HP Launches Advanced Metals 3D Printing Technology for Mass Production
HP launched Metal Jet, the world’s most advanced 3D printing technology for the high volume manufacturing of production-grade metal parts. Providing up to 50 times more productivity at a significantly lower cost than other 3D printing methods, HP Metal Jet is being deployed by manufacturing leaders GKN Powder Metallurgy and Parmatech for the factory production of final parts.
Customers placing orders include global stalwarts Volkswagen and Wilo and innovative vertical market leaders such as Primo Medical Group and OKAY Industries. As part of its mission to transform the way the world designs and manufactures, HP also launched the Metal Jet Production Service, enabling customers to rapidly iterate new 3D part designs, produce final parts in volume, and integrate Metal Jet into their long-term production roadmaps.
HP Metal Jet is a voxel-level binder jetting technology. With a bed size of 430 x 320 x 200mm, 4x the nozzle redundancy and 2x the printbars, and significantly less binder by weight, HP Metal Jet delivers greater productivity and reliability at a low acquisition and operational cost compared to other metals 3D printing solutions. It will start with stainless steel finished parts, delivering isotropic properties that meet or exceed ASTM and MPIF Standards.
In an industry-first collaboration, HP is partnering with GKN Powder Metallurgy to deploy Metal Jet in their factories to produce functional metal parts for auto and industrial leaders including Volkswagen and Wilo. To serve the medical industry, HP is also partnering with Parmatech, an ATW Company, to expand mass production of Metal Jet parts for customers including OKAY Industries, Primo Medical Group, and others.
In first half of 2019, customers will be able to upload 3D design files and receive industrial-grade parts in large quantities from the new Metal Jet Production Service. The parts will be produced by GKN Powder Metallurgy and Parmatech to ensure the highest standards of engineering and production quality. 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.