lunes, 24 de junio de 2019

HP leads digital manufacturing with a new 3D printing solution

HP has unveiled a series of innovations and partnerships that help its customers accelerate their transition to digital manufacturing.

HP is expanding its industry leading 3D printing portfolio with the new Jet Fusion 5200 Series solution, an industrial 3D printing system that offers customers new levels of predictability, efficiency, repeatability and production quality at a production scale.

In order for customers to digitally transform their manufacturing, HP is also expanding its strategic alliances with industrial leaders BASF, Materialise and Siemens; in addition to launching the HP Digital Manufacturing Network, a new global community of suppliers of printed parts in 3D on a large scale and with proven efficiency.

"The Fourth Industrial Revolution is one of the most transformative forces of our life. As a result, new technological innovations will be needed, new collaboration models will emerge and new ways of doing business will be developed" says Christoph Schell, President of 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing at HP "HP is committed to helping customers with diverse manufacturing needs to turn the change into an opportunity through the most innovative portfolio of solutions and the most complete ecosystem of leading partners in the sector. The expansion of our portfolio with the new Jet Fusion 5200 Series 3D printing system, together with the expansion of the Industrial partnerships and our new digital manufacturing network are big accelerators of our journey towards digital manufacturing."

The new HP Jet Fusion 5200 Series 3D printing solution brings together new systems, data intelligence, software, services and material innovations that allow customers to scale their 3D production and focus on growing their business. Taking advantage of these innovations, the new solution extends the predictability of manufacturing with optimum performance and high quality of the pieces at industrial levels of efficiency, precision and repeatability; provides excellent cost efficiency and productivity for production environments; and provides greater flexibility, better uptime, optimized workflows and simplified fleet management, necessary for factory production adjustments. New data intelligence capabilities, software and services, including the HP 3D Process Control and HP 3D Center software offerings and the HP 3D Parts Assessment service, enable customers to reach new levels of operational efficiency and repeatability, as well as identify and optimize the production of new 3D applications.

HP also introduced a new certified thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), ULTRASINT ™, developed by BASF, to expand the range of end-use applications for customers of the new Jet Fusion 5200 series systems. The new TPU is ideal for flexible and elastic parts, and complements HP High Reusability PA-12, PA-12 Glass Beads and PA-11 materials, with more developments that will come in the future. Numerous companies in the automotive, industrial, consumer goods and manufacturing sectors are exploring new applications for the new Jet Fusion 5200 Series 3D printing solution, including Avid Product Development, BASF, Jaguar Land Rover, Kupol, Materialise, Sculpteo, Prodartis and Vestas"As the largest provider of wind turbines in the world, Vestas expects innovators like HP to help us accelerate the development of new products for a more sustainable future," said Jeremy D. Haight, Senior Principal Engineer of Emerging Technologies at Vestas VBIC. The combination of new 3D printing materials and technological advances is a significant step towards opening up new design possibilities, streamlining our manufacturing and improving environmental sustainability."

HP has also announced the expansion of partnerships with a number of industry leaders to help customers on their way to digital manufacturing. Siemens, a leader in innovation in automation and digitalization, and HP expand their partnership to offer a complete additional manufacturing solution that integrates the HP 3D printing and intelligence platform, including the new HP Jet Fusion 5200 Series 3D solution, with the Digital Enterprise software portfolio from Siemens. HP and Siemens unite the power of both companies to expand the market and help customers create unique product designs, bring high quality 3D parts to market faster and create digital factory environments that unlock the full potential of Additive Manufacturing"We are delighted to expand our collaboration with HP. Innovative partnerships and cutting-edge technologies, such as additive manufacturing, are essential for the digital transformation of companies in all sectors. Siemens and HP are thinking about the future and are bringing together the best of both companies in a complete and industry-specific solution that will accelerate the adoption of industrial Additive Manufacturing, helping our customers increase flexibility, efficiency and speed of digital manufacturing," says Klaus Helmrich, CEO of Siemens Digital Industries and member of the Board of Directors of Siemens AG.

