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Huge Opportunity in Metal 3D Printing

(Motley Fool) There’s currently a tremendous gap in the metal printing market because General Electric acquired 3D metal printing expert Morris Technologies. Incodema Group, a 3D printing service bureau, estimates this acquisition took approximately 50% of the metal 3D printers related to providing 3D printing services off the market. Incodema has formed a new company that plans on acquiring more than 100 industrial 3D printers to fill the void — half of which will be metal. This creates a unique opportunity for Arcam and ExOne, which both offer 3D metal printers. Of the two, Arcam seems in the best position to benefit from the current aviation boom because its electron beam melting technology can handle more complicated designs compared to ExOne’s binder jetting technology.