To help customers modernize their operations, HP announced an expansion of its partnerships, showcasing innovative applications for its technologies, developed in collaboration with leaders such as Siemens, Volkswagen and many others.
“The road to scaling digital manufacturing requires more than technology. Customers need solutions that can be effectively integrated into the financial models of the company, providing predictability, transparency and flexibility of the business for its further expansion, – said the acting director. “Our offerings for industrial companies are reducing the barriers to adopting best-in-class 3D printing solutions from HP.
As customers scale up mass production using 3D technologies, HP is offering many new solutions that increase business agility and accelerate the digital transformation, including.
The new Base 3D Printing-as-a-Service (3DaaS) subscription, which provides customers with automatic replenishment of HP 3D printing supplies, simplified collection of statistics on costs and equipment usage, and offers reliable remote support services.
A new enhanced 3D Printing-as-a-Service (3DaaS) Plus subscription allows customers to consolidate all information about equipment, supplies and services. It is the ideal solution for those customers looking to speed up batch production by optimizing rapid prototyping and mass production of parts. An advanced 3DaaS Plus subscription with optional installation options will be available on the HP Jet Fusion 340.
HP is expanding its HP Digital Manufacturing Network to include new partner companies: Prototile in Europe and Solis in Japan. Customers from all over the world will be able to use this extensive network of suppliers of plastic and metal parts to quickly set up a manufacturing process anywhere in the world when needed.
The company today announced the expansion of several industrial alliances.
Siemens and HP will showcase new mass-production-ready parts developed in collaboration with two of the world’s leading auto makers. Audient, the world leader in seating for all major car manufacturers, is developing a new headrest that is optimal in size and light in weight, without sacrificing the strength and flexibility of the material.
Lubrizol, the $ 7 billion market leader in specialty chemicals and HP’s 3D printing materials partner, announces new certified thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) powder – ESTANE® 3D TPU M95-A for HP Jet Fusion 3D Printers 4200. TPU is the ideal material for flexible and resilient parts and opens up new manufacturing opportunities for buyers of HP 3D printing equipment. Lubrizol’s new TPU is a good addition to the materials HP already offers: PA-12, PA-12 Glass Beads, PA-11 and BASF Ultraist based on TPU.
In addition, Rasler AM Solutions plans to develop and improve its own products, taking into account the capabilities of the HP Jet Fusion 5200 3D printing technology and offer its customers services for the design, manufacture and finishing of products based on Multi Jet Fusion.
Demand for 3D printing from HP is growing in various sectors of the economy – prototyping and mass production from plastic and metal. Over the past 12 months alone, the Multi Jet Fusion series has produced over 18 million products.
Early adopters of new HP technologies include Avid, a design company focused on improving the efficiency of manufacturing processes, Were, a fast-growing manufacturer of 3D printed parts, Yazaki, a global supplier of auto parts and electrical wiring, and Extol, an engineering and manufacturing company. With HP technologies, these companies have improved their operational efficiency and productivity.
“The ability to leverage new hardware, data, software and services has enabled us to improve operational productivity and efficiency, which, combined with new features and new materials (such as TPU), have been of immense benefit to us and our customers.”
Last year, the Volkswagen Group relied on HP Metal Jet technology as the basis for its strategy of industrializing additive manufacturing methods. Volkswagen and HP are pursuing their multi-year plan to jointly develop and manufacture parts and have recently crossed an important milestone.
A unified approach to creating software that is both flexible and simple is the vision of the developers at Hewlett-Packard. Indeed, it is much easier for both home and corporate users to master one software package and use it successfully no matter what type of equipment is chosen, be it a scanner, camera or printer. And HP instant share technology, which allows you to almost instantly open and access the necessary resources – libraries of images and documents, no doubt, will be especially useful in the corporate sphere.
A balanced approach to the creation of modern software with the necessary functionality, versatility and good ergonomics is today an integral part of a successful product promotion strategy on the market. A modern electronic device, no matter how high technologies it embodies, is no longer a self-sufficient product. Apparently, today Hewlett-Packard’s secret lies in the harmonious interweaving of software and hardware solutions based on the latest achievements of developers.