HP Launch Their First 3D Printer
Today HP has launched their first 3D printers, with the aim to exploit the model and prototype market. The two models of the HP Designjet 3D printers have a starting price of €13,000. The entry level model produces models in ivory-coloured ABS material. The second model is able to produce single-colour ABS parks using it's either different colours and can build parts 30% larger than the designs.
At the moment they are being marketing in the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. The target markets are engineers and designers in automotive, aerospace, consumer electronics and business equipment fields.
HP has launched its first 3D printers with a wish to exploit the potential for the model and prototype market to grow by placing printers in a design office environment. Two models of the HP Designjet 3D printers have been launched today with prices starting below €13,000 for the entry level model which makes models in ivory-coloured ABS material. The second model can produce single-colour ABS parts using eight different colours and can build parts 30% larger. They are initially being marketed in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK. Target markets include engineers and designers in the fields of automotive, aerospace, consumer electronics and business equipment, plus educational centers. We could soon see a market where service providers are able to order spare parts from the manufacturer and print them in their own office.