Hewlett-Packard Inc. (HP) announced the commercial availability of its 3D printing solution in India and said that it would help bring 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.”
In India sectors like automotive, aerospace, defense, consumer goods, healthcare, apparel and fashion and construction have a lot of potential and demand for 3D printer technology. Chandra believes as the technology and material becomes affordable, 3D printing in India will further help entry into other segments such as arts and design, interior decoration, fashion accessories, footwear designs, jewelry designs, animation and gaming.
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 knowledge and expertise of HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology to customers deploying the solutions, as well as value added services.
The Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printing solution can be purchased through HP specialised partners and costs Rs. 2.5 crore which includes pre- and post- processing unit, the 3D printer and initial consumables.