HP TO ENTER 3D PRINTING

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By Ayomide Oriade

HPReport has it that American technology firm Hewlett-Packard (HP) is preparing to enter the 3D printing market in June. According to a report by Reuters, HP chief executive officer (CEO) Meg Whitman told shareholders to expect a “big technology announcement” around the middle of the year.

Despite the technology being in its infancy, Whitman claims the company has a number of problems that have been inherent to the medium until now.

“We actually think we’ve solved these problems,” Reuters reports Whitman saying at an annual shareholders meeting. “The bigger market is going to be in the enterprise space,” manufacturing parts and prototypes in ways that were not possible before.”

“HP is currently exploring the many possibilities of 3D printing and the company will play an important role in its development,” said HP chief technology officer (CTO) Martin Fink in a blogpost.

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