HP’s entry in 3D print. Meg Whitman’s comments with Cramer

3D Printing. Thoughts from Greg

HP

HP’s Meg Whitman talked to Jim Cramer on CNBC yesterday and mentioned, again, HP’s eminent plan to enter the 3D market, possibly this calendar year (this blogger is not of the opinion the product will be to market in a substantial way by the end of HP’s fiscal close in October as some suggest––see below).

This topic has been discussed ad nauseam on-line, but here are my points about the interview:

1) It will be very interesting to see what happens in the market and positioning with current 3D giants Stratasys and 3Dsystems.  HP is going squarely after their sweet spot, the higher-end market space. Ms. Whitman refers to this as the “enterprise” space.

2) I think any business in the 3D print space, manufactures of printers, software vendors, and service providers will benefit by the trickle down affect as this giant enters the market. Long term, the playing field will define…

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