b'Engineer Innovation | Industrial Machinery & Heavy EquipmentDesigned by the flowHP and Siemens redefine the impossible with additive manufacturing and computational fluid dynamics based topology optimization By Simon Fischer and Julian GnzIn 2016 McKinsey & Company publishedeveryone knows that HP manufactures a study on additive manufacturingprinters. And among those are 3D readiness for industrialization. One ofprinters. If you investigate the details of their major findings was that capturing3D printing technology a key to efficiency the technologys full potential oftenis the cooling of the printer heads. The requires completely rethinking the waymore moderate the temperature of those products are designed. [1] One of theirheads, the faster you can print and, as a staggering conclusions was thatbonus, you will need to replace them less companies are only scratching thefrequently. In HPs 5200 Multi Jet Fusion surface of what is possible. And whileprinter the cooling of the two printer the report is now more than three yearsheads for black and color is done through old and the technology has clearlyair guided by a cooling duct which made significant steps forward, thetransports cool air from the so called question remains, how far companieslung of the printer (outside the build have really pushed in the meantime tochamber) into the build chamber itself. truly embrace the potential of additiveThe key component for the cooling manufacturing? efficiency of the duct is the intake bend closest to the fan that drives the air flow. HP A printer prints its own partsOne player that is heavily involved inIn a first step of embracing their own driving the industrialization of additiveadditive manufacturing technology HP manufacturing is Hewlett Packard. Now,had already used 3D printing to 32'