BASF, the world's leading chemical company, and HP expand their partnership to offer innovative BASF materials certified for HP's new 3D printing solutions. The two companies will also partner to grow the market and help customers design and develop new applications with this unique combination of material science and 3D printing capabilities. BASF and HP are already working with Vestas, the world's largest provider of wind turbines, and Sculpteo, a provider of 3D design and production services, in new applications produced with BASF's ULTRASINT™ TPU in HP Jet Fusion 3D printing systems. "Collaborative innovation among key players in the industry will help customers unlock the full potential of 3D printing," says Dr. Markus Kamieth, member of the Board of Directors of BASF. "The introduction of the new TPU is a milestone significant in the cooperation between BASF and HP, in line with our common goal of accelerating the industrialization of Additive Manufacturing".

Materialise, a leader in 3D Printing and software services, and HP expand their partnership to integrate the new HP Jet Fusion 5200 and HP Jet Fusion 500/300 3D printing solutions with Materialise Build Processor and Materialize Magics 3D Print Suite. As one of the first customers of the new Jet Fusion 5200 3D printing solution, Materialise is also identifying and developing new innovative applications for customers using the new BASF TPU and other available HP 3D Printing materials. Materialise is also an initial partner of HP's new digital manufacturing network, which leverages HP's 3D printing technologies to supply parts to scale for the European market. "The market is clearly adopting 3D printing for production and, as a long-time HP partner, we are proud to extend our collaboration to new areas," says Fried Vancraen, founder and CEO of Materialise. "Our customers are excited about our greater integration with HP, our joint work in new applications and materials, and our commitment to expand the production of high quality parts, together we help our customers to win in an increasingly competitive market."

Many companies turn to digital manufacturing service providers to help them accelerate the development of new products, shorten time to market, create more efficient supply chains and reduce their carbon footprint. To meet these needs, HP has introduced the new HP Digital Manufacturing Network, a global community of production partners from HP to help design, produce and deliver plastic and metal parts at scale using HP's 3D Printing solutions. The members of the HP Digital Manufacturing Network have extensive experience in advanced additive manufacturing, solid quality management and complete manufacturing processes, as well as a proven capacity for volume production. The HP Digital Manufacturing Network initially includes partners from the United States, Asia and Europe. Production partners of Digital Manufacturing Network who have met the rigorous ratings of the HP program include 3D Forecast, GKN Powder Metallurgy, GoProto, Jabil, Materialise, Parmatech and ZiggZagg NV. HP will further expand the network to other target markets with new qualified partners in the coming months.

Boosting additive know-how for drupa 2020

From 16 to 26 June 2020, Düsseldorf will once again be the epicentre of the global printing, media and packaging industry.

More than 250,000 visitors, 1,800 exhibitors and just as many journalists from over 180 countries will flock to drupa, the world's leading trade fair for the printing, media and packaging industry, to learn about the latest trends and technologies in the world of printing and packaging.

Since drupa 2016, 3D printing has been one of the six highlights in the trade show program. In addition to its own exhibition area, drupa 2020 will once again dedicate a touchpoint 3D fab+print to this future technology. For the first time, the VDMA Additive Manufacturing Association will be responsible for the content design and implementation of the ten-day lecture programme. A total of 80 specialist lectures are planned, which will be spread over two two-hour blocks every day.

With a view to the trade fair’s target group, the focus will be on applications in printing and paper machine construction as well as applications for media and packaging. The spectrum will range from additive-manufactured machine components to prototyping or on-demand spare parts supply for printing presses to the use of additive processes to manufacture individual advertising products and unusual packaging solutions. "Since our trade fair appearance at drupa 2016 met with a very positive response, it made sense to expand our commitment at drupa 2020 and contribute our know-how," explains Dr. Markus Heering, Managing Director of the VDMA Additive Manufacturing Association and also the VDMA Printing and Paper Technology Association.

martes, 11 de junio de 2019

Outdoor advertising in 3D

The success or failure of an outdoor advertising campaign, always depends on its ability to capture attention.

