One of the last communities officially launched by the marketing department of HP tells us about the inauguration in the American city of Oregon of a complete Open Materials Laboratory and 3D Applications, which occupies a final surface of no less than Sqm 325.
The objective of HP with this laboratory is to put test and carry out numerous trials with new powdered materials that will later be used in their 3D printers. Thanks to this, all the engineers and designers involved in numerous of their projects, related to the world of 3D printing, will be able to have access to a large number of test results on different machines and materials.
According to commented Tim Weber, Global Head of 3D Materials and Advanced Applications and General Manager of the Corvallis site:
For 3D printing to become mainstream, a deployment of new materials that constitute an ecosystem together with technology is needed. We want materials companies to work with their customers and drive innovation on our platform.
Another point that is especially striking in the statement published by HP is that, in it, the company talks about how by itself cannot revolutionize this sector so they think partnerships are essential to make the most of its technologies and knowledge. Precisely on this issue, in terms of alliances, HP has already reached agreements and they are even working with companies such as Arkema, Evonik, BASF and even Lehman & Voss to jointly develop new materials while, as they themselves claim, they continue to search for new ones. partners to work with.