HP Unveils Their 3D Printer: Multi Jet Fusion

Image from 3Dprint.com
Image from 3Dprint.com

HP had previously mentioned that they would be entering the 3D printing market with their own hardware. Today they announced what that hardware will be. Targeting the commercial 3D printing industry, they’re showing off their Multi Jet Fusion Printer.

HP, who is no stranger to printing, brings their own technology and ideas to the field. Their printer uses the typical binder+powder method, though their multi jet system supposedly used multiple types of binders to create the rough structure and the surface details.  They should be able to print in full color and are exploring options for multiple materials.

They are claiming to be much faster than the competition, in some cases even 10x faster. In the article released by 3Dprint.com HP states that they have a print that would have taken 83 hours on a typical extrusion based machine, 38 hours on a laser sintering machine, and only takes 3 hours on the HP multi Jet.

HP state that they are getting 20 micron precision as well. In comparison they state that typical laser sintering machine will be in the range of 200-400 microns in precision.

The printer should be available in 2016


Gizmodo also attended the event and got a few pictures of resulting prints.

image from Gizmodo. Print in place elephant model. Surface finish doesn't look that great, but we don't know what scale the model is.
image from Gizmodo. Print in place elephant model. Surface finish doesn’t look that great, but we don’t know what scale the model is.
image from Gizmodo. This print is considerably more impressive.



1 thought on “HP Unveils Their 3D Printer: Multi Jet Fusion

  1. Ryan J. Rhoades says:

    Pretty sweet – thanks for the write-up Caleb. Looking forward to hearing more about this.

  2. chrisindallas says:

    Not sure how much sense it makes for HP to comparing a model that is 2 years away to current models. Hopefully the whole industry moves forward and a clear leader emerges by the time this ships.

  3. Marco . Cavaliere says:

    Impressive …

  4. Dan Laskowski says:


  5. 3dhacker says:

    http://www.Libre3D.com hopes the Open Source world will outshine this leap in printing technology :)

  6. Mike Scalora says:

    2016? 3D vaporware!

  7. Joe Harper says:

    I’m with Mike, “Check out what we might have ready for commercial distribution some time in the next 2 years” = 3D Printing is real, lets show them that we are working on it before we miss the train.

  8. juan says:

    All i can say is powder printing sucks, very bad resolution and t have to wait 2 years i believe it will be a big fail for HP. Many new smaller companies coming into the field will surerly be way ahead of that technology.

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