3D Printing

What’s Happening with 3D Printing Stock Titomic (TTT)?

For your average John Doe investor with a brokerage account, investing in disruptive technologies like 3D printing can seem futile. Even if you can avoid the over the counter (OTC) companies pretending to be pure-play stocks, investing in actual pure-play stocks may empty your wallet simply because the entire business model changed. Even if you […]

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 […]

Desktop Metal 3D Printers Set to Disrupt Manufacturing

Fake news is a term that has been bandied about quite liberally the last few years. Politics aside, most news narratives tend to be pretty black and white, while the reality is that there are usually shades of grey to any story. Take the ongoing saga of 3D printing. We’ve certainly written loads about how […]

Can 3D Printing of Alternative Proteins Take Off?

Regular readers will be familiar with Gartner’s Hype Cycle for emerging technologies, which graphically represents the ups and downs that most new technologies undergo, as they move from the “that’s super cool” stage to “what’s it good for” stage to “here’s how we can actually make money” stage. We often refer to the Hype Cycle […]

Is Protolabs a 3D Printing Stock Yet?

We recently wrote about the dismal performance of 3D printing stocks which might be explained by a shift in the business model for the 3D printing industry from a 3D printer on every corner to what we used to call “3D printing bureaus.” It’s a revolution for the manufacturing industry, something that’s now being called […]

The Poor Performance of 3D Printing Stocks

Oftentimes our overworked MBAs will be writing about a stock and say something like “Stock Y had a great return of +56% over the past rolling year.” We’re always quick to point out that without a reference point, that return means absolutely nothing. If a broader market index returned +75% over the same time frame, […]

Nine 3D Bioprinting Companies Making Progress

When trying to get your arms around who is doing what for any given technology, things change quickly. In our recent piece on artificial intelligence for drug discovery, we noted how the number of players in this space has exploded to more than 125 startups using machine learning to improve some aspect of the drug […]

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. […]