“Jabil’s digital thread fuels a growing footprint of 3D printers and additive manufacturing capabilities to benefit customers through localized production, consolidated supply chains, reduced costs and faster time-to-market,” said John Dulchinos, VP of digital manufacturing, Jabil.
Over the past year, Jabil has increased its 3D printing capacity steadily with more than 100 3D printers now in operation at facilities in the US, China, Hungary, Mexico, Singapore and Spain. A variety of 3D printing machines have been installed for high-speed sintering, fused filament fabrication, polymer and metal laser sintering and other processes, to address emerging customer needs in the footwear, industrial machines, transportation, aerospace and healthcare industries. Jabil’s distributed manufacturing strategy is anchored by this growing ecosystem of 3D printers, which includes a dozen production-ready HP Jet Fusion 4200 3D printers, following the recent installation of six HP Jet Fusion 4210 printers at Jabil’s Singapore facility.
“Working with Jabil has allowed us to fully leverage distributed manufacturing and create new efficiencies in our production process across far-flung locations,” said Stephen Nigro, HP’s president of 3D Printing.
More than 140 parts for HP’s Jet Fusion 300/500 printers are being produced by Jabil using its combination of Multi Jet Fusion technology, the Jabil Additive Manufacturing Network along with its proven manufacturing rigor and stringent quality control.