3D Printing

A 3D Bioprinting Stock That’s Not Organovo

One thing we’ve noticed over the years is that the way we imagine a disruptive technology being commercialized is rarely how things actually transpire. We’re seeing that now as 3D printing business models and technologies evolve over time into something different. The same can be said for the companies that are involved in disruptive technologies where […]

The “On-Demand Manufacturing” Business Model

In a recent piece on Some of the Latest Trends in Artificial Intelligence, we noted that innovation lies not only in the technology itself but also in the business models used to deploy the technology. The same holds true for 3D printing. In our last piece on the topic, we noted that there are at least […]

10 Powder and Binder Metal 3D Printing Companies

One reason why you should be overly cautious when it comes to technology investing is that great stories don’t often make for great investments. You also need a stomach for volatility since technology stocks are extremely volatile. That’s because technology itself changes so fast. Before you know it, your golden goose egg has pulled a Bind Therapeutics. […]

Joule Printing – Fast, Low-Cost Metal 3D Printing

One problem we come across when trying to write about disruptive technologies is that they change so fast we can barely keep up. Not only that, but then we’ll realize that we’ve been writing about a particular topic for half a decade without even truly understanding the fundamentals behind how it works. Take 3D printing for […]

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 […]

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 […]

3D Printing for Footwear and Podiatry

You know what they say about big feet. Big feet, big shoes. According to the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), Americans buy more shoes than any other country in the world. In 2013, your average American bought 7.5 pairs of shoes. Your average American woman will spend over $20,000 on shoes in her lifetime, […]

Trio of 3D Printing Startups Join Unicorn Club

Things achieve value based on a variety of factors, rarity being one. The rarer something is, ergo, the more valuable or unique it becomes, whether we’re talking about a 50-year-old Scotch or a Def Leppard fan under the age of 45. In other words, rarity isn’t always about price but prestige and exclusivity. We talked […]

Why is Nano Dimension Stock Falling?

Investing your own money successfully isn’t as hard as most people think. Still, it takes some time and effort. Most people would rather pay a competent financial advisor for advice instead, and they will probably tell you about the importance of diversification, why your age has something to do with your tolerance for risk, the usefulness […]

7 of the Most Funded 3D Printing Startups in 2017

From customized sneakers to orbital rockets, its seems that 3D printing is making a comeback thanks to a new wave of innovation. A $200 million mega-round in late December helped 2017 finish as the best year ever for venture-capital-backed startups in terms of funding. One of the industry’s biggest boosters, GE, believes 3D printing will […]