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HP and Dassault Systèmes Collaborate on the Next Gen of Design for Additive Manufacturing

This full color model is a heart of a young girl named Jemma with a complex heart defect; the heart was printed using HP's new Jet Fusion 300 / 500 3D printer to help surgeons at Phoenix Children's Hospital prepare, select the best surgical path and explain the procedure to Jemma's family. *Credit required as follows: Data courtesy of Phoenix Children's Hospital; Heart of Jemma

At SOLIDWORKS World, Dassault Systèmes’ annual conference dedicated to the 3D design and engineering community, HP Inc. and Dassault Systèmes announced their collaboration to empower a new era of product design innovation by entrepreneurs, makers, students and businesses.  The two companies intend to optimize Dassault Systèmes’ industry-leading SOLIDWORKS 3D design and engineering applications to take advantage of the unique voxel-level capabilities of HP’s Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing solutions.  Designers and engineers can completely reimagine products, leverage new materials, escape the limitations of traditional manufacturing, and produce new products more quickly and efficiently.

Powered by Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform, SOLIDWORKS applications support the complete design through the manufacturing process, enabling innovators to rethink their approach to how parts and products are made.  Millions of designers and engineers use SOLIDWORKS applications to quickly bring innovative ideas for new consumer experiences to market.

HP is the world’s leading provider of plastic production 3D printers.  Its Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology revolutionizes design, prototyping, and manufacturing with its unique ability to control part properties at the individual voxel level. This enables the design and production of previously unconceivable parts and, in the future, products with multiple physical properties such as variable stiffness and flexibility, numerous colors and textures, and electrical conductivity and communications.

HP and Dassault Systèmes will align future technology roadmaps to ensure that users have access to the latest design tools integrated with HP’s voxel-level technology, as well as design tools for new materials.  This roadmap includes upcoming releases of the SOLIDWORKS portfolio to support the full-color capabilities of HP’s newly released Jet Fusion 300 / 500 series of 3D printers.  Both companies are strong supporters of the 3MF standard to ensure reliable exchange of color information for 3D printing.  They will continue to test, validate, and support 3MF for their solutions to assure accuracy of information exchange across the manufacturing workflow.

“The $12 trillion manufacturing market is being digitally transformed and HP and Dassault Systèmes share a vision to change the way the world designs and manufactures,” said Stephen Nigro, President of 3D Printing, HP Inc. “Some of the world’s greatest innovations spawn from the ideas of students, researchers, educators, and entrepreneurs. We are honored to bring the HP Multi Jet Fusion platform together with SOLIDWORKS’ leading design platform and millions of users worldwide to give creators the the tools to build the next great innovations.”

“Innovators are driving tomorrow’s industry renaissance, and additive manufacturing, new materials and 3DEXPERIENCE twins are opening up a world of possibilities where they can test and create their concepts,” said Gian Paolo Bassi, CEO, SOLIDWORKS, Dassault Systèmes.  “Our investments in materials science combined with HP’s open approach to materials development are the foundation of a successful partnership between Dassault Systèmes and HP.  Together we can expand on the technologies of both companies and collaboratively research new tools around materials science and the development of new materials.  Innovators can stretch the limits of imagination, invent and reinvent, further the art of manufacturing and ultimately pursue sustainable innovation for products, nature and life.”

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