The following video is from Friday's Motley Fool Money roundtable discussion with host Chris Hill, as well as analysts Charly Travers, Jeff Fischer, and Jason Moser.

In this segment, Jeff talks about why he likes the 3-D printing industry, and why the two leaders in that area, 3D Systems and Stratasys are important companies to be following. They've both had an excellent year, and 3-D printing is ramping up to be a revolution in manufacturing things faster and cheaper.


3D Systems is at the leading edge of a disruptive technological revolution, with the broadest portfolio of 3-D printers in the industry. However, despite years of earnings growth, 3D Systems' share price has risen even faster, and today the company sports a dizzying valuation. To help investors decide whether the future of additive manufacturing is bright enough to justify the lofty price tag on the company's shares, The Motley Fool has compiled a premium research report on whether 3D Systems is a buy right now. In our report, we take a close look at 3D Systems' opportunities, risks, and critical factors for growth. You'll also find reasons to buy or sell, and receive a full year of analyst updates with the report. To start reading, simply click here now for instant access.

The article 1 Big Trend We're Watching in 2013: 3-D Printing originally appeared on Fool.com.

Chris Hill has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. Jason Moser has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. Jeff Fischer owns shares of 3D Systems. Charly Travers has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of 3D Systems and Stratasys and has the following options: short JAN 2014 $55.00 calls on 3D Systems and short JAN 2014 $30.00 puts on 3D Systems. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend 3D Systems and Stratasys. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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