September 12, 2022
At the 2022 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), HP Inc. announces the commercial availability of its Metal Jet S100 Solution. HP’s Metal Jet S100 Solution is transforming industries and helping scale 3D metals to mass production.
“The introduction of our new Metal Jet commercial solution, along with innovative collaboration with market leaders like Schneider Electric, is delivering the blueprint for more sustainable, reliable, and efficient manufacturing,” says Didier Deltort, president of HP’s Personalization and 3D Printing business.
New HP Metal Jet S100
The Metal Jet S100 Solution provides industrial production capabilities, integrated workflow, subscription and service offerings. The modular solution enables build units to travel between four different stations, meaning users can continually run production at scale for mass metals production, HP reports.
“Since announcing the breakthrough Metal Jet technology in 2018, we have been working to develop the industry’s most advanced commercial solution for 3D metals mass production,” says Ramon Pastor, global head and general manager of 3D Metals, HP. “3D printed metal parts are a key driving force behind digital transformation and the new Metal Jet S100 Solution provides a world-class metals offering for our customers, from the first designs right through to production, but more importantly helps them to realize the unlimited potential for digital manufacturing.”
Key advantages of HP Metal Jet technology include:
- new geometries, density control and designs to lightweight or consolidate metal parts;
- process steps needed to create parts are shortened while costs due to manual labor or complexity requirements are reduced;
- binder jetting can boost productivity tenfold, allowing for processing layer by layer versus point process; isotropic properties also require no post-processing and no support removal; and
- HP printheads leverage decades of industrial thermal inkjet technology developments, defining geometry and delivering high resolution.
HP is collaborating on mass metals production opportunities with new partners and customers globally, including Domin Digital Motion, an industrial company focused on hydraulic systems and valves; Lumenium, a startup developer of advanced rotational engines; and Schneider Electric.
Schneider Electric is focused on the digital transformation of energy management and automation. Their product portfolio includes products, controls, software and services across residential, commercial and industrial applications.
“Leveraging HP Metal Jet our teams have delivered a proven use case showcasing the benefits of digital manufacturing and 3D printing, and we look forward to uncovering many more applications that meet the evolving demands from our customers addressing the challenges around sustainability and Electricity 4.0,” says Michael Lotfy, SVP of Power Products & Systems, North America, Schneider Electric.
Together with GKN, a new filter used on Schneider Electric’s NSX breaker was produced using HP Metal Jet technology. HP Metal Jet technology facilitated the design of new power filters shapes that reduce gas, pressure and heat impact in a more limited space.
HP Showcasing 3D Metals Mass Production at IMTS
Michael Lotfy will join Ramon Pastor, and Meaghan Ferris, HP’s Global Head of 3D Metals Go-to-Market, on September 15 at 8:15 am U.S. CT for a keynote address at the Additive Manufacturing Conference at IMTS. HP and its partners and customers will showcase their journey driving 3D printing metals technology into mass production. See the new HP Metal Jet S100 Solution and a wide variety of production applications at the HP booth at IMTS #433000.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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