No Single 3-D Printing Stock Has It All

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.

Fool analyst Rex Moore was at the conference, and chatted with Stratasys engineer Jim Comb. In this installment of our series, Jim explains the differences between Stratasys -- after its merger with Israel's Objet -- and other 3-D companies.

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 4:10 PM, andrewupandabout wrote:

    There is a slight problem for these publicly traded companies selling 3D technology. 20+ 3D printing companies have been created around the world since 2013. Open Source 3D printer designs are allowing anyone to become an "advanced" 3D printer builder. Customer satisfaction and low prices will be part of the reason any company keeps its door open the longest.

    3D Systems has the potential to ride the giant wave of 3D printing however in the last 2 months 25 private companies have been built. I believe the winner in this arena will be the consumer as every company from Israel to Germany to New York will be competing with each other.

    Andrew

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