Forget 3D Systems Corporation and Stratasys, Ltd.: This Is the 3-D Printing Company I Just Bought

While the whole industry has taken a dive, one Fool believes there's a disruptive industrial play ripe for the picking.

Apr 18, 2014 at 10:01AM

The current year has not been a kind one for investors in 3-D printing companies. In fact, shares of the two largest players in the field, 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) and Stratasys (NASDAQ:SSYS), were down 50% and 30%, respectively, by the start of this week.

Does that mean you should go out and buy these stocks? Maybe, but it depends on how you're trying to build your portfolio. Motley Fool contributor Brian Stoffel, for instance, is busy building out a basket of 3-D printing stocks for his portfolio, but won't be buying shares of either of these industry leaders.  

He already owns shares of both 3D Systems and Stratasys, but watch the video below to see why he's looking elsewhere right now, and find out what 3-D printing company he just put his own money behind.

A secret play to benefit from 3-D printing?
By now, you've probably heard a little something about how the world could change because of a single, revolutionary technology: 3-D printing. There are lots of companies going public on the hype of 3-D printing, but not all will be winners.  To see the three companies that are currently positioned to do so, simply download our invaluable free report.

Two of the companies are already mentioned in this piece, but many investors have never heard of the third.  You can find out what it is by clicking here now.

Brian Stoffel owns shares of 3D Systems, Organovo, ExOne, and Stratasys. The Motley Fool recommends 3D Systems, ExOne, and Stratasys. The Motley Fool owns shares of 3D Systems, ExOne, and Stratasys. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

4 in 5 Americans Are Ignoring Buffett's Warning

Don't be one of them.

Jun 12, 2015 at 5:01PM

Admitting fear is difficult.

So you can imagine how shocked I was to find out Warren Buffett recently told a select number of investors about the cutting-edge technology that's keeping him awake at night.

This past May, The Motley Fool sent 8 of its best stock analysts to Omaha, Nebraska to attend the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholder meeting. CEO Warren Buffett and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger fielded questions for nearly 6 hours.
The catch was: Attendees weren't allowed to record any of it. No audio. No video. 

Our team of analysts wrote down every single word Buffett and Munger uttered. Over 16,000 words. But only two words stood out to me as I read the detailed transcript of the event: "Real threat."

That's how Buffett responded when asked about this emerging market that is already expected to be worth more than $2 trillion in the U.S. alone. Google has already put some of its best engineers behind the technology powering this trend. 

The amazing thing is, while Buffett may be nervous, the rest of us can invest in this new industry BEFORE the old money realizes what hit them.

KPMG advises we're "on the cusp of revolutionary change" coming much "sooner than you think."

Even one legendary MIT professor had to recant his position that the technology was "beyond the capability of computer science." (He recently confessed to The Wall Street Journal that he's now a believer and amazed "how quickly this technology caught on.")

Yet according to one J.D. Power and Associates survey, only 1 in 5 Americans are even interested in this technology, much less ready to invest in it. Needless to say, you haven't missed your window of opportunity. 

Think about how many amazing technologies you've watched soar to new heights while you kick yourself thinking, "I knew about that technology before everyone was talking about it, but I just sat on my hands." 

Don't let that happen again. This time, it should be your family telling you, "I can't believe you knew about and invested in that technology so early on."

That's why I hope you take just a few minutes to access the exclusive research our team of analysts has put together on this industry and the one stock positioned to capitalize on this major shift.

Click here to learn about this incredible technology before Buffett stops being scared and starts buying!

David Hanson owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway and American Express. The Motley Fool recommends and owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway, Google, and Coca-Cola.We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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