Engineering.com: HP’s Stephen Nigro Discusses Siemens’ Support of Full-Color 3D Printing

In case you missed PLM Connection Americas last week and hence the big news announcement we made with HP, here’s a nice recap in this interview with Stephen Nigro, president of 3D Printing at HP Inc.

HP Inc. and Siemens are expanding their existing partnership to add functionality for HP’s full-color 3D printing technology. To learn more about what this means within the larger context of HP’s Multi Jet Fusion (MJF), we spoke to Stephen Nigro, president of 3D Printing at HP Inc.

The announcement largely refers to the fact that Siemens’ NX and Solid Edge software will be able to create parts intended specifically for full-color printing.

“To put it simply, Siemens’ NX and SolidEdge users will be able to assign the full spectrum of colors—at the voxel level—to the surfaces of their 3D models and export open-format 3MF files that are ready to print with HP’s new Jet Fusion 300/500 series color 3D printers, opening up a whole new world of 3D product design and manufacturing possibilities,” Nigro told engineering.com.

Nigro elaborated on what it means to be able to modify the individual voxels of a 3D model within NX or Solid Edge. “In this context, voxel-level control means being able to assign the full spectrum of colors to the surfaces of a part with a degree of control and precision smaller than the width of a human hair,” Nigro said.“Siemens is also working on additional methods to leverage voxel control starting with color, and extending to material properties like density and elastic modulus.”

To read the entire story published in Engineering.com, follow this link to, “HP’s Stephen Nigro Discusses Siemens’ Support of Full-Color 3D Printing.”

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This article first appeared on the Siemens Digital Industries Software blog at https://blogs.sw.siemens.com/nx-manufacturing/engineering-com-hps-stephen-nigro-discusses-siemens-support-of-full-color-3d-printing/