The following video is from Monday's MarketFoolery podcast, in which host Chris Hill, along with Jason Moser and Joe Magyer, discuss the latest business news. While some investors are just learning about 3-D printing technology, many are unaware of the potential applications for the technology. In this segment, the guys discuss how researchers are using the technology to create vascular networks out of sugar as a way to improve living tissues and analyze the opportunity for companies like 3D Systems and Stratasys, as well as their shareholders.

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