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3-D Printing Stocks: What's a Realistic Expectation for the Next Decade?

By Steve Heller – Feb 23, 2014 at 1:01PM

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With so many variables in the industry, here are a few things to watch for over the next decade.

Resident 3-D printing analyst Steve Heller recently turned to Twitter to see what questions investors had about 3-D printing stocks. Twitter user William White was wondering what kind of expectations should investors set over the next decade for 3D Systems (DDD -6.26%), voxeljet (VJET -2.75%), Stratasys (SSYS -3.75%), and Dassault Systemes (DASTY -3.36%).

Being such a huge question, Steve sat down with the head of Motley Fool's industrial sector, Blake Bos, to help investors start thinking about setting their long-term expectations in an industry that's sure to rapidly change over the next decade. One point the two highlight is how investors should watch competing 3-D printing technologies to see which one becomes the most popular in the future. Check out the video segment below to get the full story. (The relevant segment can be found between 6:49 and 10:17.)

Blake Bos has no position in any stocks mentioned. Steve Heller owns shares of 3D Systems. The Motley Fool recommends 3D Systems, Dassault Systemes S.A. (ADR), and Stratasys. The Motley Fool owns shares of 3D Systems and Stratasys. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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3D Systems Stock Quote
3D Systems
DDD
$9.13 (-6.26%) $0.61
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Stratasys
SSYS
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Dassault Systemes Stock Quote
Dassault Systemes
DASTY
$36.51 (-3.36%) $-1.27
Voxeljet AG Stock Quote
Voxeljet AG
VJET
$2.83 (-2.75%) $0.08

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