3D printing stocks: 2 small 10X investment opportunities in the 3D printing revolution
June 18, 2021. The world’s largest automaker, Volkswagen, announces that it will start using a new 3D printing process to manufacture automotive components.
June 22, 2021. Regenerative Medicine Leader CollPlant Biotechnologies announces that it will develop 3D bio-printed regenerative soft tissue for use in breast reconstruction procedures.
June 28, 2021. Swiss chemical giant Sika unveils its own concrete 3D printing system.
June 29, 2021. Race car maker Rodin Cars announces that it will use 3D printing to produce parts for its upcoming Rodin FZero hypercar, a car designed to go faster than current Formula 1 racing cars.
All of this has happened – in the past two weeks alone.
People … the writing is on the wall … the 3D printing revolution arrived!
For years, these printers have been ridiculed for being slow, clunky, expensive, and ultimately useless. And for good reason. 3D printers were all of those things.
But not anymore.
Today, 3D printers are those very complex and quite beautiful machines that can create 3D renderings of virtually any model, of any size, in any material, in record time and at low cost. price.
They are dream-making devices. It took a long time to get there. But we are finally here.
And now, 3D printers are poised to disrupt the way businesses around the world make things.
Make no mistake about it. 3D printers will be everywhere in factories by 2030, and many high quality 3D printing stocks will skyrocket 10X or more in the 2020s.
It’s time to invest in the 3D printing revolution now.
But… to understand where the opportunities lie in this market… we must first understand the technology behind 3D printing, or “additive manufacturing” (AM, for short) as it is called by IT insiders. ‘industry.
The 3D printing process is actually quite complex. But, at a high level, it works very well like the 2D printing process. It follows three very basic steps:
- Modeling. The first step in any 3D printing process is 3D modeling. You need to design the desired object in 3D modeling software, usually some kind of computer aided design (CAD) software. Engineers will use CAD software to design all the ins and outs of the desired object, including angles, geometries, and structures. At the end of the process, the engineer saves the CAD software design as an .stl file, or stereolithography file, native to the CAD software and readable by 3D printers.
- Impression. Just like 2D printers, 3D printers print “layer by layer”. That is, your 2D printer zooms in and out on a blank sheet of paper and pulls different ink colors onto the paper, line by line, until the image is fully printed. 3D printers work the same way. They zoom in and out on a fundamental basis and photograph different materials (plastics, metals, etc.), layer by layer, until the object is fully printed.
- Sintering. The last step in the 3D printing process is most often a sintering process, in which the object is heated and cooled rapidly to burn off traces of bonding material and solidify the object. This is most often used in metal 3D printing processes, in order to form a sturdy metal end product.
The benefits of this 3D printing process are twofold – and each benefit is theoretically huge.
One of the big ideas, of course, is that because 3D printing is based on a software-driven model, it can be used to print anything – if you can model it on a computer, you can print it in a 3D printer. To that end, a huge theoretical benefit of 3D printing is that it unlocks a new era of precision manufacturing in which we can create very complex parts that we simply couldn’t create before – think unique rocket motors for space travel.
The other great idea is that with 3D printing you can consolidate, accelerate and reduce the manufacturing process. That is, in existing machining and molding processes, making a very complex “large part” often requires several sub-processes to create “small parts”, which are then put together to create. the “big room”. Additive manufacturing can manufacture all of these parts in one step – in a single “print” – so that complex, multi-step part manufacturing is streamlined, accelerated and made more profitable.
These are the two huge benefits of 3D printing – and this is why many industry insiders are so optimistic about the potential economic impact of additive manufacturing. If these machines are operating efficiently, they could completely redefine the global supply chain.
Granted, that’s a big “if”… and there have been major technological deadlocks that have held back the widespread adoption of 3D printing in recent years.
One is printing equipment. 3D printers have historically been limited to printing plastics or powdered materials. Plastic end-use parts are not very useful. You need these AM machines to print metal parts in order to be extremely useful.
Another is Efficiency. Remember how old school 2D printers took forever to print an image? Because the printer had to iron each layer of the image several times to make it “good”. The same is true for today’s 3D printers. Printing them takes forever, because in the layer-by-layer printing process, they have to go through each layer several times to ensure that it prints exactly as it was designed.
Another obstacle is the use of supports in 3D printing. 3D printing can be a pretty intense process. Got a big machine, quickly moving back and forth, shooting powders / metals from a pointer. In the midst of all this movement, the printed object is subject to jerking. Not to mention that during the sintering process, rapidly heated and cooled metal objects are prone to warping.
To prevent jarring and / or deformation from altering the object, 3D printers use supports to hold the object in place. Such supports prevent the production of parts with complex internal geometries, and therefore limit the benefit of the “if you can think it, you can print it” concept.
So… the key to launching the 3D printing revolution… and unleashing the enormous potential of 3D printers in which these machines are common in factories around the world… lies in the creation economical and time-consuming 3D metal printers that overcome the constraints of media.
This is why, in the 3D printing revolution, I am investing in companies pioneering new technological breakthroughs underlying these future “dream 3D printers”.
It turns out that the current titans of the 3D printing industry are do not pioneer of these next generation breakthroughs.
Instead, these breakthroughs come from exciting new startups in this space …
As a 3D printing company founded in 2015 by a group of professors at MIT who created revolutionary printing technology that allows its printers to print metallic objects, layer by layer, in just An entrance – thus creating a new class of hyper-efficient metal 3D printers.
Or another 3D printing company founded in 2014 that figured out how to do it metal 3D printing without support and who now uses this revolutionary technological process to print rocket engines for SpaceX.
These two companies have just been listed on the stock exchange.
Both of their stocks represent 10X investment opportunities over the next decade.
And the time to invest in these names is at present… While they are still considerably undervalued and sleepy by Wall Street.
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At the time of publication, Luke Lango had (directly or indirectly) no position in any of the stocks mentioned in this article.