Pro2Pro, the country’s leading prototype and rapid manufacturing company, has invested in a HP 4200 Multi Jet Fusion 3D printer and Dyemansion Powershot C automatic de-powdering system at their Telford headquarters. The turnkey package, supplied by UK Channel partner Europac3D, will enhance Pro2Pro’s already substantial rapid manufacturing capabilities and is the first company within the UK to have purchased the combined system.
“The addition of the HP Multi Jet Fusion 3d printer gives us an extra dimension within the rapid manufacturing sector, we can produce hundreds of functional end-use parts overnight and be delivering to our customers within 48 / 72 hours. Our strengths come from concentrating on our customers needs and with such a wide range of technologies at our disposal we can always offer a speedy and economic solution. The HP and Dyemansion is another significant string to our bow,” said Dave Piper, Pro2Pro Managing Director.
The HP Multi Jet Fusion 4200 3D printer has significant advantages over its competitors with the ability to pack a full build volume of parts (380 x 380 x 284mm) within a 12 hour build-time. Productivity and throughput are greatly enhanced and allows Pro2pro to meet the tight deadlines demanded by modern industry.
Furthermore, the Dyemansion Powershot C allows for the automatic de-powdering of components when they are first extracted from the build stations. This usually labour-intensive process is eliminated, with whole process now taking just minutes to de-powder parts rather than hours. As the only rapid manufacturing company in the UK to have the full system Pro2Pro are in a unique position to turn around large batches of 3d printed components in the shortest possible time.
The HP system produces parts in PA12 / PA11 Nylon which is suitable for many end-use applications, particularly within the automotive sector and with costs highly competitive to comparable technologies, the system offers a real alternative to low volume injection moulding runs in the early development of a project.
“Pro2Pro’s use of the HP’s Multi Jet Fusion printer and Dyemansion De-powdering system sets a gold standard for rapid manufacturing service providers, by investing in the complete solution Pro2pro have positioned themselves as a leading provider of rapid manufacturing services in terms of quality, accuracy and fast lead times,” commented John Beckett, Managing Director of Europac3D.
Europac 3D, headquartered in state-of-the-art facilities in Cheshire, offers a full spectrum of services from the supply of cutting-edge scanners, printers and accessories to installation, maintenance and training of staff in the usage of 3D hardware and software.