2014: The Year of the Print Head
I recently came across a good 3D printing 101 video that really simplifies the technology:
HP announced late in 2013 that it will be a 3D products player by this summer. We will see how smoothly this development goes.
It makes sense that 2D inkjet printing developers are gaining interest in producing products for the 3D industry, as they have been jetting chemistry out of print heads now for decades. Just like 2D printing, the long-term money for 3D is in the print heads and the consumables.
I am curious if inkjet production printing and 3D somehow merge to create very innovative publications, products and mailers. Ok, flying cars may be first, but a girl can still dream.
What are your thoughts on this new technology and how it will impact us during our lifetime?