HP has developed a new polypropylene material for 3D printing. The latest material is a High Reusability Polypropylene equipped by BASF and is adaptable, long-lasting, and chemically resistant. It’s been approved by HP for the firm’s printing systems and will be useful to their clients in the automobile, personal use, industrial and medical fields who need to have efficiency in terms of productivity and financial.
HP has also entered into a collaboration with Oechsler, a leading design, and manufacturing firm, to create applications for the PP and other materials they are currently using. They will also work with their latest client Cobra Golf to work on their metal Jet additive manufacturing technology.
The Coronavirus has elicited various historic reactions for the 3D industry. HP and it’s collaborators have produced over 2.3 million items that have supplemented the supply chain deficits as well as improved on producing items that have assisted health care workers at the forefront in the war against Covid-19 according to Ramon Pastor, the acting president of 3D Printing and Digital manufacturing at HP.
He added that as companies continue to work around the new reality, the firm will keep improving on their master plan and keep developing inventive materials, solutions and create collaborations that will allow their clients to go back to production as well as provide ingenious solutions to industries worldwide.
Polypropylene is an adaptable material widely used in automobiles, manufacturing, consumer and medical fields. The latest High Reusability PP from HP gives clients 3D Printing options that have similar properties to other oftenly used PPs in injection molding but with numerous use options. It’s highly resistant to corrosion, low moisture absorption and is long lasting. It can be used for piping, in fluid systems and containers. Automobile makers can use it during the testing phase and in the final production of car parts.
This latest PP offers efficiency in production and low in wastage . For industrial production, it can cut down on wastage by allowing for close to 100% chance of reusing surplus powder.
HP has embarked on producing new PP apps with collaborators, parts developers, and clients including Extol with a focus on plastics engineering and innovation. Working with leaders in the industry, they are looking at customizing automation and engineering services with GKN Powder Metallurgy/Forecast, a leader in provision industrial additive manufacturing, short-run manufacturing, and high -volume production. They are also partnering with Henkel, the makers of high-impact adhesives and engineering solutions, Oechsler, a known 3D printing parts provider and Prototal, Europe’s most knowledgeable parts manufacturer.