it looks like Oregon’s State Representative Jim Weidner would like to see some 3D printer manufacturers come to, or start up in, his state.
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.
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.
Michael Weinburg and Public Knowledge has just published a new whitepaper called "What’s the Deal with Copyright and 3D Printing?" Free to read at the link in the article.
Representative Steve Israel wants the Undetectable Firearms Act renewed to keep plastic weapons banned after part of an AR-15 was printed and tested.
Uh oh, you knew it was coming. Nathan Myhrvold, called a patent troll by many, has been granted a U.S. patent for a method of preventing 3D printer piracy. Will it fly?
3D printer company Stratasys has seized Cody Wilson's leased uPrint SE 3D printer when they discovered he intends to use it to further his 3D printable gun project.
We continue on the subject of 3D printing and intellectual property, picking up in the discussion between Donnie Designer, a producer of expensive accessories, and his advisor, Manny Lawsuits.
A Makerbot Replicator clone project has been put up at Kickstarter. While legal (we assume), we think it's despicable.
The 3D printed rifle caused quite a ruckus. What are the legal ramifications of the ability to create firearms with 3D printers? What does the future hold for gun laws?
Ronald Yu continues with his series on how 3D printing fits into the world of Intellectual Property Rights. In this piece, he delves into copyrights.
Ronald Yu continues in his series on intellectual property and 3D printing, by proving an introduction to the various intellectual property rights.
The second in a series of articles on 3D Printing and Intellectual Property Rights, the author provides an overview of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR).
There are a lot of potential legal problems that could hinder the progress of 3D printing. Will certain parties use the law against 3D printing service providers, users or even 3D printing companies?
An intellectual property attorney says 3D printing a prototype may be a better idea for an inventor than obtaining a patent.
Here are three interesting stories for you this morning: 1) an example of a 3D printing copyright issue, 2) a challenge to design a 3D printer filament machine, 3) a small, portable $400 3D printer.