HP has announced a strategic partnership with Indo-MIM headquartered in Bangalore, India. As part of this collaboration, Indo-MIM will invest in three HP Metal Jet S100 Binder Jetting machines.
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Two of three machines will be stationed at Indo-MIM’s Bangalore facility. One of them will focus on new material development, while the other will be driving application development and cater to customers in the Middle East, India and the rest of the Asia-Pacific region. The third unit will be based in Texas, USA, reinforcing Indo–MIM’s commitment to providing localised support to North American clients and expanding their production capabilities.
“We are proud to partner with Indo-MIM to create new possibilities for their customers leveraging our S100 solution and metals additive manufacturing capabilities. We are thrilled to work with Indo-MIM to drive new metals applications, expand material possibilities and increase precision and productivity,” stated Savi Baveja, President of Personalization & 3D Printing and Chief Incubation Officer, HP Inc. “We share a common purpose to accelerate innovation, grow adoption and scale breakthrough applications.”
Krishna Chivukula Jr, CEO at Indo-MIM also noted, “Our partnership with HP signifies a milestone in our journey to provide cutting-edge production ready 3D metal binder jet solutions to our customers. The acquisition of HP’s Metal Jet S100 printers equips us with the latest technology, enabling us to meet the growing demands of our customers with efficiency and precision, as well as expand the library of materials qualified on the HP printer platform.”
As well as expanding Additive Manufacturing their capabilities, HP and Indo-MIM are also working to qualify new materials (eg, M2 tool steel) for the HP Metal Jet. These are anticipated to unlock an array of capabilities, including improved properties and dimensional tolerances. Indo-MIM will also leverage HP’s Process Development software to deliver solutions for speed, scalability, and adaptability.
Mukund Nagaraj, Head of Additive Manufacturing, praised the software, stating, “The HP Process Development software is very impressive for managing application development workflows, while the newly released Digital Sintering software will help INDO-MIM simulate and speed up the process to reach production quality parts in fewer iterations.”
HP and Indo-MIM are both exhibiting at Formnext 2023. HP can be found at Hall 12.1, D41 and Indo-MIM, 12, B41.