HP Inc. opened its 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Barcelona, Spain. The facility brings together hundreds of additive-manufacturing experts in more than 150,000 square feet of space and is dedicated to the development of HP’s industrial 3D-printing portfolio. It integrates flexible and interactive layouts, co-development environments and fleets of HP metals and plastics 3D production systems to drive rapid and agile product development. Companies such as BASF, GKN Metallurgy, Siemens, Volkswagen and others across the automotive, industrial and healthcare markets will collaborate with HP on new 3D-printing and digital-manufacturing innovations at the Center.

According to HP, the Center is one of the largest 3D-printing and digital-manufacturing research-and-development facilities in the world. It expands HP’s global 3D-printing and digital-manufacturing footprint and enhances existing innovation locations in Corvallis, Ore.; Palo Alto, Calif.; San Diego, Calif.; Vancouver, Wash.; and Singapore.