Announced in 2013 by Meg Whitman, CEO of HP, the launch of the first 3D printer designed and manufactured by Hewlett Packard expected this year will finally league in 2016. The ruling has put pressure on its R & D : make faster and better than 3D printers on the market. This goal forced the HP engineers to innovate to beat 3D Systems and Stratasys on their land. HP has just lifted the veil on their approach., 3D multi-agent impression.
HP invents … a multi-agent process for 3D printing
The multi-agent print, called Multi Jet Fusion is the technology that engineers are being developed in the laboratories of R & D HP. The technology being developed is a print speed of 10 times the SLS printers (Selective Laser Sintering) and FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) current. According to the first published material, the technology uses various chemicals applied to materials for both accelerate the melting process and obtain a variety of trim levels.
The first printed objects presented during the official announcement of HP, the Master Builders multicolor printing and the printing multi-agent provides granular surface, but also smooth surface. Question materials, little has been reported. HP recalls thermoplastic initially, but suggests that his approach will include ceramics and metals in the future.
If HP did not provide the useful volume of the print tray from the printer rather imposing, unveiled at the announcement, but the giant is printing companies of all sizes, from large industrial up at SMEs, through the entrepises that market 3D printing services. Shareways was especially invited to the launch on 29 October. Appointment in 2016 if the HP researchers can fulfill the promise of Meg Whitman.
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