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HP Incs CEO On 3D Printing Layoffs And Being Nimble

HP Inc.s CEO On 3D Printing, Layoffs, And Being Nimble

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HP Inc.s CEO On 3D Printing, Layoffs, And Being Nimble

Its been nearly four months since HP, Inc.splitfrom its data center-centric sibling Hewlett Packard Enterprise to become an independent company.

Since then, HP, Inc.s shares have sunk 9% amid a declining market for personal computers and printers. It also recentlyannouncedthat it would speed up planned layoffs.

In an interview withFortune, HP, Inc. CEO Dion Weisler acknowledged the tough environment. But he said his company is better off alone because it previously had to compete with its sibling for resources.

As a separate company, Weisler said HP can more quickly respond to market changes and invest in the necessary research to keep it relevant. Its going to need that speed, especially as the market forPCsandprinterscontinues to decline, but Weisler welcomes the challenge saying hes a glass half-full kind of guy.

Heres an edited interview with Weisler in which he discusses the tough marketplace, layoffs, and a push into 3D printing.

Fortune:Walk me through the past year and theseparation.

Weisler: Ive been working with Meg [Whitman] on the separation since Oct. 6, 2014, adaythat will be forever infused in my mind. There was always this great promise that embedded within oneFortune100 company there were twoFortune100 companies; both of almost equal size but really invoking quite different markets.

The board, Meg, and myself contemplated many options to maximize shareholder value and ultimately landed on separating the companies because it allows us to be more reactive to a market that we see is changing at lightening speed.

Explain HP, Inc.s mandate to not cut research and development.

The directive there is let us take out non-revenue generating parts of the business and keep the innovation engine alive.

Whats an example of a non-revenue generating part of your business?

Theres lots of processes that we run in the background. Is there a way to rebuild processes, like in finance? Are there better ways to do things from a legal perspective? Are there different ways to run sales operations, customer services, or support?

Are you referring to administrative processes?

All the things that arent creating products, marketing, and go-to-market. Those are the areas we are looking to re-fence and protect, so we can keep the innovation engine alive. We have to tell a story to our customers, because you can create great stuff and let people know about it, and then let the magic in the products go to work. That has to be done with a view of the short, the medium, and the long term. Our strategy is anchored around core growth for the future. The core is the vast majority of our $55 billion in revenue. Its core PCs and core printing.

Are there going to be more trimming and cost-cutting measures coming up?

Look, we announced that weve accelerated that. We are looking at processes. We are looking at ways that dont necessarily involve people, but involve leveraging technology to do things in more effective ways. We are looking at outsourcing things that arent core to our business that dont fit the strategic, and theres other companies out there that do it more efficiently than we can.

What are your plans to enter the 3D printing market?

Today, 3D printing is like a $5 billion or $6 billion market. Its not going to change the trajectory of the business. But what will is when we can start tapping into the $12 trillion injection molding market. We get to democratize manufacturing with 3D printing.

And you want to focus on 3D printing for the commercial sector as opposed to the consumer market?

Its not where the value is today. The value is in production and in prototyping.

We are aiming to be clear market leaders there, solving the problems of quality and cost, which has fully held the industry back. You got to hit the inflection point where it makes sense to go 3D printing versus traditional injection molding. If you dont get the formula right, then it always remains niche. So you can tap into production runs where the curve from digital to analog makes sense: where you can get that right injection point, where you can start to change the market.

What do you say to people who say HP has been behind on 3D printing?

We will release a technology thats ten times faster than anything else in the market. We can produce parts with unbelievable density. Weve got 21 microns of accuracy. Thats the tenth of a size of a human hair or one blood cell count. Thats how fine we can print.

We can do it at a fraction of the cost because of ourtechnology, which leverages 30 years of inkjet based printing to produce a 3D printed object. We are changing that formula relative to traditional manufacturing on the vectors of speed, quality, and costs that nobody else on the market has today.

Yes, others did get into it faster, and they are making $300 desktop-based printers. We never saw value there.

The home market hasnt grown; its actually going backwards. The real money and opportunity is in the commercial side of the business in prototyping and production.

Are you working with customers on 3D printing?

We have signed five what we call co-development companies. These are all companies you will know when we announce them. They come from different industries like apparel to manufacturing to all sorts of things, and they are working with us on our technology exclusively. This is serious stuff. Thats why we announced it a year and a half earlier than launch, because weve been co-developing in big businesses.

