HP announced a series of new subscriptions and services to help its customers integrate 3D printing into their digital manufacturing strategies and nale its 3D printers more accesible.
“Our offerings lower the barriers to adoption for industrial companies to more easily deploy HP’s best-in-class 3D printing solutions. And these are just the first steps -- we will continue collaborating with customers and partners to pioneer new models unlocking and accelerating the power of digital manufacturing,” said Ramon Pastor, interim President of 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing, HP Inc.
HP is providing a variety of new options, including:
- The new HP 3D as a Service (3DaaS) Base subscription service provides HP's customers automatic replenishment of HP 3D Supplies, simplified tracking of billing and usage, and remote and on-site support services. The new pay-per-build service is available for the HP Jet Fusion 5200, HP Jet Fusion 4200, and HP Jet Fusion 500 series 3D solutions.
- The new HP 3D as a Service (3DaaS) Plus subscription offering integrates hardware, supplies, and services and is aimed at customers looking to accelerate product life cycles with optimized in-house rapid prototyping and final part production. The initial 3DaaS Plus subscription starts with the HP Jet Fusion 340 solution, with additional 3DaaS subscriptions to be introduced.
HP says that ore than 18 million parts were produced with HP Multi Jet Fusion in the last 12 months alone.
Earlier this year, HP launched the Jet Fusion 5200 Series 3D solution, its most advanced plastics solution to date.
Last year Volkswagen Group selected HP Metal Jet as the foundation for its strategy to industrialize additive manufacturing. Volkswagen and HP are executing a multi-year design and production roadmap. In partnership with GKN Powder Metallurgy, the companies completed a production run of more than 10,000 high quality parts produced in just a few weeks to support the visionary ID.3 electric vehicle launch event.