Fast, High-quality 3D Printed Parts
Powder-bed printing with higher resolution, smoother surface finish and superior production throughput
HP Jet Fusion technology shares many aspects with traditional powder-bed technologies – but with a few key improvements.
HP 3D printing technology uses engineering-grade thermoplastics, typically Nylon, which is capable of producing complex, organic geometries due to the lack of necessary support material.
How it Works
An overview of the HP Jet Fusion 3D printing process
HP Jet Fusion printers repeatedly lay thin layers of powder on the build plate. After a layer of powder is put down, a print head carriage sweeps over the print area jetting out two agents:
- A fusing agent is jetted where the part needs to be
- A detailing agent is jetted on the edge of the part.
During this same sweep, UV lamps heat the material, allowing the part to fuse not only in the X and Y axis, but also in the Z axis. This creates isotropic mechanical property parts unique to 3D printing.
Explore popular uses for HP Jet Fusion 3D printing
- Functional rapid prototypes
- Customized prosthetics and orthotics
- Consumer goods and electronics
- End use parts
- Medical components
Standard: 5 – 8 days
Expedited: as soon as next day
X/Y Direction = +/-.012” or +/- .003 in/in, whichever is greater; Z Direction = +/- .020” or +/- .005 in/in, whichever is greater.
380 x 284 x 380 mm.
The standard natural color is heather gray. Parts can be readily dyed a uniform black color.
- PA 12
- PA 11
- PA 12 GB
0.030” (dependent on layer height).
Large, dense parts create high thermal energy zones, more material consumption and often create surface defects in the part.
To resolve these issues, add a shell or hollow feature (2-3mm) to these parts.
Gain answers to common questions about the HP 3D printing process.