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Greenville, SC, November 20, 2017 TPM, Inc. (www.tpm.com), the Southeast’s leading 2D and 3D design technology provider, announces HP’s release of new materials on the Open 3D Material Platform. Effective immediately, TPM will begin offering benchmark parts printed in these new materials, with shipment of the new materials beginning in 2018.
TPM, Inc. announces new end to end metal 3D printing solution from MarkForged
3D printing is the future of rapid prototyping and small-to-medium-volume manufacturing, as well as on-demand spare parts and fixtures. So what do you do when a part is too large to print in one piece? For rapid prototyping, you can scale it down to a smaller size. For a functional part, however, it is often necessary to split it into two or more parts and then glue them together. The type of split matters on the geometry of the part and the way it will be used. Dovetails, overlaps and tongue and grooves are just some of the more popular techniques used by designers.
Are high running costs keeping you from adopting high-speed 3D printing technology? They shouldn’t stop you anymore!
Since the genesis of the 3D revolution, HP has led the way in the development of newer, better technology, pushing the limits of what’s possible. For HP, pushing the limits is not just about exceeding technical possibility, it’s also about making innovative products easily available at affordable costs.
"As we examined the existing 3D print market, we saw a great deal of potential but also saw major gaps in the combination of speed, quality and cost," said Stephen Nigro, Senior Vice President, Inkjet and Graphic Solutions, HP. "HP Multi Jet Fusion is designed to transform manufacturing across industries by delivering on the full potential of 3D printing with better quality, increased productivity, and break-through economics."
The new wave of manufacturing is all about speed, efficiency, and precision. HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printers are making the future possible now. The HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printer operates at speeds up to ten times faster and at a cost that’s one-half of its closest competitor’s—all while producing a high-quality product designed and crafted with voxel level control.
HP’s corporate partners in this breakthrough technology include solid industry giants such as Nike, BMW, Autodesk, Jabil, Johnson & Johnson, Materialise, Proto Labs, Shapeways, and Siemens.
3D printing is on the cusp of transforming the way we manufacture products. Why are companies hesitant to embrace it?
In the past, 3D printers have not created new parts at the speed to which users were accustomed. Waiting for a 3D printer to make one functional part could grind production to a halt. Significant time had to be budgeted for post processing. The 3D printer’s customization was welcome, but its slow production time was not.
But what if 3D printers could do customization en masse? What if they could do so with unmatched precision? And at a price your business can afford?
Now all those "what ifs" are a possibility with the HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printer.
When HP introduced its Multi Jet Fusion 3D printer in 2016, it signaled the fall of three barriers to manufacturing’s full embrace of the new 3D printing technology—speed, quality, and cost.
Early model 3D printers crafted rough parts at a slow pace, and the sky-high costs kept many consumers from making the investment in the new products no matter how futuristic they might be.
HP Thermal Inkjet Technology allows users to print at lower cost without sacrificing quality. The newest generation of HP’s 3D printers, the Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printer, can craft products with voxel level control, ensuring spot-on accuracy and fine detail. It does so at up to ten times the speed of its competitors.
Using its distinctive Thermal Inkjet Technology, HP incorporates highly recyclable powder and an open platform system to reduce 3D printing costs and keep them low.