Diversified 3D printing industry leaders 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE:DDD) andStratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ:SSYS) will face increasing competition as more companies enter the enterprise space. The dynamic duo among new entrants is 2D-printing king HP Inc.(NYSE:HPQ) and start-up Carbon (formerly Carbon3D), each of which recently launched a super-speedy 3D printer.

HP released on May 17 its Jet Fusion 3D 3200, powered by its proprietary Multi Jet Fusion technology, following closely behind Carbon’s April 1 launch of its M1 3D printer, powered by its proprietary Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP) tech.

To help investors get a clearer grasp of these printers and the companies behind them, this article compares some key factors. It’s not meant to be all-inclusive (we don’t have enough data to fairly compare some critical factors related to parts quality), nor is it meant to suggest that HP and Carbon are each other’s primary competitor.

Both Carbon and HP appear to be shaping up to be compelling competitors to 3D Systems, Stratasys, and others in the 3D printing space, not to mention potentially some companies in the traditional manufacturing industry. However, it’s much too early to conclude anything more definitive.

Investors shouldn’t read into what I’ve written here and assume that Carbon and HP are each other’s main competitor. That said, Carbon’s M1 currently has the speed and materials advantages over HP’s Jet Fusion 3D 3200, while HP has the deeper pockets. Both new printers have speed advantages over 3D Systems’ and Stratasys’ polymer printers, while HP in particular lags the industry’s two largest players with respect to materials and color offerings.

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