HP disrupting traditional manufacturing with new Metal Jet S100 Solution
At the 2022 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) on 12 September, HP announced the commercial availability of its Metal Jet S100 Solution. Accelerating innovative designs and products and digitally printing mass quantities of quality parts, according to HP, the Metal Jet S100 Solution is transforming industries and helping scale 3D metals to mass production.
16 Sep 2022 | By Rahul Kumar
The manufacturing industry has evolved drastically over the past decade and is currently expected to be worth around USD 12-trillion. We are in the early stages of a fourth industrial revolution, spearheaded by the accelerated growth of 3D printing and its ability to accelerate designs, improve process developments, and now in an industry first, realise true economies of scale.
“We are witnessing entire industries, from industrial to consumer, and healthcare to automotive, looking to digitally transform their manufacturing processes and supply chains in a world where volatility is the new normal,” said Didier Deltort, president of HP’s personalisation and 3D printing business. “As the promise of additive manufacturing takes hold, HP has become a trusted partner to help speed the path to 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.”
The Metal Jet S100 Solution provides industrial production capabilities, integrated workflow, subscription and service offerings – an unprecedented level of technical and business advantages for customers, helping them achieve their goals for business transformation. The modular solution enables build units to travel between four different stations, meaning users can continually run production at scale for mass metals production.
“Since announcing the Metal Jet technology in 2018, we have been working to develop the industry’s most advanced commercial solution for 3D metals mass production,” said 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 realise the unlimited potential for digital manufacturing.”
HP’s expertise and IP in thermal inkjet technology and Latex chemistry delivers cost, quality, productivity, and reliability advantages. HP’s thermal inkjet printhead dramatically improves the printing speed, part quality, and repeatability. The advanced latex chemistries developed by HP lend significant benefits to the binder itself, enabling stronger green parts, eliminating the need for de-binding, and yielding industrial production-grade quality.