Birmingham, UK, Sept. 26, 2017 — Today at TCT Show 2017, one of the world’s largest 3D printing and additive manufacturing conferences, HP Inc. showcased the growing adoption of its 3D printing solutions in the European market with a slate of new industry-leading customers, an expanding reseller community, and new 3D Printing Reference and Experience centers across the region. It also announced that Henkel, a global leader of high impact solutions, will be deepening its relationship with HP to become the first global reseller of HP’s Jet Fusion 3D Printing solutions. HP’s Jet Fusion 3D Printing solution is a production-ready commercial 3D printing system that delivers superior-quality physical parts up to 10 times faster and at half the cost of current 3D print systems.
“We are thrilled by the initial response to HP’s Multi Jet Fusion 3D solutions across Europe and to collaborate with our customers as they expand their uses and applications well beyond the boundaries of traditional additive manufacturing,” said Emilio Juarez, Head of EMEA 3D Printing Sales, HP Inc. “Not only has our European customer and partner community grown quickly, we are already seeing existing customers make multiple purchases of HP Jet Fusion units for full-scale 3D production.”
Leading Companies Across Industries Continue Adoption of HP Multi Jet Fusion
Global industry leaders including BMW Group, Jabil, Johnson & Johnson and Nike continue to embrace HP’s 3D printing solutions to transform their manufacturing operations for an all-digital future. Recent Europe-based customers are adopting Multi Jet Fusion to increase innovation, accelerate time-to-market, reduce costs and waste, and help compete more effectively in today’s digitally-driven global economy, including:
Henkel to Become First HP 3D Printing Global Reseller
It was also announced that Henkel will expand its collaboration with HP to become the first global reseller of HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing solutions, and intends to open three demonstration centers to showcase the solutions. The Henkel business unit Adhesive Technologies, a global leader of high-impact solutions with broad materials know-how in adhesives, sealants and functional coatings across various industries and markets, is already an early member of HP’s groundbreaking open 3D materials community and is helping the most innovative companies in the world to build on top of its traditional manufacturing expertise. Henkel’s engineers are collaborating closely with HP in its 3D Open Materials and Applications Lab in Corvallis, OR, and using HP’s first-of-its-kind 3D Materials Development Kit (MDK) to speed in-house development and qualification of new solutions.
“HP is the industry leader in 3D printing and, as we expand our portfolio to include additive manufacturing services, we are thrilled to become the first global reseller for HP’s Jet Fusion 3D Printing solutions,” said Philipp Loosen, Head of 3D Printing at Henkel Adhesive Technologies. “We are excited to deepen our collaboration with HP, develop even more innovative materials and 3D printing solutions for our customers, and increase the value for their end-use applications.”
European Reseller Network Grows to Meet Rising Demand
To meet growing customer demand, HP has expanded its reseller program to include 15 new distribution partners across Europe. HP now has more than 30 hand-selected, trained, and certified partners across Europe delivering best-in-class expertise and knowledge of HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology, value added services such as the enablement of new applications, and industry-leading response time and service quality. New HP 3D printing partners in Europe include 3D Center, 3Dees Industries, 3D Ever, 3D Printer ApS, DaVinci Development A/S, RP Support, and more.
More European Service Bureaus Leverage HP Jet Fusion for Full-Scale 3D Production
Manufacturing service bureaus often adopt cutting-edge technologies ahead of the larger industry to deliver new services to their own end-customers. Building on previous adoption by leading service providers including Materialise and Shapeways, HP today announced significant European expansion with more than two dozen new installations across Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK with manufacturing service bureaus 3D Prod, 3D Tech, 3iD, Axis Hello, Barel, CNC-Automation Würfel, Comelec, Creabis, Digital Mechanics, FICEP 3D, FKM Sintertechnik, Gremod, Hofman Innovation Group, industrialpartners, Kurz, Mausa, Optimus 3D, Pantur, Polifluor, prodartis AG, Prototal, Sculpteo, Sinthesi Engineering, Skorpion Engineering, Thinktec3D, Topp, Vännäs Verkstad, Weerg, WorldTooling, Zare, and ZiggZagg for both rapid prototyping and full-scale 3D production.
HP Opens New European 3D Printing Reference and Experience Centers
Building on earlier 2017 debuts in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK, HP and its partners now have more than 25 3D Printing Reference and Experience Centers worldwide, with new additions in Austria, Denmark, Portugal and Sweden. The HP 3D Printing Reference and Experience Centers enable companies to engage with HP’s Jet Fusion 3D Printing solutions in production-level scenarios. Testing and qualification of new 3D printing use-cases are enabled in controlled environments, providing customers a simpler, more cost-efficient path to advance from prototyping to full scale 3D production.
HP at TCT Show
To learn more about HP’s 3D printing innovations and vision for the digital industrial revolution, visit Booth #2517 at TCT 2017. HP’s Jet Fusion 4200 3D printing solution is also on the shortlist of nominees for the 2017 TCT TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION HARDWARE AWARD. The ‘Technology Innovation’ series of awards celebrates the very best of the enabling technologies. Winners will be announced on September 27 at the inaugural TCT Awards ceremony.