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Ten 3D Printing Startups That Took Funding in 2019

It’s that time of year again where we talk about how disappointed we are with the poor performance of the current crop of 3D printing stocks, pinning our hopes on the next generation of 3D printing startups to fulfill the promise of the much-hyped technology. The latest publicly traded 3D printing company, SmileDirectClub (SDC), cut […]

10 of the Most-Funded 3D Printing Startups in 2018

Futurists make a living – or at least headlines – by offering predictions about how trends and technologies today might play out in the future. We’ve quoted one or two of them in the past here, such as Ray Kurzweil or SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son, who both believe we are nearing the Singularity, when machines will […]

Startup Offers Volumetric Video and 3D Scan with Phone

Tourists who are after an Augmented Reality (AR) experience in New Orleans can usually be found staggering the streets of the French Quarter, clutching “go cups” filled with fluorescent-colored Hurricanes and Hand Grenades. But just 20 minutes away, in a more sober corner of the city, a scrappy little startup called Scandy is developing 3D […]

How to Straighten Your Teeth at Home Cheaply

Must have been a few years ago when a story was going around about a college student who straightened his own teeth using a 3D printer. That sort of do-it-yourself dentistry is probably not advised for a generation that can’t understand how basic interest rates work. Still, the idea of getting your teeth straightened from […]

Is Align Technology (ALGN) a 3D Printing Stock?

We’re almost three quarters of the way through the year now and the bull is still charging. Since our focus is on investing in emerging technologies, we can use the NASDAQ 100 Index (the top 100 companies traded on the NASDAQ exchange) as a benchmark for tech stocks. There is a popular exchange traded fund (ETF) that tracks […]

3D Printing and Distributed Additive Manufacturing

Last year we took input from 4 key technology thought leaders and created a list of 30 emerging technologies that technology investors should be aware of. One of these emerging technologies was “distributed manufacturing” which Scientific American described as a process where “the raw materials and methods of fabrication are decentralized and the final product is manufactured very close to the […]

ProtoLabs is Not a 3D Printing Company. Yet.

While 3D printing has excited many investors with promises of incredible growth, the overall 3D Printing “industry” has taken a pounding lately. Industry leaders Stratasys (NASDAQ:SSYS) and 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) are down -30% and -53% year-to-date. If you bought into the exOne IPO (NASDAQ:XONE) when it took place, you’d be wondering where -55% of your […]

All About 3D Printing IPO Materialise

With grand promises of future growth, the well-hyped 3D printing “sector” has started to see some IPO activity. On February 2013 we saw the IPO of ExOne (NASDAQ:XONE), a company that specializes in the 3D printing of metals. On October 18th, 2013 we saw the IPO of Voxeljet (NYSE:VJET), a company that sells 3D printers, one of which […]