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Blake Bos

Blake Bos


The Motley Fool's industrials analyst, I specialize in 3-D printing and also do my best to stay up-to-date in the fields of robotics and oceanic transportation. Follow me on Twitter, Google+, and/or Facebook below for the most important 3-D printing industry developments and other great stories.

Recent articles

How Safe Bulkers Inc. Is Taking Advantage of Investors

Dry bulk shippers have seen large share price run up lately, but are investors missing a huge red flag?

12 Crucial Holdouts in the UPS Labor Battle

The second round of votes for supplemental contracts at UPS are in and five contracts were approved out of the seven voted on. Twelve contracts remain and are essential for the national contract to go into effect and to avoid a strike at the company.

How Shippers', like Safe Bulkers, Shady Deals are Ripping You Off

Investors focusing on dry bulk shipping companies like DryShips, Safe Bulkers, and Diana Shipping need to pay attention worrisome transactions between the companies and related parties.

3-D Printing News Investors Need to Know: Cube and MakerBot

In this installment, The Motley Fool covers a big distribution deal for MakerBot, and wonders why the Cube is missing in London.

Why GrafTech Shares Are Falling

The popularity of the wonder material called graphene has led many investors to search for an investment in that area. Many have chosen GrafTech International, but why do shares seem to be falling?

Key Insider Selling Up 700%: A Stock Market Warning?

Key companies insiders in companies such as General Motors and Five Below have sold more than $1 billion in stock in the past 30 days. Is this a sign of a pending market sell-off?

Are ExOne's 3-D Printers the Way of the Future or of the Past?

Is ExOne's 3-D printing technology going extinct or reviving?

Do 3D Systems' Printers Beat the Competition?

3-D printing technology is at the core of 3D Systems' business. How does it stack up against the competition?

Is Stratasys' 3-D Printing Technology Superior?

In the race to dominate the 3-D printing space, is Stratasys' technology ahead of the game?

Ask a Fool: What's Your Take on the Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure?

Many investors are excited about electric vehicles, but is the charging station infrastructure there to support them?

A Looming Crisis Emerges for UPS Pre-Holiday

Are UPS's labor union contracts a coming disaster for the company?

Ask a Fool: What's Your Take on 3D Systems?

Is 3D Systems the right play today for investors looking for 3-D printing exposure?

A Growing Divide: Wall Street vs. Dry Bulk Shippers

Wall Street talks about a rebound in the dry bulk shipping industry, but the industry itself paints a very different picture. Who should investors be listening to?

Why New Financing Is Crucial to RadioShack

Could this new financing finally bring the turnaround story at RadioShack to fruition?

Ask a Fool: What Is Your Take on Stratasys?

One Foolish analyst gives his take on Stratasys' stock today.

Early Indications of Makerbot's Digitizer Success?

Makerbot's Digitizer 3D scanner is on the market. How is it performing so far?

$88 Million Changes Hands at ExOne -- Should You Care?

ExOne insiders just sold about 1.5 million shares. Should investors be worried?

Do Long-Term Investors Win in Timken Spin-Off?

Is a Timken spin-off good for Foolish investors, or just a short-term way to game Wall Street?

3-D Printing News Investors Need to Know: Office Depot and MakerBot

Today's news for 3-D printing investors: Office Depot and MakerBot.

New Study on Robots Highlights Investing Opportunities

The IFR recently released it's "World Robotics 2013 -- Industrial Robot" report, and it contained several opportunities and pitfalls for investors in robotics.