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In New York on Wednesday, October 29, HP unveiled its industrial-sized 3D printer. HP has been criticized for being pretty late to the 3D printing game, as companies such as 3D Systems and Stratasys took a decent hold on the market.
Multi Jet Fusion Printer
The Multi Jet Fusion 3D printer is designed for the enterprise and service bureaus. It will be available in mid-to-late 2016, according to HP.
HP claims their multi jet fusion printing technology is 10 times faster than the current 3D printers on the market, and can more cheaply print more types of materials.
HP's printed objects
HP showed off some of the things it has 3D printed with the new printer.
More printed things
Printed gadgets, cont.
HP's new Sprout PC
Sprout is HP’s new PC, which has a touch screen pad that can work in place of the keyboard. It will retail for $1899.
Workspace is the software for Sprout, and Create is the app suite that comes with it. Use the digital stylus to create movies, art, and customized cards with several different apps.
3D printing software
HP wants to make 3D design easier for non-CAD users with their software, which allows people to turn 2D scans, drawings, and other art into 3D designs.
Sprout uses a Windows 8.1 operating system and a 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor. Its 23-inch screen is 10 point touch-enabled and full HD.
The Sprout strategy
At a briefing in New York earlier this week, HP’s vice president of product management, design, and developer programs, Louis Kim, explained the strategy behind Sprout.