3-D Printing: Cutting out the Middleman

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Va., recently hosted a fascinating display of technology. 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD  ) , Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS  ) , and other top companies involved in additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, displayed their wares in the same room.

Motley Fool analyst Rex Moore was at the conference, and chatted with Stratasys engineer Jim Comb. In this installment of our series, Comb says we're at the dawn of a new era, where consumers can design their own products and have them delivered to their homes.

3D Systems is at the leading edge of a disruptive technological revolution, with the broadest portfolio of 3-D printers in the industry. However, despite years of earnings growth, 3D Systems' share price has risen even faster, and today the company sports a dizzying valuation. To help investors decide whether the future of additive manufacturing is bright enough to justify the lofty price tag on the company's shares, The Motley Fool has compiled a premium research report on whether 3D Systems is a buy right now. In our report, we take a close look at 3D Systems' opportunities, risks, and critical factors for growth. You'll also find reasons to buy or sell, and receive a full year of analyst updates with the report. To start reading, simply click here now for instant access.


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  • Report this Comment On February 22, 2013, at 4:18 PM, andrewupandabout wrote:

    If interested in more developed dialog on 3D printing and not interested in owning your own printer, Shapeways is a company that can accomplish it. As for owning a printer, many Open Source platforms like the MendelMax and Prusa i3 are amazing technology for a small budget. These can be bought in just about every country on earth as 1,000s of people around the world are building them now.

    Enjoy,

    Andrew

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    https://www.youtube.com/user/andrewupandabout

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