The HP 3D printing story is still in its infancy, but its plans for 3D printing on an industrial scale have taken another big step with the introduction of a new global reseller programme and new experience centres.
The HP Partner First 3D Printing Specialisation programme sees more than 30 selected, trained and certified partners expand the availability and delivery of its Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing solutions.
“Today we are expanding our solutions availability through new resellers and service bureau partners, opening new experiential facilities for customers and partners, and widening our open 3D printing materials ecosystem,” said Stephen Nigro, president of HP 3D Printing.
Familiar service bureaus and product design firms such as Materialise, Proto Labs, Shapeways, Sigma Design and 3D Prod are already beginning to deliver production quality HP Jet Fusion 3D printed parts.
HP, in collaboration with numerous partners, is also opening more than a dozen 3D Printing Reference and Experience Centres across North America and Europe to enable companies to engage with its technology in production-level scenarios.
Testing and qualification of new 3D printing use-cases will be enabled in these centres’ controlled environments, as HP look to provide customers a simpler path to advance from prototyping to full scale 3D production.
Familiar HP bases, such as Corvallis, Oregon; Palo Alto, California; and Barcelona, Spain will see Experience centres, along with the likes of Birmingham, UK. If you’re interested, click here for help finding your nearest centre.