HP has unveiled a commercial 3D printing system – the Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solution – designed for model shops and 3D print service bureaus. The company is launching two new 3D printers; the Jet Fusion 3D 3200 printer, ideal for prototyping; and the Jet Fusion 3D 4200 printer, designed for prototyping and short-run manufacturing.
HP says it has partnered with manufacturers, co-development partners, and strategic partners to bring the product to market, including tie-ups with Nike, BMW, Johnson & Johnson, Jabil, Siemens, Materialise, Shapeways, Autodesk, and Protolabs. The company is also creating a 3D material app store, collaborating with certified partners as Arkema, BASF, Evonik and Lehmann & Voss. Software partners include Autodesk, Materialise and Siemens.
The HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200 Printer will be delivered in late 2016, with the HP Jet Fusion 3D 3200 Printer following in 2017. Pricing for the HP Jet Fusion 3D 3200 Printer starts at $130,000. Pricing for the full end-to-end solution (HP Jet Fusion 3D 3200 Printer and Processing Station) starts at $155,000.