3D printing

3D printing is a key enabler of the fourth industrial revolution and a major contributor to the shift towards a more circular and inclusive economy. HP Jet Fusion 3D printing solutions help reinvent design for one. For example, parts can be made for optimal use of materials while combining fine detail and strength. In addition, 3D printing also brings manufacturing closer to the point of consumption, simplifying the supply chain.

The difference between 3D printing and more traditional manufacturing?


  • Innovative designs including complex/lightweight components
  • Optimized materials to avoid waste of raw materials


  • Customization and innovation
  • Faster iteration and less tooling


  • Less transport of products and lower related impact


  • Simplified supply chains and more local production
  • Digitalization of the supply chain improves resilience and reduces risks
  • Short, fast, cost-efficient runs
  • Better matching of supply and demand and less waste
  • Lower inventory costs


  • Unlimited availability of spare parts

L’Oréal uses the 3D printing technologies provided by HP

L’Oréal wants not only to increase its production flexibility, but also to create innovative packaging and improve the customer experience. To do so, it is using the 3D printing technologies provided by HP. This reduced costs by as much as 33 % and allowed them to save up to 66 % of time.

Philips Lighting experienced the advantages that 3D Printing has to offer

During the production process, employees at Philips Lighting noticed that some parts broke easily. Together with Materialise, two parts were developed in metal, thereby saving as much as € 89,000 in costs per year.

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