HP launches new materials and Jet Fusion upgrade with 4210 3D printing system

HP has announced that its Multi Jet Fusion range will receive a hardware and firmware upgrade. 

At an undisclosed price and with technical specifications pending, the HP 4210 is a 3D printing system that can be used on the 4200 system.

Like the award-winning 3D printers from HP, the Jet Fusion 4210 printing system is aimed at industrial 3D printing. The upgrade will incorporate an MultiJet Fusion printer, along with a processing station. The Jet Fusion 3D 4210 can be used on an existing 3D 4200

Concurrently, HP has expanded its Open Materials Platform by announcing two new commercial partnerships, and three new forthcoming materials.

Upgraded and updated

The HP Jet Fusion 3D 4210 hardware and firmware upgrades are designed to improve the overall efficiency and enable continuous print operation.

Also included in the system is a new processing station capable of handling higher volumes of material.

HP have re-iterated their intention to lower overall operating costs while increasing production volumes. The company claims a break-even point for large-scale 3D manufacturing of “up to 110,000 parts,” meaning that the average cost of 3D printing 110,000 parts or fewer matches or is more affordable than traditional manufacturing options.

Announcing a “technological and economic inflection point” in HP’s MultiJet 3D printing systems, Ramon Pastor, General Manager of Multi Jet Fusion stated that “the new 3D 4210 Printing Solution enables our customers to mass-produce parts using HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology for 65% less than other processes.” 

This is a message that has not gone uncontested by others in the 3D printing world.

Customers for the new solution will also benefit from shared service contracts and ‘significantly lower’ pricing on HP’s engineering-grade 3D printing materials and agents.

HP Fusion Jet 3D 4200. Image via HP.HP Fusion Jet 3D 4200 system, the predecessor. Photo via HP.

Open materials

As part of its Open Materials Platform, HP has announced new materials partnerships with the Dressler Group, a thermoplastic powder manufacturer, and Lubrizol, a producer of TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane).

As part of the deal, the materials manufacturers will be given access to HP’s Open Materials and Applications Lab and its research tools to develop materials under the HP brand beyond the currently limited range of materials.

Also currently developing materials for MultiJet 3D printing, are Dow Chemical and DSM, by making use of HP’s Material Development Kit (MDK). This follow’s Henkel’s use of the MDK earlier this year.

The three new MultiJet materials set to be offered by HP are the 3D High Reusability PA 11, PA 12 Glass Beads, and High Reusability Polypropylene. The final material due to be available is the chemical resistant, lightweight, and watertight 3D High Reusability Polypropylene.

We received a sample box of HP 3D printing materials at 3D Printing Industry HQ earlier this week, and while Henry Ford’s “any color” adage still holds true – in the main – the pack does provide further illustration of the possibilities of Multi Jet Fusion. Including several post processing options.

Nylon PA 11 offers impact resistance and ductility, while the High PA 12 Glass Beads material promises dimensional stability and high repeatability. The HP 3D High Reusability Polypropylene offers chemical resistant, lightweight, and watertight qualities.

Pre-order and order availability

Existing Jet Fusion customers are able to pre-order the 4210 3D printing upgrade today, while new customers can purchase Jet Fusion systems now with the option to pre-order the 4210 system upgrade. The entire system will be commercially available in March 2018, prices and technical specifications are expected to be available prior to this date.

Featured image shows the installation of HP Jet Fusion 3D 4210 printer systems. Photo via HP.

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Additive Manufacturing of Metals: From Fundamental Technology to Rocket Nozzles, Medical Implants, and Custom Jewelry (Springer Series in Materials Science)

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Formlabs Announces Faster Biocompatible Materials for Long-Term Use

SOMERVILLE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Formlabs, the designer and manufacturer of powerful and accessible 3D printing systems, today announced the release of Dental LT Clear, the first long-term biocompatible resin in desktop 3D printing for orthodontic applications for orthodontic devices. Formlabs also released improvements to its Dental SG Resin, reducing print speeds for surgical guides by up to 50 percent.

“Since entering the dental market in 2016, Formlabs has quickly established itself as the premier player in dental 3D printing,” said Dávid Lakatos, Chief Product Officer at Formlabs. “We now command the largest dental 3D printer user base, have sold thousands of printers to dental professionals, and are growing at a pace of over 600 percent year on year. All of this has catalyzed an industry-wide shift to 3D printing and digital dentistry.”

