Swedish FabLab 3D prints history with new HP printer

Following the sale and installation by PLM Group, the Swedish University of Halmstad’s FabLab now has access to a brand new HP Jet Fusion 580. It’s one of the fastest full colour 3D printers on the market, allowing for the production of prototypes and end-use parts in polyamide.

The new installation will be used in education and research, but FabLab will also let regional partners have access to the 3D printer.

“We want our students to have the opportunity to learn using the latest technology in additive manufacturing”, says Tim Malmgren, lab technician and research assistant at the University of Halmstad. “Having access to the latest technology is important in order for our students to get current knowledge, this gives them a competitive edge once they graduate.”

One of the first projects using their new HP MJF 580 installation is the production of a replica of a bronze age dagger. The dagger, printed in plastic, will be sold as a souvenir at the nearby bronze age tomb and museum Lugnarohögen.