As stock market behavior is cyclical and major market downturns historically happen relatively frequently, most investors will need to be prepared for a significant market crash sometime in their investing lives. During the bad times, however, some stocks take a harder hit than others.

In this video, Motley Fool industrials analyst Blake Bos takes a look at the world of 3-D printing, and discusses what happened to shares of 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) during the 2008 market crash. While Blake shows just how negatively another recession could affect 3D Systems' revenue, due to its printers being very large purchases for most businesses, he also shows that the panicked overselling that occurred during the recent crash made an excellent buying opportunity for investors.

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