Imaginarium, leaders in advanced manufacturing solutions, showcased India’s first commercial HP 3D Printer, the HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200 printing solution on Tuesday, demonstrating its 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 also the first customer of the system in India and the machine is installed at Imaginarium’s state of the art Additive Manufacturing facility in Mumbai.
HP Inc. launched the Jet Fusion 3D printing solution commercially in the country on January 17, 2018.
Atit Kothari, business development, leadership team at Imaginarium, said, “ 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, bringing our nation closer to the big league manufacturers of the world. We are excited with this partnership and hope to accelerate its adoption across the length and breadth of the country and more importantly explore greenfield opportunities as well.”
According to Imaginarium, the HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200 is one of the most user-friendly machines in the market. They would be targeting the entire manufacturing spectrum including auto, appliances, electronics and healthcare. Awareness, ease of use and the technical superiority of this technology is what Imaginarium would focus on for the coming months.
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 secs/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.
The manufacturing sector of India has the potential to reach US$ 1 trillion by 2025 and India is expected to rank amongst the top three growth economies and manufacturing destination of the world by the year 2020.