HP 3D Printer Guide: Speed Comparison

HP Comparison Guide 4200 series and 5200 series

Speed Comparison Guide: 4200 Series vs. 5200 Series

How do you know which 3D printer guarantees repeatability, reliability, and above all, is right for you? From prototyping to production, HP Multi Jet Fusion technology has a solution to handle your needs. Below, we have compared and contrasted the HP Jet Fusion 4200 3D Printing Solution with the HP Jet Fusion 5200 3D Printing Solution for you. Here are some highlights to help you choose the HP Jet Fusion 3D printer series that’s your perfect fit.

HP Jet Fusion 4200 3D Printing Solution

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4200 Series Capabilities

HP’s Jet Fusion 3D Printer 4200 Series technology produces quality, functional parts at a production speed which is up to 10 times faster than today’s competing products. Unlike the slow point processes of some current technologies, HP’s Jet Fusion 4200 Series processes parts in two fast area-wide passes to achieve top speed part production. The process begins by applying a layer of material in a work area. In the opposite direction, in one continuous pass, we print fusing and detailing agents across the full working area. This pass combines the printing with diffusing energy and the process is then completed. HP’s proprietary architecture is capable of printing 30 million drops/second along every single inch of bed width, enabling extreme precision and dimensional accuracy.

4200 Series Quick Facts

  • Ideal for: Industrial prototyping and final part production environments producing up to 200 parts per week
  • Print Time: 16.5 hours (balanced print mode) 11.5 hours (fast print mode)
  • Capability to print in: Gray
  • Current material breadth:
    • HP 3D HR PA 12
    • HP 3D HR PA 11
    • HP 3D HR PA 12 GB
    • VESTOSINT® 3D Z2773 PA 12

HP Jet Fusion 5200 3D Printing Solution

Man using HP Jet Fusion 5200 3D Printer

5200 Series Capabilities

Unleash new growth and scale production with HP's most advanced plastics 3D Printing Solution. Achieve streamlined workflow with automated materials mixing, enclosed processing station, and a natural cooling unit. View the comparison below to understand the benefits of HP's leading and most economical 3D Printing Solution.

5200 Series Compared to 4200 Series
  • Faster
  • Better Natural Cooling Process
  • Lower Cost Cost-per-Part
  • Dimensional Accuracy
  • Repeatability that rivals industrial tooling (i.e. Injection Molds)
  • Optimal Yield (OEE)(i.e. build 100 Parts and 96 are all acceptable, only a small percentage of rejects)
  • Predictable and consistent build times
  • Centralized Job Tracking
  • Get more jobs because 5200 is producing Real End-Use Parts
  • Expanded Material Choices i.e. BASF TPU
  • Industry-leading Reusability i.e. Recycle Used Powder and Re-Use

5200 Series Quick Facts

  • Ideal for: Mid-volume production environments producing over 200 parts per week
  • Print Time: 11.5 hours (balanced print mode) 9.5 hours (fast print mode)
  • Capability to print in: Gray
  • Current material breadth:
    • HP 3D HR PA 12
    • HP 3D HR PA 11
    • BASF Ultrasint™ 3D TPU016