At North American Manufacturing Excellence Summit 2019 last month in Chicago we spoke with David Woodlock, an Engineering Manager with HP 3D Printing.
HP has an enormous supply chain organization supporting a business that ships more than two printers and PCs every second. To improve productivity, HP has invested in additive manufacturing capabilities not for rapid prototyping, but to remove the need to physically move parts from one place to another. If every facility can 3D print the parts it needs when it needs them, huge simplifications are brought to supply chain and manufacturing operations. HP has found great success with these tools, and is now actively working to share its story with other manufacturers.
Created in 2015 and based in Silicon Valley, HP Inc. combines the heart and energy of a start-up with the scale and power of a Fortune 100 multinational corporation. Backed by nearly 50,000 employees and drawing from a 80-year legacy of engineered innovation, the company is focused on creating technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Through our portfolio of printers, PCs, mobile devices, solutions, and services, we engineer experiences that amaze. HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printing technology is set to reinvent design and manufacturing, by unlocking the full potential of 3D printing. HP Jet Fusion technology signals a new era in manufacturing. More information is available at www.hp.com/go/3DPrinting