Beyond the Printer Makers: Other Opportunities in 3-D Printing

The 3-D printing industry continues to see major breakthroughs, but the technology has only scratched the surface with consumers. Will we ever reach the point when most homes can print up a new part for the car or a toy for the kid?

That was the topic addressed by experts at CE Week in New York City. Motley Fool analyst Rex Moore was there, and spoke with CNET executive editor Paul Sloan, who moderated the panel "Bringing 3D Printing to Consumers."

In this segment, Sloan talks about the areas investors can consider beyond printer makers such as 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD  ) and Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS  ) .

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  • Report this Comment On July 10, 2013, at 1:11 PM, TMFDitty wrote:

    Rex -- did he have any thoughts on commoditization of the "ink"? Like, H-P got hurt by 3rd party folks selling refilled ink cartridges. I wonder how long it will be before a big raw materials company -- DD, DOW, AA -- starts selling "agnostic" 3D printer "ink."

    P.S. Curious that he didn't seem to realize that H-P *was* an initial backer of Stratasys, and then abandoned the relationship.

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