HP has been a player in the traditional printer market for quite some time, and was expected to eventually make a move into 3D printers. But along the way, HP had to solve some issues associated with the technology, such as the quality of substrates used in the process (this affects the durability of the end product).
There's also a lot of questioning as to whether 3D printing will score big in the consumer market just yet.
"We actually think we've solved these problems," said HP CEO Meg Whitman. "The bigger market is going to be in the enterprise space. We're on the case."
HP to reveal its first 3D printer in June
Posted on Friday, Mar 21 2014 @ 12:09 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck