HP Unveils 3-D Printing 'Blended Reality' Ecosystem
PALO ALTO, CA—HP introduced its vision for the future of computing and 3-D printing by unveiling its new Blended Reality ecosystem. Designed to break down the barriers between the digital and physical worlds, the ecosystem is underpinned by two key advancements:
- HP Multi Jet Fusion: A new technology engineered to resolve critical gaps in the combination of speed, quality and cost, and deliver on the potential of 3-D printing.
- Sprout by HP: A first-of-its-kind Immersive Computing platform that redefines the user experience and creates a foundation for future immersive technologies.
"We are on the cusp of a transformative era in computing and printing," said Dion Weisler, executive vice president, Printing and Personal Systems (PPS), HP. "Our ability to deliver Blended Reality technologies will reduce the barriers between the digital and physical worlds, enabling us to express ourselves at the speed of thought—without filters, without limitations. This ecosystem opens up new market categories that can define the future, empowering people to create, interact and inspire like never before."
HP Multi Jet Fusion Advances 3-D Printing
Leveraging the company’s decades of leadership in the print market and advanced materials science, HP Multi Jet Fusion is designed to resolve fundamental limitations in today’s 3-D print systems while delivering higher productivity and quality at a lower cost (1).
"As we examined the existing 3-D print market, we saw a great deal of potential but also saw major gaps in the combination of speed, quality and cost," explained Stephen Nigro, senior vice president, Inkjet and Graphic Solutions, HP. "HP Multi Jet Fusion is designed to transform manufacturing across industries by delivering on the full potential of 3D printing with better quality, increased productivity, and break-through economics(1)."
Multi Jet Fusion At-a-Glance
Multi Jet Fusion is built on HP Thermal Inkjet technology and features a synchronous architecture that significantly improves the commercial viability of 3-D printing and has the potential to change the way we think about manufacturing.