HP: We have solved 3D printing’s biggest problems. Just wait until June

Gigaom

HP will issue a major update in June on its first 3D printer, which will supposedly print faster and at a higher quality than current printers, CEO Meg Whitman told shareholders at an annual meeting Wednesday, according to PCWorld.

Whitman said 3D printing is currently “like watching ice melt,” and the surface quality of 3D printed objects needs improvement. She did not say how HP plans to increase PRINTING speed, but Wired reported last year that HP is developing its own polymer for printing.

HP will enter the 3D printing market in phases, according to PCWorld. It will first target businesses with employees that need to print prototypes and finished products. Other business-oriented printers generally cost at least $5,000, if not $10,000 or $100,000. Whitman said that HP was also focusing on cost when news of an HP 3D printer first broke in October. The most innovative business 3D printers…

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