HP to introduce latest innovation in 3D printing with Metal

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The Tech Giant HP (Hewlett-Packard) is now leading the 3D innovation into a more approachable future

HP Metal Jet, as what the company calls it. This new printing technology will be the revolution to the auto, industrial & the medical field. This is all because of the launch of the new printer by HP which would start printing metal objects for the industrial use and will soon be available for the common use.

The new innovative 3D printer from HP, not any 3D printer as for the year advances into a more technological leap, HP introduces METAL JET — delivering low-cost, high-quality mechanically functional parts for the auto, industrial and medical industries.

“HP has helped lead the transformation by pioneering the 3D mass production of plastic parts and we are now doubling down with HP Metal Jet, a breakthrough metals 3D printing technology,” said Dion Weisler, CEO and President, HP Inc.

No discrimination, the company will provide the technology to everyone

The use and implications are vast and with this technology to be let out, soon industries will be at ease to meet deadlines and make more production in-house.

HP Metal Jet will start with producing stainless steel finished 3D parts. And later, with successful trials they might shift in the material they would use other than stainless-steel. In the 1st and 2nd quarter of 2019, customers will be able to upload 3D design files and receive industrial-grade parts in a bulk amount from the new Metal Jet Production Service.

Commercial HP Metal Jet solutions will be offered at under $399,000 and begin shipping in 2020 to early customers and with broad availability in 2021 for everyone, the company announced.

A Very Large plan for the Future

In an industry-first collaboration, HP is partnering with UK-based GKN Powder Metallurgy to provide HP Metal Jet in their factories to produce functional metal parts for auto and industrial leaders, including Volkswagen and Wilo.

“HP’s new Metal Jet technology enables us to expand our business by taking on new opportunities that were previously cost prohibitive,” said Peter Oberparleiter, CEO of GKN Powder Metallurgy.

Volkswagen in the Collaboration Too

Volkswagen is integrating HP Metal Jet into its long-term design and production plans.

As new car options such as electric vehicles enter mass production, HP Metal Jet is expected to be utilized for additional applications such as the light-weighting of fully safety certified metal parts.

“By 2025, the brands of Volkswagen Group will have introduced 80 new electric modes,” said Dr. Martin Goede, Head of Technology Planning and Development, Volkswagen. “A big advantage of an additive technology like HP Metal Jet is it allows us to produce many of these parts without first having to build manufacturing tools,” he added.

Work-Load Divided

HP is also partnering with California-based Parmatech, an ATW Company, to expand mass production of HP’s Metal Jet parts.

“We are excited to deploy HP Metal Jet in our factories and begin manufacturing complex parts, such as surgical scissors and endoscopic surgical jaws,” said Rob Hall, President of Parmatech.

Parmatech is a world leader in metal injection molding and has been a metals manufacturing pioneer for more than 40 years.


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