Finally and despite the fact that HP is one of the large companies that became interested in the world of 3D printing a little later than normal, the truth is that the benefits and novelties that the North American company has developed are quite recognized in the sector. Due to this, it is not surprising that, when today the second generation of 3D printers of the firm is launched to the market, its engineers and designers are already working on the third, without a doubt a sample of how HP is They have taken very seriously being a clear reference within the 3D printing sector.
In the words of Ramon Pastor, HP Vice President and General Manager, Worldwide 3D Printing Business:
HP's commitment to 3D printing is not something that can be summed up in a one-time investment, but HP has been working on the second generation of 3D printers for a long time. This second generation is very advanced and we are already working on the third.
HP confirms that it will continue to invest in the development of 3D printing.
As a detail, tell you that, in order not to be left out of this fast-evolving market and continue to be a benchmark, HP wants reinforce the International Center with new investments and contracts that the multinational has located in Sant Cugat del Vallès (Barcelona) where, in turn, the world headquarters of the 3D printing business of the North American company is located. As a detail, it should be noted that this center is the largest that HP has outside the United States since, today, it employs no less than 1.900 people, of which 600 are engineers.
As Ramón Pastor has assured, last year this center hired more than 200 people, a large number of whom were engineers destined to strengthen the research and development branch of the 3D design and manufacturing technologies business. According to his words:
The increase in hiring has been noticed in the last two years and will continue to be noticed in the future. We are hiring a lot and the idea is to grow significantly. I don't know if there will be 200 more people this year, but there will be net growth.