HP Inc, Palo Alto, California, USA, is displaying its new Metal Jet Additive Manufacturing solution, post-processing capabilities, expanded Digital Manufacturing Network (DMN), new materials & recycling programme, and a variety of industrial production applications at Formnext 2022.
“Additive Manufacturing delivers on today’s most urgent market demands including sustainable innovation, hyper-personalisation, and business resiliency,” stated Didier Deltort, president of Personalization & 3D Printing, HP Inc. “Together, with our global network of partners and customers, we are scaling additive manufacturing to meet these needs.”
Launched in September, HP’s Metal Jet S100 Solution is reportedly enabling industrial customers such as Domin Digital Motion, Lumenium, and Schneider Electric to achieve better productivity, low part cost, and outstanding quality. To further showcase its Metal Jet technology, HP is displaying components built for John Deere, the global manufacturing leader of agricultural and construction equipment.
Together with GKN, John Deere is using binder jetted valves in its agricultural machinery. In addition to reported productivity gains and environmental benefits, the part is functional in extreme weather conditions. John Deere is also leveraging HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology to optimise its production process, using AM prototypes to test and fine-tune components and parts such as windshield holders, reducing pre-assembly from thirty days to ten, delivery times by up to ten weeks, and overall production costs by between 20-25%.
“Our focus on innovation and sustainability is at the core of everything we do for our customers,” stated Dr Jochen Müller, Manager Global Digital Engineering at John Deere. “We are proud to be among the first in the agricultural industry to leverage the benefits 3D printing for both prototyping and final parts production. Leveraging industrial 3D printing platforms for polymers and metals, we are discovering opportunities to deliver more efficient, reliable, and sustainable equipment.”
HP is at Formnext in Hall 12.1, D59.