Foshan, China - June 18, 2018 — HP Inc. together with Guangdong (Dali) 3D Printing Collaborative Innovation Platform unveiled a new production-grade 3D printing center in China, the world’s largest manufacturing market. The Platform is powering its new Lanwan Intelligence – HP Multi Jet Fusion Technology Mass Manufacturing Center with 10 HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing systems to meet the growing demand for functional prototypes and production-grade parts. This is HP’s largest deployment of production-grade 3D printing in Asia Pacific and Japan.
Technologies such as 3D printing are part of an industry-wide digital transformation that many call the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This is ushering in a new era of productivity, innovation and economic opportunities globally.
Operated by Guangdong Lanwan Intelligence Technology, the new Lanwan Intelligence – HP Multi Jet Fusion Technology Mass Manufacturing Center, which opened Saturday, June 16, is located in the town of Dali, Foshan, a major manufacturing hub in Guangdong Province. The center will exclusively use HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing systems, which deliver the speed, quality and economics required for production-grade 3D printing. The new center will provide production-grade applications at scale for major auto, consumer goods and motorcycle customers in Foshan as well as for other industries in the Greater Bay Area of Southern China.
Senior representatives from the national and local governments, businesses and academia attended the Center’s opening ceremony in Foshan. In addition, HP, Guangdong Lanwan Intelligence Technology and the Institute of Foshan, Nanhai Guangdong Technology University signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to promote the adoption of 3D printing technology in Southern China.
“Everything starts with applications – and digital manufacturing innovators are leading the transformation of the $12 trillion manufacturing sector by producing industrial-grade parts across industries on HP Multi Jet Fusion,“ said Stephen Nigro, President of 3D Printing, HP Inc. “We are thrilled that Guangdong (Dali) 3D Printing Collaborative Innovation Platform is deploying HP Multi Jet Fusion technology at factory-scale to drive its business growth and accelerate industry innovation. HP is committed to helping our global digital manufacturing partner community expand and thrive.”
“The demand for 3D-printed production-grade parts will grow exponentially over the next few years as we shift from analog to digital manufacturing,” said Luo Jun, Executive Director of China 3D Printing Technology Industry Alliance and President of Guangdong Lanwan Intelligence Technology. “By deploying HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology in our new digital manufacturing center in China, we can better – and more quickly – deliver cost-effective and production-grade parts to our customers.”
HP is the global leader in production-grade plastics 3D printing solutions. The speed, economics, quality, and reliability of the HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solutions are enhancing business operations with leading global companies including BMW Group, Jabil, Johnson & Johnson, Nike, and many more. HP also has a growing list of digital manufacturing partners in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.
HP’s end-to-end manufacturing ecosystem includes design engineering, software, enterprise, and manufacturing workflow leaders such as SAP, Siemens, Dassault Systémes, and Materialise. Members of its unique open 3D materials platform include Arkema, BASF, Evonik, Henkel, Lehman & Voss, Lubrizol, and Sinopec Yanshan Petrochemical Co.