HP has announced expanded installations of its HP Jet Fusion 3D printing solutions with digital manufacturing innovators Protolabs, Materialise, and ZiggZagg. HP also showcased its collaboration with the International Additive Manufacturing (IAM) 3D Hub and highlighted numerous applications of 3D printing in action, including new lighter-weight helmets for the Pontifical Swiss Guard, custom merchandising for PepsiCo, airflow manifolds for high-performance auto racing, industrial machinery used in the construction of skyscrapers, and orthosis devices improving the quality of life for patients, amongst others.
Protolabs is using the speed, quality, and cost advantages of Multi Jet Fusion technology to provide compelling custom packaging applications for customers including who recently 3D printed Black Panther masks for its promotional beverage kits. These benefits also translated to success for Stream Lion Design, another Protolabs customer in the industrial sector who found the production-grade capabilities of Multi Jet Fusion ideal for solving a combustion turbine problem in the utilities industry. A new HP 3D printed modal hammer has enabled the company to survey engine turbines in the field and double the speed of data collection.