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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.
3D Printing for Aircraft Components
3D printing allows airlines to increase fuel efficiency by decreasing weights of parts at low cost. Airbus has selected Stratasys technology to use 3D printing build parts for their aircrafts. This technology was demonstrated at the Paris Air Show which was held in Paris, France from June 15th to June 21, 2015. 3D printing allows creation of parts with complex geometries used in aircrafts. The technology is used for manufacturing interior components of aircrafts.
Digital Dentistry with 3D Printer
3D printing is playing a significant role in dental and orthodontic labs because 3d printers can do fast and good quality production. With the help of CAD/CAM design 3d printers can make crowns, bridges, and orthodontics appliances. Stratasys provides 3D printing dental solutions including the Object260 Dental Selection 3D Printer.
3d Printer withObjet500 Connex3r from Stratasys
Stratasys has announced a multi-material 3D Printing in colors called Objet500 Connex3 Color Multi-material 3D Printer. Stratasys unveiled the 3d printer at SolidWorks World in San Diego California. The new 3D printer uses a triple jetting technology for combining colors and materials. The printer will cost around $330,000.
3D Printing Companies Stocks are higher more than 100% in last year and this year. Companies like Stratasys ,Voxeljet, and ExOne are some of them.
If you want to read more about them they have website.
StrataSys started in 1991. StrataSys,has a presence in Alaska,North America,California, Washington State,Europe, Australia.
Their products are used in the aerospace, defense, automotive, medical, business and industrial equipment, education, architecture, and consumer-products markets.