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Metal 3D Printing Goes Mainstream

Written by Paul

October 29, 2018

With big moves from HP and GE in the 3D printing metals market, additive manufacturing with metals has come of age. Last month, at the International Manufacturing Technology Show, HP’s 3D Printing Business launched HP Metal Jet —an advanced 3D printing technology designed for the high-volume manufacturing of production-grade metal parts. The HP Metal Jet is being deployed by manufacturers that include GKN Powder Metallurgy and Parmatech for the factory production of final parts. Customers placing orders include global stalwarts Volkswagen and Wilo as well as vertical-market manufacturers, such as Primo Medical Group and OKAY Industries. The Metal Jet is designed to print production metal parts with speed and reduced costs. (Image source: HP) The HP announcement comes on the heels of an announcement of a large metal printer by GE Additive at the Rapid + TCT conference in April. GE Additive utilized Arcam to create the Arcam EBM […]

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