Will Robots Take 3-D Printing to the Next Level?

In this video, Motley Fool industrials analyst Blake Bos introduces a company that may catch 3-D printing investors' eyes. iRobot (NASDAQ: IRBT  ) recently filed a patent for what it calls a Robotic Fabricator, which would move and rotate a 3-D product while it was being printed, which creates a number of efficiencies in the printing process. Blake tells investors why this could change the 3-D printing industry, what the company would need to do to make this a reality, and what investors should watch with iRobot going forward.

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 the stock today. To start reading, simply click here now for instant access.

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Blake Bos

The Motley Fool's industrials analyst, I specialize in 3-D printing and also do my best to stay up-to-date in the fields of robotics and oceanic transportation. Follow me on Twitter, Google+, and/or Facebook below for the most important 3-D printing industry developments and other great stories.

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