Jake Ervin's top 10 coolest 3D printed parts exhibited at the AMUG (Additive Manufacturing Users Group) Conference in Jacksonville, Florida this year.
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.
Bioprinting will go beyond merely fixing our broken bodies. This 3D printed bionic ear is evidence that the technology will also improve us.
Little Liam may have been the first to sport a Robohand, but he’s part of a growing club now.
Got back pain? You may need your intervertebral discs repaired with a bioprinter.
Bioprinting is advancing at an increasing pace. Now, with living liver tissue being printed in 3D without scaffolds, Organovo should be knocking on the FDA’s door any day now.
The human fetus is of great interest, especially to expecting parents. So sonograms are customary for most parents, but what if they’re blind?
Breast cancer affects millions of women, and many choose to have mastectomies because of the costs and risks of tissue reconstruction. Now researchers are developing bioprinting technologies to make tissue reconstruction safer and more accessible.
You're going to have to watch the video to believe this one. Researchers are 3D printing liquid structures that could hold cells and drugs, with water droplets.
Tumors can be quite disfiguring. For the first time, a man has had a functional replacement printed for a large portion of his face.
Bespoke Innovations founder Scott Summit talks about his own products but also gave some insights into what’s coming in the future of additive manufacturing.
3D printing, robotics, and prosthetics are all great technologies, so combining them all together only makes sense.
Bioprinting is popping up everywhere, but the University of Iowa has a special weapon: a custom built two-arm 3D printer.
The new Objet30 OrthoDesk 3D printer is designed especially for smaller orthodontic labs and clinics, making digital orthodontics now accessible for facilities of all sizes.
Whether you need a heart for education purposes or to test a catheter, Materialise will either print a model of your own heart or one out of their not at all creepy heart catalog.
While plenty have 3D printed implants made of titanium, OsteoFab is the first 3D printed polymer material that’s been approved by the FDA for implantation.