Home Depot (NYSE:HD), the nation's largest home improvement retailer, just announced it would be stocking its shelves with 3D printers made by MakerBot, a subsidiary of 3-D printing juggernaut Stratasys (NASDAQ:SSYS). While it may seem that the future has arrived for the average American consumer, Foolish investors should be asking what this means from an investing standpoint. In the video below, Consumer Goods sector analyst Sean O'Reilly not only digs into the details of the announcement, but also provides some perspective on just what this means for investors and Home Depot's bottom line.
Could 3-D printing be the next trillion dollar industry?
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