HP won the coveted Innovation of the Year award at the first annual 3D Printing Industry Awards on 20 May. HP was able to win despite strong competition due to our HP Multi Jet Fusion technology. Multi Jet Fusion technology is the unique and innovative platform that makes our 3D printing system so powerful.
The competition was sponsored by 3DPI, one of the most influential publications in the 3D printing industry. HP emerged as a finalist from more than 800 nominations. 200,000 votes were cast around the world, and we won.
“This award strongly affirms the amazing progress we have made this year,” said Ramon Pastor, vice president and general manager for Multi Jet Fusion. “To be recognized by our industry peers is a tremendous honor. The award is a result of the vision, ingenuity, and hard work from our entire HP 3D Printing team to make it happen.”
Winning Innovation of the Year is a perfect opportunity to closely examine Multi Jet Fusion technology. There are four key differentiators.
Our process delivers parts with unprecedented control. This control extends to the level of the voxel. Do you know what a voxel is? It can be compared to a pixel that exists in three dimensions. Instead of squares on paper, HP Jet Fusion 3D printers produce tiny square boxes. Millions upon millions of voxels produce a single part. In that process, HP fusing and detailing agents work with Multi Jet Fusion technology and materials to deliver extremely fine details and accuracy in every dimension.
“HP is leading the evolution of 3D printing from prototyping to production. The combination of HP’s open platform plus voxel-level control will help transform this multi-trillion dollar market.”
– Bill Huseby, president and CEO, SIGMADESIGN
The HP Open Platform for materials allows materials companies to create, iterate, and invent new recipes for 3D printing powders. These printing powders that will be optimized for our solutions. This approach will enable innovative new application use cases. It will reduce the costs that are currently preventing the industry from reaching its full potential.
“The Open Platform gives BASF an opportunity to collaborate with customers. Alongside HP, BASF will accelerate not only the material market, but also 3D printing adoption within manufacturing.”
– Kara Noack, head of 3D printing North America, BASF