Additive Manufacturing Technologies (AMT), a leader in automated 3D printing post processing has partnered with HP to help drive the industrialisation of additive manufacturing.
AMT states that the combination of HP’s Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology and AMT’s advanced chemical vapour smoothing systems are capable of producing ‘injection-molded quality finish’ and are capable of enhancing performance characteristics.
The move should assist customers in producing manufacturing-grade parts at scale, and open up new opportunities for both parties.
“Like HP, we are focused on unlocking the full potential of industrial additive manufacturing and its sustainable impact,” said AMT CEO Joseph Crabtree. “We are excited to work together to open up new opportunities for high-quality, customised applications.”
AMT and HP joining forces to provide end-to-end Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing and post-processing solutions expands HP’s growing ecosystem of strategic relationships within the additive manufacturing industry.
Additionally AMT will be providing chemical vapor smoothing benchmarking services to current and prospective HP Multi Jet Fusion customers worldwide.
“Collaborating with AMT is another example of HP’s commitment to accelerating the journey to digital production,” said Tim Weber, global head of materials, HP 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing.
“High quality post processing of 3D printed parts is critical to successful mass production at scale. AMT’s capabilities bring tremendous value to the ecosystem of industrial partnerships HP is bringing forward to market leading customers around the world.”
Benefits of AMT’s chemical vapor smoothing PostPro systems include creating sealed surfaces suitable for medical applications, improved mechanical properties of automotive parts and improved aesthetics and feel for consumer parts.
The PostPro systems are compatible with HP’s entire portfolio of Jet Fusion printers, with all commercially validated, including HP 3D High Reusability PA 12, HP 3D High Reusability PA 12 Glass Beads, HP 3D High Reusability PA 11, ESTANE 3D TPU M95A and BASF Ultrasint TPU01, with a solution for HP’s new HP 3D High Reusability PP enabled by BASF, available in 2021.