A look at the software that powers 3D printing

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I am a research manager at HP Labs and for the past several months I and members of my team have been working on software and algorithms aspects of HP’s new Multi Jet Fusion™ technology. 

 

HP Multi Jet FusionTM technology will revolutionize the 3D printing space. How?  HP Multi Jet FusionTM will print parts 10 times faster(1)  than current technologies, create parts that provide overall functionality through a combination of precision and strength at breakthrough economics(2). This is all done by using HP’s swath-wide array printing technology to selectively apply fusing and detailing agents to a powder material and then exposing the material to energy which leads to a thermo-chemical reaction to selectively fuse the material.  High geometric complexity does not add cost and set up times and costs are minimal.