HP did try to make their way into the world of 3D printing at the turn of the decade, where they rebranded a Stratasys desktop 3D printer. However, that particular effort of theirs failed to be impress, and hence, it must have taken them all this while to regroup and think over their strategy. Basically, HP handed over the task of being a 3D printing vendor to its scientists, so as not to involve the marketing team – just yet. As a result, a new 3D printer with innovative technology within could very well make heads turn in the professional 3D printing market, where it will be known as the HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printer.
Do expect the HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printer to be released to selected beta-testing partners some time next year, and those who are avid 3D printing fans in your very own homes, you will be disappointed to hear that commercial release is not tipped to happen until some time in early 2016. That is still some ways to go, but at least it gives you a better idea on how much time you have left to save up for your very own 3D printer, right?
HP is definitely expanding their traditional market segments, what with a designer smartwatch collaboration being revealed over the weekend.