HP Names Henkel First Global 3D-Printer Reseller, Also Expands European 3D Reseller Network
The firm also says that global companies such as the BMW Group, Jabil, Johnson & Johnson, and Nike continue to adopt its 3D-printing solutions. Other new HP 3D-printing customers include:
- Danfoss Group, which provides infrastructure, food supply, energy-efficiency, and climate-friendly solutions.
- ETH Zurich, one of the world’s top science and engineering universities.
- Jaguar-Land Rover, which is the largest vehicle manufacturer in the United Kingdom.
- KTM, an Austrian motorcycle and sports-car manufacturer.
- The National Center for Additive Manufacturing at the Manufacturing Technology Center, which is dedicated to Great Britain’s manufacturing worldwide.
Henkel to Become First HP 3D-Printing Global Reseller
Henkel will expand its collaboration with HP to become the first global reseller of HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing solutions, and intends to open three demonstration centers to showcase the solutions.
Henkel is a German chemical and consumer goods multi-national company headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany, and is active in both the consumer and industrial markets.
The Henkel business unit Adhesive Technologies, a global provider of adhesives, sealants, and functional coatings across various industries and markets, is already an early member of HP’s open 3D-printing materials community.
Henkel’s engineers are said to be collaborating closely with HP in its 3D Open Materials and Applications Lab in Corvallis, Oregon, and using HP’s first-of-its-kind 3D Materials Development Kit (MDK) to speed in-house development and qualification of new solutions.
Philipp Loosen, head of 3D Printing at Henkel Adhesive Technologies, commented: “HP is the industry leader in 3D printing and, as we expand our portfolio to include additive manufacturing services, we are thrilled to become the first global reseller for HP’s Jet Fusion 3D Printing solutions. We are excited to deepen our collaboration with HP, develop even more innovative materials and 3D printing solutions for our customers, and increase the value for their end-use applications.”
Expanded European Reseller Network
HP says it’s also expanded its 3D-printer reseller program to include 15 new distribution partners across Europe, and that it now has more than 30 “hand-selected, trained, and certified partners across Europe delivering best-in-class expertise and knowledge of HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology, value added services such as the enablement of new applications, and industry-leading response time and service quality.”
New HP 3D-printing partners in Europe include 3D Center, 3Dees Industries, 3D Ever, 3D Printer ApS, DaVinci Development A/S, RP Support, and others.
More European Service Bureaus Leverage HP Jet Fusion for Full-Scale 3D Production
Building on previous adoption by leading 3D-printing service providers including Materialise and Shapeways, HP also today announced European expansion with more than two dozen new installations across Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom with manufacturing service bureaus 3D Prod, 3D Tech, 3iD, Axis Hello, Barel, CNC-Automation Würfel, Comelec, Creabis, Digital Mechanics, FICEP 3D, FKM Sintertechnik, Gremod, Hofman Innovation Group, industrialpartners, Kurz, Mausa, Optimus 3D, Pantur, Polifluor, prodartis AG, Prototal, Sculpteo, Sinthesi Engineering, Skorpion Engineering, Thinktec3D, Topp, Vännäs Verkstad, Weerg, WorldTooling, Zare, and ZiggZagg for both rapid prototyping and full-scale 3D production.
New European 3D Printing Reference and Experience Centers
Building on earlier 2017 debuts in France, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom, HP and its partners now have more than 25 3D Printing Reference and Experience Centers worldwide, with new additions in Austria, Denmark, Portugal, and Sweden.
The HP 3D Printing Reference and Experience Centers enable companies to engage with HP’s Jet Fusion 3D Printing solutions in production-level scenarios. Testing and qualification of new 3D printing use-cases are enabled in controlled environments, providing customers a simpler, more cost-efficient path to advance from prototyping to full-scale 3D production.
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