Roughly a year and a half ago, a momentous change occurred in the 3D printing industry when HP unveiled its Multi Jet Fusion industrial 3D printing system. The system was unlike anything anyone had ever seen before, offering unprecedented thermal control, speeds of up to 10 times faster than other industrial 3D printers, lowest cost per part, material reusability, and an open materials system, as well as an open development plan that invited other companies to develop their own 3D printing materials for the MJF.
Fast forward to the start of this year, and the Multi Jet Fusion system is in use by several partners, all of which have reported being seriously impressed with what the machine can do – its speed, its precision, the quality of the parts it produces. Well after its release, Multi Jet Fusion technology is still causing a buzz as it spreads across the world, with this year set to bring the newest MJF 3D printer and an expansion of materials capabilities. HP continues to solidify partnerships with companies eager to put the system to use, and the latest of these partnerships sees the MJF being utilized by the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA).
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