HP Inc. introduces the new Jet Fusion 5200 Series 3D printing system, an industrial 3D printing version that addresses issues of manufacturing predictability, efficiency, repeatability, and quality to customers scaling to full production.
HP is also expanding its strategic alliances with industrial leaders BASF, Materialise, and Siemens, and launching the HP Digital Manufacturing Network, a global community of large-scale 3D printed parts providers.
“The Fourth Industrial Revolution is one of the most transformative forces in our lifetime. New technology innovations will be required, new partnership models will emerge, and new modes of doing business will unfold,” said Christoph Schell, President of 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing at HP Inc.
The HP Jet Fusion 5200 Series 3D printer brings together new systems, data intelligence, software, services, and materials innovations. The system expands manufacturing predictability with high-quality and optimal-yield of parts at industrial levels of efficiency, accuracy, and repeatability; delivers best-in-class economics and productivity for production environments; and increases flexibility, improves uptime, streamlines workflows, and simplifies fleet management for factory production settings. New data intelligence, software, and services capabilities, including the HP 3D Process Control and HP 3D Center software offerings and the HP 3D Parts Assessment service deliver operational efficiency and repeatability, and identify and optimize production of 3D applications.
HP also introduced a new certified thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), ULTRASINT developed by BASF. TPU is for flexible and elastic parts and complements HP High Reusability1 PA-12, PA-12 Glass Beads, and PA-11 materials, with more coming in the future.
Many companies across the automotive, industrial, consumer goods, and manufacturing sectors are exploring new applications for the new Jet Fusion 5200 Series 3D printing solution, including Avid Product Development, BASF, Jaguar Land Rover, Kupol, Materialise, Sculpteo, Prodartis, and Vestas.
“The transition to an autonomous, connected electric and shared future and the journey to Industry 4.0 are central to our future strategy,” said Ben Wilson, Additive Manufacturing Manager, Jaguar Land Rover. “Our work with HP to advance our knowledge and in-house capability in 3D printing has been an important step towards production of quality parts to support current and aftermarket customers. The continuation of this collaboration through the early use of the HP Jet Fusion 5200 3D printing platform will help us to better understand opportunities to unlock new application areas while supporting investigations to advance the productivity, efficiency and reliability of the technology.”
“Vestas is looking to HP to help us speed new product development for a more sustainable future,” said Jeremy D. Haight, Senior Principal Engineer of Emerging Technologies, Vestas VBIC. “The combination of new 3D printing materials and technology breakthroughs is a significant step toward unlocking design possibilities, streamlining our manufacturing, and improving environmental sustainability.”
Alliances and partnerships
HP also unveiled expanded alliances with a number of industrial leaders. Siemens, an innovation leader in automation and digitalization, and HP are expanding their alliance to deliver an end-to-end additive manufacturing approach integrating HP’s 3D printing and data intelligence platform, including the HP Jet Fusion 5200 Series 3D solution, with Siemens’ Digital Enterprise software portfolio.
BASF, a leading chemical company, and HP are expanding their alliance to deliver innovative BASF materials certified for HP’s new 3D printing solutions. BASF and HP are already working with Vestas, a provider of wind turbines, and Sculpteo, a provider of 3D design and production services, on new applications produced with BASF’s ULTRASINT TPU on HP Jet Fusion 3D printing systems.
Materialise, a 3D printing services and software leader, and HP are extending their partnership to integrate the HP Jet Fusion 5200 and HP Jet Fusion 500/300 3D printing solutions with Materialise’s Build Processor and Materialise Magics 3D Print Suite. As an early customer of the new Jet Fusion 5200 3D printing solution, Materialise is also identifying and developing new innovative applications for customers using the new BASF TPU and other available HP 3D printing materials.
Digital Manufacturing Network
Many companies look to digital manufacturing service providers to help speed development of new products, shorten time to market, create leaner supply chains, and reduce their carbon footprint. To meet those needs, HP introduced the HP Digital Manufacturing Network, a global community of HP production partners to help design, produce, and deliver both plastic and metal parts at scale through HP 3D printing solutions.
The HP Digital Manufacturing Network initially includes partners in the United States, Asia, and Europe. Digital Manufacturing Network production partners who have met HP’s stringent program qualifications include Forecast 3D, GKN Powder Metallurgy, GoProto, Jabil, Materialise, Parmatech, and ZiggZagg NV. HP will further expand the network into other target markets with additional qualified partners in the coming months.