This Is the Future of 3-D Printing


Few recent cutting-edge innovations have generated as much excitement as 3-D printing. While Stratasys and 3D Systems are among the big players, companies like General Electric and United Technologies are also using this kind of technology. In this audio segment, Andrew Zolli, author of the just-released Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back, analyzes the future of 3-D printing and shares why he believes industries like medical research, creative life sciences, and construction will be among the first to benefit.

Investors looking for dividend-paying stocks trading at bargain prices should check out The Motley Fool's free report "2 Dirt Cheap Stocks With HUGE Dividends." You can get analysis of a market leader in payment systems and a high-yielding energy company by accessing this report. It won't be available forever, so click here -- it's free.

The article This Is the Future of 3-D Printing originally appeared on

Chris Hillowns no shares of any of the companies mentioned.Motley Fool newsletter serviceshave recommended buying shares of 3D Systems and Stratasys. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. The Motley Fool has adisclosure policy.

Copyright © 1995 - 2012 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.