October 24, 2013 AT 9:00 am

HP to enter 3D printer market in mid-2014 says CEO Meg Whitman #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Meg Whitman HP CEO

HP to enter 3D printer market in mid-2014 says CEO Meg Whitman, via The Register:

HP CEO Meg Whitman has told the Canalys Channels Forum in Bangkok that the company will enter the 3D printer market in the middle of 2014.

“We are excited about 3D printing,” Whitman said, adding that it is a natural business for HP to enter given its heritage in printers. “We want to lead this businesses. HP labs is looking at it.”

The things HP’s boffins are considering is the time it takes to print an object. “To print a bottle can take eight to ten hours. That’s all very interesting, but it is like watching ice melt,” she said. Lower cost is also on the agenda.

“3D printing is in its infancy” she said. “It is a big opportunity and we are all over it. We will have something by the middle of next year.” …

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