The fastest Formlabs material to date, Dental LT Clear can be used to print splints and retainers in less than 50 minutes for a single unit. Full-build platforms, with up to seven splints, can be completed in under two hours.

With the latest PreForm software update, Form 2 3D printer users can also benefit from speed improvements in Formlabs’ Dental SG Resin. Single surgical guide prints will now be 50 percent faster, while full builds benefit from a 20 percent speed boost.

“We couldn’t be more excited by how quickly 3D printing is becoming part of the standard of care in dentistry,” said Gideon Balloch, Dental Product Lead at Formlabs. “Over 50,000 surgeries have been performed with a Formlabs printed surgical guide — and that’s just 10 percent of what dental users are doing with our printers. Dental LT Clear adds yet another digital workflow to a library that offers professionals more efficient, accurate and affordable production methods, enabling faster treatments for patients with better clinical outcomes. It’s only going to continue to grow.”

In addition to new product releases, Formlabs continues to build on its unabated growth via deepening partnership and distribution deals with 3Shape and Henry Schein, some of the largest players in the dental market.

Interested customers can request a free sample of Formlabs’ Dental LT Clear or Dental SG material here.

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Formlabs designs and manufactures powerful and accessible 3D printing systems. Headquartered in Boston with offices in Germany, Japan, and China, the company was founded in 2011 by a team of engineers and designers from the MIT Media Lab and Center for Bits and Atoms. Formlabs is establishing the industry benchmark for professional 3D printing for engineers, designers, and manufacturers around the globe, and accelerating innovation in a variety of industries, including education, dentistry, healthcare, jewelry, and research. Formlabs products include the Form 2 SLA 3D printer, Fuse 1 SLS 3D printer, Form Cell manufacturing solution, and Pinshape marketplace of 3D designs. Formlabs also develops its own suite of high-performance materials for 3D printing, as well as best-in-class 3D printing software.

Metal 3D Printing Materials Manufacturer LPW Technology Announces New Asia-Pacific Reseller

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LPW Technology, based in the UK, is well known for its production of industrial-grade metal additive manufacturing powders, and the company, which achieved important AS 9120A and ISO 9001:2008 quality assurance certifications in January, has a full range of metal powder materials to offer. LPW aims to add high quality to AM processes with its well-defined powders and services, and received a substantial strategic investment from Stratasys this spring to develop end-to-end metal powder solutions, which are engineered for Electron Beam (EBM) and laser-based (SLM, LMD) additive manufacturing processes.

The company focuses on all things metal, working to study micro-cracking and porosity, collaborating with Lancaster University to create a Engineering Research Chair for additive manufacturing, and making its AM PowderLab available to a team of researchers working to develop new AM alloys. LPW even introduced a new materials process last year, and has worked with Metalysis to develop more clean, environmentally friendly metal powders.

LPW has networks with official representatives in Europe, and also in Asia. Over the last few years, the company has been taking advantage of the increasing demand for 3D printing in the Asia-Pacific area, busily building up its presence there with multiple partnerships. LPW has collaborated with such companies as Shanghai Dream Arising, Shaanxi 3D Technology, and Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation. Now, LPW is introducing the newest member of its Asia-Pacific team, M G Sales Corporation, located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

Dermot Desmond, LPW’s Asia-Pacific Sales Manager, said, “We recognise that as serial AM production becomes a commercial reality in India, LPW needs a local presence to provide the metal powder technologies, solutions and services our clients need. LPW is committed to supporting the Indian AM sector to participate in the ‘Make in India’ initiative, and the strong local partnership with M G Sales Corporation will contribute to this.”

LPW will introduce its new reseller this week at the Additive Manufacturing Society of India (AMSI) conference, held in Bangalore from September 7th through the 8th.

“As LPW continues to expand its global operations and extends the level of service it offers its customers in India, AMSI is the ideal opportunity to meet AM professionals keen to promote state-of-the art 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing technology,” Desmond explained.

AMSI’s objective is to promote state-of-the-art additive manufacturing technology, while expanding collaborative relationships in all aspects of the technology, including training, R&D, and skill development, with international organizations, in order to empower the advanced manufacturing technology in India. This goes hand-in-hand with the Make In India initiative Desmond mentioned, which was launched by the Prime Minister in 2014 in an effort to transform the country into a global manufacturing and design hub.

