HP, Deloitte join forces to push 3D printing adoption

Friday August 25, 2017
Written by MA Staff
Aug. 25, 2017 - HP and Deloitte Consulting LLP have announced what they describe as a “first-of-its-kind” alliance to help accelerate the digital transformation of the global manufacturing industry.

The two companies will collaborate on the implementation of HP’s 3D printing systems in large-scale manufacturing environments, applying their digital operations experience to help enterprises accelerate product design and production, as well as create more flexible manufacturing and supply chains, and enhance efficiency across the manufacturing lifecycle. The parties say this can help “increase innovation, accelerate time-to-market, reduce costs and waste, and help large enterprises compete more effectively in today’s dynamic global economy.”

The alliance will combine HP’s Jet Fusion 3D Printing solutions and tools, partner ecosystem, and heritage of driving digital industrial transformations together with Deloitte’s global client reach and manufacturing relationships, digital operations experience, and “proven success” in supply chain transformation.

This alliance, which will begin in the U.S. and expand to other geographies, is part of HP and Deloitte’s ongoing collaboration designed to accelerate digital transformation for the enterprise. Deloitte and HP will offer solutions that combine Deloitte’s business transformation capabilities with HP’s managed print, device-as-a-service (DaaS), commercial mobility, and cyber-security offerings.

“The Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us. No sector of the global economy is undergoing more radical transformation than the US$12 trillion manufacturing market,” said Dion Weisler, HP Inc president and CEO. “Companies investing in digital reinvention are poised to outpace their peers. Building on our disruptive 3D printing technology, together with Deloitte, we are focused on helping customers transform and win in this new era.”

“The digitalization of global manufacturing operations and practices will impact companies and consumers around the world, and 3D printing will play an important role in fundamentally changing manufacturing as we know it,” added Punit Renjen, Global CEO at Deloitte. “This alliance comprises two exceptional brands and brings together HP’s leading 3D printing platform with Deloitte’s digital manufacturing experience and global client reach.”

With the potential to lower costs, increase production speed and flexibility, minimize distribution borders, and create entirely new markets worldwide, 3D printing is helping to unlock the promise of a new global industrial revolution, say HP and Deloitte.

“3D printing empowers design freedom and product personalization while delivering a digital thread to transform supply chains and open the door for distributed manufacturing,” said John Dulchinos, vice president of digital manufacturing at Jabil, a user of HP»s 3D printing solutions. “As part of this powerful ecosystem, Jabil works with leaders such as HP and Deloitte to help customers across different industries benefit from HP’s groundbreaking Multi Jet Fusion technology to make production-grade parts in volume and ramp additive manufacturing innovations.”

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