Today, at the 2022 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), HP Inc. announced the commercial availability of its Metal Jet S100 Solution. This printer is for digitally printing mass quantities of quality parts, helping scale 3D metals to mass production.
HP says “the Metal Jet S100 Solution is opening the doors for a digital reinvention of the global metals manufacturing sector, with a strong focus on end-to-end supply chain solutions in both software and hardware that are customer-centric and design led.”
The Metal Jet S100 Solution offers industrial production, integrated workflow, subscription and service offerings. The modular solution enables build units to travel between four different stations, meaning users can continually run production at scale for mass metals production.
The HP Metal Jet technology enables:
• New geometries, density control and designs to lightweight or consolidate metal parts push the boundaries of what is possible with 3D printing.
• Shorter process steps to create parts and reduced manual labor or complexity requirements.
• Binder jetting, which can boost productivity tenfold, allowing for processing layer by layer versus point process. Isotropic properties also require no post-processing and no support removal, and the use of metal powders is also more cost-effective than laser-based 3D printing powder.
• HP printheads leverage decades of industrial thermal inkjet technology developments, defining geometry and delivering high resolution and system robustness, making mass 3D metal parts a viable option for commercial manufacturing.
HP has already built strong momentum with leading partners and customers including GKN, Parmatech, Cobra Golf, Legor Group, and Volkswagen, and more. HP is also collaborating on mass metals production opportunities with new partners and customers around the world, including Domin Digital Motion, an innovative industrial company focused on hydraulic systems and valves, Lumenium, a startup developer of advanced rotational engines, and Schneider Electric.
Schneider Electric is the global leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation. Their product portfolio includes products, controls, software and services across residential, commercial, industrial and critical applications.
Together with GKN, a new filter used on Schneider Electric’s NSX breaker was produced using HP Metal Jet technology, which could not be achieved with conventional industrial manufacturing capabilities due to the shape & material complexity. HP Metal Jet technology not only facilitated the design of new power filters shapes that reduce gas, pressure, and heat impact in a more limited space, it also resulted in significant productivity gains and environmental benefits.
HP showcasing 3D metals mass production at IMTS
Michael Lotfy will join Ramon Pastor, and Meaghan Ferris, HP’s Global Head of 3D Metals Go-to-Market, on September 15 at 8:15 am U.S. Central Time for a keynote address at the Additive Manufacturing Conference at IMTS. HP and its partners and customers will showcase their journey driving 3D printing metals technology into mass production. See the new HP Metal Jet S100 Solution and a wide variety of production applications at the HP booth at IMTS #433000.