HP Showcases Growth in High-Volume 3D Printing Deployments and Breakthrough Applications for Manufacturing

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HP printed Pontifical Swiss Guard helmet
  Custom designed helmets for the Pontifical Swiss Guard printed with HP Multi Jet Fusion technology


Final production HP printed Pontifical Swiss Guard helmet
  A final production 3D printed Pontifical Swiss Guard helmet created using HP Multi Jet Fusion technology


Final HP printed Pontifical Swiss Guard helmet
  Final production version of a Pontifical Swiss Guard helmet printed with HP's Multi Jet Fusion technology


FICEPS3 DaVinci Painting Machine Arm
  This new 3D printed machine was created using HP's Multi Jet Fusion technology. It is an evolution of the machines used in the structural steel industry to protect the steel used in buildings like the Freedom Tower in New York City or the Shard in London.


HP's Jet Fusion 3D printers in IAM 3D Hub
  The International Additive Manufacturing (IAM) 3D Hub is based in Barcelona and features eight HP Jet Fusion 4200 3D printers.


Syncro Innovation Kupol bike helmet
  Syncro Innovation's Kupol bike helmet printed by Sculpteo using HP's Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology


Crispin Orthotics completely reinventing an industry with HP Multi Jet Fusion
  Crispin Orthotics is using the capabilities of HP's Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology to completely reinvent the orthotics industry by enabling the creation of individualized, precise and more cosmetic options for patients.


PepsiCo Black Panther promotional kit
  PepsiCo worked with Protolabs to create and print a special 3D printed promotional kit. HP's Multi Jet Fusion was chosen for the final part as it had the precision necessary to replicate the mask’s fine features and a deep black color that would last for several years.


  • Protolabs upgrades seven HP systems to the Jet Fusion 4210 3D printing platform in the U.S. and Germany offering customers truly global digital production services
  • IAM 3D Hub in Spain deploys eight HP Jet Fusion 4200 3D printers; ZiggZagg in Belgium installs six HP Jet Fusion 4210 3D printing systems to meet growing demand for production-grade 3D printed parts
  • Long-standing HP customer Materialise demonstrates the power of HP’s end-to-end 3D solutions with production of custom insoles
  • New breakthrough applications across vertical industries demonstrate power of HP Multi Jet Fusion platform

BARCELONA, Spain, May 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today at the HP Innovation Summit in Barcelona, Spain, HP announced expanded installations of its HP Jet Fusion 3D printing solutions with digital manufacturing innovators Protolabs, Materialise, and ZiggZagg. As a leader in helping the world take advantage of digital technologies in the 4th Industrial Revolution, HP also showcased its collaboration with the International Additive Manufacturing (IAM) 3D Hub and highlighted numerous applications of 3D printing in action, including new lighter-weight helmets for the Pontifical Swiss Guard, custom merchandising for PepsiCo, airflow manifolds for high-performance auto racing, industrial machinery used in the construction of skyscrapers, and orthosis devices improving the quality of life for patients, amongst others.

“The digital transformation of the $12 trillion manufacturing industry is changing the game for the world’s designers, product developers, manufacturing and supply chain professionals, creating massive opportunity for the 3D printing ecosystem,” said Ramon Pastor, general manager of Multi Jet Fusion, HP Inc. “In collaboration with our customers, we are proud to reinvent the way the world designs and manufacturers and to drive innovative new applications made possible with HP Multi Jet Fusion. Whether it’s helping the Swiss Guard protect the Vatican or reinventing what can be done for an entire industry like orthopedics, the possibilities are endless.”

Innovative Leaders Look to the Digital Future of Manufacturing with HP Multi Jet Fusion Technology

Protolabs (NYSE:PRLB) , the world’s fastest manufacturer of custom prototypes and on-demand production parts with 11 manufacturing facilities across four countries, is upgrading its seven HP Jet Fusion 3D printers in the U.S. and Germany to industrial HP Jet Fusion 4210 3D systems to meet the increasing demand for global 3D production services.

“The demand for 3D-printed production applications continues to grow and HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology is furthering our ability to deliver our customers industrial-grade parts quickly and cost-effectively,” said Vicki Holt, president and CEO, Protolabs. “By expanding the capacity of our HP Multi Jet Fusion services and installing printers in the United States and Europe, we are meeting the needs of our global customer base and demonstrating that geographically distributed, on-demand production is a reality today.”

Protolabs is using the speed, quality, and cost advantages of Multi Jet Fusion technology to provide compelling custom packaging applications for customers including PepsiCo (NASDAQ:PEP) who recently 3D printed Black Panther masks for its promotional beverage kits. These benefits also translated to success for Stream Lion Design, another Protolabs customer in the industrial sector who found the production-grade capabilities of Multi Jet Fusion ideal for solving a combustion turbine problem in the utilities industry. A new HP 3D printed modal hammer has enabled the company to survey engine turbines in the field and double the speed of data collection .   

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