HP Inc has opened a new 150,000 ft2 3D printing center in Barcelona, Spain.
HP Inc has opened a new 150,000 ft2 3D printing center in Barcelona, Spain.

Printing company HP Inc has opened a new 150,000 ft2 3D printing center in Barcelona, Spain.  

The facility will be used to develop HP’s industrial 3D printing portfolio and collaborate with partners and will cover systems engineering, data intelligence, software, materials science, design, and 3D printing and digital manufacturing applications using the company’s plastic and metal 3D production systems.

‘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,’ said Christoph Schell, president of 3D printing and digital manufacturing at HP.

The center also incorporates a photovoltaic canopy to provide 110 kW 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. HP says that it aims to use 100% renewable energy in its global operations over time, with a target of 60% by 2025.

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