Are these companies using this technology in production?

We are certainly not being public with it. It goes into these companies early in the second half of this year. And then the product becomes generally available towards the end of this year.

Can you elaborate on recent comments you made on the Windows 10 operating system and whether you see it leading to an increase of PC sales? You said you were disappointed that you failed to see higher sales because of Windows 10 like you were expecting.

I am disappointed. I think its a tremendous operating system. The promise of universal apps is tremendous.

I get concerned when theres anything that might derail momentum inside the ecosystem. People have to be sensible and make sure its stimulating the market and not destimulating the market. Eventually, this will take off and in the commercial realm theres more customers looking at Windows 10 at this juncture of a new operating system than they ordinarily would.

I think as custodians of an ecosystem, as Microsoftand Intelare, and to some extent we are with some of the other large players, we need to stimulate the 550 million or 600 million people that are still running devices five and half years old to go buy again. Companies need to be very thoughtful about where theyre making their investments.

Microsoft entered the space with Surface, and theyve spent a lot of money, and thats good; it created a category for the industry. You got to be careful that you are not leaving behind the rest of the ecosystem. As industry custodians, we got to do all the right things to stimulate demand.

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HP Promises to Improve 3D Printing This June

Chances are youve owned an HP printer at some point in your life. If not, you definitely know someone who has. The company is one of the biggest players in the hardcopy peripherals market, and printers account for a huge chunk of HPs revenue. Last year, it accounted for 40 percent of the market and was number one worldwide. Now, it looks like the company has set its sights on 3D printing.

HP today confirmed plans to enter the 3D printing market later this year. The news was confirmed in a meeting with shareholders. Meg Whitman, president and CEO of HP, said the company is hot on the case of 3D printing and said the company would have a big announcement in June. While the news that a name as big as HP is about to throw its hat into the 3D printer ring is significant in and of itself, theres something more exciting behind this announcement.

Forbes reports that Whitman, while discussing 3D printing with shareholders, said that watching 3D printing in progress is akin to watching ice melt. In other words, its slow and therefore not very interesting. Ms. Whitman also pointed out that theres room for improvement when it comes to the quality of 3D-printed objects. So why is HP getting into a business that still has so far to go before it can be considered suitable for mainstream consumption? Because its CEO reckons the company has solved those problems.

It might take a while for HPs technological feats to trickle down to the consumer (the company is going to focus on the enterprise market first), the fact that a big name like HP is willing to put its money where its mouth is and enter the 3D printing market is a fantastic sign for 3D printing and for those who dream of 3D printing goods in their own home without breaking the bank.

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How much are the DRM-infested ABS/PET/etc. wire spools going to cost?

Cant wait, this will definitely be a huge step in consumer level adaptation. The Toronto Reference Library got two MakerBot 2s and I got to try them out printing airfoils. Not exactly accurate enough, but wow I was impressed! I really want to get a printer soon.

Wow, that face looks so lifelike. 3D printing really has come a long way

Hopefully the drivers wont be as insane as the ones for the 2D printers

They will probably come out with something much cheaper than the current mainstream which will allow people to get into 3D printing without too much money upfront. They will probably improve the speed considerably. The catch? There system will use a custom cartridge that will cost about 20x what the current spool cost is and the size of the part that you can print will be very limited in size.

Im guessing they have a way of sideloading blocks of material into the printhead so they can lay down more material faster than anybody else. They may also have a cooling or drying mechanism that lets the printhead move a lot faster.

But theres already a lot of 3D printing out there like Makerbot. What are we exactly expecting in this HP 3D printer? Makerbot, after buying all the supplies, they last forever. Printing costs range from 0.01 cent to 40 cents, with accuracy of 0.01 mm… I wonder what HP printer has to offer?

The printer ink still costs more than the printer!!!

Damric, buy aftermarket ink on Ebay or refill them at Costco. Not sure if such a market will exist for 3d printer materials!

Danwat1234 — if its similar to Makerbot, printer ink is a bit expensive but LAST LONG!

The Future of 3D Printing in Healthcare

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Imagine a world where the items you need or want can be created on demand. Simply turn to a computer, plug in a blueprint, fill the printer with a particular material, and in a matter of hours you are holding the desired item in your hands. Sounds like science fiction, doesnt it? But 3D printing has become a reality, and its already making a huge difference in healthcare.

