Hewlett-Packard remains the leader in the printing space, which is a high-margin business courtesy of ink supplies. However, enterprises are increasingly knowledgeable about the costs of printing and looking to farm management of these devices out to companies like HP and Xerox. Other key players: Lexmark, Eastman Kodak and Ricoh.
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The paper copier pioneer reported a five-percent drop in first-quarter profits and trimmed its adjusted earnings forecast for the year, citing slow growth in its services unit and dwindling revenue from its printing business.
The UK-based company Brightwake used Stratasys 3D printed parts to reduce prototyping costs by 96 percent for its blood-recycling machine Hemosep - reiterating the cost efficiencies 3D printing can bring to the prototype process.
Canon Marketing Japan will begin selling a broader line of 3D Systems 3D printers.
3D Systems CEO Avi Reichental says 3D printing is localizing and transforming the manufacturing industry, moving the technology into version 2.0.
The plan for Stratasys, one of the larger 3D printing players along with 3D Systems, is to combine Solid Concepts, Harvest Technologies with its RedEye digital manufacturing services business.
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Meg Whitman said watching 3D print projects complete was "like watching ice melt" and the quality "isn't where it should be."
Jeff Clarke, who has been a C-level exec at CA, HP, and Compaq, will aim to make Kodak a global B2B technology player.
Stratasys is hoping that MakerBot desktop systems will ultimately lead to a halo effect for its industrial strength products for manufacturing.
A South African inventor has built a 3D printer that will work even under extreme conditions.
With Cisco, IBM, NetApp and EMC seeing anemic infrastructure spending it's highly unlikely that HP can fly through the turbulence unscathed.
The HP LaserJet Pro 476 is the first Mopria certified printer designed to make it easy to print from mobile devices.
Einsteinian discussions about folding time and space seem apt when considering the potential of 3D printing and scanning – not just as consumer novelties, but as ways of 'moving' physical objects faster than the speed of Fedex. Valentine's Day will never be the same.
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