HP opens one of the largest 3D printing and digital manufacturing R&D facilities in Spain

By Laura Mullan
HP has opened a new 150,000 sq. ft centre of excellence for 3D printing and digital manufacturing in Barcelona. Pooling together world-class manufactur...

HP has opened a new 150,000 sq. ft centre of excellence for 3D printing and digital manufacturing in Barcelona.

Pooling together world-class manufacturing experts and next-generation technologies, HP says the centre is one of the largest 3D printing and digital manufacturing research and development facilities in the world.

The California-headquartered firm says the centre will “transform the way the world designs and manufactures” by allowing vendors, customers and partners to collaborate in a factory-like environment, promoting further research and development around the company’s portfolio of additive manufacturing technologies.

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“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.

“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.”

HP also underlined how the 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing Center of Excellence reflects its sustainability commitments.

It features photovoltaic canopy to provide 110kW of power, rain water reuse for irrigation and sanitary purposes, HVAC and natural light optimization, and eco-friendly construction materials with a goal of achieving a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification

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