HP 3D printing materials

The MDK enables companies interested in certifying their materials to quickly test 3D powder spreadability and compatibility with HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printers prior to submitting the materials to HP for testing. Market leaders like DSM and Dow Chemical are among the 50+ companies actively engaged with HP’s industry-first MDK.

The Vision System Accessory works in conjunction with the MDK and facilitates the testing of new materials under development. It allows material suppliers to easily assess and quantify new material properties by automating the test coupon analysis.

“HP is leading the evolution of 3D printing from prototyping to production and SIGMADESIGN understands how important each step of the manufacturing process is in this journey. Materials are at the center of successful manufacturing, and the combination of HP’s open platform and the ability to enable voxel-level control will help expedite the digital transformation of this multi-trillion dollar market.

Many companies, both large and small, do not have the internal capabilities to execute their 3D printing vision as quickly or as broadly as they’d like. We are proud to provide world-class foundational tools such as the MDK and in-depth design expertise for organizations ready to innovate using HP Multi Jet Fusion technology right now.”

Bill Huseby, president and CEO, SIGMADESIGN

This 3,500 square-foot facility offers 3D partners a range of equipment and in-house expertise to jumpstart and accelerate materials innovation and the development of new applications. This is critical to quickening the evolution and adoption of 3D printing technologies.

“We are convening the world’s leading materials companies and empowering them to disrupt and innovate.”

Dr. Tim Weber, Head of the Open Applications and Materials Lab

1. HP 3D High Reusability PA 11 3D data courtesy of NACAR.

2. HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solutions using HP 3D High Reusability PA 11 provide up to 70% powder reusability ratio, producing functional parts batch after batch. For testing, material is aged in real printing conditions and powder is tracked by generations (worst case for reusability). Parts are then made from each generation and tested for mechanical properties and accuracy.

3. Testing according to ASTM D638, ASTM D256, and ASTM D648 using HDT at different loads with a 3D scanner for dimensional accuracy. Testing monitored using statistical process controls.

4. HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solutions using HP 3D High Reusability PA 12 provide up to 80% powder reusability ratio, producing functional parts batch after batch. For testing, material is aged in real printing conditions and powder is tracked by generations (worst case for reusability). Parts are then made from each generation and tested for mechanical properties and accuracy.

5. Supplies price, and maintenance costs recommended by manufacturer. Cost criteria: printing 1.4 full build chambers of parts per day/5 days per week over 1 year of 30 cm3 parts at 10% packing density on Fast print mode using HP 3D High Reusability PA 12 material, and the powder reusability ratio recommended by manufacturer, and printing under certain build conditions and part geometries.

6. HP 3D High Reusability PA 12 Glass Beads 3D data courtesy of NACAR.

7. HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solutions using HP 3D High Reusability PA 12 Glass Beads provide up to 70% powder reusability ratio, producing functional parts batch after batch. For testing, material is aged in real printing conditions and powder is tracked by generations (worst case for reusability). Parts are then made from each generation and tested for mechanical properties and accuracy.

8. Based on HP internal testing, June 2017, HP 3D600/3D700/3D710 Fusing and Detailing Agents, HP 3D High Reusability PA 11 powder, and HP 3D High Reusability PA 12 powder meet USP Class I-VI and US FDA's guidance for Intact Skin Surface Devices. Tested according to USP Class I-VI including irritation, acute systemic toxicity, and implantation; cytotoxicity per ISO 10993-5, Biological evaluation of medical devices–part 5: Tests for in vitro cytotoxicity; and sensitization per ISO 10993-10, Biological evaluation of medical devices–Part 10: Tests for irritation and skin sensitization. It is the responsibility of the customer to determine that its use of the fusing and detailing agents and powder is safe and technically suitable to the intended applications and consistent with the relevant regulatory requirements (including FDA requirements) applicable to the customer’s final product. For more information, see hp.com/go/biocompatibilitycertificate/PA11 and hp.com/go/biocompatibilitycertificate/PA12

9. BASF Ultrasint® TPU01 data courtesy of Kupol.

10. The only terms and conditions governing the sale of HP 3D printer solutions are those set forth in a written sales agreement. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements for such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty or additional binding terms and conditions. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein and the information herein is subject to change without notice. The Certified for HP Jet Fusion 3D Materials have not been designed, manufactured or tested by HP for compliance with legal requirements and recipients are responsible for making their own determination as to the suitability of Vestosint 3D Z2773 for their purposes, including but not limited as regards direct or indirect food contact applications.

11. ESTANE® 3D TPU M95A data courtesy of HP-Lubrizol.

12. Expected general availability beginning 2020.

13. HP 3D High Reusability CB PA 12 data courtesy of Konstruktion Baumann.

14. HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solutions using HP 3D High Reusability CB PA 12 provide up to 80% powder reusability ratio, producing functional parts batch after batch. For testing, material is aged in real printing conditions and powder is tracked by generations (worst case for reusability). Parts are then made from each generation and tested for mechanical properties and accuracy.

15. Full color parts applicable only with the HP Jet Fusion 580 Color 3D Printer.