HP Inc opened its new 150,000 sq ft 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Barcelona, Spain. The new facility brings partners and customers together to develop applications for 3D printing.
At the center, experts in everything from systems engineering to materials science will all be working together under one roof. The company explains that this is thought to be the largest population of additive manufacturing specialists in one space.
The experts at the Center are provided with a factory environment to work on developing HP’s industrial 3D printing portfolio. This space was designed to encourage collaboration between HP engineering and R&D groups, customers, and partners.
HP explains in a press release that there are ‘fleets’ of HP plastics and metals 3D production systems, as well as flexible and interactive layouts and co-development environments for experts to work in. Center is also said to be environment-friendly thanks to systems such as rain-water reuse for irrigation, a photovoltaic canopy to provide 110kW of power, and eco-friendly construction materials.