3D printing is well established for modeling and prototyping. While some may say the market is saturated, we contend that with much higher levels of productivity, quality and improved economics will result in a much broader adoption. Ultimately we expect this will impact the processes of innovation.
This is important because we see a future where the rules of who wins and who loses in the market are going to change. Waves of technology disruption play through at an ever increasing rate, and many of these are democratizing “level the playing field” impacts. Over time we believe it will be less about barriers to entry for the factors of production, and more about winning on the virtues of the product itself. Therefore, the process of innovation will be paramount.
In the nearer term, we see that HP Multi Jet Fusion™ technology has the potential to dramatically accelerate the product development cycle – it could even be used to rapidly iterate, enabling fast feedback from consumers such that hardware product development can mimic software “agile” development processes.
In the longer term, our vision for the HP Multi Jet Fusion™ platform is that it will be a key ingredient to industrial transformation – fundamentally changing the where, the how and the why things are produced.
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