5/3/2018 | 1 MINUTE READ

HP Introduces 300 / 500 Series of Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printers

Originally titled 'Full-Color 3D Printers Introduced'
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HP's 300 / 500 Multi Jet Fusion 3D printers enable the manufacture of parts in full color, or black and white, depending on the model.

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HP has introduced its Jet Fusion 300 / 500 series of 3D printers, enabling manufactures to produce engineering-grade, functional parts in full color, black or white with voxel control.

The series includes the HP Jet Fusion 340 (black and white) and 380 (color) printers, intended for customers who have smaller part-size or batch-size needs, and the HP Jet Fusion 540 (black and white) and 580 (color) printers, featuring a bigger build size for larger parts or heavier production demands. The printers feature a compact design, enhanced workflow, and integrated and automated materials delivery system. 

The 300 / 500 series printers are intended for small- to medium-sized product development teams and design businesses, entrepreneurs, and universities and research institutions. With this portfolio expansion, HP aims to provide users of its Multi Jet Fusion solutions the ability to prototype and produce new designs and applications on the same platform. The series supports OBJ, VRML and 3MF color file formats, enabling designers to produce parts without file conversion or potential data corruption, HP says. the printers are suitable for use in healthcare, automotive, consumer goods and other industries.

The HP Jet Fusion 300 / 500 series of 3D printers is available for order and will begin shipping in the second half of 2018.

A new material, HP 3D High Reusability CB PA 12, has been launched alongside the 300 / 500 series. Parts using this material will have mechanical properties similar to the HP 3D High Reusability PA 12 material from HP’s industrial solutions. The Jet Fusion 300 / 500 series will ultimately support similar materials as the Jet Fusion 3200/4200/4210, as well as unique materials that enable color or other voxel-level capabilities.

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