New Delhi: Hewlett-Packard Inc. (HP) on Wednesday announced the commercial availability of its 3D printing solution in India that it said would help usher in a digital manufacturing transformation.
HP’s new Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printing solution is a production-ready commercial 3D printing system that claims to deliver superior-quality physical parts up to 10 times faster and at half the cost of current 3D printing systems.
According to the company, 3D printing has the potential to unlock unprecedented economic potential and disrupt virtually every part of the $12 trillion global manufacturing industry.
“We believe that digital transformation of manufacturing will be a key enabler of the next Industrial Revolution," said Sumeer Chandra, managing director, HP India, at the launch. “3D printing will contribute to democratizing manufacturing and transforming industries, including the $6 trillion Asia-Pacific and Japan manufacturing segment. India is a strategic hub for this significant shift and we are excited to bring the cutting-edge Multi Jet Fusion technology to Indian customers across a variety of vertical markets."
Chandra believes that in India sectors like automotive, aerospace, defence, consumer goods, healthcare, apparel and fashion and construction have a tremendous potential and demand for 3D printer technology. And while in the short-term companies will use HP’s 3D solutions for prototyping in the long run, the 3D technology will help them make parts for real-time production.
Chandra also announced two partners—Mumbai-based Imaginarium and Noida-based Adroitec—as resellers of its 3D printing solution in the country. As certified HP 3D printing reseller partners, Imaginarium and Adroitec will bring expertise and knowledge of HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology to customers deploying the solutions, as well as value added services such as the enablement of new applications and industry-leading response time and service quality.
Chandra believes as the technology and material becomes affordable, 3D printing in India will further pave its entry into other segments such as arts and design, interior decoration, fashion accessories, footwear designs, jewellery designs, animation and gaming.
The Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printing solution can be purchased through HP specialised partners and costs Rs2.5 crore which includes pre- and post-processing unit, the 3D printer and initial consumables.