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How To Invest In 3D Printing

English: Image of HCC MakerBot Cupcake CNC pri... Disclosure: I own 3D Systems 3D Systems stock. After a slow start, the 3-D printer industry is catching fire, with Gartner estimating  that worldwide shipments of 3D printers priced under $100,000 will grow by 49 percent in 2013. In other words, 3D printer companies are expected to sell 56,507 sub-$100,000 3D printers this year. That number is expected to double by 2015, as big product designers like Rolls-Royce are planning to use 3D printing for jet engine parts. Investors have taken notice, chasing the stocks of four publicly traded companies Voxeljet [...]
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3D Printing Ink for Rechargeable Batteries

Chips By Matthew Humphries Nov. 25, 2013 12:30 pm 3d_printed_battery 3D printing is not only getting cheaper, it’s becoming more diverse. The range of materials you can print with is expanding, and therefore the range of objects you can print is also growing. And one Harvard scientists has come up with a way to 3D print rechargeable batteries alongside the electronics they will power. Jennifer Lewis is a materials scientist working out of Harvard. What she has done is to formulate new inks and create special nozzles and extruders for 3D printing batteries and other simple electronic components. These [...]
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