HP Launches a New 3D Printer. Not!

By on February 27th, 2012 in printer


We suddenly awoke to read the startling headline: “HP launches new 3D printer” and envisioned a grand update to HP’s long-term relationship with Stratasys. Perhaps a new low-cost 3D printer is now available? Maybe even a consumer version? 
Um, no. 
They launched the HP Topshot Laserjet Pro M275 in the UAE today. What makes this Laserjet 3D? It can apparently capture images of 3D objects and convert them into 2D images. Very useful if you don’t have a camera and studio and need to quickly create an image for your new handheld product. All yours for AED1,499 (USD$408). 
But it’s not a 3D printer. 

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!