3D prototyping solution added to HP Designjet range
The potential of inkjet technology to grow the 3D prototyping market has been boosted with the launch of HPs Designjet 3D printer series. Aimed at the mechanical computer aided design (MCAD) and educational markets but with scope for printers looking to diversify, the system allows users to produce plastic 3D models.
Available in two models and starting below ?13,000, the HP Designjet 3D printer creates models in ivory coloured HP Designjet 3D ABS Material, while the HP Designjet Color 3D printer can produce single-colour parts using eight different colours. ??
"The HP Designjet 3D printing solution offers the ideal combination of affordability, model quality and usability," said Santiago Morera, large-format printing business vice president, HP.
"The affordability of the HP Designjet 3D printers means that businesses that choose these products are likely to see a return on investment very quickly. If they are outsourcing just five to ten models per month, the printer can pay for itself in one year."