HP Highlights Polymers and Metals 3D Printing Options at Formnext 2023

At Formnext, HP Inc. (Sales space D41, Corridor 12.1) showcased its dedication to sustainable manufacturing, together with new supplies, instruments and expanded software program capabilities to speed up adoption to scale for polymers and metals 3D printing. HP can also be highlighting its work with companions and clients together with BMW, Decathlon, INDO-MIM and others.

“HP is pushing the boundaries of 3D printing with new innovation, expanded capabilities and a relentless drive to assist our companions and clients develop and develop alternatives for extra sustainable manufacturing,” says Savi Baveja, president of Personalization & 3D Printing and chief incubation officer, HP. 

HP says its dedication to enabling sustainability inside its 3D printing enterprise is underscored by a three-pillar strategy: lowering carbon footprint, enabling circularity, and sharing information for extra impactful outcomes, the corporate stories.

“Now we have three core areas of focus throughout HP’s 3D printing options, capabilities, and supplies to assist advance extra sustainable manufacturing,” says François Minec, world head of 3D Polymers, HP. “From high-reusability supplies to assist manufacturers cut back web zero waste and decrease carbon footprint to providing take-back packages and new instruments to calculate carbon footprint we need to assist our clients make decisions that assist our planet and our individuals.”

HP is working with supplies companions to develop extra sustainable, excessive reusability supplies. Along with Arkema, HP is growing bio-based supplies made with renewable castor oil and utilizing biomethane to additional cut back carbon footprint. With Evonik, HP is growing the 3D Excessive Reusability PA12. Made utilizing renewable power throughout manufacturing, the fabric might help cut back the carbon footprint of generally used PA12 materials by 49% with out altering its properties.

HP is launching a Carbon Footprint Calculator software, a software program that may permit clients to get a calculation of the carbon footprint of particular printed elements. 

Expanded Partnerships

HP can also be showcasing new 3D polymers options, superior automation capabilities, built-in software program choices, and 3D metals momentum, together with:

New improvements in HP’s in depth 3D polymers portfolio embody the HP Jet Fusion 5600 Sequence and the HP Jet Fusion 5000 Resolution. HP’s new 5600 Sequence provides larger repeatability and customization to assist cut back improvement and validation prices. Prospects together with Prototal and Protolabs are already producing elements utilizing the brand new resolution. The HP 5000 Resolution is designed to decrease the entry barrier for Multi Jet Fusion know-how adoption, catering to new clients trying to assess manufacturing quantity in addition to R&D organizations, and small industrial companies presently outsourcing closing half manufacturing.

New partnership with Materialise to drive quantity 3D printing to combine HP’s Multi Jet Fusion and Steel Jet know-how into the Materialise CO-AM software program platform. This integration provides optimized 3D print job administration, real-time machine monitoring, and information preparation, permitting producers to create workflows that enhance traceability, high quality management, and machine use.

Collaboration with Autodesk to bundle Autodesk Fusion with HP Multi Jet Fusion and Steel Jet printers to offer built-in design and manufacturing options.

Reside demos of HP’s automation proof-of-concept with Siemens at the moment are obtainable for firms trying to streamline manufacturing, enhance effectivity and decrease downtime. Demos are being booked within the Barcelona-based DFactory which is a hub for HP collaboration with companions and clients on R&D, utility improvement, and manufacturing use circumstances. See video right here.

HP additionally pronounces new partnerships with INDO-MIM, Sandvik and Elnik, and extra metals supplies with companion GKN Additive.

Sources: Press supplies acquired from the corporate and extra data gleaned from the corporate’s web site.