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HP to Open Up MultiJet Fusion Materials

by • March 23, 2016 • No Comments

  • Just of eachone is tired of the razor and blade version of inkjet printing, which appears not only wasteful for those cartridges which aren’t recycled and expensive. When 3D printing was created a computer phenomenon, Makers proudly dispensed with this highway robbery for an open platform all around, which include the filaments which can be utilized with computer FFF machines. Now, the company partially responsible for wasted cartridges and dollars is of to alter the way industrial 3D printing looks at materials as well. In an interview withThe Register, HP CTO and Director of HP Labs Shane Wall has said which their MultiJet Fusion innovation can have a pretty open approach to materials.

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    HP’s MJF systems can hit the 3D printing space this fall, futurely having a massive impact on the 3D printing space. MJF has been defined by HP as being ten to one hundred times faster than other industrial 3D printing systemes, as well as around 20% less expensive and capable-bodied of making parts stronger than FDM. But color is an obvious benefit, it’s in fact the aptitude to control the material properties of a printed part at the voxel level which makes the innovation so powerful and versatile. Wall elaborates, “We quite believe with this innovation which we have a thing amazingly disruptive… which can essentially alter the industry. We can alter the characteristics of each voxel: the colour; the hardness; the flexibility; the translucency; and printed electronics.”

    The big news here, yet, is which HP can be a pretty open platform. Outside businesses can be able-bodied to use the MJF API to tailor new materials to the system. Wall says, “We’ll yet have print and supplies but our version can be various; we can open up the platform so folks can have other supplies which come in. They’ll [other suppliers] have access to our APIs through an SDK which allows for them to programme to the printing device itself, and we will allow folks to come in and do quite disruptive new materials which they wouldn’t have been able-bodied to do preceding. [This is] quite various of HP and quite game changing.”

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    This is not only massive for a sizeable developer accustomed to price gouging with proprietary materials, but massive for the industry as a whole. Unlike 2D materials, which are limited in terms of applications, 3D printing materials have vast future for experimentation and development. With HP’s material expertise, they can surely be able-bodied to concoct a few one-of-a-kind formulas for MJF, but enabling other experts in on the system expands these possibilities exponentially, growing the system of thermo-plastic dependent to new, un-yett-of materials. The same way which open source FFF 3D printing devices evolved so much so quickly, we may see materials for MJF evolve quickly as well.

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