Sheffield, UK/November 14, 2022 — Building on many years of close collaboration, AMT and HP announced a new strategic partnership to deliver advanced post processing capabilities to HP customers. The partnership centers on an Integrated Post Processing Solution providing full support through the entire 3D printing production workflow.
The new solutions, badged as PostPro DMS (Digital Manufacturing System), enable a seamless connection between the physical and digital elements of the workflow from design to production to post processing. Using the solution, customers can more efficiently, and cost effectively integrate and automate post processing steps such as cleaning, chemical vapor smoothing, colouring, part sorting and inspection for applications produced with HP’s industrial Jet Fusion 3D printing polymer printing solutions.
AMT is working with several automation and software partners to package up the whole solution to deliver to HP customers from early 2023 and will bolster the collaboration by partnering with key players in the hardware and software space for post processing. Customers such as Oechsler and others, have already committed to using the joint solution for high value end part production.
“We are excited to take our partnership to the next level with AMT given their shared vision, shared customer, and proven portfolio of post processing post processing technology. At HP we believe leveraging partnerships that bring unique expertise to the end-to-end Multi Jet Fusion workflow are key to accelerating the scale of additive manufacturing to production,” said Wayne Davey, Global Head of Sales and Go To Market for HP’s Personalization and 3D Printing business.
In addition to the full-scale Digital Manufacturing System, AMT has also designed a modular automated loader system to further optimize the post-processing workflow. The automated loader system efficiently loads batches of 3D printed parts to and from the PostPro SF100, enabling 24/7 chemical vapour smoothing. The automated loading system is ideal for additive manufacturing users who may not have the mass production throughput for the DMS but require more utilisation out of their existing systems. AMT’s automated loader system is now available to purchase as an upgrade with the PostPro SF 100. Customers will additionally be able to view technology demonstrations at AMT’s faculties in the UK, Europe and USA in 2023.
“AMT is committed to supporting HP’s customers to reduce their TCO while increasing throughput and repeatability and reproducibility of their 3D Printing Operations. We believe that this approach of providing a one-stop shop for an integrated post processing solution is a first in the industry and will enhance HP’s value add proposition in the market. We are incredibly excited to renew our partnership with HP, and to working together over the coming years.” Commented Joseph Crabtree, CEO and Founder of AMT.
Additionally, AMT and HP are working together on several technical development projects, including the colouring of automotive applications, specifically new white parts produced with the new HP Jet Fusion 5420W Solution being shown on HP’s stand at Formnext. Both companies will showcase a variety of end-use applications on display at Formnext, ranging from automotive as mentioned, to medical and consumer industries. Together the companies will host an Expert Presentation on Wednesday, November 16th at 2:00 PM, to discuss how General Motors leveraged HP and AMT’s Integrated Post Processing Solutions to enable the mass production of automotive components.