Welcome to the HP MJF Handbook
Access the chapters to deepen your knowledge on HP MJF,
Design for MJF and much more - and achieve maximum results.
The next 10 to 15 years will bring a massive transformation in manufacturing as we know it today. Read on to learn more about 3D printing as a final part production process and the former barriers to its adoption.
How does HP Multi Jet Fusion work
Take a quick—but close—look at how the HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing process works.
Learn about the selected range of polyamide-based materials, their properties, and ideal applications that have been engineered for HP Multi Jet Fusion technology.
Learn about the polyurethane-based materials, their properties, and ideal applications that have been engineered for HP Multi Jet Fusion technology.
What you need to know to ensure parts and features are printed to specification when designing for HP Multi Jet Fusion technology.
Design for accuracy
Learn how to avoid issues with parts and achieve maximum accuracy when designing with HP Multi Jet Fusion technology.
Design for aesthetics
Discover how to print parts for optimal appearance.
Design for cleaning
Learn how to facilitate the cleaning process and minimize cost once the part is printed.
Understand required tolerances and permissible ranges of variation dimensions to ensure that parts work according to the design intent.
Types of fits
Explore these types of fits and design guidelines to help you save time in post-processing and assembly operations when designing mating parts.
Learn more about design and post-processing guidelines for printing internal and external threads with HP MJF.
Threaded inserts provide a strong, reusable, and permanent thread in plastic parts. Learn more about inserts and design guidelines for HP MJF.
Discover the two main reasons for bonding parts and why a proper bonding design is critical for success.
Examine types of snap fits, design considerations, recommendations, and calculations when designing for HP MJF.
Recommended formats & resolutions
Learn how to convert a 3D model into a file for 3D printing, export from CAD, and repair STL files.
Discover how to optimize the printing process, keeping the printer in top condition, and obtain the desired results.
Process for accuracy
Here´s the best way to maximize accuracy during the printing process.
Process for aesthetics
Maximize the look and feel of parts when 3D printing with these recommendations on printing profiles, materials, and the printing process.
Process for mechanical properties
To enhance a part's mechanical performance, evaluate these aspects before printing.
Post-processing is the crucial final stage in the end-to-end process for HP Multi Jet Fusion technology. Read more to find out about the primary post-processing in the manufacturing cycle.
Learn about the secondary post-processing which is an optional step in the end-to-end workflow for parts printed with HP Multi Jet Fusion technology.
Take full advantage of the HP MJF technology by following these design and process tips when machining a 3D printed part.
Design for interlocking parts
Garner design inspiration from this chapter that combines reference and instruction.
Learn more about various types and designs of hinges, and view a few examples.
Design for sound
An often-overlooked aspect of a 3D printed part is the sound it makes. Learn how you can deliberately design parts to produce certain sounds.