In order for 3-D printing to make up a greater percentage of the worldwide manufacturing base, there are some major obstacles to overcome.
According to Terry Wohlers of Wohlers Associates, a 3-D printing insights firm, the 3-D printing industry is approaching the “chasm” in terms of manufacturing adoption rates.
While the whole industry has taken a dive, one Fool believes there's a disruptive industrial play ripe for the picking.
It’s going to take a very long time until 3-D printed airplane parts make a considerable splash in aviation.
As 3D Systems continued its buying spree, making its 10th acquisition since August, it announced today it would be acquiring Brazil-based Robtec for an undisclosed amount.
3D Systems' investors would be wise to add this metric to their monitoring list.
This company comes with deep pockets and a willingness to sell its products for less profit than competitors.
3D Systems is trading lower by midafternoon despite a new partnership, but General Motors is up in the face of its recent and massive recall debacle.
There are three major challenges that the 3-D printing industry needs to overcome in order for adoption rates to improve.
When offering 3-D printing services, expertise comes before technology.