In this 3-D printing themed video installment, 3-D printing analyst Steve Heller sits down with Rich Stump of FATHOM, a highly experienced Stratasys reseller and 3-D printing service center. FATHOM began selling Stratasys-owned Objet printers in 2008 and began offering 3-D printing production services center in 2010. The company is headquartered in Oakland, Calif., and has service centers in Oakland and Seattle.

Topics covered include:

  • Why 3-D printing material prices won't collapse anytime soon
  • Why Stratasys offers an unmatched technology portfolio
  • What growth opportunities are the most promising in 3-D printing today
  • Why it's still too early for metal 3-D printing
  • How there could be a huge opportunity for 3-D modeling software companies
  • Why the consumer 3-D printing revolution is still years away
  • Why 3-D printing and conventional manufacturing will co-exist
  • Inside the mind of a 3-D printing service center
  • How 3-D printers can last up to 15 to 20 years and how it affects buyer decisions

Steve Heller owns shares of 3D Systems, ExOne, and Proto Labs. The Motley Fool recommends 3D Systems, ExOne, Proto Labs, and Stratasys. The Motley Fool owns shares of 3D Systems, ExOne, General Electric Company, Proto Labs, and Stratasys. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. 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.