HP CEO Meg Whitman has told the Canalys Channels Forum in Bangkok that HP will enter the 3D printer market in the mid of 2014.
“We are excited about 3D printing,” Whitman said, adding that it is a natural business for HP to enter given its heritage in printers. “We want to lead this businesses. HP labs is looking at it.”
3D printer has been the talking point lately on a lot of media. To HP, a company that is famous for it’s printer, it is a natural thing that they will venture into this arena.
At the conference, when asked if the product is targeted at consumers or small businesses, Whitman did not say just what form HP’s 3D printing product will take, over than to say it will be a “new technology”.
She added that she does not expect 3D printing will quickly become a big business.
So, what do you think about the venture into 3D printing by HP ?