Partners that are 3D printing with HP Jet Fusion technology

With HP's announcement of Jet Fusion technology and the release in May 2016 of it's first industrial 3D printers, developers want to get their hands on the technology that HP predicts will revolutionize part production. (Say goodbye to warehouses stacked high with spare parts. With fast, affordable 3D printing, parts can be made on demand.)

HP is building an open platform that will allow other companies to explore its Jet Fusion technology, searching for ways to make HP 3D printers the "digital furnaces of the next Industrial Revolution." The platform is not open to all third party developers and material scientists. HP has pulled a select group of partners up onto its new platform:

BMW

"BMW is a pioneer and early adopter of innovative technologies in the field of additive manufacturing, especially for prototyping in concept cars and series-like approval builds. For our future roadmap toward serial part production and personal customization, we see major potential in our partnership with HP to investigate this new kind of 3D printing technology at an early stage. As one of the first partners, we had the chance to see the constant evolution of the machines over time from the first prototype approximately five years ago to the market ready product that is available now,” said Jens Ertel, Head of BMW Group Additive Manufacturing Center.

Nike

"At Nike we innovate for the world’s best athletes. We’ve been using 3D printing to create new performance innovations for footwear for the past several years. Now we are excited to partner with HP to accelerate and scale our existing capabilities as we continue to explore new ways to manufacture performance products to help athletes reach their full potential,” said Tom Clarke, President of Innovation at Nike.

Arkema

"Arkema believes that the future of 3D printing for production parts will be driven by the development of application specific materials,” said Adrien Lapeyre, Technical Polymers Global Market Manager for Arkema. “The HP Jet Fusion Open Platform is a great concept that should accelerate the adoption of 3D printing, which is why Arkema is happy to collaborate with HP to design new materials and uncover new applications that will help our customers realize the full potential of 3D printing.”

BASF

“The 3D printing market is still in its early phase, and growth will be accelerated by innovation and collaboration across the industry,” said Dietmar Geiser, Senior Manager 3D-Printing Strategy & Planning for BASF's New Business company. “With HP Jet Fusion technology, HP has taken a platform approach for materials development that enables this type of industry participation, and BASF is pleased to be working with HP to leverage this platform to bring new materials to market.”

Evonik

“For customers to realize the full potential of 3D printing, there is a need for new materials that enable new applications and improve quality,” said Dr. Matthias Kottenhahn, Senior Vice President & General Manager, High Performance Polymers in Evonik's Resource Efficiency company. “HP’s open platform approach for Jet Fusion technology will increase adoption of 3D printing by driving materials innovation. Evonik is pleased to collaborate with HP, leveraging this platform to develop new materials and applications that improve performance and value for the future.”

Lehman & Voss & Co.

“Lehmann&Voss&Co is collaborating with HP in the development of new materials and applications for the new HP Jet Fusion solution,” said Marcus Rechberger, Market Development Manager LUVOSINT®, Lehmann&Voss&Co. “By offering its HP Jet Fusion technology as a development platform, HP is enabling the materials innovation that will drive the industry forward and fulfill market needs that have that have limited the 3D printing market expansion in the past."

Materialise

“For manufacturers to get the most benefit out of 3D printing, they need tight integration between 3D printing hardware and workflow,” said Fried Vancraen, Materialise CEO. “Materialise is helping customers incorporate 3D printing into their existing processes by working with HP to enable optimal integration between Materialise Magics 3D Print Suite and HP’s Jet Fusion technology.”

Proto Labs

“The new technology looks like a truly exciting leap ahead in industrial-grade 3D printing," said Rob Connelly, vice president of Additive Manufacturing at Proto Labs. “We at Proto Labs look forward to collaborating with HP to advance this new platform that could result in significantly higher productivity, improved part quality and lower cost.”

Siemens

“3D printing is bringing about an industrial revolution in manufacturing, allowing businesses to realize their creativity and innovation in product development and production, “ said Zvi Feuer, Executive Vice President of Manufacturing Engineering Software for Siemens. “Together, Siemens' design and manufacturing software and the new HP Jet Fusion technology will provide customers unprecedented printing control at the voxel level to transform and achieve even greater potential with 3D printing.”

Jabil

“Digital technology is transforming manufacturing processes across the entire product life cycle," said John Dulchinos, Jabil’s VP of Digital Manufacturing. “3D printing is an important pillar in Jabil’s digital strategy, and HP’s Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solution is the first to deliver the speed and quality necessary to transition 3D printing from a prototyping tool to a manufacturing solution. We look forward to unlocking the true value of additive manufacturing together with HP.”

Johnson & Johnson

“The intersection of technology and health care is spurring innovation that will have a profound impact on patients and consumers all over the world,” said Sandra Peterson, Group Worldwide Chairman for Johnson & Johnson. “Combined with advances in data mining and software, 3D printing could enable distributed manufacturing models and patient-specific products, therapies and solutions that deliver better outcomes, better economics and improved global accessibility. Our collaboration with HP Inc. exemplifies our commitment to harnessing new technology to improve outcomes and reduce costs across the health continuum.”

Autodesk: Developing 3D software

One of the greatest challenges of Jet Fusion technology is developing software that can handle the immensely complex data required for parts that are printed voxel by voxel. HP is working with Autodesk to develop such software.

Carl Bass, CEO of Autodesk said, "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." 

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