DETROIT – May 20 – Today at the RAPID+TCT Conference, Materialise and HP Inc. announced an expansion of innovative work to pave the way towards industrial-scale 3D printing, including integration of Materialise’s industry-leading software with HP’s breakthrough Jet Fusion 3D printing solutions, and an important certification validating the HP Jet Fusion 580/380 solutions as fully compatible with Materialise Mimics in Print software for use in healthcare.
“Recent advances in technology have created new excitement and growing awareness for 3D printing as a relevant complementary manufacturing technology that will help to transform the factory floor,” said Fried Vancraen, Founder and CEO of Materialise. “Triggered by potential design optimizations and the ability to scale and achieve mass-customization, manufacturers recognize the economic advantages and are preparing for full-scale 3D printing production runs. Together Materialise and HP are innovating to eliminate limitations surrounding 3D printing and creating a more open market model that offers manufacturers more choice, more control and lower cost, ultimately leading to increased adoption.”
“We value the long-standing collaboration we’ve had with Materialise since entering the 3D printing industry in 2016, and recognize the shared vision to help accelerate the journey to digital manufacturing for our customers,” said Christoph Schell, President, HP 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing. “Combining our innovative approaches to software, data intelligence, and 3D printing will lead to the design and production of entirely new classes of applications across the world’s leading industries including automotive, industrial, healthcare, and consumer goods.”
Materialise and HP are working together on a number of innovative initiatives to accelerate the digital transformation of manufacturing, including:
“Materialise and HP are working to address potential challenges for healthcare providers by ensuring their 3D operations are fully compatible and able to meet quality standards for developing and printing patient-specific 3D anatomical models,” said Lee Dockstader, Director of Vertical Market Development, HP 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing. “Leading hospitals are adopting integrated 3D printing services as part of their medical practices as they recognize the added value it brings to personalized patient care. This joint effort supports the creation of point-of-care 3D printing facilities in hospitals, a critical step forward for advancing 3D printing in healthcare.”
For more information on Materialise certification results visit http://mtls.me/certification.
“I am proud of our leadership to move 3D printing forward for the healthcare industry,” said Bryan Crutchfield, Vice President and General Manager of Materialise North America. “Materialise was the first company in the world to receive FDA clearance for software intended for 3D printing anatomical models for diagnostic and surgical planning purposes and introduced a program for manufacturers to have their printers tested and validated. Adding HP to the list of certified 3D printing technologies extends our certification program to four certified printer manufacturers.”