“HP and Deloitte together working on 3D printing services for manufacturers”
HP and UK based consultancy firm Deloitte, together working on 3D printing and digital manufacturing services. The partnership enables HP to put more of its 3D printers in large-scale manufacturing platforms for the digital supply chain.
HP is moving fast in the 3D printing space. The company began selling its first machines last December. HP Chief Executive Dion Weisler, said, the market for 3D printers currently a small one. He said, the Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us. “No sector of the global economy undergoing more radical transformation than the US$12 trillion manufacturing platform.”
The alliance increases the digital transformation of the global manufacturing industry, with the implementation of HP’s 3D printers in high manufacturing environments. This transformation enables manufacturers to accelerate product design and production, to create more flexible manufacturing and supply chains.
The 3D printing is central to this transformation, citing its lower costs, increased production speeds, greater flexibility and the ability to erase distribution borders.
Since 2013, Deloitte has worked with New York City-based 3D Systems Inc., which sells 3D printers, print materials and on-demand manufacturing service.
The alliance is a big deal, and its success depends on leverage its “global client reach and deep manufacturing relationships, unrivaled digital operations, and proven demonstrate in supply chain transformation.
Deloitte’s global CEO Punit Renjen believes the growth of 3D printing importance in manufacturing is unavoidable. The digitalization of global manufacturing operations and practices impact companies and costumers across the world. 3D printing plays an important role in fundamentally changing manufacturing as we know it.
The two companies said, the alliance goes a lot further than just selling 3D printers, also combine Deloitte’s business transformation know how to HP’s expertise in managing printing, device as a service, commercial mobility and cybersecurity. Now, the two partners focused on the US, but plan to expand the effort globally.