The 3D printing system, dubbed the HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solution, targets additive manufacturing and the enterprise. The catch: The competition isn't standing still and HP's initial system will be available later in 2016 with a followup in 2017.
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A trio of 3D printing manufacturers are making moves that boost adoption for additive manufacturing systems.
HP has built out an ecosystem and channel for its 3D printing business and is now seeing repeat orders. Next up: A lower cost 3D printing system for mechanical color and metal parts.
What Fulop and Desktop Metal are really aiming to do is target Additive Manufacturing 2.0, the next-generation vision of additive manufacturing.
Heineken is using Ultimaker equipment to customize and redesign custom parts for its production lines.
An Ultimaker survey highlights additive manufacturing momentum as Stratasys, 3D Systems, Markforged, Desktop Metal and ExOne outline systems at Formnext.
Stratasys' J826 aims to lower the cost of creating quality prototypes from designers.
Stratasys has cut the 3D printing prototyping process dramatically with the launch of its J750 system. The 3D printer may just boost growth and leave rivals scrambling.
As for the returns on investment, Volkswagen Autoeuropa estimates that it saved $160,000 in 2016 with $200,000 expected in 2017 via Ultimaker 3D printers.