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跨国印刷公司HP在今年之前发布了一系列公告Formnext Connect,旨在推动添加剂制造业内的数字,软件,服务和自动化进步。

这three pillar launch saw HP unveil a new software solution, theHP Universal Build Manager, which is powered by Seattle-based software companyDyndrite, alongside its newHP 3D Factory Services帮助客户实施其生产过程及其惠普自动拆箱站, developed in partnership withRösler Group’sAM Solutions.

这company also announced the successful development of a new printable thermoplastic elastomer for itsMulti Jet Fusion (MJF)technology in collaboration with German specialty chemicals companyEvonik. Further still, HP revealed a partnership with UK-based post-processing specialistAdditive Manufacturing Technologies (AMT)to provide end-to-end MJF printing and post-processing services to part manufacturers and industrial partners.

“自动化,软件和数据是提供大规模定制零件并解锁大规模添加剂制造业的全部潜力的关键,” Ramon Pastor,GM兼全球HP的3D印刷和数字制造业负责人说。“我们致力于不懈地提高我们的能力,并帮助客户优化和自动化工作流程,实现引人注目的新应用程序,并在大规模上生产可持续的高质量零件。”

副总裁(左)雷蒙牧师& General法力ger, HP 3D Printing Business and Christoph Schell,President 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing and a member of the Executive Leadership Team of HP cutting the ribbon of the new 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing Center of Excellence. Photo by Tia Vialva.
(Left) Ramon Pastor, GM and global head, HP 3D Printing Business and Christoph Schell, President 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing and a member of the Executive Leadership Team of HP cutting the ribbon of the new 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing Center of Excellence. Photo by Tia Vialva.

HP’s Universal Build Manager powered by Dyndrite

这Universal Build Manager (UBM) brings together HP’s proprietary software and data innovation with Dyndrite’s Accelerated Geometry Engine, leveraging its GPU-accelerated processing and Python scriptability. This combination helps customers to simplify, automate, and speed up build preparation across their additive workflows while facilitating the mass-personalization of parts, complex workflow automation, and scalability across both manual and automated workflows.

Dyndrite’s GPU-accelerated geometry engine will help to speed up computational tasks such as support generation, slicing, and tool pathing. Based on Python scriptability, the engine is also able to capture knowledge, process definitions, and streamline workflows through automating repetitive tasks.

这UBM supports industry CAD and vendor-neutral formats to allow CAD-to-print workflows for all major MCAD applications. Meanwhile, an extensive plug-in framework enables UBM platform access to all users, machine manufacturers, and software vendors, to eliminate the need to share sensitive IP information.

“We are addressing software challenges in the additive industry that have prevented it from becoming mainstream and are providing capabilities to help customers accelerate the journey to digital manufacturing,” said Ryan Palmer, Global head of software, data and automation, HP Personalization and Industrial Business. “The new HP Universal Build Manager simplifies, automates, and delivers a digital-first approach to manufacturing.


这UBM is already being deployed by眼镜蛇航空andCobra Moto, propulsion system manufacturers for racing, fire fighting, aerospace, and surface and underwater vehicles. The companies are integrating the UBM to simplify and automate their workflows across HP Jet Fusion and Renishaw additive 3D printing systems.

Meanwhile,Aconity3D,aon3d,Aurora Labs,EOS,Essentium,ExOne,Open Additive,光中心,复数am,Renishaw, 和SLM Solutions, have all agreed to explore how HP’s UBM could be integrated into their own 3D printing systems. Deemed an open-architecture platform, the UBM will also facilitate interoperability with independent software vendors.

惠普是Dyndrite开发委员会的创始成员,与软件公司密切合作了一年多。8月,两家公司宣布new strategic 3D printing partnershipwhich saw Dyndrite license its 3D geometry kernel to HP.

HP Universal Build Manager Powered by Dyndrite, screenshot depicting a build for a SLM machine with two propeller files imported as CAD data. Image via HP.
HP Universal Build Manager Powered by Dyndrite, screenshot depicting a build for a SLM machine with two propeller files imported as CAD data. Image via HP.

HP Factory Services

Designed to assist in the implementation of digital factories which feature HP’s MJF technology, 3D Factory Services will provide support to customers looking to manage the production of high-quality parts at scale. Spanning facilities and equipment assessment, human capital planning and training, and the design and implementation of production processes, HP’s 3D Factory Services will aid customers through three digital offerings; 3D Application Programming Interface (API), 3D Process Control, and 3D Center.

这3D API will be available to software companies with customers who use HP’s 3D printing solutions, providing them with an automated API for integrating data and streamlining workflows. One such example is MES and workflow software specialist,Autonomous Manufacturing (AMFG), enablingHenkelto integrate the 3D API into its management processes to create centralized end-to-end workflows.

“With the help of AMFG to connect our global infrastructure of application centers using HP Jet Fusion printers, we are aiding in centralizing the end-to-end workflows, from initial request to final part production,” said Chris Liddiard, Market segment head for Automotive and Industrial Parts, Adhesive Technologies Group, Henkel Corporation. “Armed with this important data, Henkel can better understand and interpret data patterns related to machine utilization, failure rate, geometrical specifications and processing parameters, allowing us to provide better manufacturing services for our clients.”

