Mumbai’s Imaginarium showcased HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200 3D printer

Mumbai’s Imaginarium showcased HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200 3D printer
HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200 3D printer

Andheri East based Imaginarium, a leader in 3D printing and advanced manufacturing technology, recently showcased India’s first commercial HP 3D Printer—the HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200 printing solution—at its the art additive manufacturing facility.

Imaginarium showcased HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200’s disruptive prototyping and manufacturing capabilities as well as outlining their go-to-market strategy as one of the first reselling partners of the product in India.  Imaginarium  is the first customer of the system in India.

The Jet Fusion 3D printer was commercially launched in the country on 17 January 2018.

Atit Kothari, business development – leadership team at  Imaginarium  talked about the fourth industrial revolution, Industry 4.0, and highlighted some of the benefits of 3D printing and how it can change the overall manufacturing industry worldwide and in India.

HP 2Samples produced on the HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200 3D printer

He said that with this technology the lead time can be greatly reduced, transportation costs can be saved as manufacturing can happen close to the customer, smaller inventory will be needed, among other benefits.

“Imaginarium has always prided itself in being on the forefront of the 3D printing technology revolution and our partnership with HP for its first commercial launch is a logical step in that direction. We believe this will disrupt the Indian manufacturing sector in particular and open up new avenues for the creative Indian mind,” Kothari said.

According to Kothari, Imaginarium would be targeting the entire manufacturing spectrum including auto, appliances, electronics and healthcare.

During the media demonstration, a functional lock-key and a carabiner, two of the most common applications relevant in various industries, were successfully printed out at the rate of 11 seconds per layer of 80 microns. The entire process, from uploading the designs on HP build platform to final output took no more than 3 hours for 40 pieces each of lock-key and the carabiner. Presently, the material being used to print is plastic and there are plans to incorporate metals and alloys in the near future.

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