HP enters 3D printing sector in India
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US-based tech mojor HP Inc. has introduced its 3D printing technology solutions in India, almost one year after its global launch.

According to The Economic Times, HP has formed partnerships with Mumbai-based Imaginarium and Noida-based Adroitec to sell its 3D printing solutions in the country.

Sumeer Chandra, managing director, HP Inc. India, told the financial daily that digital transformation of manufacturing will be a key enabler for the next industrial revolution in India.

Chandra further told ET that 3D Printing will contribute to democratising manufacturing and transforming industries, including the $6 trillion Asia-Pacific and Japan manufacturing segment. “India is a strategic hub for this significant shift and we are excited to bring the cutting-edge Multi Jet Fusion technology to Indian customers across a variety of vertical markets.”

In May 2016, the company had unveiled its first production-ready commercial 3D printing system in partnership with Nike and BMW to disrupt manufacturing solutions. According to the company, the HP Jet Fusion 3D printing solution revolutionises design, prototyping and manufacturing, and delivers superior quality physical parts up to 10 times faster and at half the cost of current 3D print systems.

In November 2017, it had expanded its 3D printing portfolio by introducing the Jet Fusion 3D 4210 printing solution. “Designed for industrial-scale 3D manufacturing environments, the new solution significantly lowers overall operating costs while increasing production volume capabilities, raising the “break-even point” for large-scale 3D manufacturing to up to 110,000 parts and enabling the industry’s lowest cost-per-part by up to 65% less than other 3D printing methods,” the company had said in a statement.

HP has also partnered with Siemens to advance 3D printing for product development and industrial production by creating a software module for HP’s 3D printing solutions.

The company said that it will focus its 3D printing solutions in the areas of robotics, aerospace, higher education labs, defence, auto and healthcare sectors.

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