HP Rolls Out 3D-Printer Global Reseller Program, Announces New Service Bureau Installations, More
Yesterday, HP Inc. launched a new global reseller program for its Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing systems, called the HP Partner First 3D Printing Specialization program, with more than 30 selected, trained, and certified partners ready to expand availability and delivery of HP 3D printers.
At the Rapid + TCT 3D-additive manufacturing conference being held in Pittsburgh, HP also showcased its growing number of manufacturing service bureaus and product-design firms that are implementing HP Jet Fusion 3D printers for production use and new services.
HP also unveiled more than a dozen new HP 3D Printing Reference and Experience Centers in the United States and Europe to enable current and future customers and partners to get hands-on experience with HP Multi Jet Fusion technology, as well expand its 3D printing materials range with additions from new partner Henkel AG & Co, an €18B chemical and consumer-goods maker.
HP says that its Jet Fusion 3D Printing solution is a production-ready commercial 3D-printing system that delivers superior-quality physical parts up to 10-times faster and at half the cost of current 3D printers.
Stephen Nigro, president of 3D Printing for HP Inc. commented: “Building on our experience of more than 500,000 Multi Jet Fusion-produced parts, we are now scaling our 3D-printing business to the next level. Today we are expanding our solutions availability through new resellers and service bureau partners, opening new experiential facilities for customers and partners, and widening our open 3D-printing materials ecosystem. We are honored that industry-leading companies such as BMW, Jabil, Johnson & Johnson, Nike and dozens more are looking to the innovations and economics delivered by HP and our partners to help reinvent their businesses for the digital manufacturing revolution.”
New HP 3D Printing Reseller Program
HP formally unveiled its new global reseller program, the HP Partner First 3D Printing Specialization program – with more than 30 hand-selected, trained, and certified partners. Initially focused on North America and Europe, the program enables manufacturing solutions providers to rapidly deliver HP’s 3D printing technologies to customers and scale up to meet their needs.
Under the program, certified HP 3D printing reseller partners will bring best-in-class expertise and knowledge of HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology to customers deploying the solutions, as well as services such as enabling new applications and industry-leading response time and service quality.
HP named three distribution partners: Synnex in the United States, Westcoast in the United Kingdom, and ALSO International in the Netherlands. Synnnex will be the exclusive distributor of HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D-printing systems in the United States and Canada.
Partners interested in more information about joining HP’s Partner First 3D Printing Specialization program can connect with a local HP team member here.
Service Bureaus, Product Design Houses Showcase New HP Jet Fusion-powered 3D Printers
HP also reported that partners such as Fast Radius, Forecast3D, Go Proto, Materialise, ProtoCAM, Proto Labs, Shapeways, Sigma Design, and 3D Prod are installing HP 3D printing systems and beginning to deliver production-quality HP Jet Fusion 3D-printed parts.
Building on these installations, HP says it’s expanding deployments with leading manufacturing service bureaus and design-engineering firms across North America and Europe to enable a new class of on-demand, industrial-grade 3D production parts and services.
To connect with an HP Jet Fusion-enabled 3D printing service bureau, visit HP here.
HP Opens New 3D Printing Reference and Experience Centers
HP, in collaboration with numerous partners, also says it’s opening more than a dozen 3D Printing Reference and Experience Centers across North America and Europe to 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 will be enabled in controlled environments, providing customers a simpler path to advance from prototyping to full scale 3D-production.
These centers initially include facilities in Allentown, PA; Alpharetta, GA. ; Carlsbad, CA;-Corvallis, OR; Livonia, MI; Louisville, KY; Manchester, CT; Milpitas, CA; Palo Alto, CA; San Diego, CA; and Vancouver, WA in the United States; and Raon-l’Etape, France; Leonberg, Germany; Eindoven, The Netherlands; Barcelona, Spain; and Birmingham, United Kingdom
For more information or to schedule a visit to an HP 3D Printing Reference and Experience Center, visit HP here.
Henkel Joins HP’s Open Materials and Applications Platform
HP also reports that Henkel has joined HP’s ecosystem of materials partners that include Arkema, BASF, Evonik, and Lehmann & Voss, to support HP’s Open Platform for 3D printing materials and applications.
HP’s open 3D-printing platform model is designed to help expand the availability of new 3D-printing materials, as well as encourage new applications, lower materials and development costs, enhance speed and performance improvements, and create new possibilities for part properties that address specific industry needs.
Henkel, a global supplier of high-performance adhesives used in applications such as medical-device, electronic-device, and transportation-vehicle assembly, plans to work with HP in HP’s Open Materials and Applications Lab located in Corvallis, Oregon, to expand its broad product range. Henkel is focusing development on providing novel powder materials for use with HP Jet Fusion 3D printers.
“The partnership between HP and Henkel is backed by strong market leadership, a legacy of innovation, and an aligned commitment to additive manufacturing,” said Michael Todd, corporate VP and global head of Innovation and New Business Development at Henkel Adhesive Technologies. “With our broad material portfolio and customer base across diverse industries, Henkel is able to champion custom 3D solutions through various functional applications. This, combined with HP’s vision for open materials innovation, enables us to develop materials and applications once thought impossible.”
Visit HP here to learn more about becoming a certified HP Open Materials and Applications Platform partner.
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