HP’s 3D printers lead the way for functional design, and the HP Jet Fusion 3D printer range is testament to this, utilising HP’s patented Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) printing process.
MJF uses plastic powder, light-absorbing ink and infrared heat to produce solid plastic parts with high mechanical strength.
The 3D printer range includes:
HP Jet Fusion 540: An industrial-grade MJF 3D printer for functional part creation. Optimises cost and part quality, while delivering repeatable results. Build volume up to 332 x 190 x 248 mm with a build speed up to 1,817 cm3 /hr (111 in3 /hr).
HP Jet Fusion 580: Also an MJF printer. Prints the full colour spectrum with voxel control, while retaining optimal mechanical properties. Has the same build volume and build speed as the 540. The big upgrade is that it prints in colour.
As a manufacturing process, MJF has the capability to create new applications for 3D printing. It’s ideal for manufacturing end-use functional parts with complex geometries, because it prints in nylon and printed parts are self-supporting.
This means you can print parts without support material, which opens up design possibilities. MJF offers faster cycling times than SLS and prints at a lower cost, making production runs more efficient from a time and cost perspective.