And in the digital age, outdoor advertising has become more difficult than ever: The RGB images offered by mobile screens have managed to capture attention up to levels that make it a challenge to make people fix their attention on something outside of a screen.

In the same way, the success or failure of a printing service provider depends always on its ability to capture attention, so the possibility of offering 3D Printing in giant format offers an invaluable advantage to stand out from the competition.

But perhaps the biggest advantage may be the profitability, as 3D Printing grants a level of exclusivity that translates into great business opportunities for the graphic industry: Nowadays there are not many graphic arts suppliers that offer 3D Printing in giant format, so the demand exceeds the offer. Therefore, offering 3D Printing in giant format allows us even more to differentiate from the rest.

In words of Steve Gallow, co-founder of Media Resources Inc., number one provider of digital signs, digital led displays and large format digital printing in North America "Customers often prefer to work with suppliers that have a "fun" touch, and the 3D Printing in giant format gives us all that. The advantages for the business are obvious: the exhibitors that previously took months to build, can now be printed in 3D in a matter of days, and even with a higher quality, which means that we can accept more projects, as well as more sophisticated jobs."

miércoles, 29 de mayo de 2019


ADDIT3D, única feria profesional de España sobre Manufactura Aditiva, celebra su 4ª edición y ofrece un interesante espacio de información, de análisis de tecnologías y mercados, de estudio de oportunidades, de internacionalización y promoción.

La celebración simultánea de ADDIT3D con otros cinco eventos industriales (FITMAQINDUSTRY TOOLSMAINTENANCEPUMPS & VALVES y SUBCONTRATACION) refuerza su perfil como espacio para los negocios y la transferencia de conocimiento.

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miércoles, 22 de mayo de 2019

HP presents the expansion of its portfolio

HP has presented the expansion of its portfolio with the new HP Jet Fusion 5200 3D printing solution, plus a new material: certified TPU for elastic parts.

As for the new material, it is a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) certified, called ULTRASINT ™ and developed by BASF to expand the range of applications in the new HP Jet Fusion 5200 3D printing system. This new material is ideal for manufacturing parts of end-use that must be flexible and elastic.

Among his first orders are those of companies such as Jaguar Land Rover and Vestas (the largest wind turbine manufacturer in the world) that have joined HP's technology to be the first users of this new solution.

lunes, 20 de mayo de 2019

C! Print 2019 begins the countdown

As in previous years, the spaces of the Crystal Pavilion (Casa de Campo) will be divided into three thematic areas where the exhibitors will present a wide variety of equipment, machinery, supports and first quality materials.

Also, the exhibition will be a room open to the future that emphasizes the relationships between its partners, and the actions they develop to boost the digital printing and visual communication sector in Spain.

Therefore, the event will count one more year with the presence of emblematic partners with the common objective of being the reference point of reference for the professionals of the graphic industry and visual communication.

martes, 14 de mayo de 2019

Benjamin Nenert gana el Premio Weerg 2019

Benjamin Nenert, diseñador y técnico especializado de Porsche, es el ganador de la edición 2019 del Premio Weerg.

Benjamin vive en Francia donde desarrollo una doble actividad: por un lado, su principal ocupación como técnico de Porsche. Por otro lado, su propio negocio Ben Auto Design, que ofrece reparación y renovación de modelos de Porsche antiguos.  

Su proyecto ganador es un componente de un motor Porsche de 1983 que está restaurando, y según Benjamin, es la primera vez que una pieza como ésta se realiza mediante Impresión 3D: "Es un componente muy importante que le permitirá extraer más potencia del motor, convirtiéndolo en un sistema de gestión electrónica más moderno. Esta pieza impresa en 3D tiene todos los requisitos que yo buscaba: diseño perfecto, resistencia mecánica, y resistencia al calor hasta 100°C".