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H-P to make 3D printer announcement in June, promises breakthroughs
seekingalpha.com ^ | 3/20/2014

Posted on 03/20/2014 10:29:56 AM PDT by RoosterRedux

"We’ll be making a big technology announcement in June around how we are going to approach this," said H-P (HPQ +2.2%) CEO Meg Whitman at yesterday's annual meeting.

Whitman argued current 3D printers suffer from speed and substrate quality shortcomings, and insisted her company has "solved both these problems."

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1 posted on 03/20/2014 10:29:56 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

Aluminum would be nice.


2 posted on 03/20/2014 10:31:05 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: RoosterRedux

Buying their ink cartridges sure makes me want to run right out and get one of these.


3 posted on 03/20/2014 10:32:21 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: RoosterRedux

I thought I was on a 3Dee printer ping list, but can’t find it in my history.

The main limitation for me is the print envelope size. It’s a Prusa Mendel variant of the RepRap. But it is an interesting first step — and cheap enough to hobby on.


4 posted on 03/20/2014 10:32:34 AM PDT by bajabaja (Too ugly to be scanned at the airports.)
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To: RoosterRedux

The printer will be free.
The cartridges will be $2000.........................


5 posted on 03/20/2014 10:33:49 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

post #5.................


6 posted on 03/20/2014 10:34:18 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

The first model will be named the ‘Carly’ - it will cost a fortune, fail to operate, and annoy its user base.


7 posted on 03/20/2014 10:34:22 AM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: ryan71

There are some 3d printers that scinter metal and then the form is baked. A gun was printed that way by an outfit in Texas who posted on youtube. I print in PLA and ABS — plastics melting around 200 Centigrade with no after print bake.


8 posted on 03/20/2014 10:34:27 AM PDT by bajabaja (Too ugly to be scanned at the airports.)
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To: Red Badger

Cynic .....


9 posted on 03/20/2014 10:34:48 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: ryan71

Steel would be nicer..................;^)


10 posted on 03/20/2014 10:35:12 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Red Badger

Just $2000?


11 posted on 03/20/2014 10:36:11 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: RoosterRedux

Anybody willing to bet “sex toys” will be the number one download program?


12 posted on 03/20/2014 10:36:11 AM PDT by Spartan302
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To: ryan71

Aluminiam ala George Bush ....Nuke-U-leer....


13 posted on 03/20/2014 10:36:12 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Vendome

Realist................


14 posted on 03/20/2014 10:36:18 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: RoosterRedux

Ping a ling


15 posted on 03/20/2014 10:36:32 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Just for refill..........you have to send them the empty....................


16 posted on 03/20/2014 10:36:46 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: relictele

The printer driver will take five hours to install, take up half a terabyte of disc space, and will not work with any Windows version you happen to have......................


17 posted on 03/20/2014 10:38:49 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: RoosterRedux

Not sure why I need to know they are going to announce “SOMETHING” in three months.


18 posted on 03/20/2014 10:38:54 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Red Badger
cartridges will be $2000

No kidding. I paid $500 for a HP color laser, and the set of 4 replacement toner cartriges is $400.

19 posted on 03/20/2014 10:39:00 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: RoosterRedux

This is so the feds can require them to include micro printed identities on any printed gun parts.


20 posted on 03/20/2014 10:39:31 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: RoosterRedux

Probably be garbage like their laptops.


21 posted on 03/20/2014 10:39:50 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: RoosterRedux

The good news: The HP 3D printer will cost only $99.

The bad news: Replacement spools of feedstock material will cost $150 each, and last for an average of 1.5 items of 1000 CC in volume.


22 posted on 03/20/2014 10:39:56 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: from occupied ga

I have bought three HP computers and various HP printers.
Never again..........................


23 posted on 03/20/2014 10:40:26 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: DManA
Not sure why I need to know they are going to announce “SOMETHING” in three months.

If it were an acquisition, there would be rumors on the street before the announcement, so it must something they are working on internally...some breakthrough that they believe will change the current lay of the land for the business side of the 3-D printing business.

24 posted on 03/20/2014 10:44:50 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: Red Badger

And then will demand a 2 GB download to patch itself.


