Multinational technology company HP has opened its new 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Barcelona, Spain.
The 150,000 square foot facility is said to be one of the world’s largest, with HP claiming it will contain the largest population of additive manufacturing specialists in the world.
“HP’s new 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing Center of Excellence is one of the largest and most advanced 3D printing and digital manufacturing research and development centers on earth – it truly embodies our mission to transform the world’s biggest industries through sustainable technological innovation,” said Christoph Schell, President of 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing at HP Inc. in the company’s 12 June press release.
“We are bringing HP’s substantial resources and peerless industrial 3D printing expertise together with our customers, partners, and community to drive the technologies and skills that will further unleash the benefits of digital manufacturing.”
The facility is located inside HP’s Barcelona campus, and consists of research and development facilities for HP’s industrial additive manufacturing technologies. A factory environment is provided to enable collaboration with customers on their individual manufacturing needs.
HP said that companies such as BASF, GKN Metallurgy, Siemens, Volkswagen and others will collaborate with HP on 3D printing and digital manufacturing at the facility.