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Steve Heller

Steve Heller

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Covering GE and 3D printing at the intersection of business, investing, and what it means for the future of manufacturing. Follow me on Twitter to keep up with the ever-changing 3D printing and industrial landscape by clicking the button below.

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Better Buy: Stratasys Ltd. vs. ExOne

Between the two, Stratasys appears to be the better buy, but that doesn't necessarily make it a winning investment.


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A Simple Reason to Consider Buying General Electric's Stock

If GE is able to generate a larger percentage of its earnings from services revenue, the quality of its earnings should improve.


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How Risky Is Tesla Motors Inc.?

The pace of Model 3 deliveries directly corresponds to the longer term risk that the electric car maker faces.


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Why 3D Systems' Big Strategy Reveal Fell Short

While there were notable takeaways from the event, there weren't many groundbreaking developments.


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What Is the Industrial Internet?

The Industrial Internet can be thought of as the Internet of Things for industry, and is sometimes referred to as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Essentially, it could save industries billions.

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Should 3D Systems and Stratasys Worry About General Electric's 3D Printing Ambitions?

General Electric aims to take the 3D printing industry by storm and generate $1 billion in 3D printing revenue by 2020.


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Why General Electric Is Betting Big on 3D Printing

Like many of GE's other growth initiatives, the industrial giant believes 3D printing can benefit it in two major ways.


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General Electric's Most Profitable Segment in 2016 So Far

It made up over 38% of GE's industrial operating profits this year.


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How Safe Is General Electric and Its Dividend?

Between its massive transformation and Alstom acquisition, there are a lot of moving parts to consider.


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How Risky Is GoPro Inc.?

Is betting on the the company's turnaround efforts smart?

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3 Signs GoPro Inc. Needs New Management

Between slumping sales, high stock-based compensation expenses, and a delayed product launch, the clock is ticking for GoPro to make a change at the top.


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How Risky Is 3D Systems Corporation?

3D Systems' riskiness appears to be a mixed bag, hinging on management's ability to successfully navigate the challenges it faces.


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3 Great Reasons to Sell General Electric Company

These headwinds may prevent the industrial giant's stock from heading higher.


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The 3 Biggest Challenges Facing Stratasys, Ltd.

Here's what stands in the way of the 3D-printer maker realizing its full potential.


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General Electric's Untapped Opportunity in Aviation

With 35,000 commercial jet engines in the field the today, GE aims to leverage this installed base by driving recurring services revenue, which could lead to margin growth.

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General Electric Isn't the Only Industrial Chasing Digital Growth

When opportunity knocks, competition answers.


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3D Systems Corporation in 6 Charts

Visualizing 3D Systems' business.


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4 Key Takeaways From General Electric Company's Management

Highlights from the industrial giant's second-quarter earnings call.


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3 Beaten-Up 3D Printing Stocks: Are They Bargains?

While all of these 3D printing stocks have taken a beating, only one trades at a potential bargain.


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A 5-Point Checklist for Investing in 3D Printing Stocks

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.