Office supply chain Staples has just announced that they are now selling the 3D Systems Cube 3D printer on their website and it's coming to some stores in June.
3D Printer Stocks and Investing
Several companies which make 3D printers and 3D modeling software are publicly traded companies. The beauty of investing in 3D printer stocks now is that most of the world has yet to know what 3D printing is, let alone understand the future of this world-changing technology.
3D printer leaders like 3D Systems Technology (DDD) and Stratasys. Inc. (SSYS) are trade on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq, respectively. Two new smaller companies just recently went public: Arcam AB (AMAVF) and ExOne (XONE). Organovo (ONVO) is a pioneer in the 3D bioprinter area.
Some 3D modeling software (CAD) companies that allows the creation of the digital files that serve as input for the 3D printers, are also public. For example, the biggest player is AutoDesk (ADSK); another player, the creator of the massively popular Solidworks software, is a product of a public company in France named Dassault Systèmes, that you can buy on the Nasdaq (DASTY).
This 3D printer stocks archive page will keep you abreast of the latest happenings in 3D printing investment opportunities.
The ProDesk3D will offer full-color 3D printing in a desktop model for a price competitive with a Replicator 2 and Form 1. Now that's a breakthrough!
The mUVe 1 is the third personal stereolithography printer to be crowdfunded, so I expect we’ll be seeing more of them.
Filament for personal 3D printers can be expensive, but the plastic it’s made of is cheap. Save thousands of dollars by making your own filament out of plastic pellets with the Filastruder.
3D scanning was once expensive even as a service. But now, desktop scanners like the Photon are bringing affordable, one-touch 3D scanning to your desktop.
The new J-Rev 3D printer debuts on Kickstarter, with a new concept: a collapsible Z-axis frame that collapses into a slim unit for portability.
The RigidBot 3D printer has such appeal with its large and affordable build volume that it reached its goal on the first day of its Kickstarter campaign.
Gartner researchers are paid big bucks to make technology forecasts, and a new report says 3D printing is going to continue with its rapid spread and inviting price drops.
The next time one of your cynical friends scoffs at the idea that anyone is seriously buying 3D printers, you might want to send him the link to this page.
Unirapid, a Japanese company, has released a desktop stereolithography 3D printer that achieves quality that has to be seen to be believed.
Solidoodle has been blowing its social networking outlets up with calls to prepare for a huge announcement. Finally, here’s what they were talking about.
In the last week, About.com has published their first seven videos on the subject. Like all videos and articles on that site, they are light on content. But could be of value to newbies.
Already on its way to being funded, this vertical slider-style printer is sure to turn some heads with its compact printing. Who says a 3D printer needs to look like a toaster oven.
3D printers were all the buzz at CES last week. And the judges awarded the new CubeX 3D printer Best of CES 2013 in the Emerging Tech category. Congratulations 3D Systems.