BARCELONA, Spain–HP Inc. recently opened the doors to its 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing Center of Excellence here. The center brings together hundreds of the world’s leading additive manufacturing experts in more than 150,000 square feet of cutting-edge innovation space. It provides a large-scale factory environment to collaborate with customers and partners on the digital manufacturing technologies revolutionizing their industries.
The experts are in fields such as systems engineering, data intelligence, software, materials science and design. The facility integrates flexible and interactive layouts, co-development environments, and fleets of the latest HP plastics and metals 3D production systems to drive more rapid and agile product development for customers. Companies such as BASF, GKN Metallurgy, Siemens, Volkswagen and others will collaborate with HP at the center.
The new facility also reflects HP’s commitment to the environment by incorporating a photovoltaic canopy to provide 110 kilowatts of power, rain water reuse for irrigation and sanitary purposes, HVAC and natural light optimization, and eco-friendly construction materials with a goal of achieving a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification.
Finally, the center significantly expands HP’s global 3D printing and digital manufacturing footprint and enhances existing innovation locations in Corvallis, Oregon; Palo Alto, California; San Diego, California; Vancouver, Washington; Barcelona, Spain; and Singapore, where HP recently launched a collaboration with Nanyang Technological University and the Singapore National Research Foundation to develop 3D printing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, materials and applications, and cybersecurity innovations.