Many of us were those who at the time commented that perhaps HPAfter much appreciation and thought, perhaps I had arrived too late in the world of 3D printing. The truth is that a year after it officially announced its entry into this market sector, the California-based company is one of the main players in the 3D printing sector.
Thanks precisely to the status achieved in the last year, HP is in a position to conclude collaboration agreements of all kinds with entities of the scope of the Office of Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies, CEA, from France, without a doubt an agreement that will be very beneficial for the entire world of industrial 3D printing.
HP and CEA will work together to improve industrial 3D printing in all its aspects
As he has commented in his last statements Pierre-Victor Sabatier, French Distribution Director for HP's 3D printing business:
Our strategy is to develop production tools, which is quite an ambitious goal; it is necessary to surround ourselves with partners.
Today, 3D printing solutions satisfy 80% of industrial demands and are mature, but we still have to adapt the technologies to certain sector needs. For example, the jewelry and luxury sector needs a perfect surface condition of the parts, while the railroad and aeronautics require fire resistant thermoplastic parts, which today is difficult to obtain through additive manufacturing.
The objective of the association is, above all, to make Research and Development applications to adapt our standard solutions to the needs of our customers.
La partnership between HP and CEA will last between three and five years. A team of three from CEA will be completely dedicated to it. HP can rely on the software expertise of the Saclay research center and the materials and process expertise of the Grenoble center.