HP Unveils New Material for 3D Polymers Production

At AMUG, a new material from HP debuts: HP 3D HR PA 12 S, enabled by Arkema, establishing a new benchmark in surface finish, the company reports.

HP introduces new material HP 3D HR PA 12 S, enabled by Arkema, establishing a new benchmark in surface finish, the company reports.

At the annual AMUGconference, HP Inc. will showcase parts using a new material qualified for its industrial 3D polymers solutions. Developed with Arkema, the new PA 12 S material designed to enhance surface aesthetics, while reducing costs for customers using HP’s Jet Fusion 5200 Series 3D printing solutions, the company says. The material is also set to become available for the Jet Fusion 5600 Series later this spring.

“From design to parts production and post processing, HP is committed to delivering a broad range of innovative materials and programs for more sustainable production,” says Francois Minec, global head of 3D polymers, HP. “We are thrilled to once again join our colleagues across the industry at AMUG as we collectively look to accelerate scale and adoption of additive manufacturing.”

Optimizing Efficiency with PA 12 S

The introduction of PA 12 S, enabled by Arkema, is set to reduce variable costs per part and streamlines post-processing steps. These advancements enable manufacturers to produce parts more efficiently while maintaining high quality and sustainability standards.

Sustainable Production

HP's new PA 12 S material has a high reusability ratio, up to 85% reusability ratio, minimizing waste, the company notes.

In addition to the new PA 12 S, HP has worked with other materials companies to co-develop and deliver a variety of polymer materials including thermoplastics (HP 3D HR PA 11, HP 3D HR PA 12 S enabled by Arkema, HP 3D HR PA 12 W, HP 3D HR PA 12 GB and HP 3D HR PP enabled by BASF) and elastomers (BASF Ultrasint TPU01, ESTANE 3D TPU M95A, ESTANE 3D TPU M88A and HP 3D HR TPA enabled by Evonik). Customers are using these materials along with HP’s expansive offering of professional services, design capabilities, software, hardware, automation, and post processing solutions for more sustainable production across industries including automotive, consumer, healthcare, and industrial, according to HP.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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