The widely anticipated HP Multi Jet Fusion technology, which promises to be a game-changer in the 3D printing industry, has entered production recently at Europe’s largest single-site factory for 3D Printing. Materialise NV, the leading provider of Additive Manufacturing software and sophisticated 3D printing solutions in the medical and industrial markets, has also added a second HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200 Printing Solution to its production facility.
The announcement follows an initial benchmarking period, in which Materialise Software and Materialise Manufacturing have been in close contact with HP throughout the testing period to share findings and ascertain areas for future development. Among these is the Materialise Build Processor for the HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solution, a tailored software solution that simplifies the 3D printing process.
HP’s Jet Fusion 3D 4200 currently uses the material Polyamide 12, a polymer, with a very fine powder grain that enables the production of very thin layers of 80 microns.