New MJF 3D Printer Series Targets 4th Industrial Revolution
May 10, 2019 / Michael Molitch-Hou
Ahead of this month’s RAPID + TCT additive manufacturing trade show, HP has introduced the latest in its series of Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) 3D printers, the HP Jet Fusion 5200 series. The news came with other announcements, including new partnerships, new materials, and the kick off of the HP Digital Manufacturing Network, meant for the production of 3D-printed parts at scale.
The company’s latest system is not flashy in terms of introducing an entirely new process or new capabilities to the industry such as the embedded electronics foreshadowed in 2016, etc. Instead, the 5200 and 5210 3D printers are meant to be an improvement over prior monochromatic MJF 3D printers, the 3200, 4200 and 4210. Whereas the 400 and 500 series systems are designed for prototyping and the 4200 series is positioned for short runs, the 5200 is meant for volume production.