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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.
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The U.S. Air Force awarded $2.95 million to 3D Systems to retool their Paramount team’s Selective Laser Sintering technology for the production of F-35 components and other weapon systems.
3D printing has appeared in the most unexpected places: like on the ground in Afghanistan in support of the war effort, with the "Expeditionary Lab - Mobile."
Slated to be the home of the first National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII), Youngstown, Ohio may have a bright, productive 3D printing future.
The Pentagon will contribute $60 million to an institute to research and develop 3D printing, in hopes that the technology can be used for the military.