The 3D printing space is one that everyone has been wanting in on recently. The process has been viewed as a game changer for many manufacturing industries and, as there are only two publicly traded stocks in this sphere, 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) and Stratasys (NASDAQ:SSYS), those shares are in high demand.

But share prices have been flat lately over the last three months, and a lot of negativity in the media has been asking if hype has overvalued these share prices. And is this as high as they're going to go? In this video, Motley Fool Consumer Goods Analyst Blake Bos separates the signals from the noise, and tells us, apart from the hype, what investors really need to look at to determine whether or not these stocks are ready to drop, or if they may reach the valuation everyone's been hoping for.

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