A real-life Katniss Everdeen can be found in Hewlett-Packard’s (HPQ) Meg Whitman. Whitman’s challenge might be more difficult than what Katniss faces. Hewlett Packard has been left for dead thanks to the demise of the personal computer. While shares have rallied this year, the company is still not out of the water. The secret weapon for Whitman might be 3D computing.
If you are looking for something to allow this company to catch fire, 3D printing offers tons of promise. There are now four companies in the space trading publicly. The two new guys on the block, Germany’s Voxeljet (VJET) and ExOne (XONE), have doubled in value or more since going public. In early November, Whitman entered the fray by announcing that Hewlett Packard would be entering the 3D printing market