HP accelerates in Asia-Pacific 3D printing expansion

15 June 2017

Building on its 3D printing industry leadership and momentum, HP Inc. announced the commercial availability of its award-winning Jet Fusion 3D Printing solution and the expansion of its 3D printing business across the Asia-Pacific region.  Hangzhou Shining 3D ePrint Tech Co. Ltd., a leading 3D printing services provider with more than 10,000 customers worldwide, plans to collaborate with HP to deploy customized 3D printing innovations in more than 50 locations across China including Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Nanjing, and Shanghai.  Infinite 3D Printing, one of China’s largest 3D printing solutions providers, also plans to install HP’s 3D printing solutions in multiple technology centers including Suzhou and Qingdao.

 

HP also announced it is extending its Partner First 3D Printing Specialization reseller program to the Asia-Pacific region and adding more than a dozen new partners; is expanding its open 3D materials and applications ecosystem with the addition of Sinopec Yanshan Petrochemical Company; and is opening new 3D Printing Reference and Experience Centers in multiple countries to enable deeper engagement with existing and potential customers and partners.

“Ubiquitous connectivity and technologies like robotics, artificial intelligence, sensors, and 3D printing are sparking the Fourth Industrial Revolution.  And perhaps no industry, and no region, has more opportunity in front of it than the nearly $6 trillion Asia-Pacific manufacturing sector,” said Stephen Nigro, President of 3D Printing, HP Inc. “We are excited to bring the industry’s leading 3D printing technology, most robust partner community, and most innovative materials ecosystem to help this world-class manufacturing community accelerate their reinvention.  Anchored by some of the most advanced companies in the world, the region’s diverse and dynamic collection of global brands, large contract manufacturers, and materials leaders is primed to play a significant role in this global industry transformation.”

“As an early adopter of HP’s breakthrough Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology, we are thrilled to see their expansion into Asia, home of some of the highest volume manufacturing,” said John Dulchinos, VP of Digital Manufacturing, Jabil.  “As we expand 3D printing within our own digital manufacturing strategy, not only in Asia but worldwide, we look forward to HP continuing to drive the market in performance, cost, and reliability appropriate for industrial applications.” 

Shining 3D ePrint is the leading Chinese 3D printing company with more than 10,000 customers in more than 70 countries throughout Asia, the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East.  Shining 3D ePrint plans to deploy HP’s 3D printing solutions in more than 50 locations across China including its Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Nanjing, and Shanghai facilities.  Shining 3D ePrint is also joining the HP Partner First 3D Printing Specialization reseller program, supporting HP’s new 3D Printing Reference and Experience Centers nationwide across China, and further developing 3D printing applications suited for the Chinese market. 

“As the leading 3D printing provider in China we are honored to partner with a technology innovator like HP to bring production ready 3D printing to the largest manufacturing market in the world,” said Mr. Zhao Dong Lai, President, Shining 3D ePrint.  “The speed, quality, and economics of HP’s Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing solutions make them an ideal foundation for the next-generation of 3D services and parts we deliver to our wide array of customers across the globe.” 

Infinite 3D Printing is a leading Chinese 3D printing solutions provider and key catalyst for growth of the Chinese 3D printing market including in education, training, R&D, government and academic alliances, and development of the China 3D Printing Innovation Center in the Qingdao High-Tech Zone.  Infinite 3D Printing plans to deploy HP 3D printing solutions in multiple locations including the cities of Suzhou and Qingdao, and has been selected to join HP’s Partner First 3D Printing Specialization reseller program.

“We are proud to deploy HP’s breakthrough 3D printing solutions as part of our customer offerings and as a key platform for the future of manufacturing in the Qingdao China 3D Printing Innovation Center,” said Mr. Luo Jun, CEO, Infinite 3D Printing and founder of the World 3D Association. “HP brings decades of experience transforming markets, the world’s most innovative 3D printing solutions, and an open materials platform reinventing the traditional materials ecosystem together to unlock the power of additive manufacturing for the global market.”

To meet rising opportunity in the world’s largest manufacturing market, HP is officially expanding the HP Partner First 3D Printing Specialization program to the Asia-Pacific region.  With more than 40 members across the Americas, Europe, and Asia, including new partners Aurora, AM Korea, ECSS, evok3d, Eye2Eye, Infinite 3D Printing, FormX, Huxen, Hyunwoo Data, Shining 3D ePrint, Trustworthy, Wenpoo, and 3D Pro, the program is expanding to serve Greater China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, and Australia as it extends its reach beyond North America and Europe.  Additional partners and countries will be added to the program as HP continues to broaden its business across the region.

Certified HP 3D printing reseller and go-to-market partners will bring best-in-class expertise and knowledge of HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology to customers deploying the solutions, as well as value added services such as the enablement of new applications and industry-leading response time and service quality.

Sinopec Yanshan Petrochemical Company intends to join HP’s growing materials ecosystem which already includes global leaders Arkema, BASF, Evonik, Henkel, and Lehmann & Voss.  HP’s unique open 3D printing platform model helps expand the availability of new materials and address a broader set of applications, lower materials and development costs, drive speed and performance improvements, and create new possibilities for part properties that address specific industry needs. Sinopec Yanshan Petrochemical Company intends to collaborate with HP to develop polyolefin based powders for HP 3D printers based on Multi Jet Fusion technology.

“The combined global footprint and shared vision of Sinopec Yanshan Petrochemical Company and HP will help transform the 3D printing materials marketplace, and the entire global manufacturing industry,” said Mr. Jiao Yang, vice president of Sinopec Yanshan Petrochemical Company.  “HP’s open platform will help us and our global customers to collaborate and achieve a win-win.”

To enable companies to engage with HP’s Jet Fusion 3D Printing solutions in production scenarios, HP and its partners are also unveiling several new 3D Printing Reference and Experience Centers in Beijing, Hangzhou, Qingdao, Shanghai, Suzhou, Taipei, Tokyo, Singapore, and Melbourne.  Additionally, Shining 3D ePrint plans to showcase HP 3D printing solutions in more than 50 demonstration centers in major cities across China. Testing and qualification of new 3D printing use-cases will be enabled in controlled environments, providing customers a simpler path to advance from prototyping to full scale 3D production.  HP previously unveiled more than a dozen 3D Printing Reference and Experience Centers in the U.S. and Europe and plans to continue adding more facilities as it expands its 3D printing business.

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