New HP Jet Fusion 3D 4210 Printer with Lowest CPP for Large-Scale 3D-Printing Manufacturing

HP Inc. says it’s accelerating its push into industrial 3D-printing manufacturing with its newest 3D printer, the Jet Fusion 3D 4210 printer, which it can make 3D-printed parts at 65-less cost than other methods, makes 3D-printing manufacturing economically viable

HP says its new 3D 4210 printer features the lowest cost-per-part, and unlocks economies of scale for industrial 3D-printing manufacturing, raising the “break-even point” of large-scale 3D-printing production to up to 110,000 parts, with the lowest cost-per-part (CPP), at up to 65-percent less than other methods.

It’s also adding three new 3D-printing materials, and added two new partners  Dressler Group and Lubrizol to its 3D-printing materials development program.

New HP Jet Fusion 3D 4210 Printing Solution

Designed for industrial-scale 3D-printing manufacturing environments, the new solution is said to significantly lower overall operating costs while increasing production volume capabilities, raising the “break-even point” for large-scale 3D manufacturing to up to 110,000 parts, and enabling the industry’s lowest cost-per-part (CPP) – up to 65-percent less than other 3D printing methods (versus the average cost of comparable fused deposition modeling and selective laser-sintering printers priced from $100,000 to $300,000, and 50-percent lower versus the average cost of comparable SLS printer solutions priced from $300,000 to $450,000).

Existing HP Jet Fusion 3D printer customers can pre-order the 3D 4210 Printing Solution upgrade today, and new customers can purchase Jet Fusion systems now with the option to pre-order the 4210 system upgrade.

The new solution includes hardware and firmware upgrades for existing Jet Fusion systems to improve overall system efficiency and enable continuous operation, including a new processing station capable of handling significantly higher materials volumes.

HP also says that customers who purchase the HP Jet Fusion 3D 4210 Printing Solution will also benefit from shared service contracts and significantly lower pricing on HP’s engineering-grade 3D printing materials and agents.

The new 3D 4210 Printing Solution is said to feature:

  • Faster print speed – up to 10 times faster than competitors.
  • Ability to re-use surplus powder.
  • Dimensional accuracy and fine detail enabled by HP’s unique MultiAgent printing process.
  • Produce truly functional parts with optimal mechanical properties.
  • Produce predictable and reliable final printed parts that match designs.
  • Access new future 3D-printing materials and applications with the HP Multi Jet Fusion Open Platform.
  • Produce more parts per day with minimal intervention, continuous printing, and fast cooling of parts.
  • Streamline workflow with HP’s automated materials mixing and post-processing station.
  • Cleaner experience with an enclosed Processing Station and non-hazardous materials.

For more information and complete specifications on the Jet Fusion 3D 4210, visit HP here.

Introduces New 3D-Printing Materials and Ecosystem Members

HP also announced the expansion of its Open Materials Platform with the addition of new partners Dressler Group and Lubrizol, as well as three new forthcoming 3D printing materials: HP 3D High Reusability PA 11 and HP 3D High Reusability PA 12 Glass Beads, and the future availability of HP 3D High Reusability Polypropylene.

HP says the new materials for 3D printing, which were  developed at HP’s 3D Open Materials and Applications Labs, will broaden the uses and capabilities of HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing and provide new high-volume 3D-printing applications.

  • HP 3D High Reusability PA 11 is for producing low-cost, high-quality functional parts with impact resistance and ductility for prostheses, insoles, sporting goods, snap fits, living hinges, and more.
  • HP 3D High Reusability PA 12 Glass Beads are for producing low-cost, high-quality functional parts with dimensional stability and repeatability, said to be ideal for applications requiring high stiffness such as enclosures and housings, molds, and tooling.
  • HP 3D High Reusability Polypropylene is said to be a durable low-cost material that provides enhanced flexibility with excellent chemical resistant, lightweight, and watertight capabilities.

HP also announced new additions to its collaborative materials partner ecosystem, further expanding a growing list of global industry leaders that includes Arkema, BASF, Evonik, Henkel, Lehmann & Voss, and Sinopec Yanshan Petrochemical Company:

  • Dressler Group, said to be the world’s authority in specialized grinding and refining chemo-technical products, will be providing HP’s materials partners preferred access to its toll grinding manufacturing capabilities, helping to remove one of the main barriers to 3D materials development. Dressler is a preferred HP partner for developing and manufacturing powder for HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printers.
  • Lubrizol, a Berkshire Hathaway company and global leader in specialty chemicals production with one of the broadest and deepest portfolios of TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) in the world, joins to accelerate the development of innovative materials designed for final part production with HP Jet Fusion 3D systems.

HP says that more than 50 chemical companies are actively participating in its Open Materials Platform, including newly added market leaders Dow Chemical and DSM. Dow and DSM are among the companies that have acquired HP’s industry-first Materials Development Kit (MDK) with the objective of developing 3D powders for use with Jet Fusion 3D printers.

Existing HP Open Materials Platform partners Evonik and Henkel have acquired HP Jet Fusion 3D printers to accelerate customized applications development. Evonik is currently investing in powder capacity expansion and business resources to support the market from transitioning from 3D-prototyping to real 3D-printing manufacturing, which includes investment in Jet Fusion printers to develop customized powders for several different applications. Henkel, recently announced as the first HP Jet Fusion global reseller, is focusing on accelerating 3D-printing adoption and developing materials for custom applications.

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