HP has made some high-profile changes in its structure, but that does not stop exploring an increasingly competitive and interesting market of 3D printers . After some delays in its announcement, comes the Multi Jet Fusion,a 3D printer that promises to be up to ten times faster and more accurate than other models with similar features.
Those who follow the latest developments in the business world probably already know that HP division separated the computers and printers dedicated to equivalent services and enterprise solutions. In general, we can keep calling HP as usual, but the official names are HP Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise . It will take HP about a year to complete the process, but not all changes are structural in nature. The first thing that comes to mind when talking about is HP printers. With the remarkable progress that has registered the 3D printing in recent months, it was a matter of time before HP decided to take their first steps in that territory. Original details on a 3D printer came in March, but yesterday we get to know about the newly Multi Jet Fusion .
Multi Jet Fusion is not a model you may have in your home, however, the main targets of HP with Multi Jet Fusion are : Drastically reduce printing time, increase the resolution of the pieces obtained, and lower the overall cost. The system of this 3D printer is based on the combination of powder as the main component and several agents who assist in the merger and the final definition of each printed piece, which borrows concepts we’ve seen in the thermal printing . For reference, HP has displayed a total of a thousand gears and explains that a 3D printer with extrusion of material, such a project would take about 83 hours. In the case of selective laser sintering, the time drops to 38 hours, but with the new Multi Jet Fusion,these gears require only three hours of work.
Accuracy is another aspect that stands out in the HP 3D printer . The system can print objects with a precision of 20 microns, when the selective sintering is between 200 and 400 microns, essentially an order of magnitude of difference. Another limitation that beats the Multi Jet Fusion are color, texture and elasticity. There was even talk that it might “printed circuits”, but no technical details were disclosed. Now, it is easy to conclude that the 3D printing system on the Multi Jet Fusion is absolutely a winner and HP will retain control of the “cartridge” , so to call. Still, this is not ink and HP anticipates that both the material and the printer itself will be cheaper than its direct competitors in the market. The official event does not say anything about the price, therefore, we need to wait to see what is to offer by the company.