HP 3D Printing Wins ‘Innovation’ Award, Cites Rising Demand for HP 3D Printers

HP Multi Jet Fusion 4200

Just about a year after announcing the “world’s first production-ready 3D printing solutions,” HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology was crowned “Innovation of the Year” at the inaugural 3D Printing Industry Awards ceremony recently held in London.

Nominated and voted on by the industry – via a program that included more than 800 companies nominated and 200,000 votes received – the awards are said to recognize the individuals, companies, and technologies that are shaping the digital reinvention of manufacturing.

Ramon Pastor, vice president and general manager for HP Multi Jet Fusion, commented: “The ‘Innovation of the Year’ recognition is a direct result of a trifecta of attributes that differentiates HP and reinforces our position as a catalyst in 3D printing: disruptive technology, the HP Open Platform for materials, and an extensive heritage of printing leadership. We have seen more progress in 3D printing in the past year than in the previous 20 years combined, and our team at HP is leading that innovation.”

HP says the award “builds on momentum” its 3D-printing business has established over the last 12 months, including:

  • Customers are adopting HP Multi Jet Fusion products. HP began shipping the HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200 last quarter and is “quickly ramping the delivery of HP Jet Fusion 3D solutions to meet rising customer demand.” HP also unveiled its new HP Partner First 3D Printing Specialization program with more than 30 selected, trained, and certified partners, and is opening up more than a dozen new HP 3D Printing Reference and Experience Centers across the United States and Europe.
  •  HP has forged relationships with key partners, including BMW Group, Jabil, Johnson & Johnson and Nike. In March 2017, HP also announced the world’s first Open Materials and Applications Lab in Corvallis, Oregon, where partners that include Arkema, BASF, Evonik, Henkel and Lehman & Voss are developing new 3D-printing materials using HP’s Open Platform.
  • Access to production-ready 3D-printing capabilities is increasing. HP says it’s working with more than a dozen service bureaus and product-design firms to bring HP Multi Jet Fusion and the benefits associated with production-grade technologies to a much larger range of users. These industry leaders such as Fast Radius, Forecast3D, Go Proto, Materialise, ProtoCam, Proto Labs, Shapeways, SigmaDesign, and 3D Prod are said to be selecting and installing HP 3D Printing systems to enable their own customers to design and create production-quality 3D-printed parts.

For more information about the latest from HP’s 3D printing business, see its recent announcement here.

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