“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.