ZDNet reports on a brand-new expansion by HP into the Asia Pacific region. This expansion involves the company’s Jet Fusion 3D Printing Technology. As a result of this expansion, HP has announced “its 3D printing portfolio will be available across [the Asia Pacific region].”
“The company, which has been expanding its reseller and commercial reach for its Jet Fusion 3D Printing portfolio, announced pacts with two Chinese 3D printing services to build out a network of 50 facilities.”
“Shining 3D ePrint, which has more than 10,000 customers globally, will deploy HP’s 3D printing hardware and software in Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Nanjing, and Shanghai. In addition, Infinite 3D Printing will deploy HP’s 3D [printing apparatus] in more locations such as Suzhou and Qingdao…HP’s expansion into Asia Pacific also includes Japan, South Korea, Singapore, and Australia. The company said it will expand its HP Partner First 3D Printing Specialization program to more than a dozen partners in the region.” Additionally, HP will be building 3D printing reference and experience centers within cities spread across this region.
Only time will tell if this ambitious expansion will help HP’s 3D printing enterprises – but “Asia Pacific is a critical market for 3D printing given the region is [such a vital] cog in the manufacturing sector.” So, it is well within the company’s interest for this new foothold to succeed.
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