HP Inc. and Dassault Systèmes Collaborate to Unleash the Next Generation of 3D Design Innovation for Additive Manufacturing

  • Industry leaders to expand Dassault Systèmes’ design applications for HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printers
  • Companies to align technology roadmaps to bring future capabilities such as design tools for new materials for additive manufacturing to designers, engineers and educators

Los Angeles, Feb. 5, 2018 — Today at SOLIDWORKS World, Dassault Systèmes’ annual conference dedicated to the 3D design and engineering community, HP Inc. and Dassault Systèmes announced their collaboration to empower a new era of product design innovation by entrepreneurs, makers, students and businesses. The two companies intend to optimize Dassault Systèmes’ industry-leading SOLIDWORKS 3D design and engineering applications to take advantage of the unique voxel-level capabilities of HP’s Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing solutions. Designers and engineers can completely reimagine products, leverage new materials, escape the limitations of traditional manufacturing, and produce new products more quickly and efficiently.

Powered by Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform, SOLIDWORKS applications support the complete design through manufacturing process, enabling innovators to rethink their approach to how parts and products are made. Millions of designers and engineers use SOLIDWORKS applications to quickly bring innovative ideas for new consumer experiences to market.

HP is now shipping more plastic production 3D printers than any other company in the world. Its Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology revolutionizes design, prototyping, and manufacturing with its unique ability to control part properties at the individual voxel level. This enables the design and production of previously unconceivable parts and, in the future, products with multiple physical properties such as variable stiffness and flexibility, numerous colours 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 voxel-level technology, as well as design tools for new materials. This roadmap includes upcoming releases of the SOLIDWORKS portfolio to support the full-colour capabilities of HP’s newly released Jet Fusion 300 / 500 series of 3D printers. Both companies are strong supporters of the 3MF standard to deliver reliable exchange of colour 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.

HP’s new Jet Fusion 300 / 500 3D printing solution for functional prototyping and short run production (Photo courtesy of HP Inc.)

HP’s new Jet Fusion 300 / 500 3D printing solution for functional prototyping and short run production (Photo courtesy of HP Inc.)

“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,” said 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 honoured to bring the HP Multi Jet Fusion platform together with SOLIDWORKS’ leading design platform and millions of users worldwide to give creators 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,” said 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.”

Changing the Way the World Designs and Manufactures
In addition to the HP Jet Fusion 300 / 500 series, HP also announced its new workstation, VR, and 3D printing and scanning products and services. Attendees at SOLIDWORKS World can experience the industry’s most comprehensive end-to-end solutions for every phase of the 3D product design and production process at HP’s booth #301.

About HP Inc.
HP Inc. creates technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Through our portfolio of printers, PCs, mobile devices, solutions and services, we engineer experiences that amaze. More information is available at http://hp.com.

About Dassault Systèmes
Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, provides business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. Its world-leading solutions transform the way products are designed, produced, and supported. Dassault Systèmes’ collaborative solutions foster social innovation, expanding possibilities for the virtual world to improve the real world. The group brings value to over 220,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 140 countries. For more information, visit www.3ds.com.

3DEXPERIENCE, the Compass logo and the 3DS logo, CATIA, SOLIDWORKS, ENOVIA, DELMIA, SIMULIA, GEOVIA, EXALEAD, 3D VIA, BIOVIA, NETVIBES and 3DEXCITE are registered trademarks of Dassault Systèmes or its subsidiaries in the US and/or other countries.

Source: HP Inc.

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