In the video below, Motley Fool industrials analyst Blake Bos takes a look at news that investors need to know about in the 3-D printing industry that's coming out of the Rapid Ready conference, a major event for the industry. Blake discusses comments made by Terry Wohlers at the conference about just how much the industry as a whole has grown over the past year, and what those growth numbers have been for some of the most prominent players in the space. He also talks about why the explosion in media coverage of 3-D printing has given the public the illusion that this was an industry that erupted overnight. Blake tells investors why they might need to be careful in this space; he discusses the price to sales ratios for 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD ) , Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS ) , and ExOne (NASDAQ: XONE ) , and shows investors why these stocks look priced to perfection at the moment.
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.