Deloitte and HP team up on 3D printing solution

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HP and Deloitte have entered into a strategic agreement that will see the consultancy implement large-scale 3D printing systems in large-scale manufacturing environments.

Deloitte will help HP sell its Jet Fusion 3D Printing solutions, including hardware, software and expertise into its customers' businesses, which it believes will enable the manufacturing industry to generate more flexible supply chains, while also optimising the efficiency of their entire operation.

“The Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us. No sector of the global economy is undergoing more radical transformation than the $12 trillion manufacturing market,” said Dion Weisler, president and CEO of HP.

“Companies investing in digital reinvention are poised to outpace their peers. Building on our disruptive 3D printing technology, together with Deloitte we are focused on helping customers transform and win in this new era.”

Deloitte believes that by offering HP's 3D printing offerings to clients, it will be able to transform organisations, boosting production speed and uncovering new markets for distribution worldwide. The consultancy believes it could lead to a new global industrial revolution.

“The digitalisation of global manufacturing operations and practices will impact companies and consumers around the world, and 3D printing will play an important role in fundamentally changing manufacturing as we know it,” said Deloitte global CEO Punit Renjen.

“This alliance comprises two exceptional brands and brings together HP’s leading 3D printing platform with Deloitte’s digital manufacturing experience and global client reach.”

The partnership will begin across the US, but will roll out to other territories in the future. The businesses will also work with SAP to grow distribution profiles across the world.

“As a long-standing partner of both Deloitte and HP, we are pleased to see the synergy of their unique strengths combined to drive worldwide adoption of 3D printing across industries,” said Dr. Tanja Rueckert, SAP SE's president of IoT and digital supply chain.

“HP’s disruptive Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology, Deloitte’s manufacturing domain expertise and SAP’s global, cloud-based manufacturing business network help to deliver the power, speed and quality of the distributed manufacturing digital transformation today."

Clare Hopping
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