What is 3D printing?Traditionally, 3D printers have worked by additive manufacturing, a process in which a machine layers materials, such as plastic or glass, to create an object. This kind of printing is common to places like Boeing, Honeywell and General Electric, where many parts are manufactured with 3D printing. In the world of healthcare, 3D printing is already used to create dental implants, hearing aids, contact lenses andprosthesisthat are tailored to the individual. Creating customized medical devices offers many advantages for the patient. The perfect fit of a prosthetic limb, for example, makes it much more comfortable to wear and reduces the risk of infection or other complications. Replacing a knee or hip with a device that is customized for that particular patient can cut down on operating time and expenses, promote faster healing and possibly lead to a more comfortable, longer-lasting joint. There is also a psychological aspect to the use of 3D printed parts. Because 3D printed designs can be unique and cool, things like prosthesis that used to be something to hide are now a fashion statement, said Sarah Boisvert, the chief 3D printing officer at Potomac Photonics, Inc. Bespoke and 3D Systems are demonstrating this today with customers matching their artificial legs to their outfits. The social ramifications are even more powerful than the technical.Early successes with 3D printingThe victories for 3D printing are already piling up. Top medical facilities like the Mayo Clinic are now offering flexible replacement knee joints printed with nylon, which mimic bones and cartilage. Cornell University is busy printing experimental heart valves and bone implants, while researchers at Wake Forest University have been successful in creating kidney cells. The reach of 3D printing has improved and even saved lives. In 2011, a man in the UK who lost half his pelvis to bone cancer received a new pelvis created of 3D materials, and is still happy with the results. In 2012, infant Kaiba Gionfriddo made headlines when doctors in Ohio implanted a 3D printed airway splint that allowed him to breathe normally. The child is now a healthy toddler. In March 2014, it was reported that 75 percent of an American patients skull was replaced by a 3D implant created by Oxford Performance Materials. Made of a biomedical polymer, the artificial skull was created to exact specifications for the patient, and included surface details that encouraged easy attachment and new cell growth. But the wonders of 3D printing arent limited toimplants. In February 2014, doctors at Kosair Childrens Hospital in Louisville, Ky. needed to operate on a small child with multiple heart defects. By printing a 3D version of the childs heart, doctors could study the hearts defects and create a surgical plan before wheeling the child into the operating room. The surgery was a success. Just announced last week, a 22 year old womans skull was successfully replaced with a 3D-printed implant. Performed by Dr. Bon Verwejj of University Medical Center (UMC) Utrecht, the skull was 3D-modeled and then printed as a single full piece slotted and secured into place. 3D printing can ensure the components of the skull are an exact fit. Verwejj stated, this has major advantages, not only cosmetically but also because patients often have better brain function compared with the old method.The future of 3D printing in healthcareAs the advantages of 3D printing become clear, many hospitals and physicians are embracing what it can do. In 2013, there was a $1.2 billion market for 3D printing in healthcare; by 2018, that will increase to over $4 billion, according to a study by Visiongain. While much of that booming market might come from the increased use of customized prosthesis and other devices, there are much more ambitious 3D printing uses on the horizon. One of these advances is known as bioprinting, or the ability to print living tissues. The printers make use of bio-ink, a blend of living cells. The bioprinter builds a structure from these cells, layer by layer, to create human tissue. Researchers are already testing the technology for use in creating skin grafts, knee cartilage and small heart valves. The next step? Creating organs for the human body. The ability to create a kidney, pancreas, or heart from a persons own cells with a bioprinter has enormous implications for healthcare, including reducing the lengthy transplant lists, improving the chances of recovery and possibly even controlling or curing chronic diseases, like diabetes. Printing body parts from cells or tissue is years off as initial results are just in, and we would still have to go through FDA approvals, Boisvert said. But the ability to have a perfect match and not have to wait for a donor would save countless lives and is the future of medicine. Organs made from tissue, not plastic or metal, would perform more like those with which we are born. 3D printing is already making a significant impact, but this is just the tip of the iceberg. Printing organs made from cells is really in the early stages but initial results are promising, Boisvert said. I expect this sector to hit the market in ten to twenty years, and then the impact will be huge.

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Five ways 3D printing is changing the world

Five ways 3D printing is changing the world

Five ways 3D printing is changing the world

Manufacturing is among the fields 3D printing is revolutionizing. Companies no longer have to make products in an industrial scale. Instead, they can roll-out a small number of specialized products or test out prototypes without the burden of high costs.

