HP Labs

To create, identify, and develop novel technologies and experiences that delight customers and define the future of HP Inc.


By applying fundamental science to 3D printing technology, we are innovating in previously unimagined areas, from next-generation digital manufacturing with voxel-level control and performance, to new 3D printed functionalities like electronics.

Inside the lab

HP Labs has helped advance each of HP’s pioneering print and imaging technologies - inkjet, LaserJet, Indigo, Latex Inks/Large format, Piezo print, and now 3D. Today, our lab works on end-to-end 3D print system design, materials performance engineering, software and imaging systems, and cyber-physical process control to provide integrated solutions that will unleash manufacturing creativity and revolutionize how we design, create, make, and use material objects. We leverage HP’s advanced 3D printing technology platforms (Multi Jet Fusion and Metal Jet) and continue pushing the boundaries of what can be printed and what industries we can reinvent as a result.

Meet the inventors

HP's groundbreaking Metal Jet 3D Print technology was developed by engineers in HP's 3D Print business working in collaboration with researchers in HP Labs.


Modeling complex physical processes for 3D printing

HP Labs researchers collaborate with the company’s 3D Print business to help HP customers derive greater value from 3D printing.


Experimenting with 3D printed electronics

HP Labs summer intern Bhargav Srinivas Vasudevan explores creating circuitry in three dimensions.


Microfluidics & Systems Technology

The Microfluidics & Systems Technology lab invents microfluidic and imaging technologies for markets beyond office and home print, such as flexible packaging, life sciences, and sensing.

Inside the lab

The lab is known for foundational inventions in inkjet, LaserJet, Liquid Electrophotography (Indigo). Within the lab we can build almost anything. We have capability and skills ranging from biology to NEM/MEM fabrication with a multi-disciplinary team of mechanical engineers, to physicists, to chemists to imaging expertise leveraging over 35 years of printing and microfluidic expertise.

A new rewritable printing technology

HP Labs pilots a new writable. energy-free display technology that could impact a wide swathe of industries.

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Extending HP’s expertise in microfluidics to cancer detection

Researchers are developing a new method for isolating rare cancer cells.


Print technology for the life sciences

HP Labs research in NEM/MEM and microfluidic devices for life sciences.



Pursuing original systems security research to ensure that HP delivers safe and assured products, services, and experiences and leads the industry in raising the bar in cybersecurity.

Inside the lab

The cyber security landscape rests on shifting ground. As users integrate new connected products and services into their lives, HP’s Security lab is looking holistically at emerging security concerns. Learn more about the vision, mission, and cutting-edge research at the Security Lab from director Simon Shiu.

The challenge of endpoint security

Ensuring cyber-resilience at the enterprise edge.

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HP helps secure enterprise printers

HP Connection Inspector, a new intelligent embedded security feature for enterprise printers developed at HP Labs, helps networked HP printers stay one step ahead of malware attacks.


Out-innovating bad actors

How HP combats shape-shifting security threats at the endpoint edge.


Digital Manufacturing

We’re driving research in Digital Manufacturing technologies to accelerate the Fourth Industrial Revolution and impact our customers across all facets of product design, fulfillment, and lifetime use.

Inside the lab

Digital manufacturing will transform the world, and at HP Labs we bring together key technologies to innovate and drive this transformation.  We work across additive manufacturing, AI and machine learning, data science, and security to advance digital manufacturing, customization, workflow and supply chain design. Within this lab, we combine corporate research with deep academic expertise to tackle these challenges.

The HP-NTU Digital Manufacturing Lab
officially opens

A ceremony and tour showcase the new lab’s world-class research capabilities.


HP announces the creation of the HP-NTU Digital Manufacturing Lab

HP Inc. and NTU Singapore collaborate to advance Digital Manufacturing.


Building a curriculum for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

HP and NTU collaborate to offer students an end-to-end understanding of the digital manufacturing pipeline.


Work with us

We’re interested in visionaries and problem-solvers who are unafraid to tackle technology’s biggest questions and collaborate to seek out the most innovative answers. HP Labs recruits staff, post-doc, interns and student researchers.

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