The AMSI conference and event is open to all manufacturers of AM systems, as well as service providers, AM material manufacturers and suppliers, reverse engineering vendors, and many others, to give them a platform to showcase their latest technology and products, as well as new business relationships like the one between LPW and M G Sales Corporation. You can visit the website to learn about registration for the event.

“India’s AM prototyping and materials market is projected to reach over $62 million by 2022. In response to the rapid rate of adoption for additive manufacturing technology in India’s aerospace, automotive, engineering and dental sectors, LPW is strengthening its position in the market by supplying its optimised materials through one of the country’s leading high-tech solutions providers,” Desmond said. “With over 20 years’ experience in the tooling and thermal spray market, the M G team shares LPW’s values of supplying premium quality products underpinned with excellent applications knowledge and customer service.”

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$714.5 Million Aerospace 3D Printing Market by Vertical, Industry, Printers Technology, Materials …


Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Aerospace 3D Printing Market – Global Forecast to 2022″ report to their offering.

The aerospace 3D printing market is projected to grow from USD 714.5 Million in 2017 to USD 3,057.9 Million by 2022, at a CAGR of 27.42% during the forecast period, 2017 to 2022.

The growth of the aerospace 3D printing market across the globe can be attributed to increasing fleet size of various airlines and growing demand for lightweight aircraft components and parts. Manufacturers of aircraft and aircraft components are resorting to 3D printing technology to manufacture aircraft components and parts as this technology decreases the production time and shortens supply chain of the aircraft manufacturing.

This market has been segmented on the basis of vertical, industry, and region. Based on vertical, these market has been segmented into printers and materials. The materials segment of the aerospace 3D printing market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The growth of this segment can be attributed to increasing use of different types of materials to 3D print different types of engine components. Development of new materials to be used for 3D printing of components and parts used in the aerospace industry is also expected to drive the growth ofthis market during the forecast period.


  • Short Supply Chain of Aerospace Components.
  • Demand for Lightweight Parts And Components from the Aerospace Industry.
  • Increased Demand for Technologies Capable of Manufacturing Complex Aerospace Parts With Ease from the Aerospace Industry.
  • Requirement for Low Volume Production from the Aerospace Industry.


  • Limited Raw Materials for 3D Printing.
  • Stringent Industry Certifications.

Companies Mentioned

  • 3D Systems Corporation
  • Aerojet Rocketdyne
  • Arcam Ab
  • EOS Gmbh
  • Envisiontec Gmbh
  • Hoganas Ab
  • MTU Aero Engines Ag
  • Materialise Nv
  • Norsk Titanium As
  • Stratasys Ltd.
  • The Exone Company
  • Ultimaker B.V.

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1 Introduction

2 Research Methodology

3 Executive Summary

4 Premium Insights

5 Market Overview

6 Industry Trends

7 Aerospace 3D Printing Market, By Vertical

8 Aerospace 3D Printing Market, By Industry

9 Regional Analysis

10 Competitive Landscape

11 Company Profiles

12 Appendix

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The 2018-2023 World Outlook for 3D Printers, Materials, and Parts

This study covers the world outlook for 3D printers, materials, and parts across more than 190 countries. For each year reported, estimates are given for the latent demand, or potential industry earnings (P.I.E.), for the country in question (in millions of U.S. dollars), the percent share the country is of the region, and of the globe. These comparative benchmarks allow the reader to quickly gauge a country vis-à-vis others. Using econometric models which project fundamental economic dynamics within each country and across countries, latent demand estimates are created. This report does not discuss the specific players in the market serving the latent demand, nor specific details at the product level. The study also does not consider short-term cyclicalities that might affect realized sales. The study, therefore, is strategic in nature, taking an aggregate and long-run view, irrespective of the players or products involved. This study does not report actual sales data (which are simply unavailable, in a comparable or consistent manner in virtually all of the countries of the world). This study gives, however, my estimates for the worldwide latent demand, or the P.I.E., for 3D printers, materials, and parts. It also shows how the P.I.E. is divided across the world’s regional and national markets. For each country, I also show my estimates of how the P.I.E. grows over time (positive or negative growth). In order to make these estimates, a multi-stage methodology was employed that is often taught in courses on international strategic planning at graduate schools of business.

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