Last month, at the International Manufacturing Technology Show, HP's 3D Printing Business launched HP Metal Jet—an advanced 3D printing technology designed for the high-volume manufacturing of production-grade metal parts. The HP Metal Jet is being deployed by manufacturers that include GKN Powder Metallurgy and Parmatech for the factory production of final parts.Customers placing orders include the globally renowned Volkswagen and wiraud, as well as manufacturers in vertical markets such as Primo healthcare group and okh industries.
Customized Metal Parts for Volkswagen
HP is using partnerships to move into the commercial production of metal products. "We've partnered with global manufacturing leaders GKN Powder Metallurgy and Parmatech, who are using Metal Jet to produce final, production-grade metal parts for industry-leading customers like Volkswagen, Wilo Group, Okay Industries, and Primo Medical," said Weber.
The Inkjet Master Turns Its Focus to Metal
HP has used its decades of inkjet printing to develop a metal-based printer. "Using more than 30 years of advanced chemical and thermal inkjet innovations, we developed HP metal inkjet technology." said Weber. "Therefore, we can put highly advanced 3D metal printing technology into the market for mass production.We see metal spraying as the lifeblood of future digital factories."