HP: Leading the Way in Sustainable Manufacturing

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At Formnext, the foremost event in the world of additive manufacturing, HP Inc. (Booth D41, Hall 12.1) unveiled its unwavering dedication to sustainable manufacturing.

This commitment encompasses a host of novel innovations, materials, tools, and enhanced software capabilities aimed at expediting the transition from adoption to large-scale implementation of 3D printing for both polymers and metals.

HP proudly showcases its industry-leading collaborations with prominent partners and customers, such as BMW, Decathlon, INDO-MIM, among others.

Savi Baveja, President of Personalisation & 3D Printing and Chief Incubation Officer at HP Inc., emphasises their quest to push the boundaries of 3D printing. HP's mission revolves around groundbreaking innovations, expanded capabilities, and a steadfast determination to assist partners and customers in fostering more sustainable manufacturing practices.

Baveja says, "We are proud to empower industries to create a greener, more agile future. Our commitment to sustainability is at the core of our vision."

Dedicated to Sustainable Manufacturing

HP’s commitment to promoting sustainability within its 3D printing domain is characterised by a three-pronged approach, prominently on display at Formnext this year. The approach centres on reducing carbon footprint, fostering circularity, and disseminating knowledge for more profound and lasting impacts.

François Minec, Global Head of 3D Polymers at HP Inc., elucidates the three core focal points across HP’s 3D printing solutions, capabilities, and materials. Their mission extends from crafting high-reusability materials to help brands minimise waste and carbon footprint to introducing take-back programmes and innovative tools for calculating carbon footprint. All these efforts are geared towards empowering customers to make choices that positively impact the environment and humanity.

One standout collaboration showcases HP's long-standing partnership with BMW Group, with a shared goal of advancing sustainable design, materials, production, and automation using various HP 3D printing solutions.

Jens Ertel, Head of Additive Manufacturing at BMW Group, highlights their commitment to minimising the CO2 footprint in their production process and commends HP for its role in environmental responsibility. HP's Multi Jet Fusion technology has enabled BMW Group to achieve faster development, reduced lead times, and a cost-effective approach to manufacturing, aligning with their sustainability objectives.

Other notable sustainability initiatives by HP encompass collaborating with materials partners to create more sustainable, highly reusable materials, such as bio-based materials developed with Arkema and Evonik.

Furthermore, HP is launching a groundbreaking Carbon Footprint Calculator tool, empowering industries to make informed decisions regarding the environmental impact of their additive manufacturing practices.

Novel Innovations and Expanded Collaborations

HP is also showcasing a spectrum of innovations, from 3D polymers solutions to advanced automation capabilities and integrated software options, in addition to highlighting the growing momentum in 3D metals. These include:

  • New additions to HP's extensive 3D polymers portfolio, like the HP Jet Fusion 5600 Series and the HP Jet Fusion 5000 Solution, designed to enhance repeatability, reliability, and customisation while reducing development and validation costs.

  • A strategic partnership with Materialise to integrate HP’s Multi Jet Fusion and Metal Jet technology into the Materialise CO-AM software platform, improving 3D print job management and quality control.

  • Collaboration with Autodesk to bundle Autodesk Fusion with HP Multi Jet Fusion and Metal Jet printers, delivering integrated design and manufacturing solutions.

  • Live demonstrations of HP’s automation proof-of-concept with Siemens, offering streamlined production, increased efficiency, and minimised downtime.

  • HP's momentum in 3D metals is further underlined with new partnerships with INDO-MIM, Sandvik Elnik and the introduction of additional metal materials through their long-standing partner, GKN Additive.

HP at Formnext

You can explore HP's latest solutions, services, software, and materials at Booth D41, Hall 12.1 at Formnext. Additionally, HP will be participating in various thought leadership panels at the event, discussing topics ranging from their partnership with Materialise to the introduction of Siemens' 'AM I Navigator,' and more. These engagements showcase HP's commitment to driving innovation and sustainability in the 3D printing industry.

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Source: HP


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