Extol has launched a new Digital Development Center™ (DDC) to provide parts and engineering support to help customers develop high-value applications for additive manufacturing using HP Multi Jet Fusion technology.
As pointed out by Extol’s Director of Marketing, Kyle Harvey, “Companies across many industries are exploring how to use additive manufacturing to bring value to their organizations and their customers.” So, Extol has commissioned HP’s most advanced Jet Fusion 5210 3D Printing Solution in our Digital Development Center and has a dedicated team ready to work alongside customers to help them develop parts and applications for additive manufacturing. Just like customers can use Extol’s Process Development Center to get welded parts and design for assembly assistance, now they can get design for additive manufacturing help and 3D-printed parts in the DDC.
Launching the Digital Development Center with three of HP’s Jet Fusion 5210 3D industrial printers immediately provides the capacity that is required to support the demands of digital development from quick-turn, prototyping, tooling, pre-production, and low-volume production parts.
“We are very excited to debut the Digital Development Center and begin providing more value to our customers,” says Harvey. “3D printing has been used for prototyping for a long time. Over the last year, the additive manufacturing industry has shifted its vision to production as technology progresses. The HP Multi Jet Fusion technology achieves the cycle times and part quality that makes end-use and production parts possible. 3D printing is no longer just for prototyping. HP has a bold vision for disrupting the manufacturing industry, and we are proud to partner with them.”
Extol’s unique combination of the Digital Development Center, Human Centered Design led innovation processes, and experience with automation and plastic assembly provide the needed capabilities to help mitigate challenges many customers may face when looking to use additive manufacturing for production. “With these tools, Extol can help customers overcome these challenges,” says Harvey. “We are excited to walk together with our customers as we continue to improve the way that plastic products are made.”
With the Digital Development Center, Extol is positioned to serve world-class supply chains and progress the additive manufacturing industry forward by empowering customers with printed parts, engineering services, technology, and automation.
Jason is a mechanical engineer with valuable experience in hands-on plastics joining experimentation. He's a passionate problem-solver and communicator. He also challenges anyone to a game of foosball.