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HP unveils upgrades to Metal Jet S100, new materials and more at RAPID+TCT

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With RAPID + TCT 2024 kicking off today, we are expecting lots of releases and updates from across the additive manufacturing industry. Among these are a handful of announcements from HP, which include upgrades to its HP Metal Jet S100 printer, new materials and the launch of the new HP Metal Jet Production Service. 

Updates and materials for the Metal Jet S100

HP first launched the Metal Jet S100 3D printer in September 2022, bringing a binder-based technology to market that could address the needs for large-volume production of metal parts. Now, HP has upgraded the hardware solution by expanding its build height up to 170 mm—a 30 mm increase from the original dimensions. This will enable the production of slightly larger parts or facilitate the nesting of more parts within a single build.

HP has also made improvements to the system’s operational efficiency and is introducing new materials for the metal AM platform. The first material, IndoMIM M2 Tool Steel, was launched in cooperation with Indo-MIM, a leader in metal injection molding (MIM) and is suitable for high-strength mold inserts and cutting tools. The second material is Osprey 316L stainless steel developed with Sandvik, which has applications in many industries, including medical, automotive and industrial, thanks to its excellent corrosion resistance and processability.

In other metal AM news, HP is launching the HP Metal Jet Production Service, a website-based service through which customers can easily submit requests, order sample parts and access production services. This new service will be supported by HP’s network of Contract Manufacturers as well as the new Metal Jet Adoption Center in Corvalis, Oregon. This new facility is offering end-to-end application qualifications to facilitate the adoption and implementation of metal AM from early prototyping stages to production.

HP Metal Jet S100 RAPID+TCT

The latest in HP polymer 3D printing

On the polymer front, HP has also made a series of announcements, including new features and materials for its HP Jet Fusion 5600 Series. New compatible materials for the industrial 3D printing platform were developed in partnership with Arkema and BASF and include HP 3D HR PA12 S—which contributes to a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and offers superior surface finishes—and BASF Ultrasint TPU01, which is reportedly unlocking a 20% reduction in TCO thanks to higher refresh rates. HP 3D HR PA12 W has also been qualified for the HP Jet Fusion 5600 Series, which will create opportunities for brightly colored end-use parts since it can easily be dyed. The material is also UV resistant and requires only minimal post processing.

Also for the HP Jet Fusion 5600 Series, HP has enabled a new (and free) ESD print mode to help address challenges with electrostatic discharge. “This feature will allow service bureaus, assembly lines, electronics manufacturers, and others to achieve dissipative properties on parts printed with HP Mult Jet Fusion technology,” the company says. “This is enabled thanks to HP Multi Jet Fusion’s voxel-control agent capabilities, meaning that customers will not need additional HW to receive these benefits.”

Software partnerships

HP has also taken RAPID + TCT as an opportunity to build upon a number of partnership agreements with software companies, including Autodesk, CoreTechnologies, Altair and Dyndrite. “We are excited to help our customers better design parts for HP Metal Jet and HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solutions by giving them access to HP material information,” said Yeshwant Mummaneni, Chief Engineer of Data Management and Analytics at Altair. “Through this collaboration with HP, we are creating a bridge across the often-siloed functions of design and production of additive parts so that even more exciting applications can be realized.”

HP and 3D modeling software company Leopoly have also introduced the HP 3D Texture Visualizer, which allows HP 3D print users to implement and visualize digital textures on their CAD models. This new software tool also makes it possible to import custom digital textures and gives users control over various parameters, like scaling, depth and resolution.

You can learn more about HP’s upgrades to its Metal Jet S100 solution, polymer platforms and new materials at HP’s booth (2839) at RAPID+TCT this week in Los Angeles.

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