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Endeavor 3D Integrates Materialise CO-AM with HP Technology to Drive Industrial Volume Production

LEUVEN, Belgium, May 3, 2024 — Endeavor 3D, a leading contract manufacturer of additive manufacturing, has announced its strategic relationship with Materialise and HP to onboard the Materialise CO-AM Software Platform to bolster its HP 3D printer production capacity. This relationship marks a significant milestone in Endeavor 3D’s commitment to meeting the rising demand of industrial volume production with 3D printing, particularly in highly regulated and demanding industries.’

“Endeavor 3D has a strong collaboration with HP, and integrating Materialise CO-AM enables us to offer a better experience for our customers,” said Janet Dickinson, Chief Operating Officer at Endeavor. “CO-AM software is the right tool for us to scale our business and achieve our efficiency initiatives in 2024, which includes a 20% increase in labor productivity and a 30% yield improvement.”

While many manufacturers continue to rely on email, spreadsheets, and whiteboards to run their 3D printing production, Endeavor 3D recognizes these traditional methods are not scalable. In anticipation of the growing demand for 3D-printed applications and the need to future-proof operations, Endeavor 3D has made a crucial decision to digitally transform its processes by implementing the Materialise CO-AM Software Platform to power its fleet of HP Multi-Jet Fusion and Metal Jet 3D Printers. By doing so, Endeavor 3D will streamline its workflow, reduce manual touchpoints, and increase efficiency through automation, maximizing its production output and AM capacity.

The adoption of Materialise CO-AM software with HP 3D printers brings numerous benefits to Endeavor 3D. Incoming requests will be seamlessly stored in CO-AM’s Order Management System, ensuring efficient organization and data storage. Team members will receive automatic notifications about status changes, enabling them to provide quicker responses to customers. When orders are ready for production, files can be seamlessly launched in Materialise Magics software for data and build preparation, then nested via the Magics Nester module. This allows orders to be efficiently batched on build trays while significantly improving Endeavor 3D’s overall production output.

The CO-AM Manufacturing Execution System effectively manages all HP 3D printers on the shop floor, providing real-time sensor data status updates for remote monitoring and quality management. This integrated system also oversees critical processes such as post-processing, finishing, and quality control, ensuring a seamless workflow from production to final delivery.

“We have multiple manufacturing and quality control processes, so this tool also enables us to aggregate them into a more seamless workflow,” Dickinson said. “This update highlights Endeavor 3D’s investment in its quality control systems to ensure the highest quality output on behalf of our customers. Having a software platform that prioritizes qualification makes our overall production more efficient.”

“To scale additive manufacturing, the industry is in need of printers that are designed for high productivity coupled with an integrated end-to-end workflow solution that focuses on lowering the cost of additive parts in production while managing quality. The collaboration between HP and Materialise delivers this solution for Endeavor 3D,” said Arvind Rangarajan, Global Head of Software and Data, HP Personalization and 3D Printing. He added that a key factor driving industry growth is the willingness of industry players to collaborate and integrate with one another.

“This collaboration with Endeavor 3D and HP empowers us to drive industrial volume production with additive manufacturing,” said Udo Eberlein, VP of Software at Materialise. “The openness of the CO-AM Software Platform allows for deep integration with HP technology, which enables Endeavor 3D to optimize its production processes and build a strong foundation to scale as the company acquires more customers and expands its operations.”

Visit HP and Endeavor 3D’s booth S25209 at NPE2024 from June 6 – 10 to learn more about the partnership and see the latest production applications across automotive, consumer, healthcare, and industrial.

About HP 

HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) is a global technology leader and creator of solutions that enable people to bring their ideas to life and connect to the things that matter most. Operating in more than 170 countries, HP delivers a wide range of innovative and sustainable devices, services, and subscriptions for personal computing, printing, 3D printing, hybrid work, gaming, and more. For more information, please visit http://www.hp.com.

About Endeavor 3D  

Endeavor 3D is a leading provider of additive manufacturing solutions and is one of the largest 3D printing contract manufacturing partners in the southeast United States. Endeavor 3D specializes in product design, production, post-processing, and quality control of critical parts and assemblies in the medical device, consumer product, aerospace, and transportation markets. Endeavor 3D combines decades of manufacturing expertise with a cutting-edge 65,000-square-foot facility in Metro Atlanta, GA, to serve as a leading manufacturing partner across sectors. Endeavor 3D is ISO 9001-2015 certified and is an HP Digital Manufacturing Network Partner, certified for best-in-class quality, volume production at scale, and robust quality management.

About Materialise

Materialise incorporates more than three decades of 3D printing experience into a range of software solutions and 3D printing services that empower sustainable 3D printing applications. Our open, secure, and flexible end-to-end solutions enable flexible industrial manufacturing and mass personalization in various industries — including healthcare, automotive, aerospace, eyewear, art and design, wearables, and consumer goods. Headquartered in Belgium and with branches worldwide, Materialise combines the largest group of software developers in the industry with one of the world’s largest and most complete 3D printing facilities. For more information, visit https://www.materialise.com.

Nitin Patil
Nitin Patil
Editor and Director of Content, DailyCADCAM.com. Nitin completed his Master's in Mass Communication & Journalism and having 13 years of work experience as an editor, content writer with renowned international technical magazines and media companies. He is associated with CAD,CAM industry since 2008.
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