underlying technology. Today HP announced that the new Jet Fusion 500/300 series is shipping in volume and includes new customers such as:

  • Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is North America’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer. DTNA is demonstrating the power of digital manufacturing using HP’s Jet Fusion 500/300 platform to accelerate its prototyping to production timeline.
  • Unlimited Tomorrow is using HP Jet Fusion 580 printers to provide amputees with custom-made 3D-printed prosthetics. By liberating its manufacturing process from the constraints of traditional production methods, Unlimited Tomorrow is said to be creating the most advanced artificial limbs that are accessible and affordable for remote and underprivileged communities.
  • Clemson University is reinventing how it prototypes and produces functional parts using the HP Jet Fusion 500/300 series to advance innovation for departments such as the Clemson College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences.

HP Driving the Industry to 3D-Printing Production

HP says it’s working closely with partners and customers around the world to transform the way they design, develop, produce, and distribute parts.  

Fast Radius is said to be the leading provider of comprehensive additive manufacturing solutions – from application discovery, to product design and testing, to industrial-grade production and global fulfillment. The company was recently named one of the 16 most innovative factories in the world by the World Economic Forum. Fast Radius houses the most advanced 3D printing technologies in this factory, including HP Multi Jet Fusion. They use HP Multi Jet Fusion technology to deliver innovative new 3D-printed applications and final parts to a wide-array of customers including:

  • Husqvarna Group, a Swedish manufacturer of outdoor power products, is moving parts in its spare parts catalog to the Fast Radius Virtual Warehouse, where they can be produced using HP’s Jet Fusion 3D printers and shipped on demand as needed.
  • Yanfeng Global Automotive Interiors,a leader in automotive interior solutions, is using additive manufacturing and HP Multi Jet Fusion technology to make advances in the driver’s experience in the vehicles of today and tomorrow.
  • The United States Marine Corp ,has been making significant strides with the use of additive manufacturing technologies, including HP Multi Jet Fusion technology, to enhance their readiness-now capabilities1.
  • HP itself is one of the largest designers, manufacturers, and distributers of products in the world.  HP’s award-winning Reinventing HP With Multi Jet Fusion program is leveraging its own 3D printing technology to lower costs, speed time to market, increase customer satisfaction, and improve sustainability. Fast Radius is using HP Jet Fusion 3D printers to produce final parts for HP’s Print, Personal Systems, and 3D Printing products.

 HP also says it’s working closely with automotive industry leaders who are adopting 3D printing technology, such as BMW and Volkswagen.   HP’s 3D printers are now expanding to the automotive industry’s U.S.-based suppliers network in the greater Detroit area with new customers such as:

  • Advantage Engineering Inc. believes in virtually limitless manufacturability, and are experts in designing, developing, and now producing 3D-printed parts using HP Multi Jet Fusion technology. The company is using their HP Jet Fusion 3D printers to enable auto manufacturers, as well as customers across other verticals including medical and consumer, to reduce time constraints and costs associated with traditional manufacturing.
  • Linear AMS is a leading manufacturing service provider for the production of injection molded and 3D-printed plastic and metal parts for the automotive, consumer products, and industrial sectors.  Linear AMS has installed multiple HP Jet Fusion 3D printers and is pioneering new applications using Multi Jet Fusion technology to reduce overall tooling costs, streamline designs, and provide parts for some of the world’s largest auto makers.

HP at AMUG 2019

Next week at the world’s largest 3D-printing user event, the Additive Manufacturing Users Group(AMUG) conference, HP will also showcase new customers, applications, and technology.At the AMUG 2019 conference, HP will be sharing more insight on new 3D printing applications and digital manufacturing services:

  • “Scaling into Mass Production with Metal 3D Printing – Technology Differentiation and Applications”.
    Tim Weber, Global Head of HP’s Metal Jet business, and partners GKN and Parmatech, will present the latest on HP’s Metal Jet technology and new applications (AMUG Diamond Session on Monday, April 1 at 4:30 p.m. in Williford A/B).
  • “All About the Customer – Removing the Hype and Making AM Real”.
    Scott Schiller, Global Head of Market Development at HP, and Lou Rassey, CEO of Fast Radius, will discuss how  Fast Radius is leveraging HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology to unlock new applications and business models (Wednesday, April 3 at 1:30 p.m. in Waldorf).
  • Learn more about the entire HP Jet Fusion and Metal Jet 3D printing portfolio and see a range of breakthrough applications at HP’s AMUG booth D15.

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