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Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology wins Innovation of the year

By Sarah Murry, Newsroom Managing Editor, HP Inc. — May 22, 2017

HP Jet Fusion 4200

One year and three days after announcing the world’s first production-ready 3D printing solutions, HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology and its implementation was crowned “Innovation of the Year” at the inaugural 3D Printing Industry Awards ceremony in London.

Nominated and voted on by the industry – in a program that included more than 800 companies nominated and 200,000 votes received – the awards recognize the individuals, companies and technologies that are shaping the digital reinvention of manufacturing.

Ramon Pastor, head of HP Multi Jet Fusion technology and Emilio Juarez, head of 3D Printing European sales.

Ramon Pastor, head of HP Multi Jet Fusion technology and Emilio Juarez, head of 3D Printing European sales.

“The ‘Innovation of the Year’ recognition is a direct result of a trifecta of attributes that differentiates HP and reinforces our position as a catalyst in 3D printing: disruptive technology, the HP Open Platform for materials, and an extensive heritage of printing leadership,” said Ramon Pastor, vice president and general manager, HP Multi Jet Fusion. “We have seen more progress in 3D printing in the past year than in the previous 20 years combined and our team at HP is leading that innovation.”

The award builds on momentum the HP 3D printing business has established over the last 12 months, including:

  • Customers are adopting HP Multi Jet Fusion products. HP began shipping the HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200 last quarter and are quickly ramping the delivery of HP Jet Fusion 3D solutions to meet rising customer demand. HP also unveiled its new HP Partner First 3D Printing Specialization program with more than 30 hand-selected, trained and certified partners, and is opening more than a dozen new HP 3D Printing Reference and Experience Centers across the U.S. and Europe.
  • The global 3D printing ecosystem is growing. HP has forged relationships with key partners, including BMW Group, Jabil, Johnson & Johnson and Nike. In March of this year, HP also announced the world’s first Open Materials and Applications Lab in Corvallis, Oregon, where partners including Arkema, BASF, Evonik, Henkel and Lehman & Voss are innovating new 3D materials using HP’s Open Platform.
  • Access to production-ready 3D printing capabilities is increasing. HP is working with more than a dozen service bureaus and product design firms to bring HP Multi Jet Fusion and the benefits associated with production-grade technologies to a much larger range of users. These industry leaders such as Fast Radius, Forecast3D, Go Proto, Materialise, ProtoCam, Proto Labs, Shapeways, SigmaDesign and 3D Prod are selecting and installing HP 3D Printing systems to offer their own end-customers the opportunity to design and create production quality 3D printed parts.


“The industry spoke loud and clear voting HP Multi Jet Fusion as the runaway favorite for the inaugural ‘Innovation of the Year’ award,” said Michael Petch, editor, “With the results, our readers recognize that HP is delivering on its promise to disrupt 3D printing and the overall manufacturing sector. The Multi Jet Fusion platform and HP Open Platform are driving innovation and have had an immediate impact for customers and partners.”

For more information about the latest from HP’s 3D printing business, see its recent announcement here.