September is always particularly exciting with regards to the announcements of companies from various sectors of activities. HP is especially creating a real buzz with the first details of its new metal jet 3D printing technology.
Almost a year after announcing this project, the multinational information technology has shown the world a 3D printing technology designed for high volume manufacturing of production-grade metal parts.
Despite the marketing buzz surrounding it and given the brand awareness of the company, HP wants its technology to be affordable, therefore, affirms that the latter provides up “to 50 times more productivity at a significantly lower cost than other 3D printing methods.”
Other technical specifications of the technology include a bed size of 430 x 320 x 200mm, 4x the nozzle redundancy and 2x the print bars, as well as significantly less binder by weight. HP Metal Jet will start with stainless steel finished parts, delivering isotropic properties that meet or exceed ASTM and MPIF Standards.
“We are in the midst of a digital industrial revolution that is transforming the $12 trillion manufacturing industry. HP has helped lead this 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. “The implications are huge – the auto, industrial, and medical sectors alone produce billions of metal parts each year. HP’s new Metal Jet 3D printing platform unlocks the speed, quality, and economics to enable our customers to completely rethink the way they design, manufacture, and deliver new solutions in the digital age.”
A few companies of the industry have already started placing their order. However, shipments will begin in 2020 and a broad availability will be possible in 2021. Commercial HP Metal Jet solutions will be offered at under $399,000.
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