FDM Digital Invests in Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printer from HP

The UK-based company will use the system to provide parts for the aerospace, automotive, F1 and consumer packaging sectors.

Burnley, UK-based FDM Digital Solutions has invested in an HP Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) 3D printer for end-use components. The printer is said to be as much as 10 times faster and cheaper to run than other systems and is suitable for producing low-volume parts that would traditionally be manufactured by silicone/RIM tooling or even low-volume costly injection molding.

FDM Digital Solution’s HP 3D printing machine is said to be the only one in the UK commercially available specifically targeting the aerospace, automotive, F1 and consumer packaging sectors. The MJF printer is a powder-bed fusion system that uses liquid fusing agents and binders to produce functional parts from 3D CAD. 

“We’re really excited about our investment in this printer,” says Graeme Bond, FDM Digital’s technical director. “This new technology, combined with our in-house design for additive manufacturing (DFAM) training with time served engineering and laser scanning expertise, will help us deliver great results for all our existing and new customers—it’s going to be a real game changer during 2018!”

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