Materialise Adds HP Jet Fusion 3D Printer

to suite of 3D printing technologies

Materialise logoFRANKFURT, Germany, Nov 21, 2016 – Materialise NV, the leading provider of additive manufacturing software and sophisticated 3D printing solutions in the medical and industrial markets, is adding HP’s Jet Fusion 3D printer to its broad suite of technologies at its 3D printing facility in Leuven, Belgium. This move will enable Materialise’s Factory for 3D printing prior access to what promises to be a game-changing manufacturing technology.

Materialise runs one of the world’s largest and most complete Factory for 3D Printing, granting its customers early access to the newest additive manufacturing techniques and enabling constant software development to bridge the gap between 3D software and a wide range of 3D printers. This has resulted in a range of complex 3D printing services and sophisticated software solutions that today form the backbone of 3D printing. Both Materialise and HP are proud that the HP Jet Fusion 3D printing solution, which aims to reinvent how the industry produces functional prototypes and final production parts, has found its way to the Materialise backbone so quickly.

“Our initial work with HP focused on developing a Build Processor that connects HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology to our software backbone for 3D Printing,” stated Fried Vancraen, Materialise CEO. “Now that our HP Build Processor Beta is officially certified for the HP Jet Fusion 3D Printers, we found it very important to bring the system to our Factory in order to ensure that both users of the Materialise Magics 3D Print Suite and those partners turning to us for the manufacturing of functional prototypes and final production parts have continued access to premium technologies. The upcoming installation of HP’s Jet Fusion 3D 4200 Printer is of high significance for our business and our customers as it will further differentiate our 3D offering.”

“3D printing is quickly evolving from prototyping into full-scale manufacturing, and HP is committed to working with industry leaders like Materialise to make the process faster and less expensive,” said Stephen Nigro, president of HP’s 3D printing business. “The installation of the HP Jet Fusion 3D printing solution in Materialise’s Factory for 3D printing will enable the manufacturing and software teams, and Materialise customers, to push the limits of what is possible with the technology. HP looks forward to the best-in-class solutions Materialise will create for industrial 3D Printing across exciting vertical markets such as automotive, consumer goods and healthcare.”

The collaboration between Materialise and HP combines more than 100 years of software and printing expertise. The synergy between the two companies has resulted in an integration between Materialise software and the HP Jet Fusion 3D printing solution which will be integrated into Materialise’s Factory for 3D printing.

About Materialise

Materialise incorporates more than 25 years of 3D printing experience into a range of software solutions and 3D printing services, which together form the backbone of 3D printing technologies. Materialise’s open and flexible solutions enable players in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, automotive, aerospace, art and design, and consumer goods, to build innovative 3D printing applications that aim to make the world a better and healthier place. Headquartered in Belgium, with branches worldwide, Materialise combines the largest group of software developers in the industry with one of the largest 3D printing facilities in the world.

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