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Is Zecotek Photonics a 3D Printing Company?

3D printing stocks have not fared well lately. 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) hit a 52-week low of $39.09 in their last trading session. Xone (NASDAQ:XONE) has lost -45% of their market capitalization in just 3 months. Even industry leader Stratasys (NASDAQ:SSYS) has lost nearly -20% year-to-date. Investing in 3D printing can be a volatile experience, yet some companies are more than willing to attach themselves to this volatility by issuing press releases and claiming that they are "entering the 3D printing market". One such company is Zecotek.       About Zecotek Founded in 2004, Zecotek Photonics Inc. (CVE:ZMS) is a Canada-based photonics company. The Company is engaged in developing technology and products: laser systems and components, crystals, solid-state photo detectors and other imaging and 3D display technologies. Zecotek has a market cap of $33 million and minuscule [...]

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Ecomotors Reinvents the Internal Combustion Engine

According to the National Venture Capital association, it is estimated that 40% of venture backed companies fail, 40% return moderate amounts of capital, and only 20% or less produce high returns. With over 460 active venture capital (VC) firms in the U.S. alone, only a small percentage end up being able to invest in companies that truly have disruptive potential. One company with a potentially disruptive product and strong backing and is Ecomotors.       About Michigan based Ecomotors was founded in 2008 by Professor Peter Hofbauer who first began working on opposed-piston opposed-cylinder (OPOC) engines in 2003. Mr. Hofbauer is a career innovator with over 50 patents relating to advanced powertrains, combustion technologies and control systems. He was responsible for the creation and development of the first Volkswagen diesel engine.  Since inception, Ecomotors has taken in just over [...]

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Should Organovo Investors be Worried About Insphero?

Several months ago, we published an article titled "Organs-on-Chips: An Alternative to 3D Bioprinting?" in which we speculated that 3D Bioprinting small samples of organ tissues to use for drug testing could be displaced by organs-on-chips. Organovo (NYSEMKT:ONVO), the only publicly traded 3D Bioprinting company, commands a market cap of over $500 million with just minuscule revenues because investors believe that 3D Bioprinted tissues will disrupt the drug testing industry when products are finally commercialized. While Organovo scientists have a +$40 million cash stockpile to use for R&D, they may not have much time. One little known Swiss startup company, Insphero, claims to be "the world leader in 3D cell culture technology for safety and efficacy testing" and has commercialized 3D InSightTM Liver Microtissues.     About A spin-off company of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology [...]

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Investing in Electronic Ink (E Ink)

What is Electronic Ink or E Ink? Electronic Ink or E Ink is a display technology that creates electronic pages which look like printed paper with dense black type on a pearly white background. What makes E Ink unique is one very powerful fact. Once something has been drawn on the screen, that image will stay there without the need for a continuous flow of energy. This is why e-readers have such long battery life. E Ink itself is made up of a layer of negatively charged black particles, positively charged white particles, and a transparent liquid. When electrical charges are applied to the layer, black and white pixels are formed depending on whether the charge is positive or negative: Similar to an etch-a-sketch, once the charges have been applied and the particles render a shape, no more electrical charge is required to maintain the shape. You only need to apply charge if you want to change the shape. E [...]

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Investing in Smart Glass with Research Frontiers

In a recent article we discussed the rapidly growing smart glass market with a forecasted compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of +20% over the next 6 years which is expected to reach $5.8 billion by 2020. While the company discussed in our previous article, View Inc., seems to be taking on building applications with their "dynamic glass", another company, Research Frontiers, seems to be taking on transportation applications with their nano-enabled "SPD-SmartGlass".         Research Frontiers offers a nano-enabled smart glass product called SPD-SmartGlass. In 1986, Research Frontiers (NASDAQ:REFR) debuted their IPO and to-date performance has been dismal with shares returning -3% compared to an over +1000% increase in the NASDAQ over the same time frame. REFR claims to have over 40 companies that have licensed their SPD-SmartGlass technology including most of the world's [...]

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Investing in Electronic Ink (E Ink)

What is Electronic Ink or E Ink? Electronic Ink or E Ink is a display technology that creates electronic pages which look like printed paper with dense black type on a pearly white background. What makes E Ink unique is one very powerful fact. Once something has been drawn [...]

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Solicore Prints Thin Flexible Lithium Batteries

According to a 2012 market research report by MarketsandMarkets, the total thin film and printed battery market amounted to just $181.5 million in 2012, however it is expected to reach $1.2 billion by 2017, a CAGR of over +46.14%! In past articles we covered Blue [...]

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Is Zecotek Photonics a 3D Printing Company?

3D printing stocks have not fared well lately. 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) hit a 52-week low of $39.09 in their last trading session. Xone (NASDAQ:XONE) has lost -45% of their market capitalization in just 3 months. Even industry leader Stratasys (NASDAQ:SSYS) has lost nearly -20% [...]

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What’s Happening with Fuel Cells?

What are Fuel Cells? At some point in the past, you've probably heard of the promise that fuel cells hold for generating electricity cleanly and cheaply. Using only hydrogen and air, a fuel cell can generate cheap and clean electricity with the only byproduct being pure [...]

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Soraa Makes the Best LEDs in the World

LEDs are expected to achieve tremendous growth in the next several years. According to Credit Suisse, the overall general lighting market revenue for LEDs will nearly double from US $27.8 billion in 2014 to US $53.0 billion in 2016, growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate [...]