HP Opens 3D Open Materials and Applications Lab in Oregon

HP 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. HP said it is currently working with materials companies including Arkema, BASF, Evonik, and Lehmann & Voss to co-develop new materials for the HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200 and HP Jet Fusion 3D 3200 printers. “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.” Source: Inside 3D Printing News