White Paper: Manufacturing & Prototyping

HP Multi Jet Fusion Color Technology and Workflows


Color helps us understand an object’s purpose — it guides our eyes and heightens our emotions. Consider the power of color in the products that surround you. A red warning sign tells you not to touch a hot surface. The map on your wall outlines different countries in contrasting colors, making them easy to differentiate. Even the bright neon design on your shoes serves a purpose — it is stylish, it improves your visibility when going for a jog, and it provoked an emotional connection within you, causing you to choose that shoe over others.

With the introduction of HP Multi Jet Fusion color printing, for the first time, creators are empowered to follow their ideas from 3D prototyping to production in full, functional color. HP Multi Jet Fusion color technology is designed to overcome tradeoffs that have hindered 3D printing in color for years, including limited part strength and material properties, and expensive hardware costs.

With engineering-grade thermoplastics with strong material properties, HP Multi Jet Fusion parts are designed for full functionality. Furthermore, with fine detail and high dimensional accuracy for small features, HP Multi Jet Fusion color parts can accurately portray form, fit, and function. And finally, with a cost-effective solution, even small-and medium-sized organizations can afford to take advantage of this cutting-edge color solution.

By combining its deep knowledge of color inkjet technology with its disruptive HP Multi Jet Fusion technology, HP is now capable of three-dimensional printing in brilliant color. Just as 2D color printing revolutionized the printing market, HP Jet Fusion color 3D printing has the potential to dramatically advance the course of the digital manufacturing revolution and accelerate the widespread adoption of 3D printing.

This technical white paper details advantages of and use cases for 3D printing in full color, the science and technology behind HP Multi Jet Fusion color printing, and the digital workflow for preparing 3D color parts.

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