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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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.
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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.
Monday Morning opener: 3D printing is a fun market to watch. Here's a look at a few things that need to fall in place to make 3D printing mainstream for enterprises and ultimately consumers.
Companies like 3D Systems are sacrificing profits today for research and development and market share. Why? They need to bulk up before HP moves to 3D printing as a latecomer with a lot of scale and distribution.
Printer maker designs a 3D printer that will produce colored materials which will save time and money in the development of new products.
The Objet500 Connex3 Color Multi-material 3D Printer could have implications for design, engineering and manufacturing.
For Ricoh, the move broadens its services footprint in the U.S. As for Best Buy, the sale of MindShift allows it to focus more on its core business.
Adobe has built in tools to texture 3D models and include scaffolding to prevent the model from collapsing when printing.
My take is that 3D printing is a key industry to watch for 2014 in enterprise technology, but you'll have to beware of the hype. Will HP gobble up the smaller players leading the 3D printer charge today?