HP opens lab for testing new 3D-printing materials

hp-3d-open-materials-development-lab.jpgIn a bid to strengthen its presence in the additive manufacturing industry, HP has officially opened its new 3D Open Materials and Applications Lab at its Corvallis, Oregon site this week.

The 3,500 square-foot lab will be used by HP and its partners to test new, powdered raw materials for use in HP’s 3D printers, and get real-time feedback from engineers.

“In order for 3D printing to go mainstream, you need the materials piece to take off with the technology, or the ecosystem won’t flourish,” said Tim Weber, global head of 3D Materials and Advanced Applications and general manager of the Corvallis site. “We want materials companies to work with their customers and drive innovation on our platform.”

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