Christoph Schell, HP’s President of 3D Printing & Digital Manufacturing

On the opening day of the RAPID + TCT Show in Detroit, HP introduced the new Jet Fusion 5200 Series 3D printing solution – an industrial 3D printing system – and the Digital Manufacturing Network, a new global community of HP production partners to help design, produce, and deliver both plastic and metal parts at scale leveraging HP 3D printing solutions. The network initially includes partners in the United States, Asia, and Europe.

Said Christoph Schell, President of HP’s 3D Printing & Digital Manufacturing business, 3D printing “will be the largest business of HP. It’s not if, but when.” Schell predicts that digital manufacturing “will disrupt how mankind produces.”