It’s been a little over a year since HP unveiled their Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology and shook up the industry. Since then, we’ve been following it closely, as the first 3D printers began to be delivered to HP’s partners, and as those partners began sharing the technology with the public. We’re now excited to learn that Multi Jet Fusion technology is about to become even more accessible to the public at large, as 3D Hubs begins to offer MJF technology through several of its hubs around the world.
“We don’t own any of the machines ourselves, but thanks to our community of agile and innovative Hubs we can put new technology in the hands of engineers and designers faster than anyone else,” Filemon Schoffer, 3D Hubs CMO, tells 3DPrint.com. “When I saw the new machines from HP go online, the first thing I thought was ‘I want to try this out,’ so that’s exactly what we’re publicly offering others today.”
Thanks to a network of 3D Hubs in Europe and North America, many designers and engineers will now be able to have access to the technology on a local level. Service providers that will be offering Multi Jet Fusion technology include Kurz in Germany, My3DPart in France, 3iD in Belgium, and Go Proto in the US.
“This launch is in line with our core goal at 3D Hubs of providing accessibility to the latest technologies and newest materials available in 3D printing,” said Bram de Zwart, CEO of 3D Hubs.
So what can customers of these Multi Jet Fusion Hubs expect? A lot of good things, if what we’ve been hearing from HP and their partners so far is any indication. MJF technology is fast, reliable, and high-resolution; thanks to HP’s proprietary fusing agent, parts 3D printed with the technology are exceptionally strong. HP’s open materials development system ensures that the kinds of parts MJF can offer will be consistently evolving, too. Right now, the MJF Hubs are offering PA 12 nylon in gray and black, but more materials, colors, and detailing agents will become available as HP and their partners develop them.
Want to try it out? 3D Hubs wants you to do so, so the platform is offering 10% off all HP orders until July 6th. Just use the discount code 3DHUBSMJF at checkout. You can use this link to find your local Hub offering this technology. If you’re dying to hold an MJF-produced part in your hand, but don’t have any designs ready to go, you can click here and 3D Hubs will add a Marvin to your cart.
HP recently announced an expansion to the Asia-Pacific region, bringing Multi Jet Fusion technology to a new part of the world, and more offerings like this through 3D Hubs mean that MJF-produced parts will soon be in the hands of more people than ever before. MJF has come a long way in the year since it made its debut, yet it’s still in its early stages compared to how much potential it offers for the future, including developments – like full color and embedded sensors – already in the works. We’ve seen the Multi Jet Fusion system and the parts it produces at several events over the last year, and they live up to the hype, in our opinion. Additional well-known 3D printing service companies, including Shapeways, Sculpteo and Materialise/i.materialise, are also working with MJF technology, offering more to customers with the latest technologies. Thanks to these offerings and MJF’s widening availability, you can check out the quality for yourself now!
Will you be trying this technology out? Let us know what you think in the 3D Hubs forum at 3DPB.com.3D Hubs]
[Editor’s note: this article has been updated since its original publication to reflect other 3D printing platforms offering MJF 3D printing technology to their customers.]
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