HP Opens 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing Center in Spain

June 12, 2019

Today in Barcelona, Spain, 3D Metal Printing was on hand as HP Inc. unveiled its 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing Center of Excellence, an R&D facility bringing together hundreds of additive manufacturing (AM) experts in more than 150,000 sq. ft. of space. The new Center of Excellence boasts professionals in systems engineering, data intelligence, software, materials science, design, and applications in what may be the world’s largest population of AM specialists in one location.
The 3-plus-acre facility at HP’s Barcelona campus is dedicated to the development of HP’s industrial 3D printing portfolio and provides a large-scale factory environment to collaborate with customers and partners on the digital manufacturing technologies.
“HP’s new 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing Center of Excellence is one of the largest and most advanced 3D printing and digital manufacturing research and development centers on Earth – it truly embodies our mission to transform the world’s biggest industries through sustainable technological innovation,” says Christoph Schell, president of 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing at HP Inc. “We are bringing HP’s substantial resources and industrial 3D printing expertise together with our customers, partners, and community to drive the technologies and skills that will further unleash the benefits of digital manufacturing.”
Specifically designed for active collaboration across HP engineering and R&D groups, customers, and partners, the new facility integrates flexible and interactive layouts, co-development environments, and fleets of the latest HP plastics and metals 3D production systems to drive more rapid and agile product development and end-to-end solutions for customers, according to company officials. Partners such as BASF, GKN Metallurgy, Siemens, Volkswagen and others across the automotive, industrial, healthcare and consumer-goods sectors will continue collaborating with HP on new 3D printing and digital manufacturing innovations at the center.
HP’s investment in the new Barcelona facility significantly expands HP’s global 3D printing and digital manufacturing footprint and enhances existing innovation locations in Corvallis, OR; Palo Alto, CA; San Diego, CA; Vancouver, WA; Barcelona; and Singapore. In Singapore, HP recently launched a collaboration with Nanyang Technological University and the Singapore National Research Foundation to drive 3D printing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, materials and applications, and cybersecurity innovations.
Industry-Related Terms: Additive manufacturing
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