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HP Inc. Unveils 3-D Printers Aimed at Shaking Up Manufacturing

  • Company rolls out machines built on more than 5,000 patents
  • Partners on new products include BMW, Siemens and Nike

HP Inc. -- which helped define printing technology for paper -- is turning to the industry’s next generation: producing three-dimensional objects.

The company is introducing two 3-D printers aimed at manufacturing customers looking for efficient ways to make items without traditional tools, Chief Executive Officer Dion Weisler said. HP is working with businesses such as BMW AG, Siemens AG and Nike Inc. as co-developers of the technology, reflecting the company’s open approach to building the new products, he said.