The facility at HP’s Barcelona campus is dedicated to the development of the company’s industrial 3D printing portfolio and provides a large-scale factory environment to collaborate with customers and partners on digital manufacturing technologies.

“This centre embodies our mission to transform the world’s biggest industries through sustainable technological innovation,” says Christoph Schell, president of 3D printing and digital manufacturing at HP Inc. “We are joining HP’s substantial resources and industrial 3D printing expertise with that of our customers, partners and community to drive the technologies and skills that will further unleash the benefits of digital manufacturing.”

The centre unites experts in systems engineering, data intelligence, software, materials science, design, and 3D printing and digital manufacturing applications, in what is believed to be the world’s largest population of additive manufacturing specialists in one location.

Specifically designed for active collaboration across HP engineering and R&D groups, customers and partners, the facility integrates flexible and interactive layouts, co-development environments, and fleets of the latest HP plastics and metals 3D production systems to drive more rapid and agile product development and end-to-end customer solutions. Blue-chip OEMs such as BASF, GKN Metallurgy, Siemens and Volkswagen, and others across the automotive, industrial, healthcare and consumer goods sectors, will continue collaborating with HP on new 3D printing and digital manufacturing innovations at the facility.