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Staples Selling 3-D Printers Doesn't Change Anything

Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS  ) has partnered with 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD  ) to sell its Cube line of consumer 3-D printers online and in select stores. Shares reacted positively on the news, but contributor Steve Heller doesn't believe it changes anything about the long-term prospects of a consumer-driven, 3-D printing revolution. Check out the video below to hear his thoughts on the subject and why he owns 3-D Systems over competitors.

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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  • Report this Comment On May 13, 2013, at 1:49 PM, DavidMraz wrote:

    You will feel silly when 3D systems hits $100 a share

  • Report this Comment On May 13, 2013, at 4:06 PM, boddiger wrote:

    3D printing is one of the few technology bright spots in an otherwise idea-poor country. Making 'average' people aware of Fused Deposition Manufacturing via demos at retail locations can only help. Much like early PCs, 3D printers are now being used pretty commonly in every sector of engineering. I think the valuation is due to that hope, real or not, that FDM will return manufacturing to the USA in some form.

    This article is a little confusing. Why click on another link to read the article that pointed to here? Why not put the article in THIS link? Ah, well - we live in a weird time.

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