Customers such as Henkel will be able to tune their HP 3D printing systems for high-repeatability for certain actions, implement scalable industrial-level processes and quality controls, and trace raw and recycled material to improve sustainability.

这new HP Universal Build Manager enables personalization and end-to-end control across multiple additive manufacturing technologies. Image vai HP.
这new HP Universal Build Manager enables personalization and end-to-end control across multiple additive manufacturing technologies. Image via HP.

HP’s Automatic Unpacking Station

惠普端到端自动化产品中的第三个支柱是其新的工业级自动拆箱站,与RöslerGroup的意大利3D打印子公司AM Solutions合作开发,该集团专门从事表面处理解决方案。拆卸站专为使用HP的Jet Fusion 5200系统而设计,将有助于降低成本并在工作流程中实现更大的构建一致性。这两家公司之间的协议was announced at last year’sFormnext,

RöslerGroup总裁兼首席执行官StephanRösler说:“ 3D打印,软件和数字化制造业中HP的全面知识使我们能够快速开发用于3D后处理的创新解决方案,并将这些解决方案适应工业用户的需求。”


意大利3D打印和CNC服务提供商Weergis one of the initial customers of HP’s Automatic Unpacking Station.

“We are excited for the continued automation advancements from HP and its partners like AM Solutions,” said Weerg founder Matteo Rigamonti. “As we expand our business and manage a growing fleet of HP Jet Fusion systems these enhanced capabilities are designed to help us meet customer demand, and improve our turnaround times for high volume production parts.”

HP's Automatice Unpacking Solution. Image via HP.


在其他地方,惠普和工业化学公司Evonik享受了long-standing industry partnershipsince 2016. Now, the two companies have produced a co-branded flexible specialty powder based on a thermoplastic amide grade (TPA) for 3D printing, to be presented at next month’s Formnext Connect.

Optimized for HP’s MJF technology, the new TPA powder is flexible and lightweight with a density of 1.01 g/cm³ and a Shore A hardness of 91. The powder is suitable for producing functional high-tech 3D plastic parts which require high extensibility and energy return, such as components for cars or sports equipment.

“We are excited to continue building on our long-standing partnership with Evonik to deliver another compelling material for our customers and expect to see innovative new applications that take advantage of TPA’s flexible, lightweight properties,” said Tim Weber, global head of materials, HP 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing.

“Open collaboration with materials leaders like Evonik continues to be so important as we push the boundaries of additive manufacturing and accelerate the industry.”

这TPA powder enables the speedy 3D printing of usable prototypes without the need for tooling, an aspect which Californian rapid prototyping service providerGoProto正在利用生产各种应用。

“We have had customers make ducts and bellows and footwear, athletic equipment, wearables, and harnesses and connector parts,” said Jesse Lea, GoProto president and CEO. “The combination of production quality material properties like high wear resistance, energy return, longevity, and lightweight continues to impress at every application.”

Evonik and HP's TPA ready-to-use material is suited for the production of high-tech 3D plastic parts. Image via HP.
Evonik and HP’s TPA ready-to-use material is suited for the production of high-tech 3D plastic parts. Image via HP.

HP and AMT partner to deliver high-quality post-processing

这final development in this latest string of announcements from HP sees the firm team up with leading post-processing specialist Additive Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) to provide end-to-end MJF and post-processing services to industrial partners across the automotive, industrial, medical, and sporting goods sectors.

圣的合作将扩大惠普的生态系统rategic industrial partners while providing current and prospective HP MJF customers with chemical vapor smoothing benchmarking services.

AMT’s chemical vapor smoothing technology can be utilized to create sealed surfaces suitable for medical applications, enhance the mechanical properties of automotive parts, and improve the look and feel of commercial products. The company’s PostPro chemical vapor smoothing systems are compatible with HP’s full portfolio of jet fusion printers, with all commercially available materials having been validated.

“Like HP, we are focused on unlocking the full potential of industrial additive manufacturing and its sustainable impact,” said Joseph Crabtree, CEO, and founder of AMT. “The combination of HP’s industry-leading Multi Jet Fusion technology and AMT’s advanced chemical vapor smoothing systems leverages the benefits that 3D printing provides while having injection-molded quality finish and performance characteristics, enabling customers to produce manufacturing-grade parts at scale.”

HP and AMT have already started working with customers to develop new applications requiring an injection molding-like finish, such as 3D High Reusability PA 11 nasopharyngeal swabs developed to aid in combating Covid-19, and custom seating made from BASF Ultrasint TPU01 lattice structures.

3D printed part before and after applying AMT’s chemical vapor smoothing system. Image via HP.


To date, more than 50 million parts have been produced via HP’s MJF, with some five million of those produced throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

In August, HP launched a new versatile, durable, and chemically resistantpolypropylene (PP) material用于飞机融合5200 3 d系列打印机。Towards the end of last year, the firm announced it had hit an important milestone when together withVolkswagenandGKN, 10,000 metal parts were produced on theHP Metal Jet System. New customers of the Metal Jet include golf equipment manufacturerCobra GolfandU.S. Marine Corps.

With its most recent announcements, HP is looking ahead to Formnext Connect, where, with its partners and customers, it will be participating in a variety of sessions covering advanced post-processing, digital workflow automation, materials innovation, and highlighting its new High Reusability TPA.

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