3-D Printing News Investors Need to Know: Cube and MakerBot

The media chatter around 3-D printing has been pretty sparse recently, but investors should still note two new developments in the sector.

First, the 3D Print Show in London has several awards up for grabs, which will provide considerable juice to company marketing campaigns. MakerBot, a subsidiary of Stratasys  (NASDAQ: SSYS  ) , is nominated, but the Cube printer owned by 3D Systems  (NYSE: DDD  ) is absent from the competition.

However, the most important item centers on the distribution deal between MakerBot and Ingram Micro, a large distributor of technology products. Ingram's big distribution network, vastly increases MakerBot's points of sale, which could significantly benefit Stratasys' future earnings.

In the video below, Motley Fool analyst Blake Bos covers these two stories, and provides his opinion on how these events could affect investors.

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