The SciShow channel guy does a 9 minute introduction to 3D printing in a fast-paced and entertaining way. It's a great video to share with friends who might be curious about 3D printing.
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.
This 15-minute webinar looks at the capabilities 3D printers will need to have to fulfill the dream of the third industrial revolution.
Skylar Tibbits gives a TED Talk on his research with 4D printing, where 3D printed parts can transform from one shape to another shape directly on their own
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.
Here's a yet another infographic on 3D printing. The first half is good, but the second half, the future timeline, is way too conservative. But take a look for fun.
I heard author Hod Lipson speak at the White House Science of Digital Fabrication meeting at MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms, and here was a guy who understood my space.
It may not be apparent according to the media, but numbers don’t lie, and Thingiverse numbers clearly indicate an exponential increase in the rate of uploads.
In this Expand discussion, great minds in the industry explain what they think the future of 3D printing looks like.
I see a lot of odd videos on Youtube about 3D printing, but this one takes the cake, and was just begging for me to have a little fun with it.
Dale Dougherty, Founding Editor and Publisher of MAKE magazine, started out his talk by simply stating: “Digital Fabrication is about how to help people make things.”
When asked it we are still far away from such all-in-one Fabbers, MIT's Dr. Gershenfeld says we are about twenty years out.
YES, it will change the world! Come on media, time to start calling these videos "3D Printing is Changing the World."
Unearthed from the the prehistoric days of 3D printing, before it was even called 3D printing, comes this 24-year old video of a GMA segment on the subject..
The future is a scary thing to some people. It's not what could go right, but what could go wrong. And RT seems quite afraid of bioprinting.
Sometimes the best way to learn about something is to sit back and listen to some really smart people talk to each other on the subject.