How Will 3D Printing Change The World?

How Will 3D Printing Change The World?

Research  these Stocks on Kapitall’s Playground Now

 
research now

Imagine being able to quickly and efficiently create any product from a bolt to a jet wing or even a pair of shoes. Now imagine being able to design said jet wing on a computer, press “Print”, and pull the completed wing out of a machine. Sounds like the future, doesn’t it? Well, it might not be too far off, according to Forbes.

Printing in 3D can accommodate countless applications with a multitude of materials that can even be reused. The printing process can be adjusted for resolution, layering by even as small as a few microns at a time. One of the most exciting capabilities is in the medical field. Engadget reported an entire jaw replacement for an 83-year old woman using a titanium jaw printed by a 3D printer. They said that the woman returned to almost “normal speaking and swallowing the day after the operation.”

The technology is only just now hitting its stride, and has an incredible amount of future potential in an endless amount of industries. 3D Systems (DDD) develops and sells a 3D printer that average consumers can purchase, as well as industrial level printers for large manufacturers of consumer electronic devices. Another company in the 3D printing market is Stratasys Inc. (SSYS).

Business Section: Investing Ideas

With such a high potential market, what are some of the drawbacks?

Use Kapitall tools to further analyze the 3D printer companies mentioned above.

Interactive Chart: Press Play to compare changes in market cap for DDD and SSYS:

 

 

Interactive Chart: Use the Turbo Chart to compare the stock performance of DDD and SSYS against the Standard & Poor 500 index (SPX):

 

 

(Written by Danny Guttridge)

stockstarsbanners640x1362jpg

5 responses to “How Will 3D Printing Change The World?”

  1. Jonathan Smithe says:

    I agree completely that 3D printing is going to change the world. It won't be as big as the internet, but it is going to flip some industries on their heads. If you're interested in what's available in the personal 3d printing market you should check out the 3D Printing Pad http://www.3dprintingpad.com/. It gives you info, feedback and compares all the models. I think the least expensive runs at about $500 for a DIY 3D printer.

  2. Sunny says:

    It will be a direct hit on the huge mold making industry once this gets into full fledged manufacturing. Not to mention the cut down in assembly line workers. I see the start to feel the heat in less than 10 yrs from now. 3D manufacturing is all set to openly challenge the established injection molding way of making products.

  3. Henry says:

    Whenever I need some printing jobs, I always contact a Bristol printing company in the UK. They really make my job easier. Anyway, I also agree that 3D printing would make great changes in cloning new products. I also hope that the 3D printing market would be made affordable to the public in the future.

  4. Greg Lucas says:

    Combined with 3d scanning software, this technology can completely change the manufacturing business. Instead of mass production lines, you can just basically reproduce copies of one base model.

  5. 3D Systems (DDD) develops and sells a 3D printer that average consumers can purchase, as well as industrial level printers for large manufacturers of consumer electronic devices. Another company in the 3D printing market is Stratasys Inc

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

wirebanner1jpg
  • See Most Recent Articles