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HP has announced a global 3D printing partnership with France’s Alternative and Atomic Energies Commission, le Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA). The French public body will be using HP’s Jet Fusion 3D printing system to conduct R&D on the production and end-use applications of 3D printed parts, as well as the development of materials for HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology. Commenting on the partnership, Pascale Dumas, President of HP France said that, “our objective is to create a gateway between the scientific world and the world and industial production to create the business of the future.” CEA Director Florence Lambert added, “with CEA’s mission to improve the competitiveness of companies through product performance and differentiation, and with HP’s commitment to making the digital transformation of manufacturing a reality, together we are working to prepare companies of all sizes around the world for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.” A more long-term goal in the partnership between HP and CEA is materials development using the HP Open materials Platform, which certifies partners for collaboration in materials development and information.