Rapid Prototyping Continues To Explode While The Stocks Take A Breather
The 3D printing and rapid prototyping sector entered 2013 as one of the hottest sectors. After a new IPO, finalization of a game-changing merger, continuous questions regarding the sector leader, and a rocky few months, the sector presents a different picture as the first quarter comes to an end.
While the equity markets might have taken a pause as the sector got overheated, designers are moving full steam ahead into this area. Nike (NKE) recently unveiled its first football cleats featuring a 3D-printed plate. The plate is crafted using Selective Laser Sintering technology that uses high-powered lasers to fuse small particles of materials into 3D shapes.
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