HP remains “by far the top supplier” of large format digital printing systems worldwide, despite global shipments declining.
3D printing: Features
With 2016 fast approaching, IT decision makers are eyeing several business technology trends that will shape the New Year.
“These technologies are where more print service providers are investing based on the new and enhanced capabilities they offer to customers.”
“We want to stress that this is not a market crash.”
"The early adopters who recognised the substantial cost and time-to-market benefits of 3D printing have carried the day."
"As we expected, the 3D printing market has grown substantially over the past few years."
“We’ve seen the 3D printing industry go from strength to strength in 2014."
"We know that technology has the capability to change the world: from the Gutenberg printing press to the steam engine to the microchip.”
Undoubtedly the biggest news in the 3D printing space has been HP’s announcement that it will enter this growing market, which has created a "huge buzz".
"We want to raise the quality of how technology is used in education, with a particular focus on doing things which simply aren’t possible without technology.”
"Organisations that wish to experiment with the technology without incurring start-up costs should consider partnering with a local 3D printing service bureau."
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