25 posted on 03/20/2014 10:46:00 AM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: Red Badger

The printer works well, it just isn’t as inexpensive per sheet as you’d expect in a laser printer. I had an HP black and white laser I bought in 1992 that just died last Dec with endless paper jams (prompting the purchase of the new printer.) 21 years isn’t bad for a coumputer product.


26 posted on 03/20/2014 10:47:06 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: from occupied ga

It was B&W, less parts...............We have at work an old laser IBM printer from that era, still works.....................


27 posted on 03/20/2014 10:48:25 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: RoosterRedux

I’m holding out for a 3D dot matrix printer. BTT


28 posted on 03/20/2014 10:50:49 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: null and void

Ping a ling


29 posted on 03/20/2014 10:53:31 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Spartan302

Yeah ....

I’m gonna print several copies of my wife and girlfriend, Morgan Fairchild.

Yeah, that’s the ticket, Morgan Fairchild.


30 posted on 03/20/2014 10:55:39 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Red Badger

Wish I could figure out how to keep my HP printer from sending me daily newsletter from Tony freaking Robbins.


31 posted on 03/20/2014 11:05:45 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: Billthedrill

I want a 3D mimeograph machine.


32 posted on 03/20/2014 11:12:21 AM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: fishtank

Yeah, me too. I wonder how many times you’d have to turn the crank...


33 posted on 03/20/2014 11:19:23 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: dfwgator

Using capacitors that swell and burst within a year.


34 posted on 03/20/2014 11:21:34 AM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: bajabaja

I have two Ultimakers that have been moded for improvements. I am printing with nylon (242 C) now and I find it superior to ABS or PLA. However, this is driving further mods. The G3 pico extruder head is the next mod and that should get me to be able to print Polycarbonate (Lexan).


35 posted on 03/20/2014 11:25:01 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: RoosterRedux

I hate HP. I will never buy an HP product. Their business model for ink is rapacious of their customers. F*** HP.


36 posted on 03/20/2014 11:37:00 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a pedophile and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: fishtank

It may be coming http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3125994/posts


37 posted on 03/20/2014 11:39:45 AM PDT by dangerdoc (I don't think you should be forced to make the same decision I did even if I know I'm right.)
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To: Red Badger
I have bought three HP computers and various HP printers. Never again..........................

HP products used to rock. I remember Laserjet II printers that ran for years and years.

Then came Carley "who needs actual engineers" Fiona.

 

38 posted on 03/20/2014 11:53:05 AM PDT by zeugma (Is it evil of me to teach my bird to say "here kitty, kitty"?)
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To: zeugma
Then came Carley "who needs actual engineers" Fiona.

Yep.

39 posted on 03/20/2014 11:54:03 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: taxcontrol; null and void

Pingworthy oh keeper of 3deee ping list?


40 posted on 03/20/2014 11:59:51 AM PDT by bajabaja (Too ugly to be scanned at the airports.)
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To: Vendome

Fairchild?

Upgrade to Zeta-Jones.


41 posted on 03/20/2014 12:04:00 PM PDT by bajabaja (Too ugly to be scanned at the airports.)
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To: bajabaja

Damned Straight!!! skippy...

She’s hot.


42 posted on 03/20/2014 12:15:14 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Spartan302

Anybody willing to bet “sex toys” will be the number one download program?


Why make an expensive custom one when you can buy mass produced for cheap? Maybe I’m missing something.


43 posted on 03/20/2014 12:30:53 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed ("Income Inequality?" Let's start with Washington DC vs. the rest of the nation!)
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To: RoosterRedux

$59.95 for the printer, but the “ink” lasts for half a project and costs $500 bucks for a pound of it.


44 posted on 03/20/2014 12:54:20 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: Atlas Sneezed
Why make an expensive custom one when you can buy mass produced for cheap? Maybe I’m missing something.

Ah, but the printer software enables you to modify what you downloaded. Make it larger, or twisted, with barbs etc., make dozens of variations at will. (Not that I would know this particular application, I'm looking at buying a printer for more mundane applications!)

45 posted on 03/20/2014 5:33:11 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: bajabaja; Vendome

Will ping to this when I get back in town. Thanks!


46 posted on 03/20/2014 8:26:17 PM PDT by null and void ( Obama is Law-Less because Republican "leaders" are BALL-LESS!!)
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