Building on the success of the Jet Fusion 4200, the HP Jet Fusion 500 Series 3D Printer is tailored for small to medium-sized development teams looking for a more compact, office-friendly solution. Designed for in-house prototyping and small scale production, these printers can produce fully functional parts with optimal mechanical properties either in vibrant full color or white depending on the printer model.
The 500 Series integrates mixing, loading, printing, and reclaiming material in one machine. Upon preparing your build with HP’s software, HP’s High Reusability Nylon 12 Color Boost thermoplastic powder is automatically dispensed, mixed, and delivered to the print area.
The powder is spread evenly across the build platform. The print carriage featuring HP Thermal inkjet array passes over the build area depositing fusing, detailing, and coloring agents.
During another pass, the area is exposed to infrared energy which fuses the part’s layers together. The build platform is lowered and the process repeats.
When printing is complete, ambient air cooling ensures part integrity. There is automated vibration and air flow, and then the machine extracts the unused material from within the build chamber.
Unused material is reclaimed inside the chamber for future builds. Throughout the process, material is completely contained within the unit for a cleaner operation.
After cooling, parts are ready for post-processing in a bead blast cabinet. Finished parts are engineering-grade and with similar characteristics to injection molded parts. You can achieve fine detail and high dimensional accuracy for small features.
Print speed combined with the ability to nest parts means you can produce multiple iterations faster than other 3D printing technologies.
As you can see, the HP 500 Series can accelerate your design cycles. It allows you to produce prototypes and fully-functional parts without tooling, at a faster pace compared to traditional 3D printing technologies.
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