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HP’s 3D Printing Business and Sandvik Collaborate to Pioneer a new Era of Advanced Materials

Advanced materials are set to expand and revolutionize 3D printing possibilities with HP Metal Jet. The collaboration introduces cutting-edge materials such as superalloys and high performing, competitively priced 316L.

Posted: November 2, 2023

HP’s Metal Jet S100 Solution is opening the doors for a digital reinvention of the global metals manufacturing sector, with a strong focus on end-to-end supply chain solutions in both software and hardware that are customer-centric and design led. Sandvik will collaborate with HP to develop new materials and broaden Metal Jet’s capabilities.

Today, HP’s Personalization & 3D Printing business announced three new strategic collaborations with key industry partners to revolutionize the potential of additive manufacturing for metals customers.

To address the rapid growth in the 3D printing metal market—primarily driven by increased demand from the industrial, aerospace and defense sectors—HP is bringing together advanced materials, innovative tooling solutions, and expanded sintering expertise set to unlock new realms of productivity and quality at scale. Highlights from the announcements include: 

HP, a global technology company, is excited to announce a strategic collaboration with Sandvik to pioneer a new era of advanced materials for 3D printing. This strategic collaboration introduces cutting-edge materials like superalloys and high performing, competitively priced 316L, amplifying the potential of HP’s Metal Jet technology and ushering in innovative applications across various industries. This collaboration also expands the already existing and successful collaboration to develop the foundational HP Metal Jet 17-4PH stainless steel powder.

Ramon Pastor, Global Head of 3D Metals at HP, stated, “This collaboration is a game-changer. Our collaboration with Sandvik broadens Metal Jet’s capabilities, empowering industries to revolutionize manufacturing processes and products.”

Sandvik and HP, working in tandem with industry leaders Parmatech and Endeavor 3D, are pioneering the development of cutting-edge materials. Alexandre Tartas, Global Head of Go-To-Market, HP Personalization & 3D Printing, emphasized that “these materials are strategically crafted to empower our valued customers, enabling them to explore groundbreaking applications, especially in the aerospace and industrial sectors. “

Customers benefit by combining HP’s process expertise with Sandvik’s materials expertise to jointly develop materials meeting customer specifications and requirements. Furthermore, customers can purchase powders directly from Sandvik and access HP’s Professional Services to establish a development program for their specific needs.

Andrew Coleman, Head of Additive Manufacturing at Sandvik, remarked, ” By combining the expertise of our companies, I believe the collaboration will lead to advancements in both materials and manufacturing technology that will ultimately benefit our customers.”

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