FDM Digital Solutions invests in HP additive manufacturing machine

AMJanuary18News - FDM Digital Solutions
AMJanuary18News - FDM Digital Solutions

FDM Digital Solutions, a leading UK additive manufacturing company, has invested in a HP additive manufacturing machine which aims to revolutionise the way end use components are manufactured, saving time, money and resources.

The HP Multi Jet Fusion is up to 10 times faster and cheaper to run, making it ideal for low volume parts which would traditionally be manufactured by silicon/RIM tooling or even low volume costly injection moulding.

The HP MJF can produce hundreds of parts in a set build time which gives it a volumetric build envelope advantage over other current 3D printer.

The Burnley-based company’s HP 3D printer is the only one in the UK commercially available specifically targeting the aerospace, automotive, F1 and consumer packaging sectors.

Graeme Bond, FDM Digital’s technical director, said: “As the go-to additive manufacturing specialists with the largest production capacity in the UK, we’ve always led the way when it comes to investing in future state-of-the-art technology to help our customers reduce lead times and costs, increase speed to market whilst adding design value to the products being produced thereby increasing their profitability margins for the long term.”

“We’re really excited about our investment in this printer. 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.”

The 3D Multi jet fusion machine is a powder bed fusion system. It uses liquid fusing agents and binders to produce functional parts direct from 3D CAD. The broad design potential this offers will benefit any company designing and producing parts.


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