Does 3D Systems or Stratasys emerge victorious when we compare metrics from their respective first-quarter 2014 results?
The 3-D printing space has gotten hit hard lately, but can Stratasys stand out from its peers?
The consumer 3-D printing industry is likely to face pricing pressures in the years ahead as it becomes more commoditized.
From an investment perspective, the industrial segment is particularly exciting because large-scale manufacturers have begun taking a greater interest in how 3-D printing can benefit their operations.
For investors with a small appetite for expensive stocks, buying 3D Systems or Stratasys and participating in the long-term-growth potential that 3-D printing offers may not be an option.
The use case for consumer 3-D printers is still lacking, and the threat of commoditization is very real.
What it means for Stratasys and 3D Systems investors.
The real winners in Project Ara are the suppliers it will energize.
Investors in 3D Systems, Stratasys, and the other 3-D printing companies shouldn't miss this.
It's important that retail investors understand the types of risks facing every 3-D printing stock before making any investment in the space.