3D Systems' riskiness appears to be a mixed bag, hinging on management's ability to successfully navigate the challenges it faces.
Visualizing 3D Systems' business.
While all of these 3D printing stocks have taken a beating, only one trades at a potential bargain.
The 3D Printing ETF might be just the ticket if you think the 3D printing space has much promise, but aren't sure which stock to buy.
Before investing in 3D printing and trying capitalize on the expected growth it has to offer, it's important to have a fundamental understanding of the landscape.
Here's how things stack up when we run the two leading 3D printing companies through a metric-to-metric comparison.
The 3D printer maker's healthcare segment has been a steady growth engine -- arguably the company's best business segment in 2016 so far.
Three Fool contributors see three very different (potential) outcomes for 3D Systems a decade from now.
Thus far, 3D printer sales have been most under pressure.
The majority of its risk currently hinges on how well the company navigates the uncertainties surrounding the competitive and macro environment.