A company known for its 2d printing is expanding it's 3d printing footprint on the world's largest continent.
HP announced this morning that it will be building 50 additive manufacturing (AM) centers across Asia, where the company's high profile multi-jet fusion 3d printers will crank out parts.
"Ubiquitous connectivity and technologies like robotics, artificial intelligence, sensors, and 3D printing are sparking the Fourth Industrial Revolution. And perhaps no industry, and no region, has more opportunity in front of it than the nearly $6 trillion Asia-Pacific manufacturing sector," said Stephen Nigro, President of 3D Printing, HP Inc said.
Nigro has been helping to lead HP's additive manufacturing system, which is supposed to be significantly faster than existing professional systems. Their partnership with two Chinese firms - Shining 3D ePrint and Infinite 3D Printing - will allow HP to offer its technology to a much larger group of customers across Asia than if it went at it alone.
"As an early adopter of HP's breakthrough Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology, we are thrilled to see their expansion into Asia, home of some of the highest volume manufacturing," said John Dulchinos, VP of Digital Manufacturing at Jabil.
Jabil is one of the world's largest manufacturing firms and among the first companies to have access to HP's Multi Jet Fusion printer.
"As we expand 3D printing within our own digital manufacturing strategy, not only in Asia but worldwide, we look forward to HP continuing to drive the market in performance, cost, and reliability appropriate for industrial applications."