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