Index of the official HP 3D printing blog (plus videos and whitepapers)

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HP 3D printing goes full color at SolidWorks 2018

At the SolidWorks 2018 conference, HP presented its first full-color 3D printers – the Jet Fusion 300 / 500 series. These color models are the industry’s first 3D printing technology to enable manufacturers to produce engineering-grade, functional parts in full color, black or white – with voxel control – in a fraction of the time of other solutions. Bringing together HP Multi Jet Fusion platform with SolidWorks' leading design platform to give creators the tools to build the next great innovations. Designers, engineers and students can now reimagine designs, leverage new materials, overcome limitations of traditional manufacturing, and produce new products more quickly and efficiently. HP announced a partnership with SolidWorks to create design tools that will democratize 3D design.


HP Jet Fusion 3D printer debut 

See the ​announcement at Rapid in May 2016 (2 mins.)

Watch clips from the keynote, the booth, and interviews with key Jet Fusion players (7 mins.)

Understand how the 3-part Jet Fusion system works (2 mins.)

Learn about 3D printing materials and HP's Open Platform approach (2 mins.)

Consider the potential and promise of Jet Fusion technology (5 mins.)

3D-printed link lifts engineer's car
Our most watched (and most fun) video

HP's Sr. VP Steve Nigro heads up 3D printingAlmost 200,000 people have watched versions of this "suspenseful" video. To demonstrate the strength of HP's 3D printed parts, HP Senior Vice President Steven Nigro decided to hang a car high in the air, suspended by a single 3D-printed chain link that took only 30 minutes to print. Nigro doesn't hang just any old junker. Instead, he hangs the Toyota Avalon owned by the HP engineer who 3D printed the link. Theoretical strength meets reality as 3,000 pounds of car is lifted high in the air.    

3D printed link can hold 10,000 pounds

Jet Fusion 3D printing: your moment to engineer like never before  (May 17, 2016)
HP 3D's "manifesto" video



HP's vision of what engineers will be able to achieve with mature Jet Fusion 3D printing technology.

HP 3D Printers: how the HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solution works 



Take a tour inside the HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solution, introduced May 17, 2016 at the RAPID conference. It is more than a 3D printer — it’s an end-to-end solution. It begins with easy-to-use software that removes existing 3D file format changes. It also streamlines print preparation, through accurate build time estimations, automated packing and embedded quality checks. An enclosed, automated processing station provides a cleaner loading and mixing experience. The build unit moves onto the HP Jet Fusion 3D Printer, where HP fusing and detailing agents work with HP Jet Fusion technology and materials to deliver fine details and dimensional accuracy. The build then returns to the Processing Station, which includes a fast-cooling module and an enclosed unpacking and material collection system for clean extraction. With the fast cooling process, users can have access to their parts faster than with natural cooling.

How HP Jet Fusion technology works – a look inside the 3D printer (May 17, 2016)


HP’s Jet Fusion technology produces quality, functional parts at a production speed that is up to 10 times faster than today’s competing products. Unlike the slow point-to-point processes of some current technologies, HP’s Jet Fusion technology processes parts in two fast area-wide passes to achieve top speed part production. The process begins by applying a layer of material in a work area. In the opposite direction, in one continuous pass, we print fusing and detailing agents across the full working area. This pass combines the printing with diffusing energy and the process is then completed. HP’s proprietary architecture is capable of printing 30 million drops/second along every single inch of bed width, enabling extreme precision and dimensional accuracy. HP’s multi-agent system enables a fundamentally different approach to unlock the full potential of 3D printing. 

Introducing HP's Jet Fusion Printing Solution at RAPID 2016 (May 18, 2016)



Join HP Product Manager Xavier Llorens at RAPID 2016 to learn more about how the HP Jet Fusion 3D Printer works.

Jet Fusion technology: Limitless potential (Oct. 29, 2014)

Leaping lizards! Will it someday be possible to 3D print this?

Could it one day be possible to 3D print life-like robots?

Jet Fusion 2014 announcement:
HP's commitment to 3D printing with Jet Fusion technology (Nov. 9, 2015)

In this introduction, industry leaders assess the promise and potential of Jet Fusion. 

Just a few of the complex shapes partners made with HP Multi Jet Fusion

See prototypes that design partners have made with Jet Fusion. 

  • Rhombic Triacontahedron V by Bulatov
  • Dinosaur skull by Bora Uzun
  • Elephant by LeFabShop

Scott Schiller keynote videos:

Keynote at TCT 3D printing conference (Posted Oct. 14, 2015)

J. Scott Schiller, Worldwide Business Director for HP 3D Printing, gave the keynote presentation at the TCT Show + Personalize 2015 Conference to share the story and vision of HP's 3D printing technology, called Jet Fusion.™  Schiller explains how HP is applying its vast knowledge of high-speed 2D printing to tha challenges of 3D printing. He demonstrates how Jet Fusion works (watch at Minute 20) and explains how it enables the digital transformation of manufacturing. The payoff is 3D manufacturing that is 10 times faster than all competing technologies. 

Keynote at DEVELOP3D LIVE 2015

Scott Schiller shares what HP has learned about driving from analog to digital transformation in other markets. He discusses HP’s vision for advancing the state of the art in 3D printing and important implications for product design and development workflows.

Partner videos:

Carl Bass, CEO of Autodesk, praises HP's Multi Jet Fusion technologyAutodesk CEO Carl Bass and consultant Terry Wohlers on HP Jet Fusion (Posted Nov. 21, 2014)

"If you invent a new process for making things, people will design new and different and better things. There is a lot of material science to do and a lot of experimentation." — Carl Bass, CEO of Autodesk

"The next frontier is manufacturing products. HP can help accelerate that in ways that we have never seen in the past. This can take this industry to another level. It's not only a game changer. It's going to rewrite the rules in the 3D printing industry." — Terry Wohlers, President of Wohlers Associates

Autodesk University 2015Autodesk University 2015. Blended Reality: atoms to bits, in between, and back again. (Dec. 2015)

In this Autodesk University course (#IT13817), learn how a software revolution is required to realize the promise and potential of HP Jet Fusion.

  - Bruce Blaho, HP VP and HP Fellow: Blended reality overview (Note: recording has microphone issues during first 3 minutes)
  - Luis Baldez, HP R&D Software Program Manager: Jet Fusion overview
  - Andrew Rink, NVIDIA Marketing Strategy: NVIDIA Iray and Quardo
  - Rank Deming, Solutions Architect: Performance tuning for Autodesk software

HP 3D Whitepapers & FAQs

Imagine innovation that improves performance in every dimension. Leaps ahead in print speed and part quality. New color capabilities. More creativity in materials. Systems that can reduce energy and waste. All with breakthrough economics¹ and built upon HP product development expertise, backed by HP service and support.

Technical papers from HP Labs

Archive of HP's 3D printing blog:
The Shapes of Things to Come


Here at the HP Developers Portal, we help developers by rounding up the best HP information on key topics. Below are links to articles on HP's official 3D printing blog.

Scott Schiller, VP, Global Head of Market Development, will welcome you to the official HP 3D printing blog – The Shapes of Things to Come.

"This blog is meant to serve as a platform for learning more about where HP is headed in 3D printing and sharing constructive ideas about how we – as an industry - can advance the state-of-the-art for the benefit of designers, engineers, and manufacturing. We invite you to join us in staying focused on the real potential of 3D printing by following our blog and giving us your feedback." 

Index of posts on The Shapes of Things to Come:

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