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Caleb Kraft
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Re: hp printers
Caleb Kraft   11/27/2013 12:52:02 PM
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I have no idea! I can tell you that I see new companies putting out consumer 3d printers every day. It may not be huge like the cell phone market but new companies appearing with the frequency I see them tells me that it is trending upward quickly. 

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junko.yoshida   11/27/2013 12:43:50 PM
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@caleb, I am no expert on 3D printers, so forgive me for this primitive question.

You wrote:

 but the consumer market is really blossoming right now.

Really? If so, how big is that "consumer" 3D printer market projected?

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RGARVIN640   11/27/2013 12:25:47 PM
For HP to have a chance in this market, it will require them to purchase a company that is currently in the 3D printer business. HP's HW engineering talent pool has been depleted over the last several years as they have outsourced a majority of that work, and to enter a new market with any sort of chance will require in house engineers.

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Caleb Kraft   11/27/2013 10:47:58 AM
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HP has a ton of experience in the printing world and could possibly bring lower cost, higher quality printers to the market. I'm not sure where they fall in the patent minefield, or how much they are willing to invest, but it seems like they have the leverage to step beyond a tiny improvement in FDM quality. 

I guess we'll just have to wait and see. 

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Re: hp printers
Caleb Kraft   11/27/2013 10:46:40 AM
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Cube 3d printers took a page from HP's book and implemented a cartridge system, forcing you to buy your material from them. It is a cruddy move for sure and many people have found ways to bypass it, just like they have the HP cartridge sensors. 

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rick merritt   11/27/2013 10:20:36 AM
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One wag on Google+ lampoons HP's milking of its traditional printer ink cartridges saying:

"HP could put PLA filament in a proprietary cartridge design with a feedback path to check "filament level". File 200+ patent disclosures on this innovation. Aggressively market cheap calibrated printers using this very expensive consumable filament cartridge."

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rick merritt   11/27/2013 9:32:29 AM
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What value could an HP bring to 3D printers in 2014, or 3D printers bring to HP?

Caleb Kraft
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Caleb Kraft   11/27/2013 9:31:47 AM
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I'm really curious as to what style of 3d printing HP plans on using. They've got the budget and the facilities to go after the "big dogs", but the consumer market is really blossoming right now.

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