HP May be Set to Reveal its First 3D Printer October 29th in New York
CRN reports that Dion Weisler, who will become the new CEO of the new HP Inc. printer and PC company, may be introducing what would be HP’s first HP-developed 3D printer at an event in New York on October 29th.
According to CRN’s sources, HP has sent out invitations for the event, with invitations for popular celebrities, including Adam Selman, a fashion designer for signer Rihanna, illustrator and director Todd Selby, food-art creator Beau Coffron, interior design Victoria Smith, and Martha Stewart Living Crafts Editor Erin Furey.
The HP 3D printer – which may be the system pictured below – is said to be designed for use by creative artists and businesses. As we’ve noted previously, HP CEO and Chairman Meg Whitman has said that HP will make a significant 3D-printer announcement in the fall of 2014. HP isn’t commenting at this time, however, whether the October 29th event will include the unveiling of a 3D printer.
The October 29th HP event is being at held at the 545 building in New York City’s Chelsea Arts District.
When HP announced it would split into two companies earlier this month, it notably emphasized a push into 3D printing. In March 2014, HP published a blog post in which Martin Fink, HP’s chief technology officer and manager of HP Labs, stated that HP is definitely getting into the 3D-printing market – where it’ll play a big role in the development of 3D printing – and confirmed that HP had developed a 3D-printer prototype.