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.
HP’s unique open platform model for 3D printing helps expand the availability of new materials, increase innovation, and address a broader set of applications. HP 3D materials boast the industry’s leading reusability, and are for use with all HP Jet Fusion printing solutions. HP announced the forthcoming availability of HP 3D High Reusability PA 11 and HP 3D High Reusability PA 12 Glass Beads, as well as the future availability of HP 3D High Reusability Polypropylene.
- HP 3D High Reusability PA 11: for producing low-cost, high-quality functional parts with impact resistance and ductility for prostheses, insoles, sporting goods, snap fits, living hinges, and more.
- HP 3D High Reusability PA 12 Glass Beads: for producing low-cost, high-quality functional parts with dimensional stability and repeatability ideal for applications requiring high stiffness like enclosures and housings, molds, and tooling.
- HP 3D High Reusability Polypropylene: Durable low cost material that offers enhanced flexibility with excellent chemical resistant, lightweight, and watertight capabilities.
HP also announced new additions to its collaborative materials partner ecosystem, further expanding a growing list of global industry leaders that includes Arkema, BASF, Evonik, Henkel, Lehmann & Voss, and Sinopec Yanshan Petrochemical Company:
- Dressler Group, the world’s authority in specialized grinding and refining chemotechnical products, will be providing HP’s materials partners preferred access to its toll grinding manufacturing capabilities, helping to remove one of the main barriers to 3D materials development. Dressler is a preferred HP partner for developing and manufacturing powder for HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printers.
- Lubrizol, a Berkshire Hathaway company and global leader in specialty chemicals production with one of the broadest and deepest portfolios of TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) in the world, joins to accelerate the development of innovative materials designed for final part production with HP Jet Fusion 3D systems.
“HP’s Open Material Platform, combined with the speed and efficiency of the HP 4200 printing platform, provides the backbone for transformative adoption of digial manufacturing technology throughout the manufacturing industry”, says TPM Director of 3D Printer sales, Matt Luther. “We are very excited about the new material capabilities and look forward to sharing this technology with our customers”.
TPM, Inc. is headquartered in Greenville, SC with offices in Columbia, SC, Charleston, SC, Charlotte, NC, Durham, NC and Alpharetta, GA. TPM is the Southeast’s leading provider of 2D and 3D design technology alongside partners that include MarkForged, Autodesk, SOLIDWORKS, HP, Canon, Oce, and many more. TPM serves more than 3,500 customers each year with technology solutions, training, consulting, and implementation services. For more information, visit www.tpm.com.