(Design World, 08/10/17)
This week, HP named Proto Labs as its first additive manufacturing partner in the launch of its Multi Jet Fusion technology. The collaboration with the rapid manufacturer in Maple Plain, Minn., is part of HP’s efforts to establish a global network of 3D printing service providers.
The new production-grade 3D printing technology from HP builds functioning plastic prototypes and production parts with speed, detailed precision, and consistent mechanical properties, according to HP.
Additive manufacturing has made for the quick prototyping and testing of a physical design, allowing designers to iterate quickly and speed their products’ time to market.