CES Gave Glimpse of Whole 3D Print Ecosystem: Blair

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Jan. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Wedge Partners Senior Research Analyst Brian Blair discusses the future of 3D printing on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg West." (Source: Bloomberg)

Printed close?

In 10 years, i think you will be doing some of those things.

At ces, a lot of the stocks moved last year into 3-d systems.

They were up 100%. what was different about ces is you got a glimpse of the whole ecosystem.

It is not just about their balance sheets.

There is a whole ecosystem of companies working on the 3-d scanners.

They are working on the software to make it easier so you can have the option of buying a 3-d printer in your home and making an iphone case or a watch or earrings.

Where is the tipping point?

Is it this year?

We don't know but it is getting easier and cheaper to buy these machines and use them.

How much did they cost?

You can buy a very good one for $1000. it can make anything in a small form factor.

For $500, you can buy some mediocre ones.

Makerbot has a few stores here in new york and one in boston and you can see what's possible.

I'm sure we will see more of those stores across the country.

It is an important trend for this year and the next three years.

Brian blair, you will stick with us.

We will be right back with more

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