The recent hype over 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, shoudlnt fool you into thinking its new.

This process which consists of printing layer upon layer of a material, usually plastic, to make an object out of a 3D digital drawing has been around since the eighties.

The technology is quite mature, Mitch Free, CEO of industrial3D printing company CloudDDM, told the Daily News. Good marketing has brought it to the public awareness.

Free said the reason 3D printers arent commonplace is much of the technology had been road-blocked by patents up until a few years ago.

While there have been recent innovations in medicine and design, Free said it will be a while before people are driving 3D-printed cars or replacing store-bought products with ones printed at home.

Its not a technology barrier, its just that the economics dont work, he said. It takes too long and its too expensive.

Perhaps 3D printing hasnt sparked a revolution, but Free said thereve been new and exciting developments in the materials printers use and the way the printed objects can be applied.

So, here are five fields that a reaping the benefits of this technology.

Earlier this year, surgeons at Nicklaus Childrens Hospital in Miami used a 3D printer to make an exact replica of a five-year-old girls heart.

Mia Gonzalez underwent surgery to correct a malformation in her aorta and doctors attributed part of the operations success to being able to practice on the heart model.

Without the model, I would have been less certain about (operating on Mia) and that would have led me naturally to make a larger incision that could possibly cause more pain and a longer recovery time,Dr. Redmond Burke told CNN.

Advances have also been made in bioprinting, which uses a so-called ink made of cells and human tissue.

A Sept. 2015 survey of 800 communication and tech experts found 76% believe the first transplant of a 3D-printed liver would happen by 2025.

If cities follow Chinese company WinSuns lead, 3D printers could be used to build low-income housing fast and inexpensively.

Last year, the engineering and design company built 10 3D-printed concrete houses in one day. Each cost $4,800.

Then in January, the company took 3D printing technology to new heights by building a five-story apartment building and a 1,100 square meter villa.

The structures were made by printing large sections of the building and then assembling them. The ink used was made from fiberglass, streel, cement, binder and recycled rubble, according to a WinSun release.

The company plans to open 3D printer plants in 20 countries within the next few years,The Guardian reported.

Architects are also turning to 3D printing to make their elaborate design dreams a reality.

I think (3D printing)is as fundamental a shift as the elevator was in raising our cities, Adam Kushner, president of D-Shape Enterprises, told The Guardian.

Advances in 3D printing technology will allow children like Faith Lennox to replace their prosthetics cheaply and easily once they outgrow them.

A 7-year-old California girlmade headlines last Aprilfor her 3D-printed prosthetic hand.

The brightly-colored prosthesis which weighed one pound and cost $50 to make represented a breakthrough in cheap, lightweight mechanical hands that are easy for children to use.

Kids usually outgrow their prosthetic limbs within a year, so being able to affordably replace them could revolutionize the market.

Pets are milking this technology too.

Last year, a rescue dog born with deformed front legs was able to run like the wind on 3D-printed prosthetics.

Related story: Disabled dog walks again thanks to 3-D printed prosthetics

Frees company, which opened in May, prints pieces used in everything from voting machines to planes.

He said 3D printing has been a game-changer for companies that had products in mind but couldnt sell enough of them to justify industrial scale manufacturing.

Weve opened up a whole sector for low volume products that werent viable, he said.

For example, medical devices that would have cost too much to produce en masse can now be printed out. Researchers can try out, say, surgical instruments without the burden of high costs.

Same goes for companies that want to test out prototypes. They can print out two or three samples and collect user data before committing to a specific design, Free said.

Coral reefs are key to a burgeoning marine life. But, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, about 70% of the worlds coral reefs have been damaged or destroyed by development and pollution.

Acompany in Bahrainis countering that destruction by installing 3D-printed reefs along the coasts of the Persian Gulf.

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Hersheys Chocolate 3D Printer Whips Up Any Sweet Design You Want

Hersheys chocolate scientists are now 3D printing uniquely designed candy. The confection company is taking itsCocoJet 3D printerfrom 3D Systems to different exhibits throughout the U.S. to show chocolate lovers how this futuristic candy machine creates uniquely delicious designs.

