Are 3-D Printers Innovating Away Company Profits?


Companies in the 3-D printing space such as 3D Systems have fast become an exciting investment opportunity as the technology looks to disrupt manufacturing as we know it. But now, an idea on the popular crowdsource-funding website Kickstarter may threaten in turn to disrupt the 3-D printing space. In this video, Motley Fool industrials analyst Blake Bos tells investors how a device called Filastruder may entirely disrupt consumer division profits in the 3-D printing space and what investors will need to follow with this story.

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 the stock today. To start reading, simply click here now for instant access.

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