Earlier this week, Citigroup analyst Kenneth Wong wrote a bullish note to clients saying the 3D printing market "is on the cusp of seeing much broader adoption across more upstream production applications and the consumer end market." He projects the market to triple within five years.
Wong is particularly high on two companies, 3D Systems, which he says is "best positioned to capitalize on all three potential market opportunities (prototyping, manufacturing, consumer)" and Stratasys, in which he sees "sustainable margin expansion and earnings growth with materials consumption driving recurring revenue mix."
Here are five reasons Wong might be right:
- Desktop 3D printers are evolving into (not just printing plastic).
- mean you don't have to be an expert in design software to use a 3D printer.
- Important 3D printing .
- Microsoft is working to make .
- 3D printing skills are .
Not that there won't be plenty of room to grow., but the industry still has
[h/t Christopher Mims]
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