Consumers interact with a library of 3D graphics on an iPad to get the machine to form a number of chocolate designs including complicated hexagons and intricately laced patterns. The CocoJet works on open-source patterns so its possible to upload your own design to the CocoJet, too. According to Hersheys tech marketing exec Jeff Mundt, its a bit more complicated to get a figurine, but you could theoretically make yourself (or yourcrushfriend) into a chocolate replica.

There are other chocolate-centric 3D printers out there. TheChoc Edgeis one that will also customize chocolate designs. Some 3D food printers can also take on the silky smooth texture of chocolate. However, Hersheys believes its CocoJet is the most technologically advanced chocolate 3D printer in operation.

We can print anything that you could print with a plastic printer in chocolate. It looks very similar to a standard 3D Systems printer but its heavily modified, Mundt told TechCrunch.

We caught up with Mundt and the CocoJet while it was on display atBrit and Cos Re:Make 2015conference in San Francisco to check it out. Watch the video above to see some of Hersheys mouth-watering delights 3D print before your very eyes.

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Nikes COO thinks we could soon 3D print Nike sneakers at home

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Eric Sprunks beloved Flyknit Lunar 3, which offers a hint about how 3D printing could be used for Nike sneakers.

In theory, 3D printing offers a future where you could easily print just about anything you want. So far, itsfailed to be the miracleconsumers were promised, but theres one believer whos worth paying attention to.

Eric Sprunk, Nikes COO, recentlyattended a summitheld by tech news site GeekWire, where he talked about the innovation in Nikes Flyknit technology and what it suggests about the way sneakers could be made in the future. Based on what Nike is already doing with Flyknit, Sprunk says the ability for consumers to 3D print a pair of sneakers is close at hand.

The way it might work goes something like this: You could head to Nikes website, customize a sneaker to your specifications, and buy a file containing the instructions for the 3D printer. If you have a printer at home, you could print it yourself and have a new pair of sneakers in a matter of hours. If you dont, you could take the file to a Nike store and have them print it for you.

Do I envision a future where [Nike] might still own the file, from an IP perspectivebecause its a Nike product; you cant have just anybody make a Nike productand you can manufacture that either in your home or we will do it for you at our store? Sprunk said at the summit. Oh yeah, thats not that far away.

Its similar to the process Nike uses to make the uppers on its Flyknit sneakers, which are literally knitlike a sweater on your foot, Sprunk saysby machine. Traditionally, Nike would send a tech pack containing drawings, fabric swatches, and other specifications to a factory in Asia, where different workers assemble the sneaker. To make a Flyknit sneaker, however, Nike just sends a file, and one person feeds the instructions into the knitting machine to create the shoe. One person is capable of operating several knitting machines.

That change in the manufacturing paradigm is why knit sneakers, whichboth Nike and Adidasworked on for years, represent one of the biggest advances in sneaker technology since Nike was established. Its also why Sprunk said at the summit that Nikes Lunar Flyknit 3 is his favorite sneaker.

Theoretically, 3D printing could be the next extension of that.

Other companies are toying with 3D printing footwear too, such as SOLS, the New York startupbacked by Carmelo Anthonyof the New York Knicks.

But probably no other player in the space has pockets as deep as Nikes, or the same record of innovation. Sprunk even says Nike has a huge initiative called manufacturing revolution. (Maybe its the reason for some of Nikes stranger patent filings,such as this onefor a method of designing sneakers with virtual reality goggles.)

There are still hurdles to clear. First, a consumer would need a 3D printer, which is not exactly a small purchase. And right now you cant 3D print aNike sneakers soleeven Flyknits need a separate sole attached.

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3D printing is any of various processes used to make a three-dimensional object. In 3D printing, additive processes are used, in which successive layers of material are laid down under computer control. These objects can be of almost any shape or geometry, and are produced from a 3D model or other electronic data source. A 3D printer is a type of industrial robot. 3D printing in the terms original sense refers to processes that sequentially deposit material onto a powder bed with inkjet printer heads. More recently the meaning of the term has expanded to encompass a wider variety of techniques such as extrusion and sintering based processes. Technical standards generally use the term additive manufacturing for this broader sense.

Is the variety of computer technology, machinery or processes used to make a three-dimensional object.

3D printing is currently used in industries including aerospace, architecture, automotive, defense, and medical replacements, among many others.

The numerical value of 3D printing in Chaldean Numerology is:6

The numerical value of 3D printing in Pythagorean Numerology is:3

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