The MakerBot Digitizer 3-D Scanner.  Source: MakerBot

Stratasys' (NASDAQ:SSYS) MakerBot Digitizer 3-D scanner has some serious implications for the 3-D printing industry. Available this October for $1,400, the Digitizer makes 3-D scanning as easy as clicking two buttons, which effectively opens up the world of 3-D scanning to everyday users.

The easier the 3-D printing process becomes, the more likely it will see widespread adoption. In the following video, Fool.com contributor Steve Heller makes the case for why the Digitizer is a huge step forward for 3-D printing adoption and how this development could benefit more than just Stratasys' business.  

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