While Materialise is a company we follow often, as they offer us everything from software upgrades and new tools to news regarding their latest expansions, we can actually say again that they have some pretty big news upon the announcement of incoming hardware, in the form of the HP Jet Fusion 3D Printer. The Belgium-headquartered leader in 3D printing software and services will now be using the HP technology at their 3D printing facility in Leuven, Belgium. And of course, formnext was the place to make this announcement, as the company shows off their many wares at the Frankfurt show from booth F28 in Hall 3.1
HP’s Multi Jet Fusion 3D printer is one we’ve certainly been watching since its release, along with the rest of the world—and it’s certainly no surprise that Materialise would want to be one of the first getting in on this machine that offers such new power and versatility.
This will certainly be a strong addition to an already stellar facility, allowing them to offer their customer base special access to the latest 3D printing manufacturing, as well as new software. The goal of HP in creating the Jet Fusion 3D Printer was to ‘reinvent’ the way that the 3D printing industry creates both prototypes and production parts.
“Our initial work with HP focused on developing a Build Processor that connects HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology to our software backbone for 3D Printing,” stated Fried Vancraen, Materialise CEO. “Now that our HP Build Processor Beta is officially certified for the HP Jet Fusion 3D Printers, we found it very important to bring the system to our Factory in order to ensure that both users of the Materialise Magics 3D Print Suite and those partners turning to us for the manufacturing of functional prototypes and final production parts have continued access to premium technologies. The upcoming installation of HP’s Jet Fusion 3D 4200 Printer is of high significance for our business and our customers as it will further differentiate our 3D offering.”
“3D printing is quickly evolving from prototyping into full-scale manufacturing, and HP is committed to working with industry leaders like Materialise to make the process faster and less expensive,” said Stephen Nigro, President of HP’s 3D printing business. “The installation of the HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solution in Materialise’s Factory for 3D Printing will enable the manufacturing and software teams, and Materialise customers, to push the limits of what is possible with the technology. HP looks forward to the best-in-class solutions Materialise will create for industrial 3D Printing across exciting vertical markets such as automotive, consumer goods and healthcare.”
This is a strong partnership indeed as the two companies together offer many decades of expertise in both software development and printer manufacturing, coming together to integrate the Materialise software and the HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing solution.
If you are attending formnext this week, be sure to stop by the Materialise booth. Discuss in the HP Materialise forum at 3DPB.com.