HP summarizes its participation at Formnext 2023

At last week’s Formnext, HP showcased new materials, tools, innovations and expanded software capabilities to accelerate the implementation and scaling of 3D printing from polymer and metal powders. HP also emphasized cooperation with leading partners and customers, including BMW, Decathlon, and INDO-MIM.

HP is committed to sustainability in the 3D printing industry, building on three pillars presented at Formnext: reducing carbon footprint, enabling circularity, and sharing knowledge for more impactful results. One example is HP’s long-term cooperation with the BMW Group, which aims to develop sustainable design, production and process automation using various HP 3D printing solutions.

The adoption of HP Multi Jet Fusion technology at the BMW Group has led to an accelerated design process, reduced lead times and a flexible, cost-effective approach to manufacturing. To achieve sustainability goals while reducing costs, the BMW Group uses HP Jet Fusion 3D Automation Accessory. The solution is designed to minimize downtime, reduce labor costs associated with additive manufacturing, and open up new possibilities in mass production.

HP works with materials partners to develop more sustainable and highly reusable solutions. Together with Arkema, it is developing bio-based materials made from renewable castor oil and using biomethane to further reduce its carbon footprint. In turn, together with Evonik, PA12 material with high reusability was developed. Produced using renewable energy during production, this material can help reduce the carbon footprint of commonly used PA12 material by 49% without changing its properties.

HP also introduced new polymer solutions, advanced automation capabilities, integrated software options and metal 3D printing developments, including:

  • HP Jet Fusion 5600 and HP Jet Fusion 5000 3D printer series – offer greater precision, reliability and customization options, which help reduce development and verification costs; selected company customers, including Prototal and Protolabs, are already producing parts using the new machines; while the HP 5000 is designed to lower the barrier to entry for Multi Jet Fusion technology, meeting the needs of new customers looking to estimate production volumes, as well as R&D organizations and small industrial or healthcare companies
  • new partnership with Materialize to increase 3D printing volumes and integrate HP Multi Jet Fusion and Metal Jet technologies into the Materialize CO-AM software platform; This integration offers optimized 3D printing job management, real-time machine monitoring and data preparation, enabling manufacturers to create workflows that improve quality control
  • collaborating with Autodesk to connect Autodesk Fusion with HP Multi Jet Fusion and Metal Jet 3D printers to provide integrated design and manufacturing solutions.

Source: HP press materials

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