2/22/2018 | 1 MINUTE READ

HP and Dassault Systèmes Collaborate for Design Applications

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The collaboration is intended to help advance product design innovation. 

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HP and Dassault Systèmes have announced a collaboration intended to optimize Dassault Systèmes’ Solidworks 3D design and engineering applications to take advantage of the voxel-level capabilities of HP’s Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing solutions. 

Powered by Dassault Systèmes’ 3DExperience platform, Solidworks applications support the complete design through manufacturing process, the company says. Meanwhile, HP’s Multi Jet Fusion plastic production 3D printers enable users to control part properties at the voxel level, for the creation of parts and products with multiple physical properties such as variable stiffness and flexibility, numerous colors and textures, and electrical conductivity and communications.

HP and Dassault Systèmes will align future technology roadmaps to provide users with access to the latest design tools integrated with HP’s technology, as well as design tools for new materials. This roadmap includes upcoming releases of the Solidworks portfolio to support the full-color capabilities of HP’s recently released Jet Fusion 300 / 500 series of 3D printers. Both companies are supporters of the 3MF standard to deliver reliable exchange of color information for 3D printing. They will continue to test, validate, and support 3MF for their solutions to assure accuracy of information exchange across the manufacturing workflow.

“The $12 trillion manufacturing market is being digitally transformed and HP and Dassault Systèmes share a vision to change the way the world designs and manufactures,” says Stephen Nigro, president of 3D Printing, HP Inc. “Some of the world’s greatest innovations spawn from the ideas of students, researchers, educators, and entrepreneurs. We are honored to bring the HP Multi Jet Fusion platform together with Solidworks’ leading design platform and millions of users worldwide to give creators the the tools to build the next great innovations.”

“Innovators are driving tomorrow’s industry renaissance, and additive manufacturing, new materials and 3DExperience twins are opening up a world of possibilities where they can test and create their concepts,” says Gian Paolo Bassi, CEO, Solidworks, Dassault Systèmes. “Our investments in materials science combined with HP’s open approach to materials development are also key to accelerating the 3D printing industry. Together we can expand on the technologies of both companies and collaboratively research new tools around materials science and the development of new materials. Innovators can stretch the limits of imagination, invent and reinvent, further the art of manufacturing and ultimately pursue sustainable innovation for products, nature and life.”

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