According to the Yahoo Finance news Mr.Warren Buffett,” Invested in 3D Printing,” The Oracle may have seen growth opportunities the rest of the market was largely overlooking — in combining the leading market positions of Precision Castparts in titanium alloys and technically complex engineered metals with the up-and-coming potential presented by metal 3D printing”.
Precision Castparts would gobble up Atlantic Precision, a start-up in the metal 3D printing space focused on direct metal laser sintering (DMLS). The technology fuses metal powdered alloys used in additive manufacturing machines to create complex shapes with fine geometries. What was the reasoning?
Metal alloy leader Allegheny Technologies and General Electric recently created a joint venture to develop and commercialize a manufacturing process for creating melt less titanium alloy powders for metal 3D printing applications…..:)
Investing in 3D Printing: 3D Printing Robotics and Technology Fund
The first ever mutual fund focused on 3D printing and additive manufacturing was started in January 2014 and called 3D printing and Technology Fund. In June 2015, the fund was renamed to 3D Printing Robotics and Technology Fund. The fund is managed by 3D Printing Fund Advisers, LLC, with Alan M. Meckler as the Lead Portfolio Manager and John M. Meckler as Co-Portfolio Manager. The fund can be bought online from Schwab, Scottrade, Vanguard, or from the fund’s website http://www.3dpfund.com/.
The fund has Institutional Class shares (TDPIX) and Investor Class shares (TDPNX). The top holdings of the fund include Stratasys, Autodesk, Dassault Systemes, Hewlett-Packard Co., General Electric Co., and so on. Some of the larger companies such as General Electric Co. are included since they have been acquiring companies focused on 3D printing technology.
This is not an investment advice. Before investing, please consult the prospectus of the fund. Please visit the fund’s website (www.3dpfund.com) for further details.
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