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I only recently, in early April, got into 3D printing stocks as a part of my portfolio.

There are a number out there, e.g. DDD (very, very interesting action today on news of a secondary offering!), ONVO, SSYS, PRLB etc.

They have done well over the last few months, but are they in a bubble?

Or do these 3D printing stocks have a LOT further up to go? (e.g. like buying MSFT, GOOG etc. near the start of their journeys...)

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Yes, I would say it's a bubble.

3D printing is great for small manufacturers to create prototypes on, and some specialist products benefit from being 3D-printed for enhanced strength or lower density.

However, I think it's unlikely that everyone will have one in their home (unless they're very cheap). People are too lazy to print replacement parts for gadgets, and mass-produced products are likely to be much cheaper anyway.

I don't know how long you've got though. Maybe a year or two, before reality hits?

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There was an interesting item last night on the radio about all of this. They were saying how they think that they will be able to make vaccines via 3D printers and went on to highlight how Boeing is already using massive ones to build parts for their aircraft.

Formula One also uses them to make some parts as well apparently.

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There was an interesting item last night on the radio about all of this. They were saying how they think that they will be able to make vaccines via 3D printers and went on to highlight how Boeing is already using massive ones to build parts for their aircraft.

Formula One also uses them to make some parts as well apparently.

ONVO does 3D printing of organic tissue somehow, which is then used for research!

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ONVO does 3D printing of organic tissue somehow, which is then used for research!

Yes, on the radio they were saying that 3D printing will revolutionise the world. Probably in ways we cannot yet imagine.

I suppose it is the first steps along the road to the Star Trek replicators. Look at mobile phones - they revolutionised how we communicate and now they have turned into mini computers they are like the hand-held devices in Star Trek. Smartphones have, and continue, change so many aspects of our lives. These printers certainly have that potential.

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There have been a lot of press of late Motley fool and the like pushing the 3D companies and there has been a big rise in there share price since http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/ssys/stock-chart

It seems a bit strange how there is such a rise at this moment in time as 3D printing has been about for the best part of a decade, could it be the hardware is now becoming affordable for the smaller companies and not just a tool for the big multinationals ?

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You can buy DIY kits where you assemble the printer from a kit of parts bought online for ~ 300 quid plus instructions. Not for the low of IQ or the lazy of course, but well within range of a hobbiest.

See RepRap:

http://reprap.org/wiki/RepRap_Buyers'_Guide

As with the internet, it'll be the new business models that all this makes possible that will make the money and create the bubble, not the printing in and of itself.

We should not dismiss the Guttenberg-like possibilities of all this.

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So why doesn't everyone own a lathe?

Don't understand the difference at all.

Some people buy power drills, circular saws, workman's bench.

That's all it is. A gadget that some people will buy in B&Q for some reason or other best known to them.

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SSYS reports earnings next week. Could be an interesting week for all 3D stocks..

It was a good day following SSYS's repotted earnings this morning.

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What currently do you own that in future you would prefer to print rather than buy?

I can see their manufacturing benefit - but they are already being used there. Could the likes of B&Q start using them instead of keeping stock? Perhaps - but would you be prepared to wait 10 minutes per shower ring or tap washer being printed?

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I only recently, in early April, got into 3D printing stocks as a part of my portfolio.

There are a number out there, e.g. DDD (very, very interesting action today on news of a secondary offering!), ONVO, SSYS, PRLB etc.

They have done well over the last few months, but are they in a bubble?

Or do these 3D printing stocks have a LOT further up to go? (e.g. like buying MSFT, GOOG etc. near the start of their journeys...)

You would have to pick the right ones. For every Microsoft or Google, there are hundreds of other companies that didn't make it, and remember that Google came along quite a bit later than most of the competitors they replaced.

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You would have to pick the right ones. For every Microsoft or Google, there are hundreds of other companies that didn't make it, and remember that Google came along quite a bit later than most of the competitors they replaced.

Very true.

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Very, very good day for DDD and ONVO again today.Can see a pullback soon though!

DDD and ONVO going from strength to strength. Now up 75% and 85% respectively.

Excellent 3Q from DDD today.

Of course, could all collapse tomorrow...

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I was talking to a chap last week doing his phd in engineering and he said that 3D printing was moving so rapidly now that his phd was out of date before he had finished it.

He told me about some new 3D printing technology that would blow away current stuff and advised to buy stocks in companies invopced with them - I forget which.

Apparently the likes of Mercedes and Ford are looking to print cars.

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I was talking to a chap last week doing his phd in engineering and he said that 3D printing was moving so rapidly now that his phd was out of date before he had finished it.

He told me about some new 3D printing technology that would blow away current stuff and advised to buy stocks in companies invopced with them - I forget which.

Apparently the likes of Mercedes and Ford are looking to print cars.

"I forgot which"...

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DDD and ONVO going from strength to strength. Now up 75% and 85% respectively.

Excellent 3Q from DDD today.

Of course, could all collapse tomorrow...

Are they the ticker codes? Can't seem to find them on ADVFN. I personally think 3D printing is over rated atm, the quality of the printing is no better than the SLS and SLA techniques used to carry out rapid prototyping when i was in the car industry 10 year ago. However it is clearly something that will become a part of our lives and there is a huge number of application for it and as the technology develops it will definitely be worth participating in.

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Are they the ticker codes? Can't seem to find them on ADVFN. I personally think 3D printing is over rated atm, the quality of the printing is no better than the SLS and SLA techniques used to carry out rapid prototyping when i was in the car industry 10 year ago. However it is clearly something that will become a part of our lives and there is a huge number of application for it and as the technology develops it will definitely be worth participating in.

Hi Confounded, sorry yes, those are the ticker codes. However they are USA stocks. DDD is now up 100% and ONVO 92% since I bought in April (I have also lost money on lots of stocks too in the past and am a lot more careful now!). SSYS reports later this week, so anything could happen after that.

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Hi Confounded, sorry yes, those are the ticker codes. However they are USA stocks. DDD is now up 100% and ONVO 92% since I bought in April (I have also lost money on lots of stocks too in the past and am a lot more careful now!). SSYS reports later this week, so anything could happen after that.

ONVO up another 11% today...

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