Samsung, LG, Toshiba to launch new products with optical memory, 3D-printing
Samsung, Sony, and Toshiba are expected to announce their own 3D printer in the near future, reports The Verge.
The companies announced the news at CES 2017 earlier this year, and it looks like the printers could be aimed at consumer products.
The three companies are currently working on a new line of printers, but according to the Verge, they may also work on a 3D TV.
The Verge notes that Samsung is working on three 3D printers, which could be called Samsungs 3D printing platform and LGs 3DR3D printer.
Samsung has previously said it would produce 3D printed smartphones, but the companies are reportedly also working on printers for home appliances.
Toshiba and Samsung are currently the top three printers in the world, according to Forbes.
The US company also has a manufacturing subsidiary in Singapore, and its technology is already used by Google and Facebook.
Toshiba has also recently announced a new product line called the Toshiba Photonics line.
Apple is also working with Toshiba, with the company reportedly developing new printers for its iMacs.
Apple also has its own 3DP printer, the 3DP, and Apple’s HomePod.
Apple has been rumored to be working on its own consumer 3D technology, which would include a new kind of 3D scanning.
Reports suggest that Apple’s 3D scanner could use the latest technology from Toshiba and Sony.
Apple also announced that it would be building an entirely new factory in Taiwan.
The company is said to be expanding its manufacturing capacity there to 100,000 workers, according the New York Times.