HP continues to develop 3D printing

HP at the trade show this week Form­next focused on additive production, informed about the readiness to reach new customers and expand partner programs and the ecosystem. HP has partnered with L’Oréal, the world’s largest cosmetics manufacturer, to focus on mass-based additive manufacturing and to explore the possibilities of brand new cosmetic packaging and other innovations.

In addition, it also presents innovative manufacturing applications developed using Multi Jet Fusion and Metal Jet 3D printing platforms. To meet the growing demand for more flexible 3D manufacturing and mass personalization across industries, HP is also expanding its Digital Manufacturing Network (DMN) vendor network.

3D printing brings new levels of personalization, business flexibility and sustainability. HP and its partners and customers will continue to pave the way for mass production by improving their Multi Jet Fusion and HP Metal Jet printing platforms, as well as investing in software or services.

L’Oréal a HP spolupracují na transformaci kosmetického průmyslu

The collaboration between HP and L’Oréal will increase production flexibility, create new innovative packaging and offer consumers a new customer experience. L’Oréal has decided to use HP Multi Jet Fusion technology to be able to respond more quickly to changes in production processes and production lines. Together, the two companies have developed a system for the rapid design and production of so-called “puck” (round boxes of cosmetics), which will make L’Oréal’s products easier, faster and faster to transport, fill and label during production, resulting in 33% cost savings and 66% savings. time. The ability to easily modify the design of these packages proved successful during the covidu-19 pandemic, when thanks to this technology, L’Oréal was able to respond more flexibly to changes in consumer shopping behavior. L’Oréal plans to use the HP Digital Manufacturing Network platform to expand round packaging production throughout its global supply chain, as well as to meet its sustainability goals, so that it can produce individual parts efficiently on site and when they are needed.

At Formnext, L’Oréal and HP presented examples of tailor-made “puck” as well as unique textures for luxury cosmetics that can only be created with HP 3D printing solutions. Both companies are exploring new design opportunities and other innovations offered by the capabilities of the HP Multi Jet Fusion platform. The collaboration between L’Oréal and HP and the Commission for Alternative and Atomic Energy (CEA) last year, for example, resulted in the design of unique textures and innovative grid packaging.

The way to production: parts suppliers benefit from services, subscriptions, software and automation

HP is expanding its global Digital Manufacturing Network with new certified parts suppliers to ensure the highest standards of quality and reliability as demand for Multi Jet Fusion technology grows.

HP Digital Manufacturing Network partners and parts suppliers such as companies Forecast 3D, Ja­ws­tec, Weer­ga Zi­g­g­Zagg, vy­u­ží­va­jí port­fo­lio HP pro adi­tiv­ní vý­ro­bu včet­ně 3D Factory Services, software solutions such as HP 3D API a HP 3D Cen­ter, and hardware solutions such as HP Au­to­ma­tic Un­pac­king Stati­on, to facilitate the management and automation of complex 3D printing workflows and mass additive equipment sets. ZiggZagg is also the newest partner to use the business model 3D jako služba (3DaaS) HP, which provides greater capital flexibility and greater business agility to expand production faster. This model has proven to bring huge benefits during the volatile covid-19 pandemic, and HP customers are increasingly switching to it.

HP and its customers present new innovations:

  • Spo­leč­nos­ti BASF 3D Printing Solutions a Oechsler: developed a fully custom all-shell car seat for 3D printing using Multi Jet Fusion technology and BASF ULTRASINT TPU01 powder. Oechsler has developed a unique elastomeric grille structure that is ideal for luxury and sports car seats and highly individual elements.
  • Im­press: Europe’s largest orthodontic technology chain uses the HP Jet Fusion 5210 solution to expand the production of clear dental braces at a new plant in Spain.
  • Fi­na­lis­té sou­tě­že Pu­mun­dus Challen­ge 2021: The following customers have used Multi Jet Fusion technology to develop applications awarded this year’s Pumundus Challenge. The winners were announced at the Formnext trade fair.
    • ATHOS: is preparing a commercial launch of completely tailor – made climbing shoes, which ensures unrivaled comfort and higher performance.
    • Glaze Pro­sthe­tics: durability, low weight and the ability to personalize the Symbious active hand exceeded the expectations of patients with amputated upper limbs.
    • Odi­sei Music: This travel saxophone is the smallest and lightest electronic saxophone in the world and has been purchased by more than 1,200 users worldwide.

A revolution in the production of metal parts with HP Metal Jet technology

HP also unveiled new trends in the Metal Jet platform at Formnext, including new parts and progress in working with partners such as GKN and Volkswagen. Volkswagen integrates the final parts made with HP Metal Jet technology into the A-pillar of the T-Roc Cabriolet. The components have been certified for impact tests and weigh almost 50% less than conventional components.
HP continues to validate manufacturing applications with partners and customers and is moving towards wider commercial availability of Metal Jet technology in 2022.
HP Metal Jet he is also a finalist in the competition Pur­mun­dus Challen­ge 2021. Find out more about the future of metallic 3D printing here.

Source: Aktuality – 2D a 3D CAD Design Software by www.cad.cz.

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