HP has marked its presence in the additive manufacturing industry since the release of its MJF (Multi Jet Fusion) 3D Printer in 2016. MJF, since its release, has been significant in on-demand manufacturing which indicates fore-coming high-volume additive manufacturing.
These developments, along with HP’s recent association with Deloitte reveals the organization’s future manufacturing plans.
Now, HP is intending to raise the ‘break-even point’ i.e. the sales value of 3D printing to 110,000 parts, resulting in the industry’s lowest CPP (cost-per-part) for additive manufacturing. The announcement of the latest HP Jet Fusion 3D 4210 printing solution made this possible. In an effort to make the transition comfortable, the Jet Fusion customers who already own any of the current printing devices, can place a pre-order for 4210. Although, the new customers can shop for already available printing devices with an option to place pre-order for 4210 system advancement.
Ramon Pastor, General Manager of Multi Jet Fusion for HP’s 3D printing business said in a statement, “The new 3D 4210 Printing Solution enables our customers to mass-produce parts using HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology for 65 percent less than other processes, and fully benefit from the economies of scale.” He added, “HP’s Jet Fusion 3D systems have now reached a technological and economic inflection point that combines the speed, quality, and scalability needed to accelerate manufacturing’s digital industrial revolution.”
With the announcement of the new 3D printer, HP has also announced the release of some new material options that can be used with the complete range of HP Jet Fusion printers.
Looking forward towards the materials development, HP has added two new members to its joint materials partner ecosystem, which already includes BASF, Arkema, Henkel, Evonik, Lehmann & Voss and Sinopec Yanshan Petrochemical Company.
The new members of the ecosystem include Dressler Group, which has specialization in grinding and refining of chemo-technical products, and Lubrizol, which provides specialty chemicals with proficiency in thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU).