Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 20, 2014
Today, HP President and CEO Meg Whitman discussed HP getting into the 3D printing business in June, according to Forbes, March 20.
Industry analyst Jeff Kagan offers comment.
“This is a very big step for HP, but this has also been expected for quite some time. The big question is will this really make a difference for HP going forward?” asks Tech analyst Jeff Kagan.
“Will HP be successful in the 3D Printing marketplace is the question. This is a brand new technology and space and is changing. 3D Printing is not perfect. Depending on what you are printing or creating, quality can be all over the map. HP says they have improved on the quality of the technology and that’s why they are jumping in,” says principal analyst Kagan.
“I don’t yet have a sense to whether HP will be a home run with this, but they sure seem to think they are ready. I think the marketplace will be very interested to see what they have up their sleeve and how it’s both different and better than what is already in the marketplace at this very early stage in development,” says technology analyst Kagan.
“No one knows how big or important 3D printing will be in the marketplace or to HP going forward. I have heard plenty of speculation and opinion one way and the other. Will this HP entry into this space validate 3D printing or validate HP? That is one question I would like an answer to,” says Kagan.
Meg Whitman says, “3D Printing is a very long and slow process.” It has it’s place in the world. There is also a difference between products for companies and individuals. And these differences may grow at different paces, at first especially.
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