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Boeing, Pratt & Whitney and Honeywell are among major companies using 3D printing to make...

Boeing, Pratt & Whitney and Honeywell are among major companies using 3D printing to make parts for aerospace products and are exploring ways to widen the deployment of the technology. Another use could be for making car parts on spec. 3D printing is still limited, but companies that could benefit include 3D Systems (DDD).
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  • gmmpa
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    I do not own this company but do believe in the technology. I believe it will spawn a new wave of advances in manufacturing and design. What is needed to change the paradigm is a faster way to go from engineering drawing to actual prototype in the material needed for republication. They are close.

     

    I put this stock on my watch list 06/20/12. It is currently up 5% in the last month. There are other companies in this space. DDD has not yet become the HP printer in the 3D sector, but it is a player that is helping to advance the reduction in cost and subsequent build out of the technology.

     

    Hopefully, I will have a chance to buy in on the next market correction.
    15 Jul 2012, 09:05 AM Reply Like
  • mike8599
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    Along with DDD look at SSYS. I bought both and am holding long. They both have advantages, and the technology is getting cheaper.
    15 Jul 2012, 09:24 AM Reply Like
  • 867046
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    There are limits in material choices especially with the metals.
    15 Jul 2012, 10:37 AM Reply Like
  • TruffelPig
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    PRLB would be the choice to get around that. I am long PRLB and I am eying DDD and SSYS but they are expensive stocks I must say. DDD had a run up from under 20 to the current price this year and I missed it.........SSYS seems a bit less pricey in that expect. Short-term I do not see much upside in DDD and SSYS and a bit more in PRLB.
    15 Jul 2012, 02:00 PM Reply Like
  • Econdoc
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    this is the future - the net big leap in productivity and creativity - and SSYS is the better bet of the listed companies -the recent merger with Objet gives them a great platform

     

    but the real winner is industry and if you own stocks in these companies you will benefit - when this takes off it will be revolutionary - the materials savings, productivity improvements, the reduction in trnsport costs - all of these add up to large.

     

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    15 Jul 2012, 02:28 PM Reply Like
  • Poor Texan
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    "Another use could be for making car parts on spec."

     

    Hmm. No longer necessary to stock parts for older vehicles. Once an inventory is finished, you go to the printer.
    15 Jul 2012, 11:51 PM Reply Like
  • marilyn61
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    No would'nt that be something. The sky's the limit. I watch with interest.
    16 Jul 2012, 04:02 AM Reply Like
  • mike8599
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    One of the most interesting demos I saw was a part that was "printed" within a part without any exterior indication that the outside part had any internal components, ie fasteners, penetrations, etc.

     

    This will be amazing someday.. when people can share "stuff" like they do documents and media, over the internet.
    17 Jul 2012, 09:19 AM Reply Like
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