3-D Printing: Cutting out the Middleman

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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Va., recently hosted a fascinating display of technology. 3D Systems , Stratasys , and other top companies involved in additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, displayed their wares in the same room.

Motley Fool analyst Rex Moore was at the conference, and chatted with Stratasys engineer Jim Comb. In this installment of our series, Comb says we're at the dawn of a new era, where consumers can design their own products and have them delivered to their homes.


3D Systems is at the leading edge of a disruptive technological revolution, with the broadest portfolio of 3-D printers in the industry. However, despite years of earnings growth, 3D Systems' share price has risen even faster, and today the company sports a dizzying valuation. To help investors decide whether the future of additive manufacturing is bright enough to justify the lofty price tag on the company's shares, The Motley Fool has compiled a premium research report on whether 3D Systems is a buy right now. In our report, we take a close look at 3D Systems' opportunities, risks, and critical factors for growth. You'll also find reasons to buy or sell, and receive a full year of analyst updates with the report. To start reading, simply click here now for instant access.

The article 3-D Printing: Cutting out the Middleman originally appeared on Fool.com.

Rex Moore has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends 3D Systems and Stratasys. The Motley Fool owns shares of 3D Systems and Stratasys and has the following options: Short Jan 2014 $55 Calls on 3D Systems and Short Jan 2014 $30 Puts on 3D Systems. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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