Most 3D printing uses plastics and polymers, but the manufacturing revolution will be made of metal.
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.
Living in America you can’t help but feel that we’re right smack in the center of the new Additive Manufacturing revolution. Are we...still?
This 15-minute webinar looks at the capabilities 3D printers will need to have to fulfill the dream of the third industrial revolution.
Though more and more end-use products are coming out of 3D printers, they’re still used heavily for prototyping and product development.
Since the successful IPO, the people at ExOne have been busy selling machines and making major plans for expansion and research and development.
A few companies have flexible 3D printed materials, but up until now they’ve been just barely non-rigid. Now Materialise has a truly flexible material.
At the State of the Union Address last night, as President Obama was talking about ways to create new American jobs, out came the words “3D printing!" Awesome.
Urbee, the world's first 3D-printed car, is ready to move from prototype to production. Watch this interview with founder Jim Kor as he talks about the "world's greenest car."
Canada's Global TV's "3D Printing: Make anything you want," presents an extensive look at 3D printing technology and industry, complete with interviews of some movers and shakers.
We don't typically run a company's promotional video here, but Stratasys always does such a great job on them and this one in particular is very good.
While there are plenty of fun and silly things on Thingiverse, there are pages and pages of practical tools and gadgets, including printable robotic arms.
When Boeing and the DoD need extra large metal parts printed they go to Sciaky, where their Direct Manufacturing system dwarfs the competition.
He're a new infographic by 3D printing service Scultpeo, entitled 3D printing is the Future of Manufacturing.
Nice benefit! Over the next few months Ford will be giving every one of their engineers 3D printers.
There are two very sexy elements to this video below. One